Last Updated: August 3, 2015
***!!!Hall of Fame Postponement!!!***
The Manistee Saints Hall of Fame Day has been postponed due to inclement weather and is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, August 15 at Rietz Park.
July 30, 2015
Hitter of the Week Pitcher of the Week
Andy Fortier: Kyle Gorski:
6 hits at the NABF Regional. Picked up the Saints only win at the
Regional pitching 6 innings of 2 run ball.
SAINTS BOW OUT OF NABF: HOME SUNDAY
The Manistee Saints dropped their opening game of the NABF Regional at Flint on Thursday, losing to perennial powerhouse Troy Jet Box 10-2.
The Box scored early and often building a 9-0 lead before the Saints were able to get on the scoreboard. Clint Druckenmiller (4-4) was charged with the loss for the Saints who got 4 nice innings of relief pitching from Chris Konsella, while Steve Konsella collected a pair of hits.
The Saints (18-11) split a pair of games at the Tournament on Friday, beating the Flint Lumberjacks 14-2 in the opener and then being eliminated from further play by the Muskegon Marlins 10-1.
In the first game, the Saints pounded out 14 runs on 15 hits with Andy Fortier collected 4 hits and Roddy MacNeil adding 3. Kyle Gorski (6-2) pitched 6 innings of 2 run ball to pick up the win.
In the second game the Saints couldn’t muster any offense against Muskegon’s ace pitcher Blake Dahlstrom while the Marlins scored 10 runs on 13 hits off of 4 Saints pitchers; Chris Konsella (4-1) was charged with the loss.
On Sunday the Saints will hold their annual Hall of Fame Day and induct Brandon Smith into their Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies at Rietz Park are scheduled for 2 p.m. with the Saints to host the Manistee Lakers in a 7 inning game at 3:30 p.m. following the ceremonies.
The public is invited for the ceremonies and the game.
Saints Drop Pair to Orioles
The Manistee Saints (17-9) lost a pair of GCBL games to the Ionia Orioles by scores of 8-3 and 2-0 on Sunday , dropping them to 3rd place in the standings.
In the opener, the Orioles scored 4 runs in the first inning and never looked back for the win; Zach Perry was charged with the loss .
In the nightcap, the Orioles scored single runs in the 3rd and 5th innings and got a shut-out performance from Trent Briscoe to pick up the win. Clint Druckeniller was charged with the loss for the Saints
The Saints play in the NAF Regional at Flint this week and come home for Hall of Fame Day next Sunday.
Saints Host Ionia Orioles
The Manistee Saints (17-7) host the Ionia Orioles in a key Gratiot Co. Baseball League double-header at Rietz Park on Sunday with game time set for 1 p.m. The Saints and Orioles are both just 2 games behind league leading Oil City with the Orioles holding a .036 percentage lead over the Saints for 2nd place in the league standings.
The Saints will send Zach Perry (2-1) and Clint Druckenmiller (4-2) to the mound.
2015 Gratiot Co Baseball League Standings Standing as of 07/19/2015
Won Lost GB Pct
Oil City Stags 14 2 --- .875
Ionia Orioles 11 3 2.0 .786
Manistee Saints 12 4 2.0 .750
St. Louis Spirits 11 5 3.0 .688
Fulton Sultans 5 11 9.0 .313
Breckenridge Beavers 3 11 10.0 .214
Coleman Phillies 2 12 11.0 .143
Sidney Bears 2 12 11.0 .143
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