Max Huseboe releases a pitch. In 8 1/3 innings pitched last week, he allowed just one run on six hits and struck out 12 batters.
Max Huseboe releases a pitch. In 8 1/3 innings pitched last week, he allowed just one run on six hits and struck out 12 batters.

   Nothing is certain but death, taxes and the Ripon High School Tiger baseball team facing the Waupun Warriors in the tournament.

   For the fourth-straight year, the teams will square off with their seasons on the line today (Wednesday), when they battle for the regional title at 5 p.m. in Waupun.

   Ripon (19-4 overall) and Waupun (22-2 overall) met in the sectional semifinals last year and played each other in the regional finals the two years before that, with Waupun winning each meeting. The teams split two games this year.

   The Tigers, a No. 2 seed, put itself in a position to face the Warriors with an 11-1, five-inning regional semifinal home win over No. 6 seed Campbellsport Tuesday, while top-seeded Waupun defeated No. 4 seed Plymouth 10-4.

   In the game against Campbellsport (11-13 overall), the Tigers had their bats going as they collected the 11 runs on 11 hits.

   They wasted no time scoring either as they plated three runs in the bottom of the first inning and two in the second to take a 5-0 lead. They added four more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to put in effect the 10-run mercy rule.

Read the full story, which includes information on a 13-0, five-inning win over Sheboygan Falls, in the May 30, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.