2017 Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Season Recap

The Michigan Area Braves Collegiate summer baseball program ended an impressive 2017 season with its first 27-win season since 2015 and its first NABF World Series appearance since 2014. Led by 2nd-year head coach Zach Mark, the “#BravesTomaHawkChop” finished the year with a 27-13-1 overall record, 19-11 league record and a second-place finish in the Great Lakes UBL before advancing to the NABF World Series, where they took home a 3rd place finish.

Here are the Team Highlights for 2017:

Game 1
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over South Central 517
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated South Central 517 11-1 thanks to a strong start. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a stolen base in the first inning, a groundout by Grant Steinborn in the first inning, a double by Matt McClennen in the first inning, and a home run by Adam Fitzgibbon in the second inning.

South Central 517 took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for South Central 517.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with four runs in the first inning. In the first DeVario Allen singled, driving in one, Rapp induced Grant Steinborn to ground out, but one run scored, and Matt McClennen doubled off of Rapp, driving in one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored four runs in the second inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate’s big inning was driven by a home run by Adam Fitzgibbon.

Joseph Barrons earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed five innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out three, and walking one. Two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate close out the victory. Brad Bell threw one inning. Rapp took the loss for South Central 517. He threw six innings, giving up 11 runs, and nine hits.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had nine hits in the game. Mason Schwellenbach and McClennen each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Schwellenbach led Michigan Area Braves Collegiate with three hits in three at bats.
Hunt went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead South Central 517 in hits.

 

Game 2
South Central 517 Captures Lead Early to Defeat Michigan Area Braves Collegiate
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-6 loss to South Central 517 on Saturday. South Central 517 scored on a error in the first inning, a walk in the first inning, a groundout in the first inning, a walk in the first inning, a groundout by Barron in the second inning, and a walk by Mantpas in the second inning.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate lost despite out-hitting South Central 517 nine to six.

South Central 517 captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for South Central 517.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored three runs in the fifth inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate’s big inning was driven by a triple by Matt McClennen and a single by Billy Blair.

Balazy earned the win for South Central 517. He threw four innings, surrendering three runs, five hits, striking out one, and walking one. #24 threw two and two-thirds innings, as two relievers helped South Central 517 finish off the victory. Keegan Kenny took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed one inning, allowing five runs, two hits, and striking out two.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected nine hits. Blair and Parker Murdie each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Murdie and Blair all had two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

South Central 517 had six hits in the game. Barron, Grable, and Ott each collected multiple hits for South Central 517.

 

Game 3
South Central 517 Captures Lead Early to Defeat Michigan Area Braves Collegiate
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 7-1 loss to South Central 517 on Sunday. South Central 517 scored on an error, a single by Grable, and a groundout in the second inning.

South Central 517 captured the lead in the second inning. An error scored one run for South Central 517.

Fornwalt earned the win for South Central 517. He threw seven innings, allowing one run, six hits, striking out five, and walking one. Billy Blair took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed three innings, surrendering six runs, five hits, and striking out two.

Mason Schwellenbach went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate in hits. Hunt led South Central 517 with two hits in four at bats.

 

Game 4
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Falls in Back-And-Forth Affair Against South Central 517
Even though Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and South Central 517 both had their opportunities, it was South Central 517 that eventually prevailed 7-6 on Sunday. The game was tied at six with South Central 517 batting in the top of the seventh when Monette singled off of Travis Perkola, driving in one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected nine hits and South Central 517 had seven in the high-scoring affair
South Central 517 took an early lead in the first inning. Ott grounded out, scoring one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored three runs in the fifth inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a single by Travis Perkola, a single by Grant Steinborn, and a double by Noah Moore.

South Central 517 scored three runs in the sixth inning. South Central 517’s big inning was driven by a wild pitch , a single by Gilmer, and a walk by Hunt.

Ott earned the win for South Central 517. He pitched one and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs, zero hits, striking out one, and walking zero. Perkola took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went one inning, allowing two runs, three hits, and striking out one.

Obrien started the game for South Central 517. He threw five and a third innings, giving up six runs, nine hits, and striking out one. Mason Schwellenbach started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs, two hits, and striking out four.

Parker Murdie and Joseph Barrons each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Barrons and Murdie all had two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

Monette led South Central 517 with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-2 on the day. South Central 517 didn’t commit a single error in the field. Grable had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.

 

Game 5
Fitzgibbon’s Walkoff Gives Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Victory Over Braves Seniors
A walk-off home run led Michigan Area Braves Collegiate past Braves Seniors 3-2 on Saturday. The game was tied at two with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the bottom of the tenth when Adam Fitzgibbon homered off of Skrzypczak, driving in one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate pitchers struck out six, while hurlers for Braves Seniors sat down two.

Braves Seniors took an early lead in the first inning. Braves Seniors scored one run when Leddy doubled with two outs in the first inning.

Braves Seniors knotted the game up at two in the top of the sixth inning. Tarrence’s sac fly scored one run for Braves Seniors.
Daniel Michalak earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went two innings, giving up zero runs, two hits, and walking one. Skrzypczak took the loss for Braves Seniors. He threw two and a third innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out one, and walking one.

Joseph Barrons started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched six innings, surrendering two runs, seven hits, striking out five, and walking zero. #25 started the game for Braves Seniors. He went seven and a third innings, surrendering two runs, seven hits, striking out one, and walking one.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had nine hits in the game. Jordan Anstandig, Adam Fitzgibbon, and Mason Schwellenbach each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Schwellenbach, Fitzgibbon, and Anstandig each collected two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

Braves Seniors collected ten hits. C Petre, Tarrence, and Burt each collected multiple hits for Braves Seniors.

 

Game 6
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Braves Seniors
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and Braves Seniors traded the lead back-and-forth on Saturday, but eventually Michigan Area Braves Collegiate prevailed 10-6. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good in the fourth inning. The game was tied at five with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the bottom of the fourth when Adam Fitzgibbon doubled off of Choike, driving in one run.

Both offenses were strong at the plate as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 14 hits and Braves Seniors six
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the first inning. Mason Schwellenbach singled on the first pitch of the at bat in the first inning, scoring one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with eight runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Ryan Miller doubled off of Wood, driving in two runs, Parker Murdie singled off of Wood, driving in one run, Travis Perkola singled off of Choike, driving in one run, and Grant Steinborn doubled off of Choike, driving in two runs.

Braves Seniors scored three runs in the third inning. The big inning for Braves Seniors came thanks to a home run by Wrozek and a single by Tarrence.

Ryan Abenth earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched two and a third innings, allowing one run, zero hits, striking out three, and walking zero. Wood took the loss for Braves Seniors. He tossed three and a third innings, allowing five runs, eight hits, striking out three, and walking one.

Billy Blair started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed three and a third innings, surrendering five runs, six hits, and striking out three. Steinborn, Gaige Grondin, Murdie, and Schwellenbach each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Schwellenbach, Miller, and Steinborn each drove in two runs to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.
C Petre and Jebb each collected multiple hits for Braves Seniors.

 

Game 7
Two Pitchers Team Up as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Shuts Out Braves Seniors
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Braves Seniors 3-0 on Sunday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Brian Feinauer struck out Jebb to finish off the game. The pitching was strong on both sides. hurlers for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate struck out four, while Braves Seniors pitchers sat down one.

A single by M Petre in the second inning was a positive for Braves Seniors.

Mason Schwellenbach earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went six innings, giving up zero runs, two hits, and striking out three. Brian Feinauer recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Wentworth took the loss for Braves Seniors. He pitched three innings, giving up three runs, and four hits.

Adam Fitzgibbon, DeVario Allen, and Travis Perkola each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Grant Steinborn had the most chances in the field with seven.

 

Game 8
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Grabs Lead in Sixth Inning for Victory Over Braves Seniors
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead late in the game in a 2-1 victory over Braves Seniors on Sunday. The game was tied at one with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the bottom of the sixth when #32 uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate pitchers struck out eight, while hurlers for Braves Seniors sat down five.

Alex Strickland, Adam Fitzgibbon, and Ian Simek each collected one hit to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.
Braves Seniors was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. A Bauman made the most plays with seven.

 

Game 9
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Downs MSA, 8-5
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate beat MSA 8-5 on Saturday.  After Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored one run in the top of the seventh, MSA answered with one of their own. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored when Grant Steinborn doubled off of McMichael, driving in one run. MSA then answered when Tucker homered off of Brad Bell, driving in one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Noah Moore singled off of McMichael, driving in one run and a runner stole home.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored three runs in the sixth inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a double by Moore.

Joseph Barrons earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw six innings, surrendering four runs, seven hits, striking out three, and walking one. McMichael took the loss for MSA. He pitched seven innings, allowing eight runs, 13 hits, and striking out two.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 13 hits. Steinborn, Ian Simek, Moore, and Travis Perkola each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Steinborn went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate in hits.  MSA had ten hits in the game. Uraus, Edwards, and Javelon each collected multiple hits for MSA. MSA was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Klocek made the most plays with 11.

 

Game 10
Two Pitchers Team Up as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Shuts Out MSA
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated MSA 24-0 on Saturday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Ryan Abenth struck out Javelon to finish off the game.

Adam Fitzgibbon collected four hits in five at bats to help lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate to victory. Fitzgibbon doubled in the first, homered in the first, doubled in the second, and singled in the third.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the first inning. With zero outs in the first inning Mason Schwellenbach drove in one run when he doubled.

