Sun Prairie: The two-time defending champions are at the state tournament for the 12th time. The Cardinals have won seven state championships, which ties for the most of any school. Sun Prairie beat Oshkosh North 2-1 in the sectional final. The Cardinals won the Big Eight Conference title this season.
Stevens Point: The Panthers, who finished as state runners-up last year, are making their 15th appearance overall in the state tournament and third in a row. The Panthers won state titles in 1979, 1987 and 1989. They are the champions of the Wisconsin Valley Conference this season and advanced to state with a 7-1 win over River Falls.
Middleton: The Cardinals are in the state tournament for the second time in the last three seasons and for the 12th time overall. Middleton won the state title in 2003 and has finished runner-up three times. The Cardinals finished third in the Big Eight Conference behind state qualifiers Sun Prairie and Janesville Parker and advanced to state with a 7-3 win over Reedsburg.
Bay Port: The Pirates reached state for the 11th time in school history and for the third straight season. Bay Port won back-to-back state titles in 2009-2010 and finished runner-up in 2012. The Pirates won the Fox River Classic Conference title this spring and beat Ashwaubenon 6-3 in the sectional final to reach state.
Wilmot: The Panthers are at state for the first time since 2009 and for the eighth time overall. The Panthers won their only state title in 1970. Wilmot won the Southern Lakes Conference title this spring and beat Kenosha Indian Trail 17-7 to advance to state.
Kimberly: The Papermakers are making their eighth trip to the state tournament and first since 2010. Kimberly won the Division 1 title in 2007 and the Class B championship in 1989. The Papermakers placed third in the Fox Valley Association this spring and won the Kaukauna Sectional with a 5-1 win over West De Pere.
Hartford: The Orioles are in the state field for the fifth season in a row and for the seventh time overall. The Orioles have never won a state title but have advanced to the semifinals three times. They finished in seventh place in the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference this season with a 1-11 league record but advanced to state with a 14-4, five-inning victory over Milwaukee Riverside in the sectional final.
Janesville Parker: It has been 22 seasons since Janesville Parker last qualified for the state tournament. The Vikings’ one state championship came in Class A in 1977. Parker advanced to state with a 4-1 win over Verona in the sectional final after they finished second in the Big Eight Conference behind Sun Prairie.
Notre Dame: The Tritons advanced to the state tournament for the second straight season and for the third time in the last four years. Notre Dame earned its trip to state with an 8-4 win over Freedom. The Tritons placed fifth in the Fox River Classic Conference this season.
Ripon: The Tigers are making their fifth state tournament appearance and first since 2011, when they won the Division 2 title. The Tigers also won the title in 2000, as well as the Class B championship in 1988. They finished runner-up for the Eastern Valley Conference title this spring and earned their berth to state with a 9-1 win over Big Foot.
Jefferson: The Eagles are in the state tournament for the first time since 1998 and the fifth time overall. Jefferson beat Waupun 5-4 in eight innings in the sectional final to advance to state. The Eagles were champions of the North Division of the Rock Valley Conference this season.
Viroqua: The Blackhawks beat Somerset 10-6 in the sectional final to advance to state for the third time overall and the first time since 1985. Viroqua finished first in the Coulee Conference this season.
Oconto: The defending champions are making their fifth state appearance overall. The Blue Devils finished second in the Packerland Conference and earned the trip to state with a 4-0 victory over Weyauwega-Fremont in the sectional final.
Wisconsin Heights: The Vanguards are in the semifinals for the first time since 1998 and are making their sixth state appearance overall. Wisconsin Heights rolled to a 12-3 win over Neillsville to win the sectional title. They were champions in the South Division of the Capitol Conference this season.
Racine St. Catherine’s: The Angels are making their second appearance in the state tournament. Their only other appearance was in 2012. They advanced to state this season with a 3-2 victory over Gibraltar/Washington Island. The Angels placed fifth in the Metro Classic Conference this season. The Angels also won seven WISAA state titles before becoming a WIAA member school.
Mondovi: The Buffaloes are making their first trip to the state tournament. They beat Cumberland 9-1 in the sectional final to advance to state after a first-place finish in the Large Division of the Dunn-St. Croix Conference.
Lake Country Lutheran: The Lightning is making its second state tournament appearance after finishing as runner-up last year. Lake Country beat Argyle 11-0 in five innings to win the sectional title after taking first place in the Midwest Classic Conference this year.
McDonell Central: The Macks advanced to the state tournament for the sixth time and for the first time since 2011. This season, they finished in a first-place tie with Regis in the Western Division of the Cloverbelt Conference, and beat Bruce 18-2 in five innings to win the sectional title.
Pittsville: The Panthers are making their third appearance at state and second in the past three seasons. They advanced to state with a 3-2 victory over Wausaukee in the sectional final. Pittsville was the runner-up in the South Division of the Marawood Conference.
Ithaca: The Bulldogs are making their first trip to the state tournament. They advanced with a 4-2 win over Bangor in the sectional final. Ithaca finished the season in a tie for first place in the Ridge & Valley Conference with La Farge.