SAINTS WIN OPENER; RAINED OUT OF GAME 2
The Manistee Saints spotted the Saginaw Sugar Beets a 7-0 lead and then stormed back
to defeat the Sugar Beets 12-9 in the first game of a Great Lakes UBL double-header at Rietz
Park on Sunday; then the rains came cancelling the 2nd game.
The Saints used two big innings to overcome the early deficit, scoring 5 runs in the 3rd
inning courtesy of a bases loaded double by Trenton Smiley and then putting the game away with
a 6 run 5th inning highlighted by a grand slam home run by Nick Brzezinski.
Kirk Myers, the 2nd of 3 Saints pitchers, picked up the win with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless
The Saints are on the road next weekend for a 4-game series against the Sugar Beets.
SAINTS HOST SAGINAW ON SUNDAY
The Manistee Saints host the Saginaw Sugar Beets in a Great Lakes UBL double- header
at Rietz Park on Sunday with game time set for 1 p.m. Both the Saints and Sugar Beets are
undefeated in league play despite losing several games to rain.
The Saints will start Cam Fewless on the mound in the first game and Ty Sobczak in the
second game but manager Tyrone Collins said with only two games on the week-end schedule
everyone on the staff will see some action.
As a special Father’s Day promotion, it will be Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the park.
SAINTS WIN 3 LOSE 1 TO RAIN
The Manistee Saints won a pair of tightly contested games from Michigan Sports
Academy-Livingston on Saturday, winning the opener 6-5 and breaking open a see-saw battle in
the second game with a 10 run 6th inning.
The Saints rose to the occasion in the opener when MSA loaded the bases with no one
out in the top of the 7th inning. Devin Sempert made a nice play to cut down the runner at home
and Kirk Myers struck out the last two batters to preserve the win. Cam Fewless picked up the
win for the Saints, Austin Harper got a hold and Myers a save.
In the nightcap the Saints exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to break
open a one run game and cruise to the win. Ty Sobczak picked up the win for the Saints.
On Sunday Levi Irish worked 5 shut-out innings and the Saints offense scored 8 runs in
the first inning enroute to a 10-0 win. The second game was washed out after 2 innings of play.
The Saints host the Saginaw Sugar Beets in a Great Lakes UBL double-header next
Sunday at Rietz Park on Prostate Cancer Awareness Day.
GREAT LAKES UBL STANDINGS (Thru games of June 9)
W L Pct. GB
Manistee Saints 5 0 1.000 ----
Saginaw Sugar Beets 4 0 1.000 .5
Detroit Jetbox 5 1 .833 .5
Oil City Stags 2 0 1.000 1.5
Midland Tribe 5 5 .500 2.5
MSA-Livingston 0 5 .000 5.0
Mid-Michigan Starz 0 10 .000 7.5
HOME OPENER & P-NUT BUTTER DAY
The Manistee Saints host Michigan Sports Academy-Livingston in their home opening weekend with double-headers both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
On Saturday the Saints will send Cam Fewless (0-0) and Ty Sobczak (1-0) to the mound to try and stretch their winning streak to 4 games. Opening day ceremonies with the VFW Color Guard and ceremonial first pitch is set for 12:45 p.m.
It's also Grand Slam P-Nut Butter Day at the park and fans are asked to bring jars of p-nut butter for the Matthew 25:35 Food Pantry.
On Sunday, Levi Irish (0-0) and Kyle Gorski (1-0) will handle the pitching chores against MSA>
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