Prairie rallies past Fennimore

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Prairie’s Gavin Gillitzer scores in the third inning Thursday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Blackhawks’ Zach Mara takes a lead off of third base Thursday afternoon.

Starting pitcher Ryan McGrath whips one towards home plate versus Fennimore Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien High School.

Hunter Davis defends at first base as a Fennimore baserunner leads off.


Prairie du Chien had big rallies in the second and third innings to easily defeat visiting Fennimore 15-2 in five innings in the opening baseball game for both teams. 

The Golden Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Prairie then rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the second and 9 more in the third to go ahead 14-2. They scored the final run in the fourth inning. 

Prairie then went on to win by five-inning rule.

The Blackhawks pounded out 15 hits in the contest. The Golden Eagles had 5. 

Gavin Gillitzer was 2x2 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Dylan Coleman was 1x2 with a run and 1 RBI. Grant Martin was 1x2 with 3 RBI. Clayton DuCharme was 2x4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI. Ryan McGrath was 3x3 with a run and 2 RBI. Jon Nicholson was 2x2 with 2 runs and an RBI. Tyler Smock was 1x3 with a run and 2 RBI. 

McGrath was the winning pitcher. He fanned 2 and gave up 3 hits in 3 innings.

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