MANISTEE — When the minor league baseball season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Detroit Tigers’ prospect Cole Proctor didn’t expect to be playing this summer.

MANISTEE — Phil Kliber knew something was up when he saw something pertaining to Rietz Park in the Manistee City Council minutes, but no one would tell him what it was about.

GRAND RAPIDS — Based on their 3-0 record as the only undefeated team left in the COVID-19 World Series in Grand Rapids on Saturday, the Manistee Saints were awarded the tournament championship when Sunday’s games were canceled because of bad weather and unplayable field conditions.

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MANISTEE — With their ace pitcher, Roddy MacNeil, nursing a nagging oblique injury that may prevent him from taking the mound this weekend, the Manistee Saints close out the regular season at Rietz Park with four games against the very same Midland team they split four games with last weekend.

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SAGINAW — Leading from start to finish, the Manistee Saints held on for a 9-6 win a high scoring affair against Midland in the second game on Sunday to salvage a split of a four-game series in the Great Lakes United Baseball League.

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MANISTEE — With only a couple weekends left in the regular season shortened by the coronavirus, the Manistee Saints can’t afford any more slips if they hope to keep pace with the leