SCVBL recap: Hudson comes back to beat Hubbers
Mitch Johnson inherited the bases loaded and limited the damage, but gave Hudson its first lead of the game in the eighth inning.
He was inches away from retiring the batter on a line drive that was went off of the third baseman's glove. The ball continued into left field and scored two runs for the River Rats to take a 4-3 lead.
Ellsworth responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings where the River Rats would score the winning run on a bases loaded hit by pitch before taking on two more runs to take a 7-4 victory over the Hubbers in a St. Croix Valley Baseball League game Saturday, July 8 at Bob Young Field in Summit Park.
Through the first five innings, it seemed like Ellsworth and Hudson were mired in a pitcher's dual.
James Georgakas was cruising through five innings. Paul Johnson had given up two runs, but was effective.
Georgakas gave the lead up in the sixth inning on a two-run home run to Alex Barnard.
Johnson struck out 10 and had enough snap on his curveball to keep Ellsworth from mounting anything more than a one-run fourth inning and a one-run sixth inning.
Johnson handed the ball to Dennis Reinhardt, who worked his way out of multiple late threats from the Hubbers. In the ninth inning, with the game tied, the River Rats intentionally walked Jeremiah Paulson and Dennis Schutz.
Reinhardt struck out Zimmer to erase the threat and give Hudson a chance to win it in the 10th.
A chance they would not waste.
Plum City 3, Spring Valley 0
Caleub Watkins and Reid Hansen each scored in the second inning to give Tony Garner and the Blues all they would need to defeat the Hawks Saturday, July 8.
Garner threw a complete-game shutout and struck out nine batters.
Plum City 6, Prescott 4
The Blues continued their successful summer by knocking off the Pirates to move within one game in the SCVBL South Division.
Evan Bayer, Mike Brookshaw, Peter Brookshaw and Billy Brookshaw each had two hits for Prescott (10-1). Caleub Watkins was 3-for-4 for Plum City (9-2) and Zach Watkins was 2-for-4.
Tyler Neibur pitched six innings, gave up eight hits, four walks and two strikeouts before giving the ball to Jake Dunbar, who earned the three-inning save.
Bayer threw a complete game for Prescott striking out seven and giving up nine hits.
Prescott 5, Bay City 1
Billy Brookshaw was 2-for-4 and Brandon Voelker was 2-for-3 as the Pirates defeated the visiting Bombers Saturday, July 8.
Prescott pitcher Eric Munson threw a complete game and struck out eight batters.
Bay City pitcher Cody Leitner walked five and struck out six batters in seven innings of work.
The Pirates scored three runs in the fifth inning to effectively put the game out of reach.
Osceola 6, Bay City 3
Derek Ulvenes was 2-for-3 as the Bombers were defeated by Osceola Sunday, July 9.
Hudson 10, Hager City 0
The River Rats carried their momentum from the Ellsworth win to defeat the Skeeters in seven innings Sunday, July 9 and move into a tie for first place in the Northern Division with River Falls (7-3).
Sam Glade threw a complete game shutout striking out four batters and only giving up four hits.
Chris Dent was 3-for-4.