Tigers end regular season with extra-inning win
The champs of the West Central North and South met to end the regular season on Thursday.
The game took eight innings when BOLD — the champs of the South — scored twice in the top of the seventh to tie the game 5-5.
But North champion Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta would get the winning tally in the bottom of the eighth for a 6-5 win.
BOLD's Tyler Seehusen’s mortar shot off the fence plated Trevor Nissen and Riley Kramer to tie it up with one out in the top of the seventh. The Tigers got a runner to third with one out in the bottom of the frame, but reliever Brett Grund worked out of the jam.
Chandler Erickson, who took the hill in the sixth, got a 1-2-3 inning in the first extra stanza.
Tom Holland walked to get the Tigers started and dashed all the way to third on Jake Torgerson’s sac bunt.
Bryce Jergensen’s sac fly to center with one out ended the struggle.
The Tigers are 13-2 overall; BOLD finished 7-1 in the South after this non-conference finale.
The Tigers host a 3AA-North pod Saturday: The Tigers play No. 8 seed Redwood Falls at 11 a.m. followed by New London-Spicer vs. Montevideo, both elimination games. Winners will play at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Morris/CA 6, BOLD 5
BOLD 200 100 20 — 5 13 4
Morris/CA 220 010 01— 6 7 3
HITTING – BOLD: Trevor Nissen 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b; Riley Kramer 3-for-4, 2b, rbi, 2 runs; Tyler Seehusen 2-for-4, rbi; Logan Sangren 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Tyler Rock 2-for-4, 2b … MCA: Bryce Jergenson 2-for-3, rbi; Lincoln Berget 1-for-3, Tom Holland 1-for-3, rbi; Tyler Henrichs 1-for-3, 2b, 2 runs; Tanner Picht 1-for-2, 2b; Chandler Erickson 1-for-4, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – BOLD: Brett Grund (L) 1.2-1-1-1-1-0 … MCA: Erickson (W) 3-4-2-2-1-0