One bright spot for MSA was a single by Javelon in the second inning.

Billy Blair earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched four innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, striking out eight, and walking zero. Edwards took the loss for MSA. He went, surrendering five runs, four hits, and walking zero.
Home runs for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate came when Fitzgibbon homered in the first inning, Grant Steinborn homered in the second inning, and Alex Strickland homered in the second inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had 24 hits in the game. Parker Murdie, Fitzgibbon, Steinborn, Mitch Morley, Strickland, Schwellenbach, and Travis Perkola each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

Javelon led MSA with one hit in two at bats.

 

Game 11
Fitzgibbon Collects Four Hits as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Defeats MSA
Four hits from Adam Fitzgibbon helped lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate past MSA 12-6 on Sunday. Fitzgibbon singled in the second, singled in the third, homered in the fourth, and singled in the seventh.

Both offenses were strong at the plate as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 18 hits and MSA 11.

Gaige Grondin earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed two innings, allowing three runs, one hit, and striking out one. Daniel Michalak threw three innings, as three relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate finish off the victory. Noah took the loss for MSA. He threw four innings, giving up nine runs, 14 hits, and striking out three.

Adam Fitzgibbon, Travis Perkola, Parker Murdie, Grant Steinborn, Ian Simek, and Alex Strickland each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Edwards, Rossman, and Ryan K each collected multiple hits for MSA. Davidson went 1-for-3 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.

 

Game 12
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate earn 1-0 win over MSA in a forfeit.

 

Game 13
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over Oil City
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate jumped out to an early lead over Oil City and took home an 8-2 victory on Tuesday. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a single by DeVario Allen in the first inning, a single by Billy Blair in the first inning, a single by Conner Sonnier in the first inning, a double by Jordan Anstandig in the first inning, and a single by Allen in the second inning.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate secured the victory thanks to five runs in the first inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate’s big inning was driven by a single by DeVario Allen, a single by Billy Blair, a single by Conner Sonnier, and a double by Jordan Anstandig.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the first inning. With one out in the first inning Allen drove in one run when he singled.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 12 hits. Allen, Mitch Morley, Parker Murdie, and Anstandig each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Allen went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate in hits.

 

Game 14
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Can’t Hold Up Against Oil City
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had trouble keeping up with Oil City in a 5-2 loss on Tuesday.
Ian Simek and Billy Blair each managed one hit to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

 

Game 15
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and Braves Seniors Tie
A single in the ninth inning helped Braves Seniors battle to a 7-7 tie with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate on Tuesday.
Braves Seniors captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Braves Seniors.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored five runs in the eighth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Parker Murdie, a single by Mitch Morley, and a stolen base.

Braves Seniors scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning for Braves Seniors came thanks to a double by S Bauman.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected nine hits. Travis Perkola, Murdie, and Jordan Anstandig each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Anstandig, Murdie, and Perkola each managed two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

Braves Seniors had nine hits in the game. CJ Jackson, Eastwood, and S. Bauman each collected multiple hits for Braves Seniors.

 

Game 16
Five RBI Day for Steinborn Leads Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Past Manistee Saints
Grant Steinborn drove in five on three hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate past Manistee Saints 15-3 on Saturday. Steinborn drove in runs on a home run in the third and a grand slam in the fifth.

An early lead helped propel Michigan Area Braves Collegiate to victory. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a single by Noah Moore and a double by Parker Murdie in the second inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the second inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored one run when Moore singled with one out in the second inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored seven runs in the fifth inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate’s big inning was driven by a walk by Jordan Anstandig, a single by Murdie, a single by Matt McClennen, and a grand slam by Grant Steinborn.

Joseph Barrons earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed six innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out four, and walking zero. Perry took the loss for Manistee Saints. He threw four and a third innings, allowing nine runs, eight hits, and striking out three.

Home runs for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate came when Mason Schwellenbach homered in the fourth inning and Steinborn homered in the third and fifth innings.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 12 hits. Steinborn, Murdie, and DeVario Allen each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Murdie and Steinborn.  Manistee Saints didn’t commit a single error in the field. Gallatin had the most chances in the field with six.

 

Game 17
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Defeats Manistee Saints, 4-2
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took home a 4-2 victory over Manistee Saints on Sunday.  Manistee Saints took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Manistee Saints.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third there was an error, scoring one run, Mason Schwellenbach hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run, and Ian Simek hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
Jake Gross earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went five innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, and striking out six. Two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate close out the victory. Billy Blair threw one inning. Vanorden took the loss for Manistee Saints. He tossed five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, two hits, and striking out three.

Travis Perkola and Grant Steinborn each collected one hit to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Brezezinski led Manistee Saints with two hits in four at bats.

 

Game 18
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Defeats Manistee Saints, 4-3
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Manistee Saints 4-3 on Sunday.  Manistee Saints captured the lead in the first inning. Richardson grounded out, scoring one run.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Ian Simek doubled off of Tyndall, driving in two runs.

Keegan Kenny earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went five innings, surrendering two runs, one hit, striking out five, and walking one. Ryan Abenth threw one and two-thirds innings, as two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate finish off the victory. Tyndall took the loss for Manistee Saints. He threw five innings, surrendering four runs, six hits, and striking out four.

Mason Schwellenbach, Parker Murdie, Mitch Morley, Travis Perkola, Gaige Grondin, and Simek each collected one hit to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

Manistee Saints didn’t commit a single error in the field. Richardson had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.

 

Game 19
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Defeats Means Transformers, 5-1
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took home a 5-1 victory over Means Transformers on Tuesday.  Elijah Abenth earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched four innings, surrendering one run, three hits, and striking out one. Two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate close out the victory. Ryan Abenth threw two and a third innings. Neitzel took the loss for Means Transformers. He threw two and two-thirds innings, surrendering five runs, two hits, and striking out two.
Adam Fitzgibbon led Michigan Area Braves Collegiate with two runs batted in. He went 2-for-4 on the day.

 

Game 20
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Means Transformers
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and Means Transformers traded the lead back-and-forth on Tuesday, but eventually Michigan Area Braves Collegiate prevailed 3-2. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good in the fifth inning. The game was tied at two with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the bottom of the fifth when Jordan Anstandig singled off of Harrell, driving in one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate pitchers struck out three, while hurlers for Means Transformers sat down four.  Daniel Michalak earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went two innings, giving up two runs, one hit, and striking out one. Harrell took the loss for Means Transformers. He pitched two innings, allowing two runs, four hits, striking out one, and walking one.  Macklin started the game for Means Transformers. He pitched three innings, giving up one run, three hits, striking out three, and walking zero. Billy Blair started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw three innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had seven hits in the game. Ian Simek, Aaron Esparza, and Ryan Miller each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Miller, Esparza, and Simek each managed two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Grant Steinborn had the most chances in the field with seven.  Means Transformers didn’t commit a single error in the field. Macklin had the most chances in the field with two.

 

Game 21
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over 517
An early lead helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeat 517 9-2 on Saturday. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a double by Aaron Esparza in the second inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored three runs in the seventh inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a triple by Jordan Swiss and a double by Jordan Anstandig.

Jake Gross earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched five innings, surrendering two runs, two hits, and striking out five. Fornwalt took the loss for 517. He threw three innings, surrendering three runs, two hits, striking out two, and walking one.

Matt McClennen led Michigan Area Braves Collegiate with two hits in four at bats.

 

Game 22
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Falls in Back-And-Forth Affair Against 517
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and 517 passed the lead back-and-forth on Saturday, but eventually 517 prevailed 6-3. The game was tied at two with 517 batting in the bottom of the fourth when Grable singled off of Daniel Michalak, driving in two runs.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate lost despite out-hitting 517 ten to six.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the second inning. An error scored one run for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  517 took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Billy Blair walked Balazy to drive in a run.

Balazy earned the win for 517. He threw six innings, allowing three runs, eight hits, and striking out six. Daniel Michalak took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed one and one-third innings, giving up two runs, and two hits.  Blair started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed three innings, allowing four runs, three hits, and striking out four.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected ten hits. Grant Steinborn, Matt McClennen, Jordan Swiss, and Jordan Anstandig each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Anstandig, Gaige Grondin, and Steinborn each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Grable went 1-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.

 

Game 23
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Goes Down on Final Play Against Braves Seniors
It came down to the last play, but Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was on the wrong end of a 4-3 defeat to Braves Seniors on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Braves Seniors batting in the bottom of the thirteenth when Finzel hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the first inning. Jordan Swiss grounded out, scoring one run.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate evened things up at three in the top of the fifth inning. Parker Murdie singled on a 0-1 count in the fifth inning, scoring one run.

 

#15 earned the win for Braves Seniors. He tossed five innings, surrendering zero runs, two hits, and striking out four. Mason Schwellenbach took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went two and a third innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out five, and walking one.  Frontzak started the game for Braves Seniors. He tossed seven innings, allowing three runs, eight hits, striking out seven, and walking one. Keegan Kenny started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went six innings, surrendering three runs, six hits, and striking out six.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected ten hits. Murdie and Conner Sonnier each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Schwellenbach, Murdie, and Swiss each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Sonnier had the most chances in the field with 18.  Braves Seniors had ten hits in the game. Wrozek, M Petre, and S Bauman each collected multiple hits for Braves Seniors. Wrozek went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Braves Seniors in hits.

