Milwaukee King heads to state, breaking 15-year drought

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 23:32:07-04

School may be out for the summer, but so are the bases at Garden Homes. 

That's because the Milwaukee King Generals are going to state for the first time in 15 years.

"It's amazing, I love these guys, I hang out with these guys every day after practice. No matter what we're doing, we're always having fun together. It's amazing to have the outcome that we have this year," said Jacob Myer, senior pitcher, and first baseman. 

For Jacob and his fellow teammates, a chance to play for a Division 1 state title is one thing. But this moment stands for something much more than what happens between the foul lines. 

"When people think of the inner city it's always something that is holding us back, there's always a doubt, there's always something that we can't overcome," said Myer. 

"When people think of the inner city, they don't really think of many hardworking, talented kids. But I mean as you can see, we're really talented. We work hard, we put in work in the weight room, we do all these things," said Tomas Pinet Jr., senior pitcher and catcher. 

It's that ability to give a 100 percent to not just the game, but each other, that  Head Coach Thomas Wozniak says got them this far.

"They really just had the right attitude all the time. Every practice workman's attitude, no taking off, just getting after it," said Thomas Wozniak, head baseball coach for the Generals. 

Milwaukee King's first game at the state tournament will be Tuesday, June 12th, against Janesville Craig.