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Area baseball: No. 2 Somerset 4, No. 3 Ellsworth 3 (8 innings)

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Area baseball: No. 2 Somerset 4, No. 3 Ellsworth 3 (8 innings)
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

The Panthers committed five errors in the second round of the Division 2 regional tournament Tuesday night in Somerset, falling in extra innings. Somerset had zero errors.

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James Georgakas started for Ellsworth and didn't allow a single earned run over his seven innings of work. He struck out eight and walked three while giving up eight hits.

Ellsworth was forced to go up against Jared Dettman, who has committed to play baseball at the University of Connecticut next year.

"I thought (Georgakas) pitched better than (Dettman)," Ellsworth coach Steve Block said. "I thought (Georgakas) deserved to win."

Down 3-1 going into the top of the seventh, Ellsworth managed to score two runs to tie things up and force extra innings.

The Panthers threatened in the eighth, but left runners at second and third base.

In Somerset's half of the eighth, a throwing error by the Ellsworth third baseman put a runner at second. Somerset capitalized on the error and knocked in the runner with a weak ground ball to left field. Interference was also called on the third baseman for running into the runner originally at second.

"That's baseball, it's just frustrating," Block said of the loss. "I'm still glad that we played well and played hard."

Brady Schroeder led Ellsworth's offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs and a pair of doubles.

Dakota Belter led the Spartans, going 2-for-4 with a run and a double.

Ellsworth concluded the season with an 8-11 record (7-7 in the Middle Border Conference).

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