Noah Tieskoetter threw for three solid innings to help push South Winn past Saint Ansgar Tuesday night in Decorah in the Class 1A substate game.
Noah Tieskoetter threw for three solid innings to help push South Winn past Saint Ansgar Tuesday night in Decorah in the Class 1A substate game.

Playing for a bid to the Class 1A state tournament, South Winneshiek (29-9) faced No. 7 Saint Ansgar (25-10) and it proved to be quite a game Tuesday night in Decorah. By a 7-1 margin, the Warriors punched their ticket to Principal Park for just the second time in school history. 

The first state appearance for South Winn was in 2014.

“Our guys once again stayed calm and collected early in the game and were able to capture some momentum in the fifth inning,” explained Coach Alex Smith. “Saint Ansgar is a very solid team, we knew going in that our pitching and defense would have to be sharp to give us a chance to hang around. Handling the bat offensively was a point of emphasis for us going in and our guys sure performed at a high level.”

Both teams were held scoreless through the first three innings of play, with Saint Ansgar threatened with runner in scoring position in each of the first three innings, but it was the Warriors that would strike first, scoring in the fourth inning on an errant throw to third base after Jaron Todd and Cael Kuboushek reached base and Seth Greve dropped down a bunt along the third base line inducing the errant throw to score the run. 

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