Saints games scheduled for Saturday will not be played

Manistee’s Travis McCormick (21) rounds third and heads for home during last weekend’s four-game sweep of the Midland Tribe. The Saints will play just two games this weekend after Saturday’s doubleheader was cancelled. (Scott Yoshonis/News Advocate)

Manistee’s Travis McCormick (21) rounds third and heads for home during last weekend’s four-game sweep of the Midland Tribe. The Saints will play just two games this weekend after Saturday’s doubleheader was cancelled. (Scott Yoshonis/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — The Manistee Saints are already halfway toward their goal of sweeping the Michigan Collegiate Braves over the weekend.

The Saints have announced that the Braves have cancelled their doubleheader on Saturday at Rietz Park, and have been awarded forfeit wins of those games.

The doubleheader scheduled for Sunday is still on, starting at 1 p.m.

Manistee manager Tyrone Collins said that the reason for the cancellation was “various logistical issues.”

Collins said that he has not changed his pitching rotation, and that scheduled starters Kyle Gorski and Tyler Waslawski are still slated to pitch the doubleheader on Sunday, but that may change before the games are played.

With the wins, Manistee climbs into a first-place tie with Oil City in the Great Lakes United Baseball League standings. With a sweep of the doubleheader on Sunday, the Saints would force Oil City to win all four games over the weekend against the Michigan Sports Academy to deny Manistee at least a share of the league crown.

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Scott is the sports editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3112 or syoshonis@pioneergroup.com.

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