Even though Pleasantville’s baseball squad had their season come to an end Tuesday, coach Sheldon Card deemed the season a success with where they ended up.
The Trojans finished the regular season with a 14-18-1 record, but through perseverance and timely plays, Pleasantville came one game away from qualifying for the state tournament. The run started with a 10-6 victory over PCM in the first round of the playoffs. After the first round, the upsets began with the Trojans travelling to West Central Conference foe Des Moines Christian. Thanks to a complete game from Austin McMillin and a two-run home run from Aaron Wilkins, Pleasantville pulled off the upset with a 4-1 victory. In the Trojan War with West Marshall, Pleasantville came back from down two runs in the sixth to win despite batters striking out 19 times. Jonah Schumacher went four-for-four, including knocking in the game-winning RBI. Card states that improbable run overshadowed the up-and-down season that the Trojans had.
Pleasantville finished the season with a 17-19-1 record overall and lost to Centerville in the Class 2A substate final.