North/Regis Baseball Teams Win Dramatic Sectional Championships

The Eau Claire North baseball team did it the hard way, rallying for five runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to beat D.C. Everest 7-to-6 at Carson Park Tuesday evening. The Huskies, the number-one ranked team in the state, trailed 6-2 going to the bottom of the 7th. North's Alex Burian pulled the Huskies with a run at 6-5 on a three-run homer. Later, North's Mickey Boyle coaxed a bases loaded walk to tie the game at 6, then the next batter Mitch Running executed a perfect suicide-squeeze bunt to score Ryan Iverson with the game-winning run. The Huskies advance to next Tuesday's WIAA State Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton. North's Division 1 quarterfinal opponent will be Wisconsin Lutheran. Meanwhile, in Division 3, Eau Claire Regis scored twice in their last at-bats to beat Ladysmith 8-to-7 to capture the Osseo-Fairchild sectional. John Frommelt hit a game-winning two-run double to right-center to plate the winning runs. Eau Claire Regis will take on Kenosha-St. Joseph's in next Wednesday's Division 3 state semifinals.