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Your hometown champions: Prescott wins WBA tourney title

Prescott's Alex Ross displays one of the hist which made him a tournament MVP.3 / 9
Billy Brookshaw with a throw from third base. He made several of these throws throughout the ballgame.4 / 9
State tourney defensive MVP Ryan Burmeister with a throw to first.5 / 9
Winning pitcher Adam Barta ready to deliver.6 / 9
Prescott pitcher Adam Barta gets the out before LaCrescent's Tyler Adams gets to first base.7 / 9
Prescott manager Brady Randolph and teammates celebrates the club's first state title.8 / 9
Alex Ross receives his award for tournament MVP on offense from WBA board member and SCVL President Chris LaBreche9 / 9

RIVER FALLS - The Prescott Pirates downed LaCrescent, Minn. 5-1 to win the Wisconsin Baseball Association (WBA) state championship game Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Park.

The game was tied at 1-1 when Prescott scored two runs in the sixth inning plus two more in the eighth.

Winning pitcher Adam Barta struck out three, walk none and gave up eight hits. He was one of five Prescott pitchers throughout the WBA playoffs who threw complete games.

Alex Ross, Nick Johnson, Mike Lytle and Ryan Burmeister all had two hits for the Pirates as they finished with 13, their highest output in a single game of the playoffs. The bottom half of their line-up had five hits and three RBIs. Ross, Johnson, Mike Brookshaw, Lytle and Burmeister all drove in runs. Mike and Billy Brookshaw both hit doubles. 

The Pirates swept the individual award categories. Alex Ross was the tournament's MVP on offense, Ryan Burmeister the MVP on defense and Travis Nubeck won the Best Pitcher award.

The title was Prescott's first as the Pirates club (founded in 1995) and the first for the community since 1958.