The WIAC made history on Saturday when two of its teams qualified for the NCAA D-3 baseball College World Series at Fox Cities Stadium later this week.
UW-La Crosse, as the top seed in the Midwest Regional, beat St. John’s 5-3 in the title game at Copeland Park on Saturday. UW-Whitewater, also a top seed in the Central Regional, swept fifth-seeded Rose-Hulman 11-0 and 5-3 in the championships games in Sauget, Illinois to gain a spot in the field.
La Crosse (38-8) will open play on Friday at 1:15pm against Trinity of Texas (39-8). Whitewater (34-15) will play at 7:45 Friday night against La Roche of Pittsburgh.
In the La Crosse win, starter Caleb Boushley (10-0) scattered eight hits and struck out five. Taylor Kohlwey had two hits, extending his hitting streak to 49 straight games, second most in team NCAA Division 3 history. [Read more…]