Plum City wins through losing in D-SC Small, clinches tie for league titlePlum City High School's baseball team provided an opportunity Monday for Spring Valley and Elmwood to catch them in the Dunn-St. Croix Small Division standings. But it was an opportunity not taken advantage of.
Plum City High School's baseball team provided an opportunity Monday for Spring Valley and Elmwood to catch them in the Dunn-St. Croix Small Division standings. But it was an opportunity not taken advantage of.
The Blue Devils were not in top form as they were blanked 10-0 by Boyceville in five innings at Legion Park in PC. The seniors were back from their class trip but three players were sat due to disciplinary reasons and winning pitcher Ryan Bloom only made things worse for PC as he struck out nine in a three-hit shutout. PC also had four errors in the ballgame.
The loss put Plum City at 6-6 in the standings but neither Spring Valley or Elmwood could move up to a half-game behind them.
The Raiders were rocked 11-1 by Colfax at home in a game that also didn't go past five innings. The loss snapped an Elmwood winning streak as EHS had just three hits in the ballgame.
Meanwhile, Spring Valley played hard but fell short 4-2 at home against Elk Mound. The Cardinals could not overcome a 3-0 deficit.
Thus, Plum City clinched a tie for its fourth straight D-SC Small title as both the Raiders and Cardinals fall to 4-7 in the standings. PC wraps up league play Thursday at Elk Mound while SV takes on Glenwood City tonight at Syverson Park and hosts Pepin Friday. Elmwood is at Glenwood City Friday and is at St. Croix Central next Monday. Both squads need to win out and hope PC loses to claim a share of the title.
Pepin also still in the hunt as they improve to 5-7 in the league with a 13-11 win over Mondovi.
Read about the finish in the D-SC Small in next week's Herald.