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PIERCE COUNTY PREP SCOREBOARD: Key win for Cards' over Alma/Pepin

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The Spring Valley High School baseball team remained unbeaten in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference Small Division with a 2-1 win over Alma/Pepin Tuesday at Syverson Park in Spring Valley.

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Trailing 1-0, Valley scored both of its runs in the sixth inning and winning pitcher Zach Newton shut down the Eagles in the seventh to secure the win. He tossed a five-hitter. SV won with just one hit. Brian Bednarek had the Cardinals' lone RBI.

Spring Valley is now two games up on Alma/Pepin in the D-SC Small standings 9-0 to 7-2. Both teams play again Thursday in Pepin.

In other prep action from Tuesday:

Spring Valley's softball team swept Mondovi in a doubleheader at Mondovi 11-6 and 3-2. SV hosts Glenwood City Thursday in the first round of the regionals.

Elmwood/Plum City's softball team downed st. Croix Central in Hammond 7-5. The win puts the Wolves at the .500 mark 8-8 overall and 7-7 in the D-SC. EPC is playing Boyceville in a doubleheader this afternoon.

Marti Johnson's squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh scored the winning run to give Prescott's softball team a nine-inning 12-11 win over Ellsworth at Prescott. PHS was ahead 10-0 before Ellsworth roared back to tie the score at 10-10 to force extra innings.  Five players had two hits for the Cardinals. Katy Syverson led PHS with four runs scored. Johnson was the winning pitcher.

At the MBC Tennis meet in Baldwin, Ellsworth's No. 1 singles player Will Huppert finished in fourth place. He scored EHS's two points with his first round win as the Panthers took sixth place.

At the MBC Golf meet at Somerset's Bristol Ridge Golf Course, Ellsworth finished in fourth with an 18-hole score of 347 while Prescott was sixth with a 380. Ellsworth's top score came from Bryce Stein, who finished third with a score of 80. This helped push Stein onto the first team, All-MBC quintet. Ellsworth placed fourth in the overall conference standings while Prescott was sixth.

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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.
(715) 273-4334
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