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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

B-W hands PHS softball team its first loss

The Prescott High School softball team set themselves up a 9-0 record going into Monday’s game against defending Middle Border Conference champions Baldwin-Woodville. They put themselves in position to beat the Blackhawks by trailing just 5-4 going into the final inning and in their last at bats they had the bases loaded with the tying run at home plate.

The set-up was there but no payoff resulted as the Blackhawks walked away with an 8-4 win to keep their record in the MBC unblemished at 6-0, 9-4 overall.

Trailing 5-2 in the sixth inning with two on PHS’s Bekah Miller hit her second home run of the season, a two-run blast in the left field, which cut the Blackhawks’ lead to 5-4 as the seventh inning began.

But there B-W scored four runs off three hits to take back what Prescott almost grasped. A triple by sophomore Lindsay Birr scored a run, as did a single by freshman Brooke Evenson and a double from senior Alyssa Nilssen.

“We’ve faced some good teams this season but never a team so complete in their line-up from top to bottom,’ PHS head coach Matt Smith said. “They’re tough, talented hitters and they’re smart too. They work the count, time the pitches well by the late innings and force a lot of pitches throughout the game until they’re able to wear the opposing pitchers down.”

Prescott did manage to load the bases in their last at bats thanks to a hit-by-pitch to Hope Miner, a walk to Katie Miller and single by Wescott. But the Cards were not able to bring the runs home as sophomore Kayla Furrer came away with the win.

For more on this game on Prescott High softball team read this week's edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands Wednesday.

Hayley Miner with a hit against Baldwin-Woodville


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