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After wrapping up last summer with its first trip to state in team history, Upsala began this spring with a 4-0 shutout victory at Opole, April 19, marking the start of Victory League play. Matt Swanson and John Fuchs combined on the shutout, with Swanson scattering six hits over six innings and Fuchs closing things [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com For the second year in a row, Sobieski, Lastrup and Avon all advanced to the final weekend of the Class C amateur state baseball tournament. And not without a few theatrics. While Region 8C champion churned out another victory behind another gem by ace Tyler Jendro, Lastrup required a [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Lastrup and Avon rode the strength of their aces into the second round of the Class C state amateur baseball tournament, while Upsala’s first trip to state ended with a 4-1 defeat. Sobieski also moved on to the second round by virtue of a bye as the Region 8C [...]

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A week after becoming the first team all season to scratch across an earned run on Tyler Jendro, the Lakers became the first team to pick up a win when the Sobieski ace was on the mound. It still wasn’t enough. After coming through the consolation bracket, Avon edged previously unbeaten Sobieski 1-0 in the [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Year after year, Scott Biniek watched. Stuck in one of the state’s toughest amateur baseball regions, with that region’s perennial power in their own division, Biniek watched other teams go onto the state tournament before his Upsala Blue Jays. But after 25 years of waiting for the Blue Jays, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The battle for the final remaining spots in the Victory League’s Region 8C tournament included a dramatic 15-inning win by Upsala, a rally by Freeport and one-run victories by Buckman and St. Stephen, Saturday. On Sunday, Fort Ripley, Lastrup, Sobieski and Avon locked up their respective division playoff championships. [...]

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