The Pleasant Valley Baseball team traveled to Sports at the Beach, near Rehoboth, Delaware to play in the Seaside Storm Tournament on September 22-23.
Saturday was a gorgeous day for baseball. The sun was shining brightly and this September day felt more like one of the dog days of summer.
PV lost the first game in a close battle that went extra innings, but won the second game to position themselves in seventh place in the Championship bracket.
The first game on Sunday was a nail-biter. Superb pitching from Howie Stevens and an incredible defensive double-play by James Shank and Travis Van Houten proved to be the difference in a 1-0 game!
The team kept rolling and every player contributed to the cause as the second game on Sunday was declared a victory to place PV in the Championship game!
The Championship game wasn’t even close as the PV Bears won the game in four innings as they captured the championship! Way to go PV Bears Baseball team! You all worked hard and came out champions!
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This week featured an exciting Mountain Valley Conference match-up for the championship. Winner take all! For all the marbles! However you want to say it, this match was going to determine the winner of this years Mountain Valley Conference. Stroudsburg had the three previous titles and once again Pleasant Valley came in as the predicted underdog, even though they outranked Stroudsburg in the District playoffs.
Sadly, I was not able to photograph the Varsity match due to another commitment, but I was able to photograph the Junior High match. These photographs are just a sampling of the photos I captured at this match. You can view all the photos here.
I hope these photos reveal at least some of the excitement and enthusiasm that came out on this huge night. It was a night of noise, enthusiasm, excitement, and champions!