Tomah baseball reaches sectional final, falls just short of state tournament

Tomah baseball won their sectional semifinal game Tuesday, but they could not get past Antigo to reach the state tournament.

Tomah took on New Richmond in the semifinals and put the ball in the hand of Gatorade Player of the Year Connor Prielipp, who proceeded to fan 14 batters and shut out his opposition. Tomah took the game 3-0.

The sectional final was all Antigo. A big inning by the Red Robins and quiet bats from the Timberwolves led to a 7-0 final.

“There’s nothing to be ashamed of,” head coach Ryan Brookman said after the loss. “We avoided big innings all year. We had one bad inning, a bad error there. They hit the ball, give credit to them. We just didn’t hit to match them. Unfortunately it’s the end of our season. Have nothing to be ashamed of at all. ”

“Went through some rough stretches during the season,” Prielipp said, “but we played our best baseball at the end of May. Like our coaches always told us and that is when we got hot. Just came up a little short today but really excited for what we did.”

In Division 3, Prairie du Chien beat Viroqua 2-1 to advance to their sectional title game, but they then lost 3-1 to Markesan.

Division 4 sectionals were postponed to Wednesday due to poor weather.

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