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Legion: Bonduel knocks off Marion/Tigerton

Boldt, Margelofsky provide big hits
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Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bonduel’s Parker Bohm delivers a pitch in the seventh inning of Monday’s Legion game against Marion/Tigerton in Bonduel. Bohm struck out all three batters he faced in the inning.

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Marion/Tigerton’s Zach Fehrman throws a pitch in the later innings of Monday’s Legion game at Bonduel. Fehrman pitched all six innings for the visitors.

A pair of two-RBI hits and a strong start on the mound from Jordan Boldt led Bonduel to a 5-1 victory over Marion/Tigerton in Bonduel on Monday.

Marion/Tigerton jumped out to an early lead by scoring once in the first, but Bonduel took the lead for good with a four-run second.

Bonduel’s Noah Beilfuss led off the inning with a single before moving to second when Isaac Boldt reached on an error.

Cole Letter reached on a fielder’s choice that forced out Isaac Boldt at second for the inning’s second out, but Dylan Burch followed with a walk to load the bases.

Aaron Margelofsky came through with the first of two big Bonduel hits in the inning, driving in Beilfuss and Letter with a single.

“I knew we had two outs and that we were still behind in the game, so ultimately I just tried to put the ball in play and create something for my team,” said Margelofsky. “I didn’t hit it all that well, but I hustled it out and thankfully we got a couple runs as a result, and it made a big difference in the game overall.”

Jordan Boldt followed with another clutch two-out hit, plating Burch and Margelofsky with a single.

“That (two-out hitting) seems to our calling card right now,” said Bonduel coach Jason Boldt. “These guys never get down, even with two outs. They are always up there battling at the plate, and it’s fun to watch.”

After allowing the first-inning run, Jordan Boldt held Marion/Tigerton in check until he was relieved in the seventh inning. He struck out 12 batters to work around several baserunners.

“I felt like I threw a lot harder tonight, which was big because I’m not much for throwing hard and getting strikeouts. I think just working ahead and then having an off-speed pitch to work in too,” said Jordan Boldt, on what led to his successful night on the mound.

Parker Bohm came on in the seventh and picked up where Jordan Boldt left off, striking out all three batters he faced to seal up the victory for the Grizzlies.

Bonduel had a couple chances to add to its lead, finally tacking on a run in the sixth when Bryce Weier singled home Letter.

Marion/Tigerton left a total of nine runners on, including leaving the bases loaded in the first.

Conner Harris, Cayden Schoen and Izaiah Hidde all singled to load the bases for the visitors in the top of the first before Koy Brei singled to scored Harris. The next batter struck out to end the threat without another run scoring. All three of Marion/Tigerton’s outs in the first were strikeouts.

“We just couldn’t string hits together when we needed them,” said Marion/Tigerton coach Aaron Schoen. “We got the one in the first inning but left three guys on.”

“I don’t know why our offense isn’t clicking yet, but I think it’s the one game, off week, one game, off week schedule,” coach Schoen added. “Hopefully with our next week when we got Monday, Tuesday and Thursday games, we can get some consistent playing.”

Outside of the second inning, Marion/Tigerton starting pitcher Zach Fehrman held Bonduel to just five other baserunners.

Fehrman struck out five batters along the way.

“Listening to my catcher (Austin Hoffmann) really helped. He basically called the game for me, and it really helped me out,” said Fehrman on his start. “Placement helped a little bit. I had pretty good accuracy tonight. They still did some damage against me, but accuracy helped.”