PHS big in District opener

(photo by Ryan Northcote) Aaron Wilkins looks for signs while running the bases for the Trojans who are hot at the end of the season.

Pleasantville rode a three-game winning streak into their Class 2A District Baseball opener against Colfax-Mingo Saturday in Madrid.

The Trojans made it four in a row with a solid 11-1 victory over the Tiger-Hawks. Gant Fouch pitched the complete game allowing one hit and one run over the 5-inning affair.

The Trojans backed their pitcher with seven hits from the lineup. Cael Lester had three hits, one being a home run and he drove in three runs.

Quintin Berglund batted leadoff. He didn’t have a hit but drove in two runs and scored twice.

A five-run fifth inning put the game on ice for PHS.


The Trojans blew a 6-2 lead, but came back to beat the Martensdale-St. Mary’s Blue Devils 7-6 in 9-innings July 8.

Q. Berglund worked six innings allowing six hits and four runs. Cael  Berglund earned the win in relief.

Aaron Wilkins was the PHS hitting star of the night with two hits. Triston Mount had one hit and two RBI.

S.E. Warren

Pleasantville snapped a 7-7 tie with a four-run fifth to topple the S.E. Warren Warhawks 11-7 July 9.

The Warhawks opened the season at 21-0 and they were 25-4 entering the game with PHS.

Aaron Wilkins earned the mound win in relief of starter Grant Fouch.

Quintin Berglund, Wyatt Clark and Fouch each had two hits for the Trojans. Berglund, Max Hinners and Mount each had two RBI.


The Trojans slipped past the Bluejays 7-6 July 11.

Mount earned the win in relief of starter Jake DeJoode. Mount only allowed two hits in 4.2 innings of work.

Pleasantville scored six runs in the first three innings of play. Q. Berglund was the only Trojan with two hits, one being a double.

The rest of the Trojan attack for Coach Sheldon Card’s squad included one hit each by Kaydin Dyer, Hinners, Cale Lester and Aaron Wilkins.

The big week saw the Trojans move to 18-16 overall. The wins have guaranteed the squad of a winning record in 2019.