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BOLD advances to District 7 Final Four

WATKINS -- BOLD stunned Eden Valley-Watkins by taking a pair of one-run games in the District 7, Division II Southwest tournament over the weekend.

Shawn Dollerschell's solo home run in the top of the eighth lifted the Mudhens to an 8-7 extra-inning victory on Saturday.

On Sunday, both Dollerschell and Andrew Brooks hammered three-run homers in an 11-10 win that eliminated the district favorites.

Kyle Krause got the win in relief in Saturday's game and the save for Jake Stevens in the championship.

BOLD advances to the four-team District 7 tournament Tuesday where it will face Glenwood at 7:45 p.m. in Montevideo.

Saturday's game

BOLD 8, EV-Watkins 7

Each team put together a pair of three-run innings for a 6-6 tie through the top of six. The Eagles slipped in front 7-6 in the bottom of the sixth.

BOLD tied it 7-7 on Zach Remillard's RBI single with two outs.

Dollerschell's two-out homer in the top of the eighth came off EVW starter Matt Geislinger, who fanned 10 but walked seven.

Tyler Hebrink supplied a two-run single in the second and an RBI single in the sixth. Tate Neubauer also had a two-run single.

Krause silenced the potent EVW bats over the last 2Xc innings in relief.

BOLD 030 003 11 -- 8 7 0

EV-Watkins 003 301 00 -- 7 13 2

HITTING - Tyler Hebrink 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Tate Neubauer 1-for-5, 2 rbi; Shawn Dollerschell 1-for-4, solo HR, 1 rbi; Zach Remillard 2-for-3, rbi; Kyle Athman 1-for-3, rbi ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Kevin Kramer 1-for-5, Dan Sargent 4-for-5, 2 rbi; Matt Geislinger 3-for-4, 2b, 4 rbi; Brendan Ashton 1-for-3, Jordan Dockendorf 2-for-4, Mitch Geislinger 1-for-3, Ryan Tri 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- BOLD: Shawn Dollerschell 5Zc-13-7-7-2-2, Kyle Krause (W) 2Xc-0-0-0-0-0 ... Eden Valley-Watkins: Matt Geislinger (L) 8-7-8-8-7-10

Sunday's game

BOLD 11, EVW 10

The Mudhens led 10-6 after five innings before BOLD staged its rally with two walks and an infield hit by Alex Gay to load the bases.

Derek Smith followed with a two-run double and then Brooks hit a three-run homer and an 11-7 lead.

Krause survived three wild innings, giving up five hits, three walks and four runs. With the bases loaded and one out and nursing a one-run lead, he fanned Tyler Geislinger and got Brendon Ashton on lazy fly to center.

Eden Valley-Watkins' Kevin Kramer had four hits, two of those doubles.

EV-Watkins 320 103 1 --10 13 1

BOLD 330 500 x --11 8 1

HITTING - Eden Valley-Watkins: Kevin Kramer 4-for-5, 2 2b's; Dan Sargent 1-for-1, 2b, rbi; Matt Geislinger 2-for-3, rbi; Tyler Geislinger 1-for-5, 2b, rbi; Brendan Ashton 2-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi's; Grant Warren 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Josh Schumacher 2-for-3 ... BOLD: Tyler Hebrink 2-for-4, 2b; Tate Neubauer 1-for-3, Shawn Dollerschell 1-for-1, 3-run HR, 3 rbi, 3 bb's; Alex Gay 2-for-4, rbi; Derek Smith 1-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Andrew Brooks 1-for-4, 3-run HR, 4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Eden Valley-Watkins: Kevin Kramer 1-3-6-6-2-2, Brendan Ashton (L) 4-4-5-5-4-2, Tyler Geislinger 1-1-0-0-2-3 ... BOLD: Jake Stevens (W) 4-8-6-5-2-2, Kyle Krause (S) 3-5-4-4-3-1