Errors once again sink Panthers in lossIn what's been the story of the Ellsworth High School baseball team so far this season, a critical error turned a close game into a rout.
By: Republican-Eagle sports staff, Pierce County Herald
HAGER CITY - In what's been the story of the Ellsworth High School baseball team so far this season, a critical error turned a close game into a rout.
A dropped ball in the outfield turned what was a 3-2 contest in favor of New Richmond into a 5-2 contest. NR then added six more runs in the top of the seventh to win 11-2.
"The ball hasn't been bouncing our way yet," Panthers coach Steve Block said.
Ellsworth starter Brady Schroeder took the hard-luck loss. He didn't allow an earned run and was pulled after 5 2/3 innings because of his pitch count. Schroeder struck out eight, walked five and allowed five hits.
"He put us in a position that we could have won," Block said.
The Panthers collected four hits and made 10 errors.
Ellsworth dropped to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the Middle Border Conference. Its next game is Tuesday at Osceola.