Panthers split while Prescott wins
With the bad weather taking place late last week, all the completed Middle Border Conference baseball games did so early on.
Prescott won their lone contest over Baldwin-Woodville 11-1 while Ellsworth split, losing 8-2 to New Richmond while topping Amery 5-3.
The Cardinals non-conference contest with Pine Island, Minn. on Saturday was cancelled.
Break the logjam
Prescott stayed undefeated by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. PHS plated two more runs the next inning to win by 10-run rule.
Ben Krings blasted a bases clearing double in the fourth that started the Cardinals' run.
Krings drove in four runs in the game and Shane Resch and Jake Olson both drove in two runs. Olson, Tim Harris and Cory Seifert all had two hits.
"Ben had the big hit of the game and Luke Huebner threw very well again," Prescott head coach Jeff Ryan said. "Baldwin is a very athletic team and very good so it was a big win."
Huebner tossed a two hitter with nine strikeouts.
The Ellsworth split
The Panthers were held to just two hits vs. New Richmond back on April 21 at New Richmond. EHS took a 2-0 lead after a RBI-double by Cole Kuesel and sacrifice fly by Ben Helmer.
But the Tigers tied the game in the fourth and scored five runs in the fifth on three walks, an error and an RBI-triple by Hayden Zimmerman, who hit a double as well. NR's Corey Berger hit a solo home run. Winning pitcher Cody Torkelson struck out 10 batters.
Kuesel pitched a two-hitter to help Ellsworth beat Amery last Tuesday at Hortenbach Park in Bay City. The Panthers nailed down the win with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie. Tyler Frazier hit an RBI double and Clayton Bayer also drove in two runs. Lance Murphy pitched the final inning to get the save.