Baseball: Waunakee wins twice on Tuesday to advance to championship

posted by Jimmie Kaska -

Waunakee needed 11 innings, but topped Green Bay Preble to advance to Thursday's Division 1 state baseball championship after holding off Eau Claire North earlier in the day Tuesday.

Will Connors doubled in the go-ahead run, Taiten Manriquez, who pitched eight innings in the victory.

Earlier on Tuesday, Waunakee survived multiple rallies by Eau Claire North in the quarterfinals. You can read the recap and hear from coach Spencer Lee of Waunakee below.

The Warriors will face Arrowhead, who got a walk-off home run from Zak Karrels to win 2-1 over Janesville Craig in the bottom of the 7th inning. Waunakee is seeking their first state baseball championship on Thursday night at 6pm.

Full Tuesday results from the Division 1 baseball quarterfinals and semifinals:

Division 1 Quarterfinals - 8 a.m.

   Game 1 - Waunakee (19-6) 12, Eau Claire North 8 - Stats

   Game 2 - Green Bay Preble (21-3) 3, Kimberly (18-8) - Stats

Division 1 Quarterfinals - 1 p.m.

   Game 3 - Arrowhead (24-3) 2, Burlington (20-8) 1 - Stats

   Game 4 - Janesville Craig (23-5) 8, Milwaukee King (14-10) 0 - Stats

Division 1 Semifinals  - 6 p.m.

   Game 5 - Waunakee (20-6) 3, Green Bay Preble (21-4) 1 (11) - Stats

   Game 6 - Arrowhead (25-3) 2, Janesville Craig (23-6) 1 - Stats

Wednesday Schedule:

Division 4 Semifinals – 8 a.m.

   Game 1 - Athens vs. Ithaca

   Game 2 - Thorp vs. Johnson Creek

Division 3 Semifinals – 1 p.m.

   Game 1 - St. Mary Catholic vs. Mineral Point

   Game 2 - Webster vs. Kenosha St. Joseph

Division 2 Semifinals – 6 p.m. 

   Game 1 - Mosinee vs. Jefferson

   Game 2 - Ellsworth vs. Waupun

Baseball: Waunakee 12, Eau Claire North 8 - State Quarterfinal
Baseball: Waunakee 12, Eau Claire North 8 - State Quarterfinal
Waunakee's hitting topped Eau Claire North's pitching and defense in a thrilling Division 1 state baseball quarterfinal, with the Warriors winning 12-8 to advance to...

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