Sam Sleichert dropped down a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning to score the only run of the game and give the Menomonie baseball team a 1-0 walk-off win over Eau Claire Memorial at home on Thursday. Mustangs starting pitcher Jace Kressin and Old Abes starter Austin Selz were locked in a pitcher’s duel for most of the game. Selz struck out 19 batters, while Kressin fanned 12. Chippewa Falls 17, Hudson 6: Lucas Steinmetz hit a double and a home run to drive in four runs for the
Baseball WIAA REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS DIVISION 2 Rice Lake 10, Barron 5 Barron 202 000 1 — 5 7 2 Rice Lake 003 250 x — 10 8 7 WP: Callub Paulson (4.2IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 5K). LP: Braxton Seemann (3.2IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, 4BB, 6K). Leading Hitters — Barron: Seemann 2x3 (2B, RBI), Jackson Massie 2x3 (RBI). Rice Lake: Brady Verbsky 2x3 (2 RBI), Joe Kroeger 2x4 (3B, RBI), Paulson (2B, RBI), Nolan Rowe 2x3 (2B, 3 B, 3 RBI). Black River Falls 8, Bloomer 2
Eau Claire North put the frosting on its Big Rivers Conference championship cake. Noah Hanson drove in the lead run with a triple, Tyler Greenlund hit another home run and from a ways down in the rotation, Logan Rasmussen and Joel Zachow pitched steady ball. The Huskies took a 6-4 win in a repeat of Tuesday’s win at River Falls to leave no doubt about their supremacy, taking a third championship in the past three years Thursday in near-90 degree heat at Carson Park. With the title
NORTH 6, RIVER FALLS 4 RIVER FALLS (4) AB-R-H-RBI: Adam Feyereisen, ss, 2-0-0-1, Jake Lindsay, 2b, 4-0-1-1, Ryan Flanigan, 3b, 3-0-0-0, Nick Speckman, dh, 4-0-1-0, Jake Bergmanis, rf, 4-0-0-0, Glen Pendleton, lf/p, 3-1-1-0, Joe Stoffel, 1b, 2-1-1-0, Joey Davis, c, 3-1-1-0, Jaden Schwantz, cf, 3-1-3-2, Alex Kelm, cr, 0-0-0-0, Jackson Cleveland, lf, 0-0-0-0; Charley Griffin, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 28-4-8-4. NORTH (6) Tucker Dillon, lf, 1-1-0-0, Gabe O’Brien, lf, 2-0-1-0, Jeffrey Pippemger,
UW-Stout’s Sam Elsner won the NCAA Division III discus national title Thursday on day one of the outdoor track and field championships in La Crosse. The senior set a school record with a throw of 191 feet, 7 inches on his first attempt. All of his throws would have been good for the national championship. He broke Austin Zett’s record of 185-2, which was set in 2015. UW-Stout’s Kevin Ruechel took 13th in the discus with a 155-11 throw. UW-Eau Claire’s Erica
WIAA Sectionals Note: Top three finishers in Division 1 sectionals and top four in D2-3 sectionals qualify for state. Division 1 D.C. EVEREST SECTIONAL Boys Team Scores Stevens Point 127, Eau Claire North 75, River Falls 75, D.C. Everest 71, Marshfield 59, Eau Claire Memorial 53, Wausau West 44, New Richmond 36.5, Menomonie 30.5, Hudson 29, Chippewa Falls 23, Wisconsin Rapids 19, Superior 19, Antigo 9, Wausau East 6, Rhinelander 5. Winners and Area State Qualifiers 100: 1, Trent
Arik Skifstad and Braden Pick went 1-2 in the 200-meter dash to lead a parade of Eau Claire North athletes qualifying for state at the WIAA Division 1 D.C. Everest Sectional. Skifstad won in 22.23 seconds, while Pick was second in 22.3. The two also ran on the Huskies’ 400 and 1,600 relays that qualified. They teamed with Charlie Wolter and Ray Davis to finish second in the 400 relay in 43.52 seconds and then with Jason Voelker and Preston Dorn to run a 3:24.98 in the 1,600 relay.
COLBY — Matt Tebo and his coaching staff know it. This is a one-in-a-lifetime type team the Rice Lake boys sport this spring. Evidence? The fact that one of their top runners — state medalist DeAirus Clerveaux, a 200- and 400-meter sprinter by trade — can dip into the 300 hurdles for the first time two weeks before the postseason starts and be a threat to score points at state is about all you need to know. Clerveaux finished second in the event that’s in the
MILWAUKEE — Brandon Nimmo is making a strong case to remain in the New York Mets' everyday lineup. Nimmo reached base five times, Steven Matz pitched six solid innings and the Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Thursday night. Nimmo raised his on-base percentage to .450, best in the majors among players with at least 100 plate appearances, with a career-high four hits and a walk. The 25-year-old outfielder had a triple and two doubles, and he has reached base eight consecutive times.
Kathryn Wirtanen was 3-for-4 with a double, and she also got the win in the circle as the ninth-seeded Eau Claire Memorial softball team knocked off eight-seed D.C. Everest 6-3 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal on Wednesday night in Schofield. Division 2 (3) Rice Lake 16, (6) La Crosse Logan 0: The defending state champions rolled in their playoff opener. Division 3 (1) Bloomer 24, (8) St. Croix Falls 0: The Blackhawks had 18 hits in three innings of work. Ashley Poirier and