Congratulations to South Milwaukee baseball coach John Galewski, whose Rockets recorded his 400th win on Monday!
South Milwaukee is also contending for its first conference title since 2000. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story …
“I was hoping they didn’t because we’re chasing a conference championship,” Galewski said. “I know they know about that, so that’s more important.”
It looked like the Rockets were unaware after their 4-0 victory over Shorewood behind pitcher Matt McCarty’s two-hitter on Monday at Henry Aaron Field.
There were the usual handshakes, but nothing out of the ordinary.
“Yeah, we all knew,” McCarty said. “We talked about it on the bus on the way here and maybe doing something if we got the win.”
So, as Galewski was being interviewed near his dugout, two players dumped the Gatorade bucket on their unsuspecting coach.
“It’s a real honor to play for him,” said South Milwaukee’s Anthony Marlowe, who had two brothers and a cousin compete in the program.
Only 14 coaches in summer baseball have more victories than Galewski (400-388), who is in his 27th season.
“It’s really about the history of the kids that have gone through the program,” Galewski said. “My son played for me. There’s some emotion there.”
Added McCarty: “It’s so awesome to know I could give my coach his 400th win. It’s a great achievement for him and the program.”
Here is the team’s schedule the rest of the way.
WIAA regionals begin next Tuesday.