For a moment, Marian head baseball coach Jeff Nietz must have thought he was seeing a little deja vu.
Over the course of the regular season, the Colts struggled at times to hold on to leads in sixth and seventh innings.
In Tuesday's District 11 Class A quarterfinal against Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg, Marian watched the Spartans make it interesting but a quick double play and a strikeout swinging in the top of the seventh gave the Colts a 5-3 win.
The victory moves Marian (12-9) into Thursday's semifinal against No. 1 seed Tri-Valley in a 7 p.m. game at Pine Grove.