Prescott traveled to Osceola this weekend to play in the WBA regional tournament starting against Onalaska Saturday. We jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Jared Powell’s single that score Billy Brookshaw, who walked to lead off the game. With the score still at 1-0, Brian Johnson came through with a 2 out single that scored Jim French after French doubled. Rob Mouton started for the Pirates and battled the entire game. Case in fact in the 4th when Onalaska had runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs, he struck out the side. Adam Barta relieved Mouton in the 7th. Unfortunately Jared Powell’s throwing error allowed Onalaska’s first run the score putting the score at 2-1. Fortunately for the Pirates, that was the final score as Barta was able to wiggle out of the 9th to give victory.
Sunday the Pirates played Hallie, the number 2 seed in our bracket. Jesse Tollefson started for the Pirates and gave up a run in the 2nd inning. With the Pirates still down 1-0 in the 4th and Hallie had a runner on 2nd with no outs, Jake Kuschke picked off the runner after a failed bunt attempt, a big play in a close game. In the bottom of the 4th, Jim French hit a two run HR to put the Pirates on the board and gave them the lead for good. That swing turned the game entirely in the Pirates favor as it seemed like the offense started putting together better ABs. After a couple other Pirate runs, Nick Johnson broke the game open in the bottom of the 6th with a three run triple that extended the lead to 7-2. Barta again came in relief to finish the game and put the Pirates into the state tournament.
The Pirates are set to play River Falls Friday at 9 PM again in Osceola. The atmosphere will be great as we play just after the Osceola/Sparta game.