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Pirates endure for 13 inning win in WBA Tournament

Alex Ross, shown here getting back on first base, scored Prescott's winning run.2 / 2

OSSEO - It took some time but Prescott prevailed over Chaseburg-Coon Valley 1-0 in 13 innings Friday evening/Saturday morning in the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Tournament at Merchants Park.

The lone run of the game came when Alex Ross scored on an infield error. After playing stellar defense throughout the game, the Blues made two key mistake in the top of the 13th inning which helped Prescott break the deadlock.

Adam Barta was the winning pitcher. He came on in the 10th inning and won the game with a strikeout with two on. Nick Johnson had two hits, including a double, to lead Prescott. Both teams had six hits but CCV had three errors to Prescott's one. Both teams stranded nearly 10 baserunners.

The Pirates had several outstanding defensive plays in the ballgame from centerfielder Billy Brookshaw, third baseman Jared Powell, first baseman Dillon Powell and second baseman Justin Tobias.

"We're a good defensive team because we have good range we have athletic players who can get to where they need to go to make a play." Prescott manager Brady Randolph said.

Prescott plays its semifinal contest against the Haugen Knights today at 4 p.m. The Knights defeated Whittlesey 11-1 in eight innings in the first quarterfinal game.

The Ellsworth Hubbers play in the last quarterfinal game of the tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday against the Everest Merchants.