PHS wins in softball, EHS in baseball
PRESCOTT - Ellsworth High School re-claimed the Cheese Curd trophy in baseball but it was Prescott getting the better of the Panthers in softball Thursday.
EHS topped the Prescott nine in baseball 8-4 and won back the traveling trophy between the two schools while Prescott's softball team improved to 2-0 and the Panthers dropped to 0-3 overall with a 9-2 win.
Ellsworth's baseball team scored in each of the first five innings to secure coach Steve Block's 300th career win, most of them coming on the same Firehall Field when the hall of famer coached at Prescott.
Ellsworth led 3-0 thanks to a two-run homer by Taylor Johnson but Prescott tied the game in the third off of three unearned runs.
However, the Panthers outscored them the rest of the way 5-1 led by Tyler Regnier's solo home run into left field; a walk-in run and a three-run double by Brady Schroeder. It was his fourth RBI of the ballgame.
The Purple were also helped by 10 walks.
Darren Georgakas pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and one earned run. He struck out three en route to the win.
Jake Hei hit an RBI-double to lead Prescott. Teammate Dylan Gutting was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run.
Not too far away at Biggs Frey Field, the host Cardinals pounded out 12 hits and committed just one error to win the Middle Border Conference game.
The contest was tied 1-1 in the fourth but Prescott scored four runs and three more in the fifth. However, only one of those runs was earned. The Panthers committed four errors.
"Defensively we let Halle (Ellsworth pitcher Halle Hatch) down a little bit," Ellsworth coach Ryan Casper said to the Red Wing Republican-Eagle.
Both Hatch and teammate Kayla Christopherson finished 2-for-3 in hitting. Prescott's Emily Langer and Sophie Carlson both drove in runs.