Last Updated: July 24, 2016



            The Manistee Saints (9-18) lost to eventual league champ Oil City in the opening round of the Great Lakes UBL Championship Series at Mt. Pleasant on Saturday by a score of 14-0.

The Stags scored early and often tagging Saints starter Blake Collins with 7 runs and the loss.

            In the other championship games Michigan Sports Academy defeated the Michigan Senior Braves 3-2 before being eliminated by Oil City 9-1. Oil City pitchers allowed just 1 run in their two games to win the league championship

The Saints will return to Rietz Park on Saturday, August 6 for their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony preceding a game against the St. Louis Spirits and then close out the 2016 season with a home double-header against the Spirits on Sunday, August 7.


Blake Collins pitched his way into the Manistee Saints record books on Saturday, pitching a no hitter in the first game of a Great Lakes UBL double-header against the Michigan Collegiate Braves at Rietz Park as the Saints won 2-1. Collins struck out 7 and walked 4 in his gem while a pair of 7th inning errors cost the Saints a shut-out.

Jon Eno doubled home the first run for the Saints in the 2nd inning and a perfect bunt by Kenny Frieswyk brought home Jon Acton with what proved to be the winning run in the 4th inning.

The Saints dropped the nightcap by a 9-5 score with Roddy MacNeil charged with the loss; Lucas Richardson collected a triple and a home run in the game.

On Sunday the Saints lost a pair of mercy rule games to league leading Oil City on the road; Zach Perry and Josh Riggs were charged with the losses.

The league championship series will be played next weekend at Mt. Pleasant with the Saints playing the league leader at 11 a.m. in the sudden death play-off.


The Manistee Saints (8-14) finish regular season play in the Great Lakes UBL this weekend, hosting the Michigan Collegiate Braves at Rietz Park on Saturday and traveling to play league leading Oil City on Sunday.

The Saints will send Blake Collins and Roddy MacNeil to the mound for a 1 p.m. double-header on Saturday, and Josh Riggs and Zach Perry will pitch for the Saints on Sunday.

The league championship series will be played next weekend with playing site and games to be determined.






Upcoming Games

Saturday, Aug 6
St Louis Spirits @ Manistee Saints3:00pmRietz Park
Sunday, Aug 7
St Louis Spirits @ Manistee Saints1:00pmRietz Park
St Louis Spirits @ Manistee Saints3:30pmRietz Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!