Area baseball teams all winners last weekThree Pierce County prep baseball teams were able to sneak in some contests before bad weather and poor field conditions wiped much of the schedule last week.
By: Sean Scallon, Pierce County Herald
Three Pierce County prep baseball teams were able to sneak in some contests before bad weather and poor field conditions wiped much of the schedule last week.
All three, Ellsworth, Elmwood and Prescott, were winners. Ellsworth shut out Durand 12-0. Prescott topped Amery 11-2 and Elmwood crushed Pepin 10-1.
Those win came in part due to great individual performances from players like Elmwood’s Karl Horwath and Mike Brunner, Ellsworth’s Brady Brenner and Ben Helmer and Prescott’s Jake Olson and Jack Stangl.
Elmwood broke open a close game in the third inning starting with a solo home run by Horwath to make the score 3-1 at Pepin back on April 7.
The Raiders plated four runs in the fourth inning and another three in the top of the seventh. Keeping the Lakers bats as cold as the weather was winning pitcher Brunner. He recorded a whopping 14 strikeouts in five innings and allowed just one hit. Kolt Wolske pitched the final two innings.
Horwath led EHS with four hits, three runs scored and five RBIs. Brunner also drove in two runs in the first inning with an RBI double.
Nathan Stein scored the Lakers’ lone run in the first off a sacrifice fly by Travis Heit.
Back to winning
Ellsworth was back to playing winning baseball again with a 12-0 rout of Durand in five innings at Bay City’s Hortenbach Park last Tuesday.
Winning pitcher Brady Brenner tossed a no hitter and struck out six batters.
Ellsworth had just six hits in the ballgame but took advantage of seven walks and four errors.
Helmer led EHS at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Teammate Cole Kuesel was also perfect at the plate going 2-for-2 with a two-RBI triple.
Mitch Johnson led Ellsworth with four RBIs; including a bases-loaded triple in the first inning that put the home team in front 6-0.
First things first
Olson picked up his first varsity win for Prescott by pitching a one-hit game for five innings while striking out eight. Shane Resch pitched the final two innings in relief last Tuesday at Firehall Field in Prescott.
Olson had another strong day at the plate by going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. One of those hits was a triple.
Stangl led the Cardinals in hitting by going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Also driving in runs were Resch, Luke Huebner, Cory Seifert and Mike Feriancek.
Prescott led 5-0 after three innings and put across another five runs after Amery cut the lead to 5-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth.