2018-06-14 / Sports

Gaylord St. Mary’s gets past Glen Lake in regional semis


ANTHONY SZARAPSKI takes a swing at a pitch last Saturday in the regional semifinal against Gaylord St. Mary. The Lakers fell to the Snowbirds in a tightly contested matchup, 2-1. ANTHONY SZARAPSKI takes a swing at a pitch last Saturday in the regional semifinal against Gaylord St. Mary. The Lakers fell to the Snowbirds in a tightly contested matchup, 2-1. Glen Lake couldn’t get past the strong pitching, as the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds defeated Glen Lake, 2-1.

In the top of the first, a single followed by two walks loaded the bases for the Snowbirds. The Snowbirds would get a two-RBI single on an 0-2 pitch. Glen Lake would turn a double play to limit the damage, but Gaylord St. Mary would take the early 2-0 lead.

Glen Lake would strand runners on first and second in the bottom of the first. Nick Apsey, who started on the mound and leadoff for the Lakers, left the game in the first inning with a hand injury.

Brandon Tremble would take over on the mound, and Chase Richter would take over at third base and bat in Apsey’s spot in the order.

“The guys didn’t fold after the injury, they used it to fuel a competitive fire,” head coach Kris Herman said. “I couldn’t have asked for anything more, and I will always be tremendously proud of their response, starting with Brandon Tremble. It was outstanding, and they are outstanding.”


BRANDON TREMBLE cracks and RBI single for the lone run of the game for Glen Lake. The Lakers couldn’t get past the strong pitching from the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds. BRANDON TREMBLE cracks and RBI single for the lone run of the game for Glen Lake. The Lakers couldn’t get past the strong pitching from the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds. In the bottom of the third, Glen Lake would strand a runner on second base. No more scoring took place in this close game until the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Robbie Dezelski hit a single, Cade Peterson hit a single, and Brandon Tremble drove in Dezelski with and RBI single. The Lakers would strand the runners on second and third though, and would fail to score the rest of the game.

“We had our opportunities. We just couldn’t get hits when we needed to have them most,” coach Herman said. “Against pitchers like that, you have to create runs at some point. We had two innings where we would normally execute certain strategies early in the inning to get runners in scoring position for our middle of the order hitters. Unfortunately, those options weren’t available to us today, and that decided the game. Cade had four hits, but with no one in scoring position in front of him.”

Cade Peterson went a perfect four for four at the plate, as he had three singles and a double. Cameron Drzewiecki had two hits for the Lakers.

“This one is going to be difficult to deal with all off-season,” coach Herman said. “Our memories of this season could have been very different, but the circumstances changed early in the game. It is what it is.”

Glen Lake falls to Trojans in extra game

Glen Lake head coach Kris Herman called up Traverse City Central head coach Pat McDonald and was able to schedule an extra game for both teams with regionals coming up.

In the bottom of the first, Traverse City Central was able to get the leadoff batter safe on an error. Two singles later in the inning would score the run and make the score 1-0 Trojans.

The Trojans would add another run in the bottom of the second inning with a single and double, bringing the score to 2-0.

TC Central scored a combined five runs in the third and fourth innings to open the game up, with the score now 7-1.

Cade Peterson reached on a fielder’s choice in the top of the fourth, and advanced to second during a rundown. Later, Peterson was able to advance to third on a ground ball, and eventually scored on a passed ball for the Lakers first run.

TC Central scored two more runs in the fifth inning to make it 9-1. Brody Allen hit an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to make it 9-2.

Cameron Drzewiecki had a two hits, a single and a double, as well for Glen Lake.

Glen Lake had four different players pitch in the game. Drew Peterson started the game, and went two innings surrendering one earned run and striking out two. Jon Popp came in and pitched two innings, then handed the ball to Josh Bancroft with pitched two-thirds of an inning. Brandon Tremble came in and finished the game on the mound for Glen Lake, as he pitched a scoreless inning and a third, striking out two.

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