Dell Ahalt was a superb baseball player for Middletown High School in the mid-1980s, where he played all four years on the varsity baseball team. He racked up countless awards for his excellence on the baseball field, including three-time All-MVAL and the Frederick News-Post 1st and 2nd team honors. In his senior year, he was chosen to the Maryland All-State baseball team after hitting .500 and going 6-1 as a Pitcher. Dell helped Middletown to a state runner-up finish in 1983. He played in the 16-18-year-old Babe Ruth World Series in Frederick. Dell received a full scholarship to attend N.C. State University to play baseball, where he led the Wolfpack in the ACC. He was named to the ACC 1st Team in 1988 and batted .346 with 14 home runs his junior year. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1988 and played for the Erie Orioles and Frederick Keys. After his professional career, Dell took the reigns as a Player/Coach for the Hagerstown Braves semi-pro team and led them to three Franklin County League titles. He had a lifetime average of .404 and was named tournament MVP on two occasions. In 2022, he was inducted into the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame.