PORTAGE, Wis. - U.P. Sluggerz, a 12-year-old baseball team with players from Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway and Niagara captured the RiverBats Fall Classic in Portage. The two-day tournament consisted of teams from Madison East, Oregon, Alloquez and Portage. The Sluggerz, who ended the tournament with one loss, fought back to take the title with a shutout in the fourth inning.
U.P. Sluggerz will continue to play doubleheaders every Saturday in the Fox Cities, ending with a tournament in October.
Team members pictured here, front row, from left: Blake Julian, Marcus Kazianka, Connor Edwards, Hunter Lindeman, Nate Rutter and Giovanni Basanese. Back row: Coach Paul Julian, Coach Scott Rutter, Nick McCole, Landon Kaldor, Anthony Hansen, Foster Wonders and Coach Chad Lindeman. Not pictured is Trey Doda.