 

Game 24
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Grabs Lead in Sixth Inning for Victory Over Braves Seniors
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Braves Seniors 14-2 on Sunday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at two with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the top of the sixth when Gaige Grondin singled off of Wood, driving in one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate secured the victory thanks to 11 runs in the seventh inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a single by Matt McClennen, a single by Jordan Swiss, a double by Billy Blair, a single by Gaige Grondin, a single by Aaron Esparza, a groundout by Noah Moore, a single by Parker Murdie, and a single by Swiss.

Braves Seniors took an early lead in the first inning. Leddy singled on a 1-0 count in the first inning, scoring one run.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored 11 runs in the seventh inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by McClennen, a single by Swiss, a double by Blair, a single by Grondin, a single by Esparza, a groundout by Moore, a single by Murdie, and a single by Swiss.

Joseph Barrons earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched six innings, surrendering two runs, six hits, striking out five, and walking one. Wood took the loss for Braves Seniors. He tossed six innings, surrendering three runs, five hits, and striking out three.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had 15 hits in the game. Grondin, McClennen, Swiss, and Mason Schwellenbach each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Swiss, McClennen, and Grondin each drove in two runs to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Leddy led Braves Seniors with one run batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

 

Game 25
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over MSA
An early lead helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeat MSA 8-1 on Saturday. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a single by Matt McClennen, a fielder’s choice by Grant Steinborn, and a stolen base in the first inning.

MSA captured the lead in the first inning. With two outs in the first inning Davidson drove in one run when he singled.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with three runs in the first inning. In the first Matt McClennen singled off of Edwards, driving in one run, Edwards induced Grant Steinborn to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored, and a runner stole home.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored three runs in the sixth inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate’s big inning was driven by a groundout by Steinborn, a double by Mitch Morley, and a single by Aaron Esparza.

Gaige Grondin earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw five innings, giving up one run, three hits, striking out eight, and walking one. Elijah Abenth threw one inning, as two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate finish off the victory. Uraus took the loss for MSA. He pitched one-third of an inning, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and walking one.
Edwards started the game for MSA. He pitched three and a third innings, surrendering five runs, seven hits, striking out three, and walking one.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 11 hits. Jordan Swiss and Conner Sonnier each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Steinborn went 1-for-3 at the plate as he led the team with three runs batted in. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate didn’t commit a single error in the field. Sonnier had the most chances in the field with 11.

 

Game 26
Three Pitchers Team Up as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Shuts Out MSA
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated MSA 12-0 on Saturday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Jordan Swiss induced a groundout from Kadogucki to finish off the game.  An early lead helped propel Michigan Area Braves Collegiate to victory. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored on a double by Jordan Swiss in the first inning, a single by Ian Simek in the first inning, a single by Noah Moore in the first inning, a single by Aaron Esparza in the first inning, and a single by Billy Blair in the second inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the first inning. Swiss doubled on the first pitch of the at bat in the first inning, scoring one run.  A single by Kadogucki in the first inning was a positive for MSA.

Daniel Michalak earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed three innings, giving up zero runs, and one hit. Taylor Cusick threw two innings, as two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate finish off the victory. Bremer took the loss for MSA. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs, ten hits, and walking one.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 18 hits. Swiss, Blair, Simek, Moore, Gaige Grondin, and Matt McClennen each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Simek went 2-for-3 at the plate as he led the team with three runs batted in. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Moore made the most plays with eight.

 

Game 27
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Can’t Hold Up Against Oil City
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate couldn’t keep up with Oil City and fell 8-5 on Sunday.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the second inning. Mitch Morley drove in three when he homered in the second inning.  In the bottom of the third inning, Oil City tied things up at four. With two outs in the third inning Max Tracks drove in two runs when he homered.  Oil City took the lead for good with four runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Ty Jones homered off of Joseph Barrons, driving in one run and Carson Eby doubled off of Ryan Abenth, driving in three runs.
Brandon Wise earned the win for Oil City. He went seven innings, surrendering five runs, nine hits, and striking out four. Barrons took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw three innings, giving up five runs, six hits, and striking out three.

Home runs for Oil City came when Tracks homered in the third inning, Jones homered in the fourth inning, and Westly homered in the third inning.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had nine hits in the game. Ian Simek, Morley, and Jordan Swiss each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Swiss, Morley, and Simek all had two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Grant Steinborn made the most plays with seven.
Eby led Oil City with three runs batted in. He went 1-for-4 on the day.

 

Game 28
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Goes Down on Final Play Against Oil City
It came down to the last play, but Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was on the wrong end of a 7-5 defeat to Oil City on Sunday. Oil City trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning when Westly homered off of Daniel Michalak, driving in three runs.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the first inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored one run when Mason Schwellenbach singled with two outs in the first inning.  Oil City evened things up at four in the bottom of the seventh inning. A wild pitch by Brian Feinauer scored one run for Oil City.

Ty Jones earned the win for Oil City. He tossed three innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out two, and walking zero. Daniel Michalak took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched two-thirds of an inning, giving up three runs, three hits, and walking one.

Antonio Jacobs started the game for Oil City. He threw six innings, surrendering four runs, seven hits, and striking out four. Keegan Kenny started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched four and a third innings, allowing three runs, four hits, and striking out four.

Home runs for Oil City came when Dean Marais homered in the fourth inning and Westly homered in the ninth inning.
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected nine hits. Grant Steinborn, Jordan Swiss, and Jordan Anstandig each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Anstandig, Swiss, and Steinborn each managed two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Oil City had nine hits in the game. Clyde, Marais, and Vann Acker each collected multiple hits for Oil City.

 

Game 29
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Can’t Hold Up Against Oil City
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had trouble keeping up with Oil City in a 9-4 loss on Tuesday.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the second inning. With one out in the second inning Conner Sonnier drove in one run when he singled.
Oil City took the lead for good with eight runs in the third inning. In the third Billy Blair uncorked a wild pitch, scoring three runs, Ty Jones homered off of Blair, driving in three runs, there was an error, scoring one run, and Blair uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 11 hits. Mitch Morley, Grant Steinborn, and Matt McClennen each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Sonnier, McClennen, and Steinborn each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Oil City had 11 hits in the game. #5 and #23 each collected multiple hits for Oil City.

 

Game 30
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Grabs Lead in Eighth Inning for Victory Over Manistee Saints
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead late in the game in an 8-6 victory over Manistee Saints on Saturday. The game was tied at six with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the top of the eighth when Jordan Swiss doubled off of Perry, driving in two runs.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate built a five-run lead in the third inning and then held off Manistee Saints’s charge. Manistee Saints scored five runs in the failed comeback on a walk by Cooper, a double , and a single by Gorski.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the first inning. With one out in the first inning Jordan Swiss drove in one run when he singled.  Manistee Saints knotted the game up at six in the bottom of the fifth inning. Manistee Saints scored one run when Gorski singled with one out in the fifth inning.  Manistee Saints scored five runs in the fifth inning. Manistee Saints’s big inning was driven by a walk by Cooper, a double , and a single by Gorski.

Billy Blair earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched three innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, striking out three, and walking one. Perry took the loss for Manistee Saints. He went three innings, allowing two runs, three hits, striking out one, and walking zero.  Vanorden started the game for Manistee Saints. He tossed five innings, surrendering six runs, seven hits, and striking out two. Elijah Abenth started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went four and a third innings, allowing five runs, two hits, and striking out two.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had ten hits in the game. Swiss, Mitch Morley, and Parker Murdie each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Swiss led Michigan Area Braves Collegiate with three runs batted in. He went 3-for-5 on the day. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Grant Steinborn made the most plays with ten.

 

Game 31
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over Manistee Saints
An early lead helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeat Manistee Saints 6-4 on Saturday. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead on a single in the first inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the first inning. Grant Steinborn drove in two when he singled in the first inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored three runs in the sixth inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate’s big inning was driven by a single by Adam Fitzgibbon and a single by Steinborn.

Joseph Barrons earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went five innings, giving up three runs, eight hits, and striking out four. Ryan Abenth threw one and one-third innings, as two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate finish off the victory. Taylor Cusick recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Konsella took the loss for Manistee Saints. He threw five and a third innings, surrendering four runs, eight hits, and striking out two.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected 12 hits. Matt McClennen, Jordan Swiss, and Steinborn each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Swiss and McClennen each managed three hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.
Manistee Saints had nine hits in the game. Briggs, Gallatin, and Richardson each collected multiple hits for Manistee Saints. Manistee Saints was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Perry had the most chances in the field with six.

 

Game 32
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Grabs Lead in Ninth Inning for Victory Over Manistee Saints
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead late and defeated Manistee Saints 3-2 on Sunday. The game was tied at two with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the top of the ninth when Jordan Swiss singled off of #16, driving in one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate pitchers struck out 13, while hurlers for Manistee Saints sat down seven. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the first inning.  In the bottom of the sixth inning, Manistee Saints tied things up at two. Cooper drove in one when he singled in the sixth inning.

Gaige Grondin earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw two and a third innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, and striking out five. Jordan Swiss recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. #16 took the loss for Manistee Saints. He went two innings, allowing one run, one hit, and striking out three. Keegan Kenny started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed six innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, and striking out seven.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had eight hits in the game. Swiss and Adam Fitzgibbon each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Jordan Anstandig and Swiss each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Conner Sonnier made the most plays with 13.

 

Game 33
Three Pitchers Team Up as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Shuts Out Means Transformers
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Means Transformers 6-0 on Tuesday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Taylor Cusick struck out Macklin to finish off the game.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate grabbed an early lead. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead on a home run in the first inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the first inning. Mitch Morley homered on a 1-0 count in the first inning, scoring one run. One bright spot for Means Transformers was a single by Harrell in the second inning.

Daniel Michalak earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw three innings, allowing zero runs, three hits, and striking out three. Two relievers helped Michigan Area Braves Collegiate close out the victory. Alex Millhisler threw three innings. Tany took the loss for Means Transformers. He tossed three innings, giving up four runs, and six hits.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had 15 hits in the game. Billy Blair, Aaron Esparza, Ryan Miller, Michalak, Morley, Joseph Barrons, and Conner Sonnier each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Sonnier, Barrons, Morley, Michalak, Miller, Esparza, and Blair each collected two hits to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Harrell led Means Transformers with two hits in three at bats. Means Transformers was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Bruman made the most plays with seven.

 

Game 34
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Pitches Well, but Can’t Find Enough Runs in Loss to Means Transformers
Both teams were strong on the mound on Tuesday, but Means Transformers was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Michigan Area Braves Collegiate on Tuesday. Ryan Abenth started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and recorded nine outs.

Rivard earned the win for Means Transformers. He tossed three innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out four. Ryan Abenth took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw three innings, giving up three runs, three hits, and striking out one.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate didn’t commit a single error in the field. Billy Blair had the most chances in the field with four.

 

Game 35
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Falls in Back-And-Forth Affair Against Oil City
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and Oil City passed the lead back-and-forth on Saturday, but eventually Oil City prevailed 10-2. The game was tied at two with Oil City batting in the top of the seventh when Zack Booth doubled off of Billy Blair, driving in two runs. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate captured the lead in the second inning. Conner Sonnier drove in one when he singled in the second inning.

Billy Blair took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched one and two-thirds innings, surrendering eight runs, six hits, and striking out one.  Joseph Barrons started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went three innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.

Home runs for Oil City came when Riley Creamer homered in the fourth inning and Josh Riggs homered in the seventh and seventh innings.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected eight hits. Aaron Esparza and Ian Simek each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Sonnier and Esparza each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate didn’t commit a single error in the field. Blair had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.  Oil City had ten hits in the game. Creamer, Riggs, and #23 each collected multiple hits for Oil City. Oil City didn’t commit a single error in the field. Riggs had the most chances in the field with eight.

 

Game 36
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Claws Back, but Falls Just Short Against Oil City
Despite a 5-run deficit in the second inning, Michigan Area Braves Collegiate almost came all the way back, eventually falling 5-4 to Oil City on Saturday. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored four runs in the failed comeback on a walk by Billy Blair in the third, a passed ball in the third, a by Blair in the fifth, and a in the seventh.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate couldn’t keep up with Oil City early in the game. Oil City scored on a single by #23 in the first inning, a single by Max Tracks in the first inning, a error in the first inning, a single by Jeff Wright in the first inning, and a home run by #23 in the second inning.  Oil City captured the lead in the first inning. With zero outs in the first inning #23 drove in one run when he singled.

Josh Riggs earned the win for Oil City. He tossed five innings, allowing three runs, five hits, and striking out six. Elijah Abenth took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went three innings, giving up five runs, five hits, and striking out two.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected six hits. Parker Murdie and Jordan Swiss each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Billy Blair went 1-for-1 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.  #23 led Oil City with two runs batted in. He went 2-for-4 on the day.

Game 37 – NABF World Series
Kenny Throws Shutout as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Defeats Spartans Baseball
Keegan Kenny didn’t allow a single run as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Spartans Baseball 3-0 on Thursday. Kenny allowed just six hits and struck out John Robinson to end the game.  The pitching was strong on both sides. Keegan Kenny struck out ten, while Joe O’Brien sat down seven.

A single by Jake Budyka in the first inning was a positive for Spartans Baseball.

Kenny earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went nine innings, giving up zero runs, six hits, striking out ten, and walking zero. O’Brien took the loss for Spartans Baseball. He threw eight innings, giving up three runs, eight hits, and striking out seven.

Ian Simek, Parker Murdie, Adam Fitzgibbon, Jordan Swiss, Jordan Anstandig, Mitch Morley, Matt McClennen, and Billy Blair all had one hit to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Ashton Budzinski went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Spartans Baseball in hits.

 

Game 38 – NABF World Series
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Takes High-Scoring Game From Indiana Bandits
There were runs aplenty on Thursday, as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Indiana Bandits 11-7.  Indiana Bandits captured the lead in the second inning. Andriole, J drove in one when he doubled in the second inning.  After Indiana Bandits scored two runs in the top of the sixth, Michigan Area Braves Collegiate answered with two of their own. Indiana Bandits scored when Eric Frontzak induced Watson to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored and Murdock doubled off of Frontzak, driving in one run. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate then answered when Yoho, C. walked Mitch Morley to drive in a run.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Michigan Area Braves Collegiate tied things up at two. Parker Murdie singled on a 2-2 count in the fourth inning, scoring one run.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Rowe walked Aaron Esparza to drive in a run and there was an error, scoring two runs.  Indiana Bandits scored three runs in the ninth inning. The big inning for Indiana Bandits came thanks to a double by Yoho B., a groundout by #17, and a groundout.

Taylor Cusick earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He threw two innings, allowing three runs, one hit, and striking out one. Rowe took the loss for Indiana Bandits. He tossed one inning, allowing four runs, one hit, and striking out two.
Frontzak started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched seven innings, giving up four runs, nine hits, striking out six, and walking zero. Ross started the game for Indiana Bandits. He went four innings, giving up two runs, six hits, and striking out two.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate collected ten hits. Jordan Swiss and Billy Blair each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Swiss and Morley each drove in two runs to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. Indiana Bandits had ten hits in the game. Kunce, Murdock, and Yoho B. each collected multiple hits for Indiana Bandits.

 

Game 39 – NABF World Series
Esparza Strong at the Plate as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Defeats Capital City Reds
Aaron Esparza collected four hits in four at bats, as Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Capital City Reds 11-1 on Friday. Esparza singled in the second, singled in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and doubled in the seventh.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the second inning. Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored one run when Aaron Esparza singled with one out in the second inning.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with one run in the third inning. In the third Grant Steinborn singled off of Howard-smith, driving in one run.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate scored five runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Mitch Morley, a single by Esparza, and a groundout.

Alex Millhisler earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He pitched six innings, giving up one run, three hits, and striking out five. Howard-Smith took the loss for Capital City Reds. He threw five innings, giving up seven runs, and nine hits.

Michigan Area Braves Collegiate had 12 hits in the game. Esparza, Gaige Grondin, Matt McClennen, and Morley each collected multiple hits for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

 

Game 40 – NABF World Series
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Crystal-Lake Cardinals
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate defeated Crystal-Lake Cardinals 5-2 in a back-and-forth affair on Friday. The game was tied at two with Michigan Area Braves Collegiate batting in the top of the sixth when.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took the lead for good with three runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Adam Fitzgibbon singled off of #15, driving in one run and there was an error, scoring one run.

Joseph Barrons earned the win for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He tossed nine innings, giving up two runs, one hit, striking out two, and walking one. #15 took the loss for Crystal-Lake Cardinals. He pitched four and a third innings, giving up four runs, one hit, and striking out three.

Fitzgibbon, Matt McClennen, and Grant Steinborn each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.

 

Game 41 – NABF World Series
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate Falls in Back-And-Forth Affair Against Black Blaze
Michigan Area Braves Collegiate and Black Blaze played a tight game, but Black Blaze pulled out the 4-3 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at three with Black Blaze batting in the top of the ninth when TJ Lett doubled off of Elijah Abenth, driving in one run.  Michigan Area Braves Collegiate took an early lead in the second inning. Jordan Anstandig drove in one when he singled in the second inning.  Black Blaze evened things up at two in the top of the fifth inning. A wild pitch by Ben Blake scored one run for Black Blaze.

Dan Walters earned the win for Black Blaze. He pitched six innings, giving up one run, three hits, and walking one. Elijah Abenth took the loss for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went four innings, giving up one run, three hits, striking out three, and walking one.  Dan Matle started the game for Black Blaze. He pitched three innings, allowing two runs, two hits, and striking out two. Jason Clark started the game for Michigan Area Braves Collegiate. He went four innings, giving up three runs, five hits, and striking out four.

Adam Fitzgibbon, Anstandig, and Grant Steinborn each drove in one run to lead Michigan Area Braves Collegiate.  Black Blaze had eight hits in the game. TJ Lett and Dudley Taw each collected multiple hits for Black Blaze.

 

Final Season Record: 27-13-1

2017 NABF College Division All Tournament Team

  • Mitch Morley
  • Jordan Anstandig

 

2017 Great Lakes UBL  “ALL UBL” Award Recipients

  • Joe Barrons
  • Keegan Kenny
  • Jordan Swiss
  • Grant Steinborn