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Members of the River Falls Fighting Fish raise the championship trophy after the team defeated the Beef River Bulldogs, 9-8, in the Wisconsin Baseball Association championship game Sunday in Coon Valley. The Fish advanced to the title game with a pair of extra-inning wins on Saturday. Bill Smith photo

Fighting Fish make history

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It took 59 years for organized amateur baseball to come to River Falls.

It took four years to win the first state championship.

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The River Falls Fighting Fish won the first state title in their four-year existence Sunday by defeating the Beef River Bulldogs, 9-8, in the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Championship game in Coon Valley.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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