baseball

MATC grad overcomes partial blindness, goes pro

Tanner Vavra chases dream of playing in major leagues with unique story

Tanner Vavra's had success wherever he's played. A three-sport star in high school, Vavra went on to play baseball at Madison College where he led the team in hitting as a redshirt freshman.

Mauer leads Twins to 4-2 win over Astros

Joe Mauer had two hits in his return from the disabled list, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

Mallards fall in Wisconsin Rapids

Offense records 5 hits in defeat

The Madison Mallards (5-3, 23-18) fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-3, 15-26) after being held to two runs on five hits Tuesday night in Wisconsin Rapids.

Alvarez leads way, Marlins beat Cardinals 8-4

Henderson Alvarez worked seven stingy innings and started the key rally with the first of his career-best three hits, helping the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Sunday to take two of three from their spring training partners.

Sun Prairie wins Big Eight baseball title

Cardinals hold off Parker, 4-3

Michael Brekke had three hits and drove in the eventual winning run as Sun Prairie defeated Janesville Parker, 4-3 at Riverside Park Friday afternoon to win the Big Eight Conference baseball championship.

Coach accused of OWI on way to game fired

District said termination was 'work-related'

The Wisconsin Heights head baseball coach accused of driving drunk on his way to a high school baseball game is fired, according to a release from the school district.

Sun Prairie beats Middleton 8-7

Marchese's infield single sinks Middleton

Thursday, Prep Mania's game of the Week visited Middleton, where the Cardinals traded blows with Sun Prairie for nearly two hours and firty-five minutes before Michael Marchese's infield single gave Sun Prairie an 8-7 win. 

Big 8 Baseball: Parker beats Sun Prairie 6-3 in 10 innings

Zach Bailey hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning to lead Janesville Parker to the big road win 6-3 over two time defending state champion Sun Prairie Friday night at Summit Credit Union field. Both teams are now tied for first place in the Big 8.

Manke, Lodi beat Waterloo, 12-1

Blue Devil pitcher strikes out 13 in five innings

Fred Manke allowed two hits and struck out 13 as Lodi defeated Waterloo, 12-1, in a high school baseball game at Waterloo Thursday afternoon.

Sun Prairie pounds Middleton, 16-4

Ryan Curran drives in eight runs

Ryan Curran hit a grand slam and drove in eight runs as Sun Prairie defeated Middleton, 16-4 in a Big Eight conference baseball game in Sun Prairie Friday afternoon.