SAINTS HALL OF FAME DAY SATURDAY
The Manistee Saints annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Saturday, August 11, at 2pm at Rietz Park in Manistee; Induction will be at 2 p.m. with a lunch to follow.
This year’s inductees are catcher/first baseman Jim Virden and long-time Saints photographer Ron Muszynski. Tickets will be available at the park and the public is invited to attend.
SAINTS SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS TO MUSKEGON
The Manistee Saints 2018 baseball season ended at the National Amateur Baseball
Federation Regional Tournament on Friday when they were defeated by the Muskegon Blue Jays
11-0. The Blue Jays dominated the game allowing the Saints just one base hit.
Earlier in the day, in the completion of a rain suspended game from Thursday, the Saints
offense came alive, scoring 8 runs in the final 2 innings to defeat the Michigan Area Braves 13-7.
Nick Brzezinski paced a 14 hit Saints attack going 4 for 5 with a home run.
The Saints finished a very successful season winning 22 games and finishing in 2nd place
in the Great Lakes UBL, runners-up to the Oil City Stags, who went on to win the Collegiate
Division of the N.A.B.F. World Series.
SAINTS LOSE TO FLINT; FIGHT THE WEATHER
The Manistee Saints (21-11) dropped their first game in the National Amateur Baseball
Federation Major Division Regional Tournament at Saginaw on Thursday, losing to Flint Bullpen
by a 4-2 score. The Saints scored 2 first inning runs on a single by Trenton Smiley but were held
scoreless the rest of the way. Robin Van Orden was charged with just his 2nd loss of the season.
In their 2nd game of the day, the Saints scored 5 early runs and were leading The
Michigan Area Braves 5-3 in the bottom of the 5th inning when an hour and a half rain &
lightning delay postponed the game to be re-started at 9:30 Friday morning.
SAINTS OPEN TOURNAMENT PLAY ON THURSDAY
SAINTS PREPARE FOR N.A.B.F. REGIONAL
The Manistee Saints (21-10) final regular season game at Saginaw on Sunday has been
cancelled as the fields at Saginaw are being prepared for the National Amateur Baseball
Federation Regional Tournament. The Saints will work out at Rietz Park on Sunday in
preparation for the tournament.
The Saints open play in the nine (9) team field on Thursday, August 2, at 10 a.m. at the
Saginaw Valley Lutheran diamond against Flint Bullpen. The Saints will send their ace, Robin
VanOrden (5-1) to the mound in the first game and win or lose, will play again at 4:30 p.m. on
Thursday in the double elimination event.
Last years Regional champ, Troy Jet Box, will again be a tournament favorite with the
Regional winner moving on to the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series in Battle
Creek the following week.
2018 GREAT LAKES UBL Final Standings
W L Pct. GB
Oil City Stags 22 6 .786 ----
Manistee Saints 20 8 .714 2.0
South Central 517 15 9 .625 5.0
Mi Area Collegiate Braves 11 15 .423 10.0
Mi Area Senior Braves 8 14 .364 11.0
Midland Tribe 4 16 .200 14.0
Michigan Sports Academy 6 20 .231 15.0
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