Tribune Staff Report
BIRD ISLAND -- Jordan Skeie and Jake Marcus had the key hits early and Marcus, the starting pitcher, got tougher as the game went on as the BOLD Warriors knocked a young Nicollet team out of the postseason 6-3 early Friday afternoon at Lions' Memorial Field.
Skeie had an RBI-double during a three-run burst in the first inning and Marcus singled in Trent Athmann and Tyler Rock in the second for a 5-1 lead.
The Warriors' Tyler Seehusen tripled to the fence in right-center and scored on a wild pitch for the game's final run in the bottom of the sixth.
The loss eliminated the Raiders from the Section 2A-North playoff picture. The Raiders have only three seniors and carry four freshmen and four sophomores on the varsity roster.
Marcus, who retired the final 10 batters in order, surrendered five hits, didn't walk a Raider but hit one, and fanned eight.
Losing pitcher Corey Schultz provided much of the Raiders' offense with an RBI-double in the first and a solo homer that curled around the right-field foul pole in the third inning.
BOLD 6, Nicolett 3
Nicolett 102 000 0 -- 3 5 0
BOLD 320 001 x -- 6 6 2
HITTING - Nicolett: Nick Erdman 1-for-4, Garett Schmit 1-for-2, Corey Schultz 2-for-3, 2b, solo-HR, 2 rbi; Kenny Fischer 1-for-3, Matt Christenson 0-for-3, SF rbi ... BOLD: Jake Marcus 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Zach Remillard 1-for-2, Tyler Seehusen 1-for-3, 3b; Tyler Rock 1-for-3, Jordan Skeie 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Trent Athmann 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Nicolett: Corey Schultz (L) 6-6-6-6-4-3 ... BOLD: Jake Marcus (W) 7-5-3-3-0-8