Baseball: Ellsworth headed to stateEllsworth got impressive pitching performances from its top two starters Tuesday, winning twice to advance to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Ellsworth got impressive pitching performances from its top two starters Tuesday, winning twice to advance to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament.
Junior James Georgakas struck out 10 in a complete-game 4-1 victory against West Salem in game one and senior Brady Schroeder punched out eight in seven innings for a 5-1 win against Somerset that sent the Panthers to the state tournament.
Georgakas held West Salem to four hits without issuing a walk and Ellsworth scored four runs in the sixth inning to pick up the win. West Salem made four errors.
Schroeder went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Panthers against West Salem and Georgakas added a double.
In game two, Schroeder kept Somerset to three hits and threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of 28 hitters. Ellsworth scored four runs in the first three innings and added another in the sixth inning to pad the lead.
Sophomore Dennis Schutz led the Panthers with two hits to go along with an RBI and a stolen base. Schroeder went 1-for-3 with two RBI. Mitch Matter supplied a double and an RBI in the win.
Ellsworth will play Racine St. Catherine’s in the first round of the Division 2 state baseball tournament June 13 at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis.
— Compiled by Chris Harrell, staff writer