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Posted: Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

PCM’s savvy veterans try and bring their team one game closer to a return trip to the State Baseball Tournament tonight, when they take on Interstate-35 in a Class 2A District Final contest in Pella. The Mustangs are 20-10 overall and facing a Roadrunners’ squad that is a very comparable 20-7; and also matches PCM with a large contingent of upperclassmen.

“I know [head] coach Jeff Douglas pretty well – he’s a great coach. They’re [I-35] always a well-coached team and he always has those guys ready to play. The benefit for him is that he comes back with a lot of seniors this year that got experience last year that makes a huge difference,” said Mustangs’ head coach Shawn Hudnut. “It’s going to be a battle of two very senior-heavy teams, and all the experience that comes with those kind of guys that are playing. It should be a good game, and it’s probably going to come down to a few pitches here and there; and a few plays here and there.”

Both teams enter the finals off of one-run victories, as Interstate-35 toppled Des Moines Christian 3-2 on Tuesday and PCM pushed past Pella Christian 6-5. You can hear the live play-by-play of tonight’s game streamed at with Eric Gotschall and Mark Amadeo at Pella Christian High School for the call. First pitch between the Mustangs and Roadrunners is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.