Pictured are the Small Town State Champion 12U AAA Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks and their coaches: (front row) Tyler Pollack, Cal Smith, Jack Manninen, and Jake Campbell; (back row) Landon Eggen, Ty Manninen, Coach Mark Manninen, Collin Fritts, Colton Hush, James Borchardt, Jesse Gorman, Luke DeShane, and Coach Doug Smith. (Missing in the photo are player Ryan Veenendall and Coach Dusty Veenendall). Submitted photo
Pictured are the Small Town State Champion 12U AAA Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks and their coaches: (front row) Tyler Pollack, Cal Smith, Jack Manninen, and Jake Campbell; (back row) Landon Eggen, Ty Manninen, Coach Mark Manninen, Collin Fritts, Colton Hush, James Borchardt, Jesse Gorman, Luke DeShane, and Coach Doug Smith. (Missing in the photo are player Ryan Veenendall and Coach Dusty Veenendall). Submitted photo

Submitted by Terri Smith

BALDWIN-WOODVILLE, WI – On Friday, June 22, 2018 the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks 12U AAA Baseball team headed to Marshfield to play in the Wisconsin Small Town State Tournament.  The boys were excited to play ball against teams they haven't played before.

They started their weekend off by playing Dodgeville on Friday.  In 4 innings they beat Dodgeville 11-0.  This set the tone for the entire tournament.  The boys came ready and prepared to play a strong weekend of ball.  They were defensively solid in the field, only making a handful of errors but limiting the bases by making multiple double plays.  The bats were alive up and down the line-up, along with exhibiting active base running skills. 

On Saturday they played their second pool play in a game against Hayward Gold.  With the help of a Blackhawks two run over the fence home run in the 3rd inning they made short work of the game with an 11-2 win in just 5 innings of play.

Sunday's game started Bracket Play with Medford, Spartan, Abbotsford, and Baldwin-Woodville being the 1st seed in their pools, all winning their games by run rule.  B-W would play 3 games and needed to win each game to move on, one loss would send them home.  Their 1st game was against Edgar.  In 4 innings the Blackhawks took a 10-0 victory over Edgar.  A win in their next game against Hayward Black would take them to the championship game against Medford, who in a previous game beat the Spartan’s 7-6 to make it to the championship game.  In 5 innings the Blackhawks defeated Hayward 8-0. 

It all came down to the final game of the weekend, the championship game against Medford.  With their bats still hot and two pitchers that combined to pitch a no hitter, The Blackhawks came out on top with an 11-0 win in the 4th inning! 

Congratulations to the Small Town State Champion 12U AAA Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks and their coaches on a fun weekend of winning baseball!