Brethren over Onekama 6-4 in Semi-final

Posted by Matt Wenzel, Manistee News Advocate

Onekama opened its district semifinal against Brethren with a pair of runs in the first inning and closed it with two more in the final inning. However, the Portagers didn’t do any scoring in between while the Bobcats built a lead before holding on for the 6-4 win.

“It’s very disappointing,” said Onekama coach John Neph. “It’s disappointing to lose, No. 1. It’s disappointing because it’s a great group of seniors that kept coming every day and kept working really hard. I was really proud of how they stayed with it through the end of the season.”

Dylan Richardson got the win after allowing four runs (two earned) and striking out 16 over 6 2/3. Lakso picked up the save.

Stephen Verrett took the loss for the Portagers (10-18-2), but finished with a single, double and two RBIs while Jon Eno went 3-for-3.

Onekama’s Stephen Verrett delivers a pitch against Brethren. (Matt Wenzel/News Advocate)

Brethren led 6-2 heading into the seventh inning before Verrett drove in a pair of runs. Dylan Richardson was lifted with one out and Lakso struck out the final two batters to end the game.

Dillon VanderBie had two doubles to lead the Bobcats, Dylan Richardson had two hits and an RBI, Nathan Costello had two hits and Lodin, Nelson and Lucas Richardson each had a hit and drove in a run. Serving Onekama School since 1997