Prep Baseball: BOLD nipped by Fairmont in 3AA
MARSHALL -- Fairmont produced seven runs over a three-inning span in the middle of the Section 3AA winner's bracket final with BOLD Monday to rally past the Warriors 8-7.
The win puts Fairmont, the No. 2 seed from the South, into Thursday's section final against today's BOLD-New Ulm winner. BOLD and New Ulm play at 7 p.m. in an elimination game back at Marshall.
Alex Gay hit an RBI single and Tate Neubauer followed with an RBI double in the first to give BOLD (15-8) a quick 2-0 lead. The Warriors added three runs in the top half of the third on Andrew Brooks' RBI single and Kyle Krause's two-run single.
Fairmont (17-4) then got on the scoreboard with a run in the third before scoring five runs with two outs in the fourth to take over the lead at 6-5.
The Warriors responded by scoring twice in the fifth to regain the lead. Brooks led off the frame with a single and scored on an error before Jake Skeie came through with a pinch-hit single that knocked in Neubauer with the go-ahead run.
But the Warriors went down 1-2-3 in the sixth and seventh while Fairmont scored twice in the sixth, again with two outs, behind three consecutive hits to cap its rally.
Connor Guetter went 3-for-4 to help Fairmont outhit BOLD 12-9. Brooks, Neubauer and Shawn Dollerschell had two hits apiece for BOLD.
Fairmont 8, BOLD 7
BOLD (15-8) 203 020 0 -- 7 9 2
Fairmont (17-4) 001 502 x -- 8 12 2
HITTING - BOLD: Shawn Dollerschell 2-for-3, 2b, 2 runs; Alex Gay 1-for-4, rbi; Andrew Brooks 2-for-4, 2 runs, rbi; Tate Neubauer 2-for-3, 2b, 2 runs, rbi; Kyle Krause 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Jake Skeie 1-for-1, rbi ... Fairmont: Jon Ellis 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Connor Guetter 3-for-4, 2b, 2 runs, rbi; Max Walelich 2-for-4, rbi; Tyler Beck 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Jake Stephens 32/3-7-5-4-1-1, Kyle Krause (L) 21/3-5-2-2-2-2 ... Fairmont: Logan Peymann 21/3-7-5-5-2-3, Jordan Pegschke (W) 32/3-2-2-1-2-1, Tyler Beck (S) 1-0-0-0-0-2