Wild Rose’s Ty Butzin delivers a sixth inning pitch to an Almond-Bancroft batter in the June 4 semi-final Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) home baseball game.

Wild Rose too much for Eagles

Wild Rose hosted their Central Wisconsin Conference-10 rival the Almond-Bancroft Eagles in an evenly matched game in the second round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) playoffs on June 4. Both teams had a big sixth inning, but it would be the hosting Wildcats who would come out the victors over the visiting Eagles, 7-6. 

For the first two innings of play, Wild Rose seemed to have the upper hand as the Eagles were shut down in the first, but Garett Yonke sparked the visitors in the second with a single. One teammate picked up a walk and another reached base on an error. The Wildcats would score two runs in the second inning for the first lead of the game.

Aaron VandeCastle led the inning off, reaching base on an error. The next batter was sacrificed to move him over into scoring position. Brody Calnin and Drew Seefeldt came up with singles to bring in the runs.