ELLINWOOD – The Ellsworth Bearcats rallied past Ellinwood 8-7 and completed a sweep with a 10-5 victory in Tuesday's baseball doubleheader. Ellinwood drops to 0-6.
ELLSWORTH 8, ELLINWOOD 7 (G1) – The Bearcats (5-2) rallied from a 6-1 deficit for a wild 8-7 opening victory. Braden Schulte scored on a game-winning wild pitch after reliever Parker Scheck preserved a 7-7 tie by striking out Jaxson Stefek and Jordan Rodriguez with the bases loaded.
Ellsworth’s Dayton Davis singled home Cade Gwinner for a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles answered with six runs. Scheck scored on a Tyler Stuhlsatz sacrifice fly. Scheck ignited a five-run second inning with a triple that scored Mason Moore, Trey Schofield and Gage Hosman. Scheck scored on Alek Brack’s single. Brack scored on Hosman’s sacrifice fly for a 6-1 lead.
Rodriguez singled home Lane Rolfs and Stefek in the third inning. Ellinwood’s Mason Moore scored on a third-inning error for a 7-3 lead.
Davis scored on a fourth-inning error after tripling home Braden Schulte for a 7-5 score. Davis scored on Lane Rolfs’ single and Rodriguez scored on Ben Hipp’s single for a 7-7 tie.
ELLSWORTH 10, ELLINWOOD 5 (G2) – Schulte and Davis each drove home three runs to spark the Bearcats.
Davis doubled home Gwinner and Rolfs tripled in Davis for a 2-0 lead. Ellinwood’s Brack scored on a first-inning error for a 2-1 score.
Layton Leiker scored on a Schulte sacrifice fly. Gwinner scored on a Davis sacrifice fly for a 4-1 lead. Stefek scored on a wild pitch and Rodriguez scored on an error. Cole Webber and Leiker scored on groundouts for an 8-1 lead.
Stuhlsatz scored on Hosman’s sixth-inning groundout for an 8-2 score. Tegan Nienke scored on Schulte’s double and Davis singled home Schulte for a 10-2 lead.
Brack’s single scored Chase Gibson and Hosman. Scheck scored on a Stuhlsatz single for a 10-5 final.
Ellsworth 102 202 1 – 8 11 3
Ellinwood 151 000 0 – 7 9 4
Stefek, Davis (6) and Leiker. Stuhlsatz, Moore (6), Hosman (7), Scheck (7) and Jones. W—Davis. L—Hosman. 2B—Ells—Davis. 3B—Ellinwood—Scheck; Ells—Davis.
Ellsworth 200 240 2 – 10 11 1
Ellinwood 100 001 3 – 5 5 4
Rolfs, Davis (7) and Leiker. Jaske, Brack (5), Hosman (7) and Brack. W—Rolfs. L—Jaske. 2B—Ellinwood—Stuhlsatz; Ells—Davis, Rolfs, Schulte. 3B—Ells—Rolfs