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COACH COLLINS RESIGNS

October 6, 2020

COLLINS STEPS DOWN AS SAINTS MANAGER

             Manistee Saints manager Tyrone Collins announced he will step down as manager of the team immediately citing his desire to

further pursue family activities.

            Collins took over as manager of the Saints in 2017 and accumulated 71 wins over four

 seasons with a winning percentage of .582 including an N.A.B.F. Regional runners-up trophy in

  2019 and the Covid-19 World Series championship in 2020. Tyrone was also involved with

 recruiting and fund raising and will be greatly missed by players and the organization.    

             Coaches Jim Klug and Scot Latimer have also indicated they will not be returning for

 2021.


POST SEASON AWARDS

SAINTS ANNOUNCE POST SEASON AWARDS

            The Manistee Saints named Chris Proctor their 2020 Player of the Year and Roddy MacNeil Pitcher of the Year. 

Proctor, Detroit Tigers prospect who was given permission to play for the

Saints when the minor league season was cancelled, had a monster year at the plate, hitting .527 and an amazing .615 with runners in scoring position; with 7 doubles, 4 home runs, and 23 runs batted in.

            MacNeil also had an amazing season, setting a team record by finishing the season without allowing an earned run. Roddy put together a scoreless innings pitched string of 26.1 innings that included a 9-inning no-hit game. He finished the season with 4 wins and 0 losses, 40 strikeouts in 29.1 innings and an earned run average of 0.00.

            Proctor and MacNeil, along with outfield Logan Briggs, were also named to the Great Lakes UBL All Star team.


SAINTS ADD TO HALL OF FAME

July 22, 2020

NICK PAPES NAMED TO SAINTS HALL

The Manistee Saints are proud to announce the election of Nick Papes to their baseball Hall of Fame.

                            Papes played for the Saints for 6 seasons from 2006 to 2012 and compiled a .321 batting average

with 45 extra base hits and 133 runs batted in. Nick was also a strong defensive player, breaking in at shortstop but more than

adequately playing all the infield positions.

                           Nick is the third member of the Papes family named to the Hall, following his dad Ken and brother Kenny Mack

into the Hall. Nick prepped at Mason Co. Central in Scottville, went on to play college baseball at Aquinas College, and currently

teaches at Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s where he is also the baseball coach.

 Congratulations Nick!

                           Due to the Coronavirus induction ceremonies will be held at a later date.