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.