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Mariah Diercks (center, wearing helmet) is mobbed by her teammates in celebration after hitting a home run in the fifth inning of Monday's game vs. Baldwin-Woodville.

Fifth inning power pushes Panthers past B-W

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Ellsworth High School's softball team used a six-run fifth inning, capped off by a two-run homer by Mariah Diercks, to beat Baldwin-Woodville at home Monday.


The Panthers trailed the Blackhawks 4-2 after B-W scored three runs in the top of the fifth. But in the bottom half of the inning EHS made contact with the ball many times, part of a 10-hit effort that led them to score six runs in the inning and take an 8-4 lead.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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