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Plover 12 Nationals win last two tournaments in Holmen and Kimberly

By js, 07/01/15, 10:30AM CDT


Holmen Tournament 6/20 – 6/21
The 12u Plover Nationals had a strong showing in Holmen outscoring their opponents 37-7 over the weekend to take the Championship.  Extra base hits by Schultz (3), Baumgartner (2), and Hunt, Jaworski, Pelky, and Conrad propelled the offensive strike, along with 28 singles.  Zblewski and Pelky exhibited aggressive base running and great speed leading the team in stolen bases.  Pitching wins were credited to Sankey, Hunt, and Schultz.  The team remains undefeated.
Team Batting Average: .416
Team On Base Percentage: .491
Kimberly Tournament 6/26-6/28
The 12u Plover Nationals spent the weekend in Kimberly playing their way to the Championship.  The weekend started with hot bats Friday night against Door County.  The team combined for 10 singles, 2 doubles (Jaworski and Pelky), and a triple (Sankey).  Entering day two of the tournament the Nationals emerged victorious over a tough Kimberly team.  The team was limited to 9 hits for the game; Sankey and Jaworski contributed 2 singles each, Pelky and Hunt each contributed a double, and Schelvan added a triple.  Strong defensive play by both teams kept scoring to a minimum.  As the only undefeated team in our pool we were awarded the 1 seed, and would be back to Sunset Park to begin play earlySunday morning.  The march to the championship began facing another tough Kimberly squad.  Leading the offensive charge was Zblewski with a triple and a single, and Conrad with a double and a triple.  Next up the team faced Chippewa Falls and the bats were getting hot again.  Leading the way offensively were Zblewski and Baumgartner each with a single and a double, while Hunt contributed a triple.  Moving on to the Championship game the team faced New London. Defensive play was strong by both teams.  Baumgartner went to deep center with the teams only homerun of the tournament, Schelvan added a double, Hunt added two singles, with Conrad and Sankey rounding out the offense each with a single.  The team remains undefeated.
Team Batting Average:                  .416
Team ERA:                                        2.63 
vs. Door County              8-0
Vs. Kimberly                       4-1
Vs Kimberly 2                     8-6
Vs Chippewa Falls             11-5
Vs New London                  4-1