2018-07-05 / Sports

Peterson to Dream Team all four years

by Grant McPherson
of the Enterprise staff

Seven straight years.

Glen Lake (19-12) used their strong offense and defense to power them to a seventh straight district title.

The Dream Team is assembled in a collaborative effort between county coaches and the Enterprise sports staff.

With the winter pushing into part of the baseball season, it was difficult for the teams to get out and practice together. Teams were able to settle in and prepare after the first few games.

Glen Lake sends six players from their team to the Dream Team this year. The athletes from Glen Lake who made the Dream Team are senior Nick Apsey, senior Robbie Dezelski, junior Joey Fosmore, senior Cade Peterson, junior Drew Peterson and senior Brandon Tremble.

For senior Cade Peterson, his strong career at Glen Lake comes to an end. Peterson finished the season with a .595 average with runners in scoring position. It was a school record, and Peterson was first team all-state as an infielder. Peterson had also been on the Dream Team each of the four years for baseball.

“I loved being able to end my high school career with a successful baseball season with my teammates and coaches,” Peterson said. “They are the ones that made the season special.”

Glen Lake was able to win their seventh straight district title, but the season didn’t end quite the way most of the players wanted it too. The Lakers were defeated by Gaylord St. Mary in the first matchup after the District Championship.

“It was a great season, but I wish it would’ve ended different.” Apsey said.

The team excelled through the work of the young talent on the team, as well as the strong seniors leading the team. Even though the team would fall to stronger teams, there was a lot of things to enjoy this year for the Lakers

“We were a great team with a lot of young talent that beat ourselves a lot through errors,” Tremble said. “The thing I enjoyed most was we never gave up and played a full six inning game every time even if it wasn’t going our way.”

Suttons Bay (4-19-1) was in a year with young talent, and players learning some new positions. The season started off slow for the young team, but the Norsemen were able to get things pointed in the right direction.

“Our season started off not the best,” senior Alec Rice said. “About half way through the season, our very young team started to develop into a great team.”

The players from Suttons Bay joining Rice on the Dream Team are senior Kaleb Grant and junior Lucas Mikesell.

The Suttons Bay team shows promise for the coming years, and the players are excited for next season.

“I see a very bright future in the upcoming years for this baseball team,” Rice said. “They are competitive and willing to work, and are all developing into very good ball players.”

The young Norse made strides to come back strong next year, and were still able to have fun this season as a team. Even if the season was a struggle, you couldn’t tell from the team.

“The season was a struggle,” Mikesell said. “We had a really young team. I did see a lot of improvement throughout our players. Even though nothing big happened in the end, we did have fun.”

St. Mary (3-14) didn’t have any players on the Dream Team, but was able to develop some of the young talent for next year. Senior Harrison Schaub led St. Mary, and was able to finish his senior season on a strong note.

“Harrison was a great leader to have on the team,” coach Dewey Painter said. “All the younger players really looked up to him.”

Painter said the most difficult outs to get against Glen Lake were Apsey and Cade Peterson. The young St. Mary Eagles team showed a lot of improvement during the season, and continued to battle.

“For a very young team, we showed a lot of promise,” Painter said. “The team never quit and they fought hard throughout the season."

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