Dell Rapids scored two early runs in the top of the first inning, but W.I.N. answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2 lead. It was a short-lived lead as Dell Rapids put up four runs in the second and two more in the third to go ahead 8-4. Dell Rapids then scored six times in the top of the fifth inning to lead 14-4. W.I.N. was able to scratch across a run in the bottom of the fifth to keep the game alive. Dell Rapids then answered with six more runs in the sixth inning on their way to the win.
Jake Steineke led Dell Rapids going 4-4 with three doubles and an RBI. Connor Libis had two hits and an RBI. Logan Ellingson had two hits, including one double, while driving in a run. JD Holm also had two hits and four RBI. Drew Van Regenmorter had two hits, both doubles, with two RBI. Brandon Geraets had an RBI double. Zeb Schumaker, Karsen Welbig, and Brandon Kubly all had hits as well.
Max Geditz had two hits for W.I.N. Ben Fischbach, Jordan Richardt, and Hunter Jeschke all had hits. Richardt, Sawyer Stroshein, and Will Nilsson each and an RBI in the game.
Logan Stone earned the win for Dell Rapids pitching four innings of relief. He gave up one run on three hits while walking one and striking out five. Ty Wood started the game giving up four runs on no hits while walking five. Holm pitched an inning of relief giving up an unearned run on two hits. Gilbert took the loss for W.I.N. pitching four innings giving up eight runs on 10 hits striking out three and walking two. Richardt pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up six runs on two hits while walking three and striking out one. Stroschein pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up six runs on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
Dell Rapids will play Tea at 8:00 on Saturday, July 23rd.