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Somerset’s Zac Waalen (center) leaps to plant his feet firmly on home plate after he homered in the third inning of the sectional championship game, giving the Spartans a 2-1 lead.

Somerset baseball team stopped one step from state tournament

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The incredible charge made over the final weeks of the season by the Somerset baseball team ended one game from its desired destination.


The Spartans reached the WIAA Division 2 sectional championship game last Tuesday, but their run of prosperity ran out as they lost to Viroqua 10-6 at Cinder City Park in Altoona.

Somerset finished the season with a 15-8 record. The Spartans had gone 6-1 in their previous seven games before the loss to Viroqua.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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