Eau Claire North 5, Sun Prairie 4
Antigo 8, Union Grove 3
Stratford 9, Markesan 4
Webster 11, Mineral Point 1
For the second straight season, Wisconsin will not have any representation in the NCAA Division-3 College World Series.
The 2018 D-3 CWS starts Friday morning at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. It’s the 19th and final season for the event in the Fox Cities.
UW-Whitewater’s season came to an end as the Warhawks fell 6-3 to Rhodes (Tennessee) early Sunday and were then beaten 4-1 by Texas-Tyler to be eliminated in the Central Regional in Sauget, Illinois. The Warhawks had already beaten Texas-Tyler 8-2 on Saturday.
The Warhawks finished the season with a 33-8 record, claiming the schools 5th WIAC regular season title with a 20-4 record.
In Duluth, Minnesota, UW-Oshkosh had two games to win just once, but fell to Concordia-Chicago 7-1 and 3-2, to fall short of the Duluth Regional title.
Oshkosh finished the season 34-10, their best win total since 2007.
For the 12th straight season, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) will be represented by multiple teams in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship after University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater received bids into this year’s championship.
The teams earned two of the 18 at-large spots into the 58-team field. UW-Oshkosh (31-8) will compete in a regional hosted by College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. The Titans, who are making their league-leading 25th NCAA appearance, and first since 2008, will open against Bethel University (Minn.) (32-9). Oshkosh won national titles in 1985 and 1994.
UW-Whitewater (31-6) is making its 11th straight appearance and 21st overall with national championships in 2005 and 2014. The Warhawks will participate in a regional hosted by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Sauget, Illinois. The Warhawks will face Monmouth College (Illinois) (28-12-2) in their first game.
Both regionals follow a double-elimination format and begin on May 17. Winners of the eight regional tournaments will qualify for the NCAA D-3 Championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, May 25-30.
The 2018 Championships mark the final season that the event will be held at Fox Cities Stadium.
The WIAA‘s Board of Control ratified an agreement with the Appleton Baseball Club, Inc., that extends the use of Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium for the State Spring Baseball Tournament through 2028.
The State Spring Baseball Tournament has called Fox Cities Stadium its home since 1998. The tournament has attracted an average attendance of 12,500 the past 11 years. In addition, the 20 years the tournament has been held at Fox Cities Stadium represent the 20 largest attendance marks in the history of the event.
The extension will give Fox Cities Stadium the distinction of hosting State spring baseball for the greatest length of time since the tournament’s inception in 1948. Wausau hosted the tournament for 25 years from 1973-1997.
Fox Cities Stadium was built-in 1995 and seats 5,900.
Outfielder Drew Lechnir went 2 for 3 and drove in three of the four runs scored by the Papermakers.
Right-hander Cade Hunstiger allowed two runs in five hits in six innings to pick up the win.
The Papermakers (23-8) were making their fourth straight championship game appearance, this time pulling out a win.
West Salem scored four runs in the second and third innings and the Panthers (22-4) captured their first state baseball title. [Read more…]
Another late night for the WIAA State Spring Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium. Rain forced delays, but all six scheduled games were played, setting up the four championship games on Thursday.
Division 4 Semifinals
Independence/Gilmanton 5, Webster 3
Athens 6, Oakfield 3
Division 3 Semifinals
Aquinas 7, Cumberland 0
Laconia 5, Iola-Scandinavia 4
Division 2 Semifinals
West Salem 5, Turner 3
Waupun 6, Mosinee 0 [Read more…]
The first day of the WIAA Boys High School State Baseball Tournament didn’t wrap up until the early morning hours on Wednesday morning. Rain during the afternoon quarterfinals pushed the schedule back and the first division 1 semifinal game of the night took 10 innings to decide. That meant the second semifinal game between Kimberly and Eau Claire North didn’t start until 11:30 pm Tuesday night.
In the end, Sun Prairie knocked off Arrowhead 6-5 in 10 innings to advance to Thursday’s Division 1 title game. The Cardinals will face Kimberly in Thursday’s 6 p.m. championship game after the Papermakers knocked off Eau Claire North 2-1.
Following are the Day 1 results and the Day 2 schedule for Wednesday.
Division 1 Quarterfinals
Arrowhead 11, Burlington 1
Sun Prairie 2, Beloit Memorial 1
Eau Claire North 9, Green Bay Preble 0
Kimberly 11, Waunakee 2 [Read more…]
The 70th Annual WIAA Spring Baseball Tournament opens Tuesday with Division 1 quarterfinals and semifinals taking place at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.
Division 1 quarterfinals make up the day with the semifinals set for tonight.
Game 1 – Arrowhead (21-4) vs. Burlington (21-4) 8 a.m.
Game 2 – Beloit Memorial (18-10) vs. Sun Prairie (22-6)
Game 3 – Eau Claire North (21-2) vs. Green Bay Preble (29-0) 1 p.m.
Game 4 – Waunakee (18-8) vs. Kimberly (19-7)
D-1 Semifinals – 6 p.m.
Game 5 – Winner of Game one vs. Winner of Game two
Game 6 – Winner of Game three vs. Winner of Game four
Division four semifinals get underway Wednesday morning at 8am, followed by the Division 3 semifinals at 1 p.m. and Division 2 semifinals at 6 p.m.
Sunday started with six teams and it closed with just two remaining in the NCAA Division 3 College World Series field.
Roanoke, Virginia eliminated Concordia-Chicago in the first game of the day, 10-3. North Central College of Illinois eliminated U-Mass/Boston in game two, 5-4. Roanoke was then eliminated in game 3, falling to Washington & Jefferson 8-1. Cal Lutheran closed out the day with a 10-8 win over North Central in an elimination game.
It leaves Cal Lutheran and Washington & Jefferson to square off in the best-of-3 championship series with the first game set to get underway at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium.