Prairie du Chien Baseball

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Prairie's Cory Check gets ready to unleash a pitch to the River Valley batter Tuesday afternoon. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Prairie's Gavin Gillitzer gets a good jump off of first base in the bottom of the first inning after hitting a single to right field against visiting River Valley Tuesday.


Prairie boys 

nip River Valley

Prairie du Chien rallied to edge visiting River Valley 3-2 in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

River Valley scored 2 runs on 4 hits in the top of the first inning to grab a 2-0 lead. 

The score remained the same until Prairie scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth and 1 more in the sixth to take the lead at 3-2.

Prairie held River Valley scoreless in the top of the seventh to gain the hard-fought victory. 

River Valley had 9 hits and committed 4 errors. Prairie du Chien had 5 hits and committed 3 errors. 

Gavin Gillitzer was 2x4 with an RBI for Prairie du Chien. Clayton DuCharme was 2x3. Tyler Smock was 1x2 with a double and an RBI. Grant Martin had an RBI.

Gillitzer earned the pitching win. He fanned 1 and allowed 1 hit in one and two thirds innings in relief. Cory Check pitched five and a third innings. He whiffed 8, walked none and gave up 8 hits, while allowing only 1 earned run.

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