PLEASANTVILLE, Iowa -- Pleasantville has already punched its ticket to the state baseball championship game but getting there wasn't easy especially over the past week. Major flooding wiped out the towns roads and made the baseball diamond unusable.
Coach Sheldon Card said he received several phone calls on Monday from players saying they couldn’t make it to practice because the roads were closed.
“That just changed a little bit of how to deal with the whole commit to trying to get things done.”
Card said a nearby pond flooded the baseball field forcing the team to practice the school’s gym, where conditions were less than ideal.
“Our high school gym we tried to go into to get our catchers warmed up before the game but we had to be a little cautious because there was water in the gym and leaking in the gym,” he said.
On Thursday, the Trojgans won its semi – final game over North Linn on Thursday and will compete for the championship title on Saturday.
Card said the community support amidst the flooding clean up was overwhelming.
“Our team has bonded through this whole experience its pretty neat knowing that our last game will be at principal park.”
On Saturday, Pleasantville faces Newman Catholic for the 1A championship title. Game starts at 11 a.m at Principal Park.