Pleasant Valley knew all about Nazareth and highly-touted Division I recruit Karl Keglovits.
The Bears were impressed, but not intimidated.
Pleasant Valley entered the District 11 Class AAAA quarterfinal game ready to play spoiler and came extremely close to accomplishing goal.
Despite a valiant effort by the Bears, however, Nazareth pulled out the 4-2 win.
"In no way, shape or form, was our team intimidated," Pleasant Valley head coach Karl Rentzheimer said. "It seemed as though we were just a hit away in about five of the seven innings."