IT'S A HUGE DAY FOR THE BIG 8 CONFERENCE AT DAY 1
OF THE STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMNET APPLETON.
THREE CONFERNECE TEAMS IN ACTION
SUN PRAIRIE AND PARKER BOTH WON THIS MORNING SO WE
ARE GAURANTEED TO HAVE A BIG 8 TEAM IN THE D 1 FINAL
SUN PRAIRIE AND STEVENS POINTS MEET AT 8 AM FOR THE
FIRST QUARTER FINAL OF THE DAY.
A REMATCH OF LAST YEARS FINAL -RAIN OVER NIGHT MEANS
A WET START
2ND INNING...CARDINALS DOWN 1-0...MICHAEL MARCHESE
WITH THE HIT TO SHORTSTOP...AND THE THROW TO FIRST
IS OFF THE MARK...TWO SCORE FOR SUN PRAIRIE AND THEY
TAKE A 2-1...
CARDS TRAILED 3-2...BUT A BIG FIFTH INNING....COBY
OSWALT...THE LAZY FLY BALL TO CENTER FIELD DROPS...CAPS
OFF A THREE RUN FIFTH....CARDS TAKE A 5-3 LEAD...
AND THEY WIN IT 5-3 AND THE TWO TIME DEFENDING STATE
CHAMPS RETURN TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS
sam lund: I think it's because we have been here so
many times we got the big stage and we know what to
do we just have to keep fighting and its never over
until the end of the 7th so we know that
THE CARDINALS WILL FACE THE WINNER OF THE PARKER AND
THE VIKINGS BACK AT STATE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE
AND PARKER CAME TO
PLAY....TOP OF THE 3RD...DOWN 1-0...DOMINICK
GRUENWALD LAYS DOWN A PERFECT BUNT TO SCORE CONNOR
OSMOND...WE'RE TIED AT 1-1...
THE LEAD WOULDN'T LAST...THEY TRAILED 2-1 IN THE 6TH...BUT
COLLIN POWERS COULDN'T HAVE THAT..HE SENDS A SHOT
TO THE WARNING TRACK IN LEFT-CENTER.....THAT SCORES
MITCH BENWAY....PART OF A 3 RUN SIXTH...
PARKER'S MOVING ON WITH A 4-3 WIN OVER BAY PORT.
HERE'S SPORTS DIRECTOR JAY WILSON
Jay Wilson: Janesville Parker here for the first time
in 22 years Bay Port a team that is traditionally
here all the time, Hunter Vandandt, packer found a
way, how did you beat these guys?
Hunter: We just kept fighting and we got clutch hits
and made plays that mattered.
That was huge
jay: and now you get to see your old friends from
Sun Prairie .
for a third time this year, are you looking forward
Hunter: ya its a pretty big rivarly between us we
played them a couple times this year and we split
they beat us and we had it down to one strike to win
the big 8 and they came thru with a clutch hit and
they beat us so its def going to be an exciting game
BIG 8 RIVALS SUN PRAIRIE AND PARKER ARE IN THE SEMI
FINAL RIGHT NOW.
THE SCORE IS ______
AS HUNTER SAID THEY SPLIT THE SEASON SERIES
THE RUBBER MATCH IS FOR A TRIP TO THE STATE FINALS.