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Prescott nine goes two games in front of Panthers

Ellsworth High School's baseball team took a blow in the Middle Border Conference standings as loss to Somerset Friday combined with a Prescott win over New Richmond put Ellsworth two games in back of the first place and No. 3 ranked Prescott.

Ellsworth led 3-1 in Somerset before the Spartans plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn the score around. EHS couldn't plate a run in their last at bats.

EHS despite outhitting Somerset 8-7. Jake Betthauser led EHS at the plate with two doubles and run and an RBI. Brady Schroeder also had two doubles and Mitch Matter had two hits as well.

Prescott used its own big sixth inning to cut short their home game against New Richmond. The Cardinals plated seven runs to win by 10-run rule.

PHS's Bryan Early, Logan Johnson and Derrick Munsen each had three hits. Early had a big game at bats as hit a double and drove in five runs. Johnson scored three times as did Billy Brookshaw, who also drove in two runs and pitched the final two outs of the ballgame. Brandon Keiper had three RBIs. Jake Hintz was the winning pitcher.

Prescott is now 10-0 in the MBC standings while Ellsworth is 8-2, New Richmond 6-4 and Somerset 5-5. Coupled with a 15-5 non-conference win over Pine Island on Thursday, the Redbirds are now 14-1 on the season while the Panthers dropped to 10-3.

For EHS to have a shot at the legue title they need Prescott to stumble before the two teams meet again on May 17th in Hager City. Prescott is in action again Tuesday at Osceola and next Friday at Baldwin-Woodville. But Ellsworth can't afford another stumble either as it hosts Baldwin-Woodville and New Richmond on the same days next week.