The Manistee Saints (11-19) closed out their 2016 season taking 2 out of 3 games from the St. Louis Spirits, dropping a 3-1 decision on Saturday and then sweeping a double-header on Sunday by scores of 10-1 and 7-0.
After Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction in which Kenny Mack Papes and Gary “Big Mac” Makowski were added to the Hall, the Saints disappointed their fans when St. Louis scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie and win the opener of the series.
Tyler Sievert was charged with the loss for the Saints.
In the opener on Sunday the Saints scored 3 first inning runs and then added 7 insurance runs in the 5th and 6th innings to back the 4 hit pitching of Blake Collins. Zach Perry knocked in 5 of the Saints 10 runs.
In the nightcap Josh Riggs dominated St. Louis, pitching 6 innings of 3 hit ball while striking out 11 batters. The Saints scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning to wrap up the game.