Plover, Wi (WSAU) The Plover Black Sox jumped out to a 9-0 lead before the Wausau Post 10 Bulldogs could get on the board and cruised to a 12-5 win last night to clinch the Wisconsin Valley Legion League Title. Nick Nalbach picked up the win & Luke Prososki took the loss. Plover banged out 16 hits in the victory and Wausau added 4 errors. Plover finishes the regular season with a record of 11-3 in the conference and 23-12 overall. Wausau was 9-5 in the conference and 22-15.
Both teams begin Legion AAA Regional Tournament play Thursday in Wausau. Three games will be played Thursday at Athletic Park. RSW will play Wisconsin Rapids at 1pm....Plover takes on Marshfield at 4 and Stevens Point plays Wausau at 7:30. The tournament will continue with three games Friday at Jack Torresani Field at Wausau East and games Saturday & Sunday back at Athletic Park.
The winner of the regional will advance to the AAA State Tournament next week at De Pere.
Other area Legion teams begin tournament play on Thursday as well. In AA action Antigo plays Kaukauna in Hortonville...Merrill plays Rhinelander and Medford faces Minoqua at Medford.....while in A division play Marathon, Mosinee, Nekoosa, Rosholt & Tomahawk are playing in Nekoosa. Iola, Keshena, Tigerton-Marion and Witt/Birn are among the teams at Marion-Tigerton