Spooner Cardinals

Spooner became the Cardinals in 1992 after many years of playing under various names over the 70-80’s. The team saw varying levels of success during the 90’s with several state tournament appearances. The team went without a WBA playoff berth from the early 2000’s until 2008, but has been back in the WBA playoffs every year since (with the lone miss being 2013 and 2020-covid). Since 2015, Spooner has turned into a mainstay atop the Independent League standings with titles in 2015, 2017-2020 (4-peat), 2022 and 2023. After several heart-breaking losses in the second round of the WBA Playoffs, Spooner finally broke through in 2017 to the Final 4. Spooner lost in the Round of 8 in 2019 to the EC Cavs (eventual champs). The Cardinals finished as WBA runner-ups in 2021 after a classic matchup with league-rival Haugen Knights. 2022 saw another heart-breaking loss at the WBA Final 4 to the eventual champs, River Falls Fighting Fish, in extra innings. The Cardinals advanced to the WBA Final weekend in 2023 but lost both pool-play games in close matchups (also losing to eventual champs Tilden). In four of five WBA Finals appearances, Spooner has lost to the eventual champions in heart-breaking losses. The 2024 Cardinals will face some adversity this season with college season injuries, but should be expected to compete for another WBA berth in newly revitalized Class A.

Division A, Independent League, Wisconsin Baseball Association (WBA)
2014, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024