Fallen teammate drives Rats' run to state
Before the Hudson River Rats take the field for the opener of the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Championship Tournament Friday night, August 14 in Haugen, Rats' manager Chris LaBreche will unfold a neatly-pressed No. 24 Rats' jersey and hang it in the team's dugout.
LaBreche has performed the ritual before every Rats game since July 15. That's the day original Rats' player Jeff Schultz died at the age of 38.