Coleman Baseball Team to be Honored at Brewer Game
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Coleman Baseball Team to be Honored at Brewer Game

July 11, 2012
The Coleman Cougars H.S. baseball team will be honored at a Brewer game July 16 (Photo by Rosie Mergener)
The Coleman Cougars H.S. baseball team will be honored at a Brewer game July 16 (Photo by Rosie Mergener)
The Coleman Cougar high school baseball team will be honored at a July 16 Milwaukee Brewer game for winning the WIAA division 4 state baseball championship a couple weeks ago.

Al players on the team will be lined up on the field during a ceremony at Miller Park , and their names will be called off.

In one of the wildest state championship games ever played, the Coleman Cougars brought home the gold trophy with a thrilling come-from-behind 20-11 win over Johnson Creek at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.

The Division 4 championship victory extended Coleman’s winning streak to 28 in a row and capped the greatest baseball season in school history at 28-1.

“Winning state gives Coleman baseball a lot of credibility. We have been a good program for a lot of years with a number of very good players, but this takes us to a new level,” said Kent Casper, who just completed his 17th year as Coleman’s head coach in the program’s 20th season.

“We’ve been under pressure all year and dropping to Division 4, people thought this should be a cakewalk. It wasn’t and to be honest with you, I would have sooner stayed in D-3 as we played a number of very good teams in D-4. Like I told you earlier this year, losing that first game of the year to Freedom was a blessing in disguise. The team remained focused, won 28 in a row and state is quite a tribute to the work and dedication of these players.”

The 2012 state tournament was no cakewalk for the Cougars, who were making their third appearance in the WIAA baseball classic and seeking that elusive first title. Coleman socked out 13 hits to down Pittsville (19-7) in the semifinals 10-3 then overcame deficits of 5-0 and 11-4 to rally past Johnson Creek (21-7) for the title.
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