IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s Xander Nolin and Brendan Monville helped the Bradenton Marauders outlast the Bradenton Pirates, three games to two, in the Under Armour World Series recently.

Those matchups took place August 10-13 at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida. It is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Xander Nolin (L) and Brendan Monville (R) competed in Florida recently.

The team started their series off Monday, August 10 with a 4-2 loss.

Later that day, the Bradenton Marauders dropped a 3-2 verdict.

The team then bounced back Tuesday, August 11 with a 7-2 win.

The Brandenton Marauders followed it up Wednesday, August 12 with a 4-1 victory.

That made it two games apiece, setting up a winner take all battle on Thursday, August 13.

In the deciding game, Monville started on the mound and Nolin at first for the Marauders.

When the final scores were tallied, their team had prevailed via a 5-2 scoreboard count.

Along with playing in the series, the week saw both of them participate in drill work and training.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.