Prairie rallies past Platteville

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Prairie second baseman Mark Welter fields a grounder and tosses the ball to first for the out in the first inning Tuesday afternoon against visiting Platteville. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Shortstop Dylan Coleman gets behind the Platteville base runner Tuesday afternoon.

Cory Check unleashes a pitch to the Platteville batter.

Prairie du Chien rallied for 6 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip visiting Platteville 8-7 in an SWC baseball game Tuesday afternoon. 

Prairie du Chien took a 1-0 lead after the first inning.

Platteville scored a run in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. 

Each team scored a run in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2. 

The Hillmen rallied for 5 big runs in the top of the seventh to grab a 7-2 advantage. 

Prairie du Chien would not give in, however, and erupted for 6 runs in the bottom of the seventh to improve to 8-0 atop the SWC.

Each team had 6 hits in the contest. Platteville committed 2 errors. Prairie du Chien committed a whopping 8 errors. 

Dylan Coleman went 1x3 with an RBI for the Blackhawks. Grant Martin was 1x3 with 2 RBI. Drake Coleman was 1x2. Cory Check was 1x3 with 2 RBI. Hunter Davis was 1x3 with 2 RBI. Clayton DuCharme was 1x2.

Ryan McGrath picked up the pitching win. He struck out 2 and walked 1 while giving up 2 earned runs in 2 innings. Cory Check started for Prairie du Chien. He fanned 4 and walked 6 while allowing 1 earned run in 5 innings.

Prairie du Chien is now 12-1-1 overall and 8-0 in the SWC, clinching at least a share of the conference championship.

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