Sun Prairie wins the Division 1 baseball title in a routWisconsin Sports
-- Sun Prairie won the Division-One state high school spring baseball title last night with a 13-to-1 victory over Bay Port in five innings at Appleton.
Sun Prairie won the Division-One state high school spring baseball title last night with a 13-to-1 victory over Bay Port in five innings at Appleton. The Cardinals scored in every inning, highlighted by a five-run fourth. Portage won the Division-Two championship with an 8-to-3 win over Ellsworth. Portage scored three times in each of the first two innings to put the game out of reach. In Division-Three, Prescott took home the gold trophy with a 4-to-3 win over Orfordville Parkview in extra innings. Clay Seifert hit a one-out walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth. And Coleman won the Division-Four crown in a 20-to-11 slugfest over Johnson Creek. The 20 runs were a divisional record, as Coleman overcame an 11-to-4 deficit by scoring 16 times in the final three innings.
Chippewa Falls will play Appleton East, and Sun Prairie will take on Germantown in tonight’s Division-One semi-finals at the state high school softball tournament. All four teams advanced after yesterday’s quarter-finals in Madison. Chippewa Falls pounded Sussex Hamilton 18-to-2 in five innings. Appleton East edged Westosha Central 1-to-nothing on a bases-loaded walk by Nicole Kitten in the top of the ninth inning. Sun Prairie crushed Franklin 10-nothing in six innings. And Germantown topped defending champion Stevens Point 3-to-2 on an R-B-I double by Alexa Bechler in the sixth inning. In the Division-Two semi-finals last night, Baldwin-Woodville scored five runs in the first three innings to eliminate West De Pere 7-to-2. And Monroe topped Plymouth 5-to-1. Baldwin-Woodville plays Monroe for the D-Two title tomorrow. Semi-finals will be played today in two other divisions. The Division-Four semis are up first as Thorp plays Tigerton at 9:05. De Soto will then take on defending champion Oakfield. In Division-Three, Grantsburg plays Stevens Point Pacelli this afternoon, and returning champ Poynette will face Algoma.
At the girls’ state high school soccer tournament, four Division-One teams have advanced to tonight’s semi-finals. Kenosha Tremper will play De Pere, and Madison West will face Grafton after all four won their quarter-final matches yesterday in Milwaukee. Tremper won a 4-to-2 shootout over Eau Claire Memorial. De Pere edged Waukesha West 1-nothing. Madison West got by Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels by the same 1-nothing score. And Grafton blanked Neenah 3-nothing. Semi-finals will also be played today in two other divisions. The Division-Three semis are up first at 9 this morning. Menasha Saint Mary Central plays Lake County Lutheran-Milwaukee University. And Oostburg battles Racine Prairie. This afternoon, the Division-Two semi-finals have Appleton Xavier playing Waukesha Catholic Memorial And Green Bay Notre Dame faces Mount Horeb. Title games are set for tomorrow in all three divisions.