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Panther nine denied third straight state tournament berth

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ALTOONA - Mitch Stalsberg's 16 strikeouts plus no errors on Viroqua's part helped the No. 9 ranked Blackhawks upend No. 3 Ellsworth 2-0 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal match-up Tuesday afternoon at Bement Field in Cinder City Park.


EHS was held to just three hits. Their best chance the Panthers had to score runs came in their last at bats as they put two runners on with the winning run at the plate. But Stahlsberg fanned two batters in the inning to end the game.

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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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