Union Grove players burst into celebration on the infield Monday after defeating Muskego 7-5 in a WIAA sectional final game at Kenosha Bradford High School. (Photo by Mike Ramczyk)

Broncos to make second appearance in three years

By Mike Ramczyk

Correspondent

These guys can straight up mash.

Not mash as in mashed potatoes, but mash as in hitting the baseball so hard with a bat that it mashes or dents.

That’s the kind of juggernaut the Union Grove baseball team is this year.

The Broncos kept it rolling with 10 hits in a 7-5 victory over second-seeded Muskego Monday evening in a WIAA Division 1 sectional final at Kenosha Bradford High School. The Broncos defeated Burlington 13-2 in five innings earlier Monday in the semifinal round.

Now, two years after finishing as state runner-up in Division 2, the Broncos are heading back to exact revenge and win it all in Division 1.

The third-seeded Broncos battle sixth-seeded Eau Claire Memorial at Herr-Baker Stadium in Fond du Lac at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday.

If Grove can win its quarterfinal, the Broncos will move on to play at Neurosciences Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, home to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a Monday semifinal.

To read the full account of Union Grove’s sectional victory see the June 25 edition of the Burlington Standard Press.