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MPS Baseball Team Heads to State

Rufus King Generals  baseballThe Rufus King Generals will take on the Janesville Craig Cougars as the two teams compete in the first round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) state baseball championships on June 12. The winning team will go into the final game to determine the 2018 Wisconsin state baseball champions.

City Conference champions, the Generals made it to the semifinals by winning both games of the sectional double header last week; first defeating a scrappy, young Riverside University High School team 5-2.

In a thrilling second game, Generals pitcher Jacob Myer threw 6 2/3 innings of one run baseball, but Wisconsin Lutheran scored three runs with two outs at the top of the seventh to take a 4-3 lead. The Generals fought back, loading the bases, and finally taking the lead on sharp ground ball. Wisconsin Lutheran's throw to the plate was late and the Generals won the game 5-4. This is the first time since 2003 that the Rufus King qualified for the State Baseball Tournament. 

Rufus King will play Tuesday, June 12 at 3:15 p.m. against Janesville Craig at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton as it works to advance to the championship game Thursday night.

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