Saturday, August 3, 2013

Championship Baseball Weekend

Congratulations to Viroqua for qualifying for the Central Plains National Tournament in Pratt, Kansas, Thurs. Aug. 8 thru Sun. Aug. 11.

Wisconsin is sending TWO teams. Since Viroqua is the last undefeated team in the State Tournament, Viroqua is guaranteed no worse than a second place finish in State.

Four teams are left to compete for the Class A State Championship. Waupun, Wisconsin Dells, or Westby each have 1 loss and will need to win 3 games in a row to win the Championship. Viroqua is undefeated and "only" needs to win 2 out of possibly 3 games to win the Championship. With each team fielding an impressive amount of talent and experience, any of these teams could end up the Champion.

Saturday's schedule

Game 12 -- 5 pm -- Waupun (2-1) v. Wisconsin Dells (2-1)  (loser eliminated)

Game 13 -- 8 pm -- Viroqua (3-0) v. Westby (2-1) 

If Viroqua beats Westby, only 2 teams remain: Viroqua and the Winner of Game 12.  Viroqua would be undefeated, so would only need to win 1 on Sunday for the Championship. The Winner of Game 12 would have to beat Viroqua twice for the Championship.  Either way, in this scenario, both teams qualify for Nationals.

If Westby beats Viroqua, 3 teams with 1 loss remain, so two games are guaranteed on Sunday. Westby would play the Winner of Game 12 at 1 pm Sunday.  The Winner of Game 14 (the Sunday 1pm game) would advance to Game 15 (approx. 3:30 pm) v. Viroqua (who was the last undefeated team)

Championship Sunday's schedule

There could be either 1 or 2 games on Championship Sunday.

Game 14 -- 1 pm  -- Winner Game 12 (3-1) v. Winner Game 13 (either 4-0 or 3-1)

Game 15 --  3:30 pm -- The possible second game is slated to start at approximately 3:30 pm, but that is really an estimate. There's usually a 20-30 minute break between games.

You can catch all these games online, provided by Vernon Communications.

You can follow the results and schedule either on this webpage or using a bracket format (pdf)