Top 5 moments in PV baseball history

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Ingrid Hofmann

If you are a baseball fan pay close attention to the following list for the biggest events in its history!

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor

PV baseball has seen many ups and downs throughout the course of its history. From state runs to field trips, the PV baseball program has done it all. Here are the top five best moments in PV baseball history according to PV baseball alumni and players. 

 

1 – Conference championship in 2003

In 2003, the PV baseball program made history by making the state tournament for the second time in PV baseball history. This was not the most memorable event that season though according to PV alumni. Their favorite moment was in fact winning the MAC conference championship. 

 

2 – State run in 2020

The PV baseball team during this shortened season made an amazing run to get to state beating Burlington, North Scott, and then upsetting Iowa City Liberty in the sub-state finals. The Spartans came out strong in the first inning of the sub-state finals scoring six runs. This upset made a first in PV baseball history for back-to-back state qualifications. They ended up losing in the first round of state to Ankeny five to four.  

 

3 – State run in 2019

This year, the PV baseball team had a lot of nail biters. PV had won the last 13 games heading into sub-state. In their second game of sub-state, they came back from a six run deficit and won by one. In the last inning of the sub-state final, PV ended up scratching out a win against Linn Mar by a game winning home run by Max Slavens. 

 

4 – Visiting Coach Naber’s hometown 

In 2001, the PV baseball team got the opportunity to visit Coach Naber’s hometown. This visit to Dyersville, Iowa was a favorite moment for many PV alumni. They got to visit Coach Naber’s childhood home and the rest of the city. 

 

5 – Visiting the field of dreams

Also in 2001, the PV baseball team got to visit the field of dreams, which is one of the most famous baseball fields in the history of baseball. It comes from the movie “Field of Dreams”, which is located in eastern Iowa.