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Ellinwood softball sweeps Broncos
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ELLINWOOD  — Ellinwood pitcher Teigan Torres struck out 26 batters as the Eagles downed Russell-Victoria 6-4 and 9-6 in Friday's softball doubleheader.

Ellinwood (8-4) plays Ellis Monday and Russell (5-9) plays Beloit Tuesday

ELLINWOOD 6, RUSSELL 4 (G1) — Torres struck out 12 batters in the opener. Kaitlyn Panning delivered four hits to spark the Eagles.

Kendra Bay scored Russell's fist run. Ellinwood's Kaitlyn Pohlman scored on a wild pitch and Brooke McReynolds singled home Raya and Panning for a 3-1 lead. McReynolds singled home Panning for a 4-1 lead after three innings. Jocelyn Brown's single scored Panning for a 5-1 lead after five innings.

Russell's Taylor Powers doubled home Kendra Bay in the sixth frame. Panning's single scored Emily Magner for a 6-2 lead. Russell's Miller singled home Kaitlyn Nichols and Shelby Nay scored on a seventh-inning passed ball.

ELLINWOOD 9, RUSSELL 6 (G2) — Torres struck out 14 Russell batters in the nightcap. Eight Eagles contributed a hit, run or run batted in.

Russell's Powers scored on a second-inning fly ball. Ellinwood's Elaina Hernandez singled home McReynolds and Brown scored on a bases-loaded walk for a 2-1 lead. Russell's Bay singled home Skylar Steinle and Nichols scored on Powers' double for a 3-2 lead.

Ellinwood responded as Hernandez stole home and Pohlman scored on a Torres sacrifice fly. Ashlynn Raya scored on McReynolds' single for a 5-3 lead after four innings. Raya singled home Anahi Mendez to spark a four-run fifth inning. Pohlman scored on a passed ball. Torres singled home Panning. Raya scored on a wild pitch for a 9-3 lead. 

Russell's Kyla Noller doubled home Powers. Darian Klee scored on a passed ball. Noller scored on Steinle's sacrifice fly for the Broncos' final runs.

Russell 100 001 2  — 4 3 0

Ellinwood 301 011 x — 6 10 1

Miller and Powers. Torres and Panning. W—Torres, 7-4. L—Miller, 2-3. 2B—E—Magner; R—Powers.

Russell 012 003 0 — 6 11 1

Ellinwood 020 340 x — 9 9 1 

Bay and Powers. Torres and Panning. W—Torres, 8-4. L—Bay, 2-6. 2B—E—Isern; R—Powers, Noller, Decker.