For the City Times
The Plover baseball 9U tournament team placed second in Kimberly this past weekend.
They opened the tournament against Neenah and lost 5-3 behind some slow hitting and errors. In the second game, they bounced back and beat Ashwaubenon 6-3. Nick Tuchscherer went 2-3 and Jaxson Stetler took the win.
In the third game, they faced Kimberly and won in a nailbiter 11-10. Tyler Soulsby and Stetler both went 3-3. Stetler again took the win.
This allowed the boys to be placed in the finals where they lost 17-3 to a stacked select team. Despite the stiff competition, the boys had an excellent showing and did a great job.
In other Plover tournament ball news, the 13U Plover Nationals took first place at the Greenville Astros Blastoff tournament by beating the Rhino North squad 3-2. Plover scored all three runs in the bottom of the seventh capped off with an RBI single up the middle to win it.