St. Mary baseball team takes regionals, falls in quarterfinals

St Marys BaseballThe Leelanau Enterprise has a pair of nice features on St. Mary (with its graduating class of 15) coming from behind to nip the state’s #8 ranked team Holton 8-7 and coming from behind again to beat Mesick 8-5 for the school’s first-ever Regional trophy.

The Eagles took momentum and a lot of fans to the quarterfinal game in Gaylord:

“I’m not sure there was a lot of traffic in Leelanau County,” said Eagles’ coach Steve Plamondon while reflecting on his squad’s 7-2 loss to Rudyard Tuesday. “We had a huge fan base there.”

St. Mary, which finished the season with a 28-7 record, could not put together another final inning rally in the loss, instead leaving the bases loaded in the seventh on a grounder for the final out in a storybook season.

Read Regional title is one for the St. Mary record book and  in the Enterprise.