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Ellsworth pitcher Serena Hoisington lets loose with a pitch during Thursday's WIAA Division 2 opening-round game against Osceola at the Brown Sports Complex at Hager City. Hoisington had 10 strikeouts in the Panthers' 11-4 victory. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Softball: Ellsworth clinches playoff opener

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HAGER CITY – Ellsworth knew it had the capacity to beat Osceola in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs. Just a week before, the Panthers swept the Chieftains 19-2 and 10-5 in the regular season.


But with the season on the line and a trip to top-ranked Baldwin-Woodville looming, fourth-seeded Ellsworth wasn’t going to get ahead of itself.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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