Berglund (2-for-3, two doubles) hit a double to left-center field in the next at-bat and took third in a fielder’s choice as Wolverine outfielder Austin Wilson made a perfect relay to catcher Lucas Giolito to tag Nolan — who overran the stop sign by his third-base coach — out at the plate.
Despite allowing four runs in the first two innings, St. Francis wasted no time getting its offense started. In the first inning, Scottie Morrow and Karch Schreiner led the game off with two walks, each scoring on a Ryan Pires one-out double.
The Knights scored three more runs in the second inning, with Berglund, Morrow and Schreiner all crossing home plate.
“We had some big key hits, had the squeeze and we put the ball in play,” said Esquival.
Morrow was a stand-out in the lead-off position, going 1-for-2 at the plate with two stolen bases, two runs scored and one run batted in.