Dell Rapids did have an early lead. The Mudcats scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning. After Madison scored one in the top of the third, Dell Rapids added two more in the bottom half of the inning for a 4-1 lead after three innings of play.
The Broncos got another run in the top of the fourth, and then three more in the top of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead. The lead was short-lived as Dell Rapids scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game 5-5. The Broncos responded with three more in the top of the sixth. The Mudcats scored two times to pull within a run at 8-7 after six innings. Dell Rapids then sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring five times to take a 12-8 lead. Madison was retired in order in their half of the ninth inning.
Dalton Lehnen had three hits, including a home run, and had three RBIs. Kris Regas had two hits and an RBI. Grant Olson had two hits, one a double. Ty Hoglund and Dalton Allen both had two hits. Mark Abrahamson had a hit and two RBIs. Travis Peters had a single and an RBI. Chad Hunt and Trevor Freudenthal both had singles.
John Spaeth was the winning pitcher after relieving the starter Abrahamson. Spaeth threw no-run, no-hit baseball over the last three innings, and the Mudcats played flawlessly on defense, after committing six miscues in the first six innings.