Both teams were strong on the mound on Friday, but Waconia was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Mahtomedi on Friday. Grant Tairal started the game for Mahtomedi and recorded 15 outs.
Mahtomedi lost despite out-hitting Waconia seven to six. Mahtomedi captured the lead in the second inning. Sam Jenson's sac fly scored one run for Mahtomedi.
Waconia knotted the game up at one in the top of the fourth inning. Waconia scored one run when Jack Stoddard singled with one out in the fourth inning.
Waconia took the lead for good with one run in the fifth inning. In the fifth A.J. Friedrich homered off of Grant Tairal, driving in one run.
Dillon Whittaker earned the win for Waconia. He pitched nine innings, allowing one run, seven hits, striking out five, and walking one. Tairal took the loss for Mahtomedi. He tossed five innings, giving up two runs, four hits, and striking out seven.
Carter Shook went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Mahtomedi in hits.