The Evergreens are getting set for their regional final against Wausau West on Thursday.
And D.C. Everest can give some credit to Zach Thut for getting them this far. Our Athlete of the Week pitched four scoreless innings for the Evergreens. In the process, he had four strikeouts and didn't give up a hit in the first three innings, helping Everest to a 9-0 win.
It was Everest's first victory in four games. The team finished third in the Wisconsin Valley Conference --a bit of a different result after coaches around the state selected the Evergreens as the fifth-best baseball team in Wisconsin at the start of the season.
But after our Athlete of the Week's performance last night, the evergreens are hoping to play their best baseball at the right time.
"We deal with a lot of stress when you're pitching you know, so I don't know," Thut said. "I've just had a lot of those moments in my life I guess."
Head coach Dave Langbehn added: "Obviously we got to keep this thing going because there's no tomorrow. You play one day at a time and if you don't win you're done.
"It's fun, it helps to get strikeouts," Thut said.
"And it helps you get self-confidence out there."