2018-05-31 / Sports

TITLE QUEST

Glen Lake looks to win seventh straight title
By Grant McPherson
Of The Enterprise staff

To Glen Lake skipper Kris Herman, districts are a chance to reboot.

“We’ve had four or five games this year that we’ve uncharacteristically handed away, and after last week, the guys recommitted to focusing on fundamental baseball,” Herman said. “Good or bad, we’ve gotten what we deserved. When we play with hustle and our focus is there, we can play with anyone. When we don’t, we’re pretty average.”

But average hardly describes Glen Lake (17- 10) come tournament time.

The Lakers, who blasted Bellaire 15-0 in a predistrict matchup in Lake Leelanau on Tuesday, will look to win their seventh straight title on Saturday.

They’ll face Central Lake in the semifinals at 10 a.m.

“Saturday is going to be difficult, and whomever wins it is going to have to earn it,” Herman said. “The only sure thing is that none of the four teams there will concede anything to anyone else. It’s just a matter of who does the most with their opportunity.”

St. Mary (2-13 and Suttons Bay (4-18-1) meet in the other semifinal game at 12:30 p.m. Suttons Bay swept the season series.

“We just got done playing Suttons Bay, and we have some things to work on before we play them,” St. Mary coach Dewey Painter said. “We need to make sure we execute our bunts and execute our hit and runs.”

Four-year starter Harrison Schaub will take the mound against the Norsemen. He has not pitched against Suttons Bay yet this season.

“It’s been a lot of fun playing here,” Schaub said. “I would really like to get the win and get back to the district championship game.”

The Eagles lost to Glen Lake in last year’s championship game, 18-0.

Suttons Bay won both games of a doubleheader against the Eagles back on May 22 by scores of 9-4 and 5-4.


CADE PETERSON rounds third and heads for home plate in the first game of the MHSAA baseball districts. Glen Lake won by a score of 15-0. CADE PETERSON rounds third and heads for home plate in the first game of the MHSAA baseball districts. Glen Lake won by a score of 15-0. “Baseball is baseball; teams can steal games from anyone,” Suttons Bay coach Doug Periard said. “I hope we compete and play well in districts.”

The title game is slated for 3 p.m.

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