Ona legion enters postseason with high hopes

Wisconsin Legion Regionals begin Wednesday

Playoffs begin tomorrow for legion baseball teams in Wisconsin. Regionals for teams in our area take place at Copeland Park, Holmen, West Salem and Viroqua.

Onalaska has high hopes. The No. 2 ranked team in AA plays in the Holmen regional against Baraboo on Wednesday, a team they’re more than familiar with.

“We swept them in two close ballgames at our place,” said Onalaska Head Coach Larry Swiggum. “They’re a well-coached team. They’re actually hosting AA State this year so they’re going to be all fired up. We’re excited. We beat them in I think a 4-2, 4-1 ballgame.”

“We’ll have to be sound in the field, we’ll have to play really well there and we’ll have to probably pick up our hitting a little more and be more constant through all the innings that we play,” said Ona catcher/third baseman Asher Freybler.

“They’re going to play clean baseball. We just need to hit the ball,” added Swiggum.

The game is at 2 p.m.