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Ellsworth's Dennis Schutz connects on a solo home run Tuesday in Lake City. Schutz and the Panthers got their second win of the young season, 8-4, over the Tigers. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Baseball: Panthers double up Tigers

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LAKE CITY – Dennis Schutz put the exclamation point on the victory, but it was a six-run first inning, sparked by Nick Taranto’s RBI single, that gave Ellsworth an insurmountable lead Tuesday afternoon.


Dan Giese led off the game with a walk as Lake City’s Trevor Gnotke struggled with the strike zone. After Giese took second base on a ball in the dirt, Taranto ripped a single to score the first run of the game in an 8-4 win for the Panthers.

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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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