Dell Rapids scored 12 unanswered runs after Aurora started the game with two runs in the top of the first. Dell Rapids cut the lead in half at 2-1 after the first inning on an RBI single by Matt Gillogly.
Dell Rapids took the lead for good in the bottom of the third inning on a three-run home run by Gillogly to make the score 4-2. Two more runs were scored in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI triple by Josh Roemen and an RBI double by JD Holm. Three more runs came home in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double by Jake Rechtenbaugh and RBI walks to Holm and Gillogly. The final three runs were scored in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Rechtenbaugh and a two-run single by Holm.
Roemen, Holm, Gillogly, and Rechtenbaugh all had two hits each in the game. Eddie Price, Keegan Miller, and Logan Stone also had a hit in the game. Gillogly and Holm both had four RBIs. Rechtenbaugh had two RBIs, and Roemen also had an RBI.
Elijah Story pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up two runs, both earned, on four hits while walking five batters and striking out eleven. Lealand Randel pitched the final 1/3 of an inning striking out the lone hitter he faced.
Dell Rapids will play Madison at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17th in Madison at Flynn Field. The winner will advance to the championship game on Wednesday, July 18th at 8:00 p.m.. The loser of the game will face the winner of Aurora and Garretson on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.