The senior class of the state-bound Dixon Dukes baseball team is the final 2018-2019 school year recipient of our 13 WREX Athlete of the Week award, presented by Rock Valley College.
The Dukes are headed to state for the first time in school history. Their senior class stands at 14 players, and head coach Jason Burgess couldn’t pick just one player to feature in our segment. The whole class takes it as a group honor, making history this year.
When tasked with picking a word that embodies the Dixon baseball seniors, there were telling answers.
Adversity. Incredible. Family. Together. Excellence.
The program had never won a regional, sectional, or Super-Sectional, until it all fell into place this season. There’s one more trophy to be won, and they’ll try to get it riding a 17-game winning streak to state.
The Dukes will face Montini in the 3-A state semifinal on Friday at Joliet’s Route 66 Stadium at approximately noon, following the other state semifinal between Waterloo and St. Laurence from Burbank.