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By Rob Reischel
Sports Editor 

Overdue change

WIAA ends summer baseball


March 8, 2018

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Jake Pope and Sauk Prairie's baseball team will welcome several new teams to the spring season in 2019.

For more than 50 years now, the WIAA would crown state baseball champions every spring.

Roughly six weeks later, the WIAA would hold a second state tournament and identify a summer champion.

This odd practice began in 1965, when the WIAA felt it was necessary to have both spring and summer baseball seasons. For the last several years, Wisconsin was the only state in the union to have some of its teams play in the spring and the rest play in the summer.

Thankfully, this antiquated, outdated set-up will soon come to an end.

The WIAA Board of Control unanimously voted to end summer baseball l...

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