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State Baseball: Sun Prairie beats Oak Creek with help of trick play

The Sun Prairie baseball team opened their 15th trip to the state baseball tournament with a 3-2 win over Oak Creek Tuesday morning in Grand Chute.

This win might be remembered but one play in particular late in the game. A trick play that allowed the Cardinals to tag out the game tying runner on second base.

In the sixth inning with runners on first and second the Cardinal’s defense pulled of a trick play when pitcher Carson Fluno facked a throw to first base which baited the runner on second to run towards third base. Fluno threw the ball to infielder Robbie Knorr, he tagged the runner out preserving Sun Prairie’s one run lead.

“It was something we practiced the other day. We knew we could do it,” said Fluno. “We went out and it worked, we executed it.”

Cardinal’s head coach Rob Hamilton said, “I thought there was no better time right then when we did it, and the kids executed it great and it was a big out.”

With the win, Sun Prairie advances to the semifinals and will play Burlington with a approximate 6 p.m. first pitch.

For game updates on the State Tournament, click here.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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