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Grimes then doubled down the left-field line and stole third. One out later, third baseman Joe Trelenberg walked and stole second before Vercelli doubled down the right-field line.
That was plenty of support for Nazareth’s pitchers, who combined on a three-hit shutout. Starter Julian Lopez (6-1) hurled the first two innings, while fellow seniors Thomas Sandt, Bill Pacella and Chance Roach each pitched one inning.
Triad (29-14) had runners at second and third with nobody out in the fifth, but Roach picked a runner off third and retired the last two hitters on groundouts to Trelenberg and Vercelli.
The win took some of the sting out of Friday’s 8-1 semifinal loss to eventual champion Morton, which also featured a long rain delay.