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Monroe softball team eager for its shot at top-ranked Baldwin-Woodville
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MONROE - Sports teams are like children for veteran coaches, so it's really not fair to ask Dale Buvid to pick favorites.But it becomes clear moments into a short conversation with the Monroe softball coach that the current Cheesemakers occupy a prominent place on his mental mantle.Two words that popped up repeatedly Friday as he spoke about his red-hot squad were "skilled" and "personality." Both of those traits are likely to play key factors today if the Cheesemakers (22-7) are to hoist the winner's trophy after their WIAA Division 2 state championship showdown against Baldwin-Woodville (27-1) at Goodman Diamond in Madison.Monroe enters its first state title game since 2009 - and fifth since winning its only championship in 2003 - as a decided underdog against a top-ranked Baldwin-Woodville outfit that dominated the Cheesemakers 10-0 in five innings last season in the semifinals. "We'd certainly would like to give them a better game than we did a year ago, and I think we will do that," Buvid said.