Catcher Christian Kleve (R) makes the tag out on Roland-Story baserunner Spencer Dedic for the final out of the fifth inning off a perfect throw by second baseman Jordan Rommes. Backing him up is relief pitcher Wyatt Opperman. (Photo courtesy Roy Tucker/Tucker Photo)
Catcher Christian Kleve (R) makes the tag out on Roland-Story baserunner Spencer Dedic for the final out of the fifth inning off a perfect throw by second baseman Jordan Rommes. Backing him up is relief pitcher Wyatt Opperman. (Photo courtesy Roy Tucker/Tucker Photo)
The dream may have ended sooner than South Winn fans liked, but that doesn’t diminish the depth of the accomplishments by the baseball team.
The Warriors, ranked No. 8 in Class 2A and seeded No. 4 in the state baseball tournament, fell 4-1 to No. 5 seed Roland-Story in the quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park in Des Moines.
South Winn ends the historic season 34-2 while Roland-Story (27-12) moves on to face No. 1 seed North Polk, Alleman (30-5) in the semifinals Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m.
“Despite the outcome, I still could not be any more proud of this team, as we did make school history,” said second-year Head Coach Ben Obermann. “Down the road when I look back at this team, I will be thankful for the great kids I had to work with. They were great athletes and baseball players, but they were even better people, and that’s all a coach can ask for. Their team cohesiveness was second to none, and they gave me every ounce of energy and competitive nature they had in their body.”

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