Prairie gets over Wisconsin Heights

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Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer pitched five innings versus Wisconsin Heights Tuesday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mark Welter attempts a squeeze play bunt against visiting Wisconsin Heights.

Aaron Neisius easily gets back on a pick-off attempt.


Top seeded Prairie du Chien came from behind to get past visiting and fourth seeded Wisconsin Heights 4-3 in a regional semifinal baseball game Tuesday afternoon.

Heights took the early lead by scoring a run in the top of the second inning and another in the third to go up 2-0.

Prairie scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 2-2.

Each team scored a run in the sixth inning to make the score 3-3.

Prairie held Heights in the top of the seventh and then scored the game-winner in the bottom half to earn the 4-3 victory.

The Vanguards had 7 hits and committed 3 errors. The Blackhawks had 6 hits and committed 3 errors.

Gavin Gillitzer went 2x4 at the plate with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Jon Nicholson was 2x4 with 2 RBI. Grant Martin was 1x2. Dylan Coleman was 1x3 with a run scored.

Ryan McGrath came on in relief to pick up the win. He fanned 2 while walking none and giving up 1 hit in 2 innings. Gillitzer was the starter. He struck out 10, walked 2 and gave up 6 hits in 5 innings.

Prairie du Chien advanced to host third-seeded Fennimore in the regional final on Wednesday.

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