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Early deficit weighs down Portage in home loss

The Portage summer baseball team was unable to dig out of an early hole Wednesday night, suffering an 11-7 loss to Edgerton at Bidwell Field in Portage.

Coming off wins over Reedsburg and Mauston on Tuesday, the Warriors struggled out of the gates. The Crimson Tide scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and added four more in the second to go up 6-0.

Portage (10-7) cut the lead in half in the third inning as the Warriors tallied three runs, including a two-run double by Colton Brandsma and an RBI single by Kendal Thomson, to pull within 6-3. Edgerton hung another crooked number on the board with three runs in the top of the fifth to extend the lead to 9-3 but again the Warriors clawed back.

Portage added a run in the fifth on a two-out RBI double by Dalton Johnson and got two more runs in the sixth on a two-run single by Logan Carlson to again pull within three at 9-6. The Crimson Tide got two more runs in the top of the seventh to finish things off.

Matthew Miles and Thomson each went 3-for-4 with a double, Andy Mittlesteadt and Carlson each added a pair of hits and Brandsma struck out six in four innings of work for the Warriors.

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