Dell Rapids scored first after an RBI single by Ty Wood in the top of the second inning for an early 1-0 lead. Humboldt/Hartford tied the game in the bottom of the inning after scoring on an error to make the game 1-1 after two innings.
Dell Rapids then scored the next six runs. They picked up two runs in the top of the fourth on a two-run single by Zeb Schumaker. Three more runs came home in the top of the fifth inning. Logan Stone scored on a wild pitch, Kaeden Eastman hit an RBI single, and Schumaker drove home the third run on a bases-loaded walk. Dell Rapids got another run in the top of the sixth on an RBI sacrifice fly by Brandon Geraets to lead 7-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning. Humboldt/Hartford made a run scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the lead to 7-4. Humboldt/Hartford got two more runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Stone was able to close the door to hold on for the win.
Stone, Jake Steineke, Drew Van Regenmorter, and Eastman all had two hits in the game. Eastman also had an RBI. Schumaker finished with a hit and three RBIs. Wood also had a hit with an RBI. Stone pitched all seven innings to earn the win. He gave up six runs, but none of them earned, on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Dell Rapids (8-8) will host Dakota Valley and Pipestone, MN on Sunday, July 19th.