An Eagle River pitcher hurls a pitch to the plate during a game played Saturday at the Northwoods Baseball Classic in Three Lakes. Eight teams competed in the 14U bracket.
An Eagle River pitcher hurls a pitch to the plate during a game played Saturday at the Northwoods Baseball Classic in Three Lakes. Eight teams competed in the 14U bracket.
The third annual Northwoods Baseball Classic was hosted in Three Lakes this past weekend with 33 teams from around Wisconsin and Upper Michigan taking part in 10, 12, 13 and 14U level competition.

Area teams from Eagle River, Minocqua and Three Lakes were in the mix in all four divisions.

In the 10-year-old division, Three Lakes began their day Friday losing a tough contest to Laona. In Saturday’s second game they were defeated by Crandon, which moved them to the seventh-place game which they lost to Wausau East early Sunday morning.

Eagle River also had a 10U team and fared well, winning their first game over Wausau East, then defeating Stratford to make it to the championship game where they fell to Verona.

In the 12U division Three Lakes lost their opener to Verona 1, 13-0. Eagle River also fell to a team from Verona, losing in their opening round, 3-2. Crandon then defeated Three Lakes in the Bluejays’ second game of the day Friday, winning 12-3.

Eagle River fell Saturday in their second game, losing to Wittenberg, 4-0.

In matchup play Sunday, Three Lakes fell to Eagle River. The winner of the 12U bracket was Verona 2.

In the 13U bracket, Three Lakes defeated Eagle River in the tourney opener, then took care of Verona to make it to the championship game where they met Norway, Mich., who defeated the Bluejays to take the championship.

In the 14U bracket, Eagle River lost to Antigo to start the tourney, then fell to Lakeland, 7-1 on Saturday. They finished their tourney Sunday, falling to Sugar River in the consolation bracket.

Germantown won the 14U bracket, defeating Verona in the championship game.

Overall tourney organizers Jason Stebbeds and Tyler Lorenz said things went well over the course of three days. The tourney will return again June 19-21, 2020.

For more information, visit northwoodsbaseballclassic.com.