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Area softball: No. 2 Ellsworth 7, No. 7 Amery 1

The Panthers held Amery to only three hits Thursday night in Ellsworth in the first round of the Division 2 regionals.

Halle Hatch got the win for Ellsworth, striking out three and walking two.

"Halle pitched a great game," Ellsworth coach Ryan Casper said.

Becca Chollett led the Panthers offensively, going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a run and an RBI. Morgan Christopherson went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

"We hit the ball well," Casper said.

With the win, Ellsworth improved to 13-6 on the year and will play host to No. 3 Osceola on Tuesday in the second round of the Division 2 regionals.

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