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July 31, 2014

Saints Home For Weekend


The Manistee Saints host a full weekend of events at Rietz Park on Saturday and Sunday


beginning with Hall of Fame induction and a single game on Saturday and a double-header on




At 3 p.m. on Saturday the Saints will induct Dan Mesyar, Mike Ward, and Fred Thiemann


into their Hall of Fame and the public is invited; following induction ceremonies the Saints will


host the Michigan Area Braves in a 9 inning game scheduled to start at 5 p.m. The probable


starting pitcher for the  Saints is Payton Tyndall (1-0).


On Sunday the Saints will host the  Sidney Bears in a GCBL double-header starting at 1 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers for the Saints are Chris Konsella (1-0) & Clint Druckenmiller (4-6).





July 21, 2014

Saints Lose Three In Wisconsin


            The Manistee Saints dropped all three games at the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic


in West Bend Wisconsin over the weekend, losing the first game 7-5 and the other two games by


identical 6-1 scores.


            In the first game on Friday night, the Kewaskum A’s scored 6 runs in the first two


innings and held off a late Saints rally to win 7-5. Lee Rodney took the loss for the Saints despite


allowing just one earned run while striking out 7.


            On Saturday the Saints lost the opener 6-1 to the Brookfield Bulldogs with Zach Perry


taking the loss. The Brookfield roster was filled with players from the 2014 Division 3 national


champion UW-Whitewater.


            In the second game on Saturday the Saints could manage just 3 hits and were defeated by


Muskego Impact 6-1. The Saints used four pitchers with Clint Druckenmiller being charged with


the loss.


            The Brownsville 49ers defeated Brookfield on Sunday to win the tournament




            The Saints are on the road again this weekend before returning to Rietz Park for a full


weekend the first week of August.



July 13, 2014



            The Manistee Saints (8-13) lost a 3 game series to the Oil City Stags over the weekend, losing by scores of 13-0, 11-0, and 10-0. The Stags outplayed the Saints in all aspects of the game, cruising to 3 easy wins. The Stags (27-3) now advance to the NABF Collegiate World Series while     The Saints are on the road for the next two weeks, traveling to Wisconsin to compete in the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic, and then come home for Hall of Fame inductions on August 2 and hosting the Sidney Bears on August 3rd.



July 11, 2014

Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13


The Manistee Saints host the Oil City Stags in a single 9 inning game on Saturday and a GCBL double-header on Sunday, games on both days start at 1 p.m.

The Stags compete in both the Great Lakes UBL and the Gratiot Co. Baseball League and have a 24-3 record over-all; their roster is basically comprised of collegiate talent from the Mt. Pleasant and Saginaw areas and they have earned the right to compete in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Collegiate World Series in Toledo, Ohio at the end of the month.


June 29, 2014


            The Manistee Saints (8-10) lost a Great Lakes UBL double-header to Saginaw Means on Saturday, losing the first game 5-1 and dropping the nightcap 6-5.

            In the opener, Means scored a pair of runs in the first inning and never looked back despite the Saints collecting 9 hits. Damon Proctor (0-2) took the loss for the Saints.

            In the nightcap, the Saints lost a heart-breaker when Means scored a pair of runs with one out in the bottom of the 7th inning on a walk off double to erase a 5-4 Saints lead. Mason Clark and Dylan Richardson had big hits for the Saints while Anthony Derrer (1-2) was charged with the loss.

            Sunday’s games were postponed when early morning rain made the field at Coleman unplayable, the games will be rescheduled for a later date.

The Saints will now be on mid-season break until hosting the Oil City Stags in a 3 game series at Rietz Park starting on Saturday, July 12.


June 22, 2014


            The Manistee Saints (8-8) split a pair of double-headers over the weekend, defeating the Newaygo Loggers 6-3 in the first game on Saturday and dropping the nightcap 4-3. On Sunday the Saints lost the opener to the St. Louis Spirits 2-0 and won the second game 3-2.

            On Saturday, Lucas Richardson’s 6th inning grand slam home run gave the Saints the win and made a winner of Will Bolish (1-0). The Saints dropped the nightcap when the Loggers scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning to erase a one run Saints lead and tag Steve Konsella with the loss.

