Spring Valley run eruption buries PC in 21-9 loss
SPRING VALLEY - Once a close contest turned into a wild rout for Spring Valley High School's baseball team against Pierce County rival Plum City Monday.
The Cardinals outscored the Blue Devils 12-1 from the third inning onward to win a Dunn-St. Croix Conference Small Division game 21-9 Monday in five innings at Syverson Park.
The win keeps SV atop the league standings at 3-1 (4-3 overall). Plum City dropped to 2-3 in the D-SC Small and 2-7 overall.
Valley scored nine runs in the first inning but PC retaliated for eight runs in the second. The Cards' then plated six runs apiece in the third and fourth innings while the Devils could only manage one more run in their last at bats.
Andy Bune was SV's top hitter going 4-for-5 with a double, triple, three RBIs and three runs scored while teammate Jon Newton had three hits, three runs and four stolen bases. Despite a bad second inning, Bune stayed on the mound and got the win. The hitting stats were about even as Spring Valley had 16 hits to Plum City's 11 but PC had five errors as just half of the home team's runs were earned.
PC's leading hitters were Chad Fox, Kris Krueger and Tyler Niebur, all with two and all hitting a double. The trio combined for five RBIs.
Both teams will be on the road in their next contests this Thursday. Spring Valley will be at Colfax and Plum City will be at Elmwood.