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Bearcats sweep Ellinwood baseball
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ELLINWOOD — Ellsworth rolled up 25 runs to sweep Ellinwood’s baseball team 12-1 and 13-1 April 27. Ellsworth improves to 6-8. Ellinwood (1-13) plays Lincoln-Sylvan Thursday at home.
ELLSWORTH 12, ELLINWOOD 1 (G1) — Ellsworth’s Zac Schneider drove home three runs and struck out seven batters as the winning pitcher. Ellinwood contributed five errors with five runners reaching on a walk or hit batter.
Schneider and Grant Gwinner delivered RBI hits in the first inning. Jace Turnipseed singled home a second-inning run. Gwinner, Gavin Tully and Turnipseed drove in runs in the third inning.
Schneider’s two-run single was followed by Kory Kriley’s fourth-inning sacrifice fly. Tully and Kriley added sixth-inning RBIs.
Ellinwood’s David Hammeke singled and scored on a sixth-inning error.
ELLSWORTH 13, ELLINWOOD 1 (G2) — Ellsworth scored seven unearned runs off seven Ellinwood errors starting with a seven-run first inning.
Gwinner, Brady Mermis and Collin Hoeffner delivered RBI singles and four runs scored on errors. Mermis and Hoeffner added RBI singles in a four-run second inning. Jaxson Windholz added the Bearcats’ final RBI.
Ellinwood’s Kyler Doll third-inning single drove home Eli Hernandez who reached base on catcher’s interference.
Ellsworth 213 303 — 12 10 2
Ellinwood 000 001 — 1 4 5
Schneider and Mermis. Knop, Shumate (5) and Niles. W—Schneider. L—Knop. 2B—Ells—Gwinner.
Ellsworth 741 10 — 13 10 5
Ellinwood 001 00 — 1 2 7
Gwinner, Curnett (5), and Mermis, Nienke. Wondra, Shumate (5) and Hamby, Hammeke. W—Gwinner. L—Wondra.