BOLD vs. Sauk Centre

5 p.m., Tuesday, April 24

These West Central Conference rivals finished in a stalemate a season ago, splitting their season series at one game apiece. Each team also ended league play with a share of the conference title after posting identical 12-2 records. Now, they meet in an early season matchup that should bring some heat to a year that started cold and snowy.

BOLD returns big pieces from a lineup that scored eight runs per game during the regular season a year ago.

Leading the Warriors this year are James Woelfel and Hayden Tersteeg, who each had on-base percentages over .540 last year, and Luke Ryan (40 stolen bases in 2017).

Sauk Centre has plenty of defensive power to quell BOLD's bats. They shut out the Warriors 1-0 in one meeting last year and have St. Cloud State commit Dylan Haskamp returning to the mound.

Since their yearly battles began in 2013, the Mainstreeters lead the series 5-3.