The Hayward Hawks are headed for the Wisconsin Baseball Association state championship tournament in Menomonie this coming weekend, thanks to their two wins in the WBA semifinal regional at Rib Lake last weekend.
At Rib Lake, the Hawks defeated the Rib Lake Osprey 6-5 in their opener Friday night, and then defeated the Everest Merchants 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the WBA finals.
The Hawks will open the WBA championship tournament at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Wakanda Park in Menomonie when they will play the Chaseburg-Coon Valley Blues.
If they win their opener, the Hawks will play in a semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The winner of that game will advance to the championship game at noon on Sunday, Aug. 18.