Three Rivers’ varsity baseball team is hoping a late-season surge could turn it into a postseason spoiler. After dropping 10 straight games prior to last weekend’s St. Joseph County Tournament, the Wildcats got back on track with a pair of victories, including a mercy win over Sturgis in the county championship.
Sophomore infielder/pitcher Parker Ellifritz, our Safety Glasses USA Baseball Player of the Week for St. Joseph County, helped the Wildcats beat Colon with a double and 1 RBI, and he finished a home run short of the cycle with 3 RBI in the 13-3 victory against Sturgis.
Not only was it a big morale boost winning the SJC Tournament, the Wildcats will play the Trojans again in the district semifinals Saturday.
Ellifritz is third on the team with 23 hits in 89 plate appearances and is hitting .278 with a .310 on base percentage. He leads the squad with 19 RBI.