All of a sudden, the Nashua-Plainfield team has heated up.
The Huskies won three of four games in the past week — beating Rockford 7-6, pounding Lake Mills 12-6, falling to Hampton-Dumont 6-5 and routing Tripoli 10-0 — and their timing couldn’t be better.
“We’re red hot right now, and with the playoffs starting next week, I couldn’t ask for much more,” said Nashua-Plainfield coach Levi Miller, whose team is 9-14 overall and finished the Top of Iowa Conference season with a 7-10 record, not bad for a team that went 0-16 in conference games a year ago. “We have a plan for every at-bat and every pitch and the guys are sticking to it right now.”
The win over Rockford came in dramatic fashion.
Game time is set for 5 p.m., and the winner of that game will play either Gladbrook-Reinbeck or Rockford on Thursday, July 12, in a semifinal game that is scheduled to start around 7 p.m.
The district championship game is set for Saturday, July 14, at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, while the substate game will be played in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m.