2018-06-07 / Sports

Lakers capture seventh straight district title

Glen Lake tops St Mary for second straight year
by Grant McPherson
of the Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE players pour water on head coach Kris Herman after winning their seventh straight district title. GLEN LAKE players pour water on head coach Kris Herman after winning their seventh straight district title. Glen Lake (19-10) defeated St Mary (3-14) in the baseball district championship to capture their seventh straight district title.

After defeating Bellaire 15-0 on last Tuesday, the Lakers defeated Central Lake, 4-1 on Saturday morning, and finished the day with a victory over St Mary in the district championship, 14-1.

Glen Lake will move on to face Gaylord St. Mary on Saturday at Glen Lake high school.

In the semifinal game against Central Lake, Glen Lake took the lead early on a walk with the bases loaded, 1-0, in the bottom of the first. Central Lake tied it in the top of the third on an error from Glen Lake.

Glen Lake would take the lead in the bottom of the fifth, as the Lakers played a little small ball with a leadoff single from Josh Bancroft and bunt by Apsey to get a rally started. Cade Peterson would eventually drive in Nick Apsey with an RBI single, and Robbie Dezelski would score on an RBI single by Brandon Tremble.


HARRISON SCHAUB makes contact with the ball last Saturday in a district final game against visiting Glen Lake. HARRISON SCHAUB makes contact with the ball last Saturday in a district final game against visiting Glen Lake. Peterson would eventually score on a stolen base during a rundown. Glen Lake would hold onto the 4-1 lead and finish the game as such.

“Josh didn’t end up scoring, but I firmly believe that his pinch hit saved the day for us,” head coach Kris Herman said. “We needed a lead-off single so we could manufacture something, and Josh gave us some nice offensive momentum when we were pretty desperate for it. The door opened from there.”

In the championship game against St Mary, Apsey pitched the complete game for Glen Lake, as he only surrendered three hits and gave up one unearned run. Apsey struck out 10 in his pitching effort. he also had a hit and scored two runs and had a walk at the plate.

The Lakers jumped out to a first inning 3-0 lead, as a single and two walks loaded the bases early. Jon Popp drove in the two runs and Tremble scored on a ground out. St Mary would score a run in the third, but Glen Lake would score nine runs in the top of the third to pull away from the Eagles.

Cade Peterson had two doubles, scored three runs and drove in an RBI. Tremble had two hits, one of which was a home run, drove in four RBIs and scored three runs. Jon Popp had a hit, scored a run and drove in two RBIs.

Joey Fosmore added a double, scored a run and drove in an RBI. Robbie Dezelski had a double, drove in two RBIs and scored a run.

“St. Mary earned a lot of respect today,” head coach Kris Herman said. “They are really young, but you can see good pitching developing, they are very sound fundamentally and they don’t back down from anyone. Keep an eye on them, because if they keep playing the way that they are against older teams, people are going to really like what they see. They just need a little time, and they are going to have some great teams.”

St Mary powers past Suttons Bay, falls to Glen Lake

St. Mary (3-14) used a strong offensive performance to get past Suttons Bay (4-19-1), 12-6, but fell to Glen Lake in the district championship.

In the district semifinal against Suttons Bay, August Schaub had three hits and drove in two RBIs. Johnathan Gregory had two hits and scored two runs. Nate Smith had two hits and drove in four RBIs in the game. Cody Campbell also drove in an RBI.

Harrison Schaub scored three runs and drove in two RBIs. Schaub also had two walks. Brayden Dunham had three walks and scored two runs.

In the district championship against Glen Lake (19-10), Brayden Dunham hit a double for the Eagles. Nate Smith had a hit and scored a run. Cody Campbell had a hit and drove in the lone RBI in the game.

“The team played great against Suttons Bay,” head coach Dewey Painter said. “I saw some confidence, passion and determination from our young team. I told them to hang on to that feeling as we get ready for the future.”

Suttons Bay falls to St Mary

Defense came back to get Suttons Bay (4-19-1), as the Norsemen fell to the St. Mary Eagles (3-14), 12-6 in the semifinal of the district.

Michael Wittman had three hits for the Norse, one of which was a double, and drove in two RBIs. Kaleb Grant had three hits, driving in two RBIs and scoring two runs. One of Grant’s hits was a double.

Alec Rice had two hits, one of which was a double, drove in a run and scored a run for the Norse. Lucas Mikesell had a hit and scored a run. Bryce Opie had a hit, scored a run and drove in an RBI for Suttons Bay.

“Our team carried good attitudes around and just kept playing our hardest,” head coach Doug Periard said. “We will keep working and overcoming the obstacles.”

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