Playoffs begin for the Onalaska Legion baseball team.
They enter regional play ranked number-two in the
Holmen playing host to the Class AA regional....
...first up for Onalaska is Baraboo.
Third inning ...up one when Onalaska's Dustin Gordon
drives a ball to center.
Ona out to a 2 - 0 lead.
Baraboo responds in the fourth .
Matt Munneke smashes a ball to deep center.
Two runs score.
Game tied at two.
Bottom of the seventh .
Onalaska down a run.
Jack Smalley keeps them alive with the rbi single....5-5
Few batters later .
bases loaded .
Ryan Williams squares up .
it's a squeeze!
The game winning run scores.
Onalaska comes from behind in the seventh and wins
a 6-5 thriller over Baraboo.
I was just trying to stay as calm as possible and
try and do my job to get the bunt down.
Going into the weekend now we have to win four games
to advance and that was a good start to our regional
Sparta....winner of the Don Halverson Division of
the Coulee Region Legion league....taking on Holmen.
First inning .
Holmen's Hunter Brush rips a ball to right.
A run crosses the plate.
Holmen would jump out to a three-zero lead.
In the fifth .
Sparta rallies .
Matt Hampel smashes a ball all the way to the fence.
2 RBI double.
Sparta trails 3 - 2.
Few batters later .
Trent Ruedy lays down the squeeze bunt .
Run scores from third.
Throw gets past the catcher .
second run crosses home.
Sparta takes the 4 - 3 lead.
They hold off a late Holmen rally and win 6 - 4.
To Copleand Park for the Class AAA regional.
La Crosse Post 52 taking on Eau Claire.
Eau Claire the home team....
Bottom of the fourth, Max Sires collect a hit into
the gap in right center...
One run comes in, Eau Claire leads 5-0.
Top of the fifth, Post 52 gets on the board...
Jerred Ambrose hits a solo homer over the fence in
straight away center...score now 5-1.
Next inning more from Post 52...
Ben Faga rips a shot down the left field line...
That adds another run.
Post 52 though can't make up the difference, as they
fall by a score of 10-3.
They then go on to beat Chippewa Falls in an elimination
Class A action....Viroqua hosting rival Westby.
Top of the first, Mitch Stalsberg gets on a roll...
He collects the first two of ten straight strikeouts.
Game scoreless after one.
Second inning, runner on first for Viroqua...
The hit to right is caught by a diving Zach Dwyer
to end the inning.
This game was all about Stalsberg.
Pitches a pefect game with 18 strikeouts.
Viroqua wins 2-0.
Earlier game....exciting finish between Mauston and
Mauston down one run in the bottom of the 7th with
the tying and g-oahead runners aboard...
Jacob Arens Arenz collects a hit to left.
Mauston with the walk-off victory...12-11 the final.
West Salem regional.
West Salem and Black River Falls meet in an elimination
Sixth inning....Jay Buisman
single scores Trent Kastenschmidt.
West Salem out to a six-two lead.
Ethan Young escapes further damage.
Strike out strands runners on second and third.
West Salem goes on to win by four.
They play Arcadia tomorrow at four.
The Loggers come out of the All-Star break tied for
last place in the
South Division second half standings....8.5
games out of first place.
Offensive struggles continue for La Crosse.
They lose four-nothing.