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Legion Baseball: BOLD rebounds to win Region 3 title

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

FAIRFAX — BOLD rebounded from an opening-round loss to Sacred Heart/MACCRAY to win the Division II, District 7-Region 3 Legion tournament Sunday.

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BOLD knocked off SH/MACCRAY twice on Sunday, winning 9-1 to force a second championship game and then taking the title with a 9-2 victory.

SH/MACCRAY defeated BOLD 7-6 on Saturday to send the No. 2 state-ranked team into the elimination round.

BOLD earned its way back with a 14-4 win over Hector on Saturday.

BOLD, 15-5 overall, plays Osakis today at 7:45 p.m. in Montevideo for the first round of the district’s final four tournament. Madison and Morris meet in the earlier game today at 5:15 p.m.

Sunday’s championship

BOLD 9, Sacred Heart/MACCRAY 2

BOLD sent up 11 batters to the plate in the first inning en route to producing six runs on eight hits. Mudhens’ leadoff hitter Trent Athmann doubled to lead off the game and singled in his next at-bat in the first.

BOLD starter Tyler Tersteeg pitched four scoreless innings to get the win and Tyler Seehusen was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle after hitting a solo home run in the seventh for the Mudhens.

Cody Boonstra and Tyler Donner had RBI singles in the seventh for the Scarlets, who finished the season with a record of 10-5.

BOLD    600 020 1 — 9 11 0 

SH/MACCRAY  000 000 2 — 2  8  2 

HITTING – BOLD: Trent Athmann 2-3 2b, Joel Erickson 1-2 rbi, Tyler Seehusen 3-5 hr 2b rbi-3, Trevor Nissen 1-5 rbi, Riley Kramer 1-3 2b, Tyler Rock 1-3 rbi, Lane Stadther 1-4 2b … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Caleb Melin 1-3, Cody Boonstra 1-4 rbi, Mitch Treml 2-4, Tyler Donner 2-4 rbi, Ransom Dykema 2-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — BOLD: Tyler Tersteeg (W) 4-5-0-0-0-0, Logan Sandgren 2-0-0-0-1-2, Tyler Seehusen 1-3-2-2-1-1 … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Treml (L) 0-4-4-4-0-0, Griffin Schaub 7-9-5-5-4-4

Sunday’s first game

BOLD 9, Sacred Heart/MACCRAY 1

A four-run fifth inning gave Riley Kramer and BOLD some breathing room. Kramer gave up just four hits and one walk while not giving up an earned run and striking out six in the complete-game performance.

Tucker Harazin scored on an error in the third for the Scarlets’ lone run.

BOLD    021 040 2 — 9 10 4 

SH/MACCRAY  001 000 0 — 1  4  3 

HITTING – BOLD: Athmann 1-4, Seehusen 2-4 2b rbi, Nissen 1-4 rbi, Kramer 2-3, Sandgren 1-3 3b rbi-2, Austin Weis 2-4 rbi-2, Ben Steffel 1-3 2b … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Melin 1-4, Boonstra 1-3, Treml 1-4, Dykema 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — BOLD: Kramer (W) 7-4-1-0-1-6 … Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Melin (L) 4-7-7-5-3-1, Treml 3-3-2-2-2-2

Saturday’s result

Sacred Heart/MACCRAY 7, BOLD 6

After Sacred Heart/MACCRAY scored four runs in the top half of the seventh inning, BOLD plated four runs in the bottom half, but the Mudhens came up short as Scarlets’ starter Ryan Fransen notched his 10th strikeout of the game while the bases were loaded to end the game.

Harazin’s two-run single capped the Scarlets’ scoring in the seventh.

SH/MACCRAY  030 000 4 — 7  8  1 

BOLD    002 000 4 — 6 10 4 

HITTING – Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Melin 1-2 rbi, Boonstra 2-5 2b rbi, Treml 1-3, Donner 1-3, Dylan Abraham 1-1, Ryan Fransen 1-4 rbi, Dykema 1-3, Tucker Harazin 2-3 rbi-2 … BOLD: Athmann 1-4, Seehusen 1-3 rbi, Nissen 2-4, Kramer 2-3 2b rbi-2, Rock 2-3, Weis 1-4, Steffel 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Sacred Heart/MACCRAY: Fransen (W) 7-10-6-6-4-10 … BOLD: Seehusen (L) 7-8-7-6-5-4

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