State Baseball Tournament Preview - Division 4
Friday, June 25th, 2021 -- 1:12 PM
The 73rd State Baseball Tournament will be held June 28-July 1at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.
THE LAST TIME: 2019 is the last State Tournament played with the cancellation of the 2020 season and Tournament Series in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Webster won the Division 4 crown by downing Mineral Point 11-1 in the championship game.
Semifinals - Monday, June 28 at Fox Cities Stadium
#1 Boyceville (19-1) vs. #4 Southwestern (11-10) - 11:05 a.m.
#2 Rosholt (20-3) vs. #3 Greenwood (17-6)*
Final - Monday, June 28 at Fox Cities Stadium
Semifinal Winners - 6:05 p.m.
THE DIVISION 4 FIELD: Top-seeded Boyceville makes what is essentially its second straight State appearance after qualifying in 2019 and having the 2020 season and tournament canceled. Their only other experience at State came in 2000, which resulted in a runner-up finish in Division 3. This season they played to a first-place finish in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. They qualify for State with a 14-0 drubbing of the former two-time defending champion Webster in five innings in the Shell Lake Sectional final. Rosholt, the second seed, will be making its fifth State appearance and its first in a decade. The Hornets’ most notable experience in the State Tournament was a runner-up finish in 2008. They defeated Johnson Creek 3-1 in the sectional final held at Almond-Bancroft. The Hornets finished first in the South Division of Central Wisconsin Conference this spring. Third-seeded Greenwood is returning to the State Tournament for the sixth time overall and for the first time since winning the championship in 2013. The Indians won two other titles, including the Class C title in 1988 and 1990. They also have a runner-up finish in 1986. The Indians are the runners-up in the Eastern Division of the Cloverbelt Conference this season. They advance to the State semifinals with a 7-3 win over Edgar in the Athens Sectional final. Fourth-seeded Southwestern will appear in the State Tournament for the first time since its only other experience in 2010, which resulted in a loss in the semifinals. The Wildcats placed fourth in the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League this season. Their return to the tournament field came virtue of a 4-2 win over Bangor in the Pecatonica Sectional final.
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