Video: News 8 Sports Round Up - June 13, 2018
News 8 Sports Round Up - June 13, 2018
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 03:22:44 +0000News 8 Sports Round Up - June 13, 2018News 8 Sports Round Up - June 13, 2018http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12449/7373254?cpt=8&wpid=2637WKBTschool sports season, and another trip to state for caledonia. the 2018 warriors baseball team reaching uncharted waters for the program. news 8's bryan mcloone has more. with a 21-2 record, the caledonia baseball team doesn't consider themselves an underdog. (casey storlie)"we still have the caledonia on our chest. in our minds we are still the top dogs." but caledonia is in unfamilar baseball territory, this being their first mshsl state tournament appearance in program history. (tate meiners)"we have to prove ourselves. that's what we've been trying to do all year. just have to keep doing it." (shawn bauer)"we are going to see a whole new level and brand of baseball and these guys are really excited to show what they can do." that's not to say these players don't have big game experience. many on the roster played at state with the football and basketball team. (tm)"all been playing together for a long time. it's just working." (cs)"coming from state in other sports is going to help us a lot to stay calm and relaxed." what will also help is a strong pitching staff. opposing teams are hitting less than .200 against caledonia....the ace, junior southpaw casey storlie, has an point-63 era on the mound. (cs)"everyone on our team can pitch, from our catchers to our outfielders. that's what is going to help us in the state tournament i think." (tm)"usually when we're up, we stay up. being able to rely on our pitchers to throw strikes is a good feeling." (bm)"if want to be the champs, you first have to beat the champs. caledonia's first game at state is against the two time defending state champions minnehaha academy." (sb)"they are the giants. the bigger they are, the harder they fall. hopefully we can make that happen. these guys will give them everything they got." (tm)"them being two time state champs. try to make a statement and pull off that first one." reporting in caledonia, bm, n8s. thanks bryan. wiaa division four state semifinal game as ithaca faces the defending state champion athens. ----------------- runners on first and second... logan clary advances the runners over with a bunt. the throw to third goes wide.... aaron huebsch scores and ithaca leads one-zero. ----------------- the score would stay that way going into the top of the 6th. athens with runners on second and third with no outs. wild pitch ties the game. ----------------- a couple batters later... connor westfall successful on the safety squeeze. fighting bluejays take a 2-1 lead. ------------------ athens makes it a three-run inning after a javon penney rbi single. ---------------- just one bad inning for ithaca... but that's all athens needs as they win 3-1.