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Mosinee baseball team hanging on to first placeSubmitted: 05/22/2015
MOSINEE - The high school baseball regular season will wrap up soon, which means teams are making their final push for the playoffs.

The Mosinee Indians are one of those teams.

They're in first place in the conference, but they will face some stiff competition down the home stretch of the regular season.


Mosinee is tied with Antigo at the top of the Great Northern Conference standings. Medford is only one game behind those two heading into the final week.

Mosinee coaches say the team's leadership sets it apart.

"You know, these guys have played so many sports together," says Head Coach Adam Olson. "They know each other's mentality, how they act, how they pick them up, how to take care of each other. So it's been a great year with the teamwork and everything else. So it's been real fun."

Mosinee only has a couple of games left, but one of those is against those third-place Medford Raiders on Thursday, May 28.

That game could decide the GNC depending on what Antigo does in its final games.


Story By: Dan Marz

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