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Lyle-Pacelli stays alive with a win over USC

Lyle-Pacelli sophomore Jed Nelson made big plays in big moments as the Athletics edged out No. 2 United South Central (13-9 overall) 4-3 in a Section 1A West elimination game at Seltz Field Tuesday.

Nelson, who scattered eight hits to get the win, converted a double play to end a USC sixth inning rally and he threw the tying run out at home in the seventh inning before striking out USC’s Jacob Stevermer to end the game.

Lyle-Pacelli’s Tanner Murphy applies the tag to United South Central’s Isaac Meyer on a play at the plate in the Section 1A West Tournament Tuesday night at Riverland. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.comLyle

Sophomore Jakob Lazar had the big bat for the Athletics (14-9 overall) in the No. 9 spot as he doubled in a run to put LP up 3-1 in the sixth and he singled in a run to put lP up 2-1 in the fifth.

USC committed five errors and it had four runners thrown out at home plate.

USC started the day by ending the season for Blooming Prairie (8-14 overall) in an 11-1 win.

LP will open Section 1A Tournament play at Riverland 10 a.m. Saturday.

LP 0 0 0  1 1 2  0    4  8  2

USC 0 0 0  0 1 2  0    3  8  5

LP pitching: Jed Nelson (W) 7 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 4 K, 1 HBP

LP hitting: Cole Walter, 0-for-4; Zach Bollingberg, 1-for-4, R, SB; Tanner Murphy, 1-for-2, 2 BBs; Nelson, 0-for-4; Cory Weber, 2-for-3, R, BB; Bryce Strouf, 1-for-2, SB; Sam Nelsen, 0-for-3, R, BB; Jayden Lewis,1-for-1, BB; Jakob Lazar, 2-for-3, double, 2 RBIs, R

USC 11, BP 1

BP pitching: Payton Simon (L) 5 IP, 12 H, 1 BB, 11 R, 5 ER, 1 K

BP hitting: Simon, 1-for-3, R; Luke Rennie, 1-for-3; Trent Swenson, 1-for-2, R