            In Sundays, GCBL action, Justin Young pitched a 6 hit shut-out to give the St. Louis Spirits  the win in the opener while the Saints scored single runs in the 5th and 6th innings on a ground out by Jarred Alkire and a single by Jason Dontz to sneak out a win. Clint Druckenmiller was the winning pitcher for the Saints while Anthony Derrer picked up the save.


June 15, 2014


            The Manistee Saints snapped the Oil City Stags 11 game winning streak with a 4-3 win over the Stags on Saturday but dropped a double bill to the Stags on Sunday by scores of 9-1 and 5-3.

            On Saturday the Saints trailed the Stags by a score of 1-0 into the top of the 8th inning when Jarred Alkire’s sacrifice fly scored the tying run and then a clutch 2 out double by Jason Dontz and an infield single by Nick MacGirr gave the Saints a one run lead and Anthony Derrer closed out the win for the Saints.

            On Sunday, the Saints committed 5 errors in the opener that led to an early Stags lead the Saints couldn’t overcome. Damon Proctor was the victim of the poor Saints defense and was charged with the loss.

            In the second game the Stags again gained an early 4 run lead but the Saints came back with 3 6th inning runs but fell short to lose by a 5-3 score; Clint Druckenmiller was charged with the loss.

            The Saints will be at home on Saturday for a double-header with the Newaygo Loggers scheduled to start at 1 p.m. with scoreboard dedication ceremonies to begin at 12:45 p.m.


June 9, 2014


            The Manistee Saints lost a pair of GCBL games to defending league champion Ionia by scores of 8-6 and 14-2 on Sunday.

            In the opener the Saints scored 4 runs in the in the 7th inning with the key hit a 3 run homer by Nick MacGirr but fell short to drop the opener 8-6.

            In the second game the Orioles pounded 3 Saints pitchers for a 14-2 win.

June 2, 2014


            The Manistee Saints ran their season record to 5-2 with a pair of wins at Rietz Park on Sunday, sweeping a double-header from the Fulton Sultans 5-2 and 11-4.

            Clint Druckenmiller (3-1) held the Sultans to just 2 hits over 5 innings in the first game and Roddy MacNeil picked up his first save of the season. Dillon Rankin provided the offensive spark with a pair of doubles.

            Three pitchers kept the Sultans at bay in the nightcap with Zach Perry picking up the win while Mason Clark with 3 hits and Jerred Alkire with his 2nd home run of the season paced a 14 hit Saints attack.


May 25, 2014


            The Manistee Saints lost the series opener of a three game series with the Michigan Area Braves on Saturday by a 5-3 score and bounced back to sweep a double-header from the Braves on Sunday by scores of 5-4 and 7-6.

            On Saturday the Braves broke a 2-2 tie with 3 runs in the 6th inning and held on to win the opener. A.J. McGinnis picked up the win for the Braves while Zach Perry was charged with the loss.

            In Sunday’s pair of one run wins, Clint Druckenmiller picked up the win in both ends of the double-header; Druckenmiller started and won the opener and picked up the win in relief of Payton Tyndall in the nightcap.

            Jerred Alkire’s 2 run single in the 5th inning of the opener proved to be the winning runs, while Alkire and Nick MacGriff connected for late home runs to win the nightcap.

            The Saints return to GCBL play next Sunday when they host the Fulton Sultans at Rietz Park at 1 p.m. on Sunday.




May 18, 2014

`The Manistee Saints split a pair of GCBL games at Rietz Park on Sunday, winning the opener by a score of 7-3 while dropping the nightcap 6-4.


            In the opener the Saints scored a pair of runs in the 1st, 5th, and 6th innings and then Payton Tyndall closed it out with 3 scoreless inning of relief to pick up the win.


            In the second game the Saints fell behind by the score of 6-0 before making a game of it by

scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the last inning only to lose 6-4. Clint Druckenmiller took the loss in the



            The Saints home stand will continue the following weekend when the Michigan Area Braves will come to Manistee for a three games series on Saturday and Sunday.


Upcoming Games

Sunday,  Aug 3
Sidney Bears @ Manistee Saints 1:00pm Rietz Park
Sidney Bears @ Manistee Saints 3:30pm Rietz Park
Sunday,  Aug 10
St Louis Spirits @ Manistee Saints 1:00pm Rietz Park
St Louis Spirits @ Manistee Saints 3:30pm Rietz Park

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

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