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Panthers, Cards win league games

Ellsworth and Prescott's softball teams both won Middle Border Conference games last week which kept them at the top of the league standings, trying to stay with unbeaten league leader New Richmond.

EHS won over Osceola 4-1 and Durand 18-9 while Prescott also topped Durand 10-1.

Trail no more

In both wins Ellsworth trailed but was able to surge past their opponents.

Against Osceola at home, back on April 21, the Panthers scored four unanswered runs from the second through the fourth innings. EHS' Miranda Robey led the team in hits with two while Cassidy Beard and Ashton Guza both drove in runs off hits. Kayla Claessen and Nikki Gibbs were Osceola's top hitters, with two hits each.

Durand led Ellsworth 7-5 after five and half innings last Tuesday in a make-up contest at Ellsworth. But EHS tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning and plated a whopping 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Robey again was her team's leading hitter with three. Both Kayla Winger and Lauren Freier each had two hits with Winger stealing two bases and Freier driving in two runs with a triple. Winger scored four times, Robery three and Freier plated twice. S. Schroder and J. Bauer both had three hits for Durand. Schroeder scored four times.

Anita Blodgett was the winning pitcher in both contests.

Sneaking one in

With all the cancellations of league games due to bad weather, non-conference contest tend to go by the wayside. But Prescott was able to get in a game last Tuesday vs. Hudson at Prescott. The top-ranked Raiders won by a 7-0 margin as the Cardinals were held to just four scattered hits.

The Cardinals' bats were livelier at Durand back on April 21. PHS pounded out 11 hits led by two hits each for Erika Riley and Chloe Carlson and three hits by Kallie Krech. Krech and Alyssa Krings both hit doubles. Carlson was the winning pitcher as she tossed a three-hitter with eight strikeouts.