Holmen Legion advances to state - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Holmen Legion advances to state

Posted:

SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Holmen rattled off two straight wins over Onalaska on Sunday afternoon to win the Legion Class AA Sparta regional.

Entering the final day of the tournament, Holmen faced an uphill battle against Onalaska's Post 336 for a shot at Class AA State. Holmen had already dropped an 8-5 loss to Onalaska on Saturday night.

On Sunday, Post 284 grabbed a 6-0 lead in the 6th inning of the first game on Hunter Brush's sacrifice fly to center field. Holmen made it a 7-0 game off a Brandon Knudtson RBI base hit back up the middle.

Post 336 tried to rally in the bottom half of the frame. Dustin Gordon plated two on a base hit down the third base line. Then, Jack Smalley singled in a run to make it a 7-3 game. Onalaska came no closer in game one. Holmen won by four, forcing a decisive final game.

In game two, Holmen again played out in front. Greg Rooney, Griffin Johnson and Tyler Anderson all plated RBI as part of a four-run 3rd inning. Onalaska tried to rally, but Vic Berkley's leaping grab on a Brock Rude line drive demonstrated the Post 284 defense, which held Onalaska bats silent.

Holmen won game two by a 5-0 final score. They advance to the Class AA State Tournament, which takes place August 2-6 in Kewaunee County. 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.