Imagine the disapointment....a
20-game winning streak...moving
up to number-one in
the N-C-A-A Central Region rankings...and
up to number-18 in the nation.
And then losing the first round game of the conference
Well the Winona State softball team calls it just
a little bump in the road.
The Warriors playing in four consecutive games through
the loser's bracket today in Sioux Falls.
W-S-U winning all four.
including a one-run win against number-five in the
nation Minnesota State....and back-to-back wins over
number-25 Augustana to capture the N-S-I-C Tournament
Winona State earns the automatic bit to the N-C-A-A
tournament....bracket will be released Monday morning.
UW-La Crosse softball stays
alive in the WIAC tournament...beating
Eau Claire 3-2.
Eagles play again tomorrow morning at ten.
M-C-C regular season baseball champion Viterbo with
their first round game of the M-C-C tournament.
V-Hawks win two-nothing.
They'll face A-I-B tomorrow at .
With four games to play...UW-La Crosse trails Whitewater
by two games in the WIAC baseball standings.
Warhawks winning two today....
....so the Eagles needing to win a pair as well to
keep their hopes alive....
...as they host UW-Oshkosh.
Bottom of the 3rd.
sun is finally out so Cole Cefalu decides to do some
this 2 run blast gives them a 3-1 lead..
Stays that score until the top of the 8th when Oshkosh's
Zach Walen grounds out a swinging bunt allowing a
run to score.
Bottom half of that inning.
UWL gets some insurance.
Taylor Kohlwey hits one out of here.
another 2 run shot.
Titans not going away.
9th inning Zac Peterson singles to right allowing
1 run to come in.
they're down just 5-3.
but UW-L gets the outs and holds on to win their 11th
However they lose Game two by a run.
So Whitewater clinches the conference championship
Winona State closing out the regular season with a
doubleheader against Upper Iowa.
Second inning .
Warriors Micheal Hommes drives a ball to the outfield.
One run scores.
Winona leads 1 - 0.
The Peacocks would tie things up.
Warriors take the lead back in the third asTravis
Evanson hits the RBI single.
2 - 1 the score.
Next inning .
Warriors start to pull away .
Tyler Nehring finds a gap in the outfield.
The first run crosses home .
then the second.
Winona increases the lead to 4.
On senior day .
who better than Warriors Lucas Warren with a big hit
off the wall.
It's a double for the Central grad.
One run scores .
then the second slides in.
Winona up 8 to 4.
Warriors sweep Upper Iowa winning game one 7 to 5
and game two 8 to 4.
It meant a lot.
We were trying to get something we can remember.
Going out with a win is a great way to end a home
career here so it was really nice to get this win.
WIAC outdoor track and field championship wrapping
up this evening in Oshkosh.
The UW-La Crosse men
win their 24th consecutive championship....50th
Eagles beat the host school by 52-points.
It's also a one-two La Crosse, Oshkosh finish on the
UWL winning their third straight title...29th overall.
High school baseball.
Number-three in the state Holmen putting their unbeaten
record on the line against Tomah.
Holmen's Gregory Rooney grounds out to short.
a run scores.
Vikings up 1-0....
On to the 2nd.
Holmen piling on the runs.
Jeren Hilliard-Kendall doubles to left center.
1 run comse in...4-0...
More from the 2nd...more Holmen.
it's Griffin Johnson with the base hit up the middle
to score 2 runs.
they're up 6..
Holmen wins this one in five innings....11-1 the final
Onalaska in nonconference action...hosting Chippewa
Falls in a doubleheader.
Bottom of the first in Game two .
Hilltoppers Ben Markworth drives a ball to the outfield.
First run crosses the plate .
then the second.
Onalaska takes an early 2 - 0 lead.
Second inning .
Hilltoppers Zach Earll hits a ball past the diving
That scores another.
Ona now up 3.
The Chippewa Falls offense explodes in the third.
Zach Slowiak rips a ball to the outfield to score
Chippewa Falls scores five runs in the inning to lead
6 - 3.
Chippewa Falls wins 10-9 to sweep the doubleheader
after winning game one 19-7.