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Vikings Set Course For State
Sectional curse finally broken
Pecatonica baseball coach Jim Strommen delivers the sectional championship plaque to his players moments after the Vikings defeated Johnson Creek 5-2 in a WIAA Division 4 sectional final June 6. This is the first time Pecatonica has reached the state tournament in baseball, despite 19 conference championships and 13 regional titles in Strommen’s 43 years at the helm. Strommen is also two wins shy of the all-time state record in baseball.
BLANCHARDVILLE — After 43 years of coaching, Pecatonica head coach Jim Strommen is finally headed to the WIAA state tournament after 2-1 and 5-2 wins in the sectional on Tuesday, June 6. The Vikings defeated Potosi-Cassville 2-1 in the semifinal on a walk-off double from Elijah Knutson and punched their ticket to state with a 5-2 win over Johnson Creek in the final.