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Bay City breaks tie in last at bats, beats Elmwood 5-4

Bay City second baseman Riley Bollum keeps his on the ball to pick up this grounder.3 / 6
Tyler Churchill with the pitch for Elmwood.4 / 6
Bay City third baseman Tyler Marson delivers this throw to first on his knees to get the out.5 / 6
Elmwood's shortstop gets ready to make a throw to first base.6 / 6

BAY CITY - A sacrifice fly by Travis Balster into right field scored Skip Bohmbach for the winning run as Bay City edged Elmwood 5-4 in St. Croix Valley League play Saturday afternoon at Hortenbach Park.

The Bombers scored three runs in the in the third inning to lead 4-2 but the Expos tied the score in the eighth with a pair of runs thanks to RBI-singles by Jonah Lansing and Brett Keyes.

BC loaded the bases in bottom of the eighth but Elmwood was able to escape with a double play to end the inning. However, Elmwood wasn't able to escape in the bottom of the ninth as Bay City loaded the bases again with one out with Balster coming to bat.

Tony Schultz was the winning pitcher. He went all nine innings and held the Expos in check on offense until late in the game.

Bay City is at Prescott this afternoon while Elmwood hosts New Richmond. Both games start at 1 p.m.

In other Pierce County SCVL action from Saturday: St. Croix Falls topped Plum City 11-2 and edged Hager City 4-3 in 12 innings.