Hamlin did get a run in the top of the first inning, but Dell Rapids took the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning. Lincoln Fersdahl drove home two run for a 2-1 lead. Dell Rapids added three runs in the bottom of the second on an RBI sacrifice fly by Cole Ruesink, an RBI single by Quinn Carr, and an RBI single by Brandon Schmidt to push the lead to 5-1.
Hamlin scored two times in the top of the fourth inning to cut the lead to 5-3, and the scored remained the same until the bottom of the fifth inning. The first seven batters for Dell Rapids reached base safely. Noah Larson and Carson Crosby had RBI singles. Larson later scored on an error. Carson Maeschen scored on a passed ball, and Carr drove home two with a double.
Carr finished with three hits, one a double, with three RBIs. Fersdahl had a single with two RBIs. Ruesink, Schmidt, Larson, and Crosby all had a single and an RBI. Logan Donovan and Maeschen also had hits.
Carr pitched two innings allowing one earned run with two walks and five strikeouts. Ruesink pitched three innings allowing two runs, both unearned, on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Fersdahl pitched two innings giving up one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
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