Middleton, Sun Prairie join Craig
Middleton High and Sun Prairie will join Janesville Craig in making it a Big Eight threesome at the WIAA Division 1 state baseball tournament.
After slipping past Reedsburg, 3-2, in the semifinals of the Middleton Sectional, the host Cardinals roared into the state quarterfinals with a 19-5 rout of Onalaska in Tuesday’s championship game.
Onalaska reached the sectional finals by shocking top-ranked La Crosse Central, 5-1, in the sectional opener.
Sun Prairie beat Big Eight rival Madison La Follette, 3-1, and outlasted Oshkosh West,
9-8, to win the Oshkosh North Sectional.
That earned Sun Prairie a 3:30 p.m. matchup with Bay Port next Tuesday at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. Middleton plays Craig in the 1 p.m. game.
Sun Prairie scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to get past Oshkosh West and earn its fourth state tournament trip in five years.
Middleton had 17 hits and will be in the state tournament for the fifth time since 2002.
At Oshkosh North
SUN PRAIRIE 9, OSHKOSH WEST 8
Oshkosh West 122 200 1—8 10 2
Sun Prairie 300 302 1—9 13 3
Supple, Demler (4); Tanner, Meekma (3) and Theiel.
Leading hitters—Demler (OW) 3x4, Parrish (OW), 2x3, Stenson (OW) 2x3, Diaz (SP) 2x4, Huemmer (SP) 3x4, Harmon (SP) 2x3, Handel (SP) 2x2, rowles (SP) 2x4. 2B—parrish (OW)_ Demler (OW). HR—Stenson (OW), Wohlt (OW), Handel (SP).
SO—Supple (OW) 2, Demler (OW) 4, Tanner (SP) 1, Meekma (SP) 3. BB—Supple 2, Demler 1, Tanner 3, Meekma 1.
MIDDLETON 19, ONALASKA 5 (6)
Onalaska 013 010—5 6 3
Middleton 033 238—19 17 0
Adams, Tweiten (2), Veiguet (3), Stevele (6); Acker, Layton (4), Zimmerman (6) and Drunasky.
Leading hitters—novinski (M) 2x5, Maertin (M) 2x4, Adler (M) 2x3, Gowan (M) 3x4, Braga (M) 3x4, Drunasky (M) 2x3. 2B—Markworth (A), Ripp (M), Gowoan (M). 3B—Adler (M), HR—Martin (M).
SO—Veiguet (AS0 1, Stevle (A) 1, Acker 4, Layton 1, Zimmerman 2. BB—Adams 1, Tweiten 1, Stevele 1, Acker 1, Layton 2.
n Wilmot 4, Bradford 2—Southern Lakes champion Wilmot knocked off defending state champion Kenosha Bradford in the finals of the Division 1 sectional at Lake Geneva Badger to give the Panthers first their first state berth since 1991.
A walk, throwing error and a two-run single in the sixth inning gave the Wilmot the winning margin.
The Panthers shut out Southern Lakes rival Waterford, 6-0, in the semifinals, and Bradford advanced with a 7-5 win over Racine Horlick.
WILMOT 4, BRADFORD 2
Kenosha Bradford 000 200 0—2 7 2
Wilmot 101 002 x—4 5 0
Corrao, Pawell (3) and Richer; Berg, Reichwein (7) and Reichwein, Mullenbeck (7).
Leading hitters—DeBartolo (KB) 2x3, Tenhagen (W) 3x4. 2B—Tenhagen.
SO—Corrao 3, Pawell 4, Berg 5, Reichwein 2. BB—Corrao 3, Pawell 5, Berg 2.
WILMOT 6, WATERFORD 0
Wilmot 010 200 3—6 6 0
Waterford 000 000 0—0 5 3
Sindles and Reichwein; Christopherson, Forray (6) and Sentkowski.
Leading hitters—Hayden (W) 2x3, Christian (W) 2x4. 2B—Hayden (W), Reichwein (W).
SO—Sindles (Wil) 4, Christopherson (Wat) 5, Forray (Wat) 3. BB—Sindles 1, Christopherson 6, Forray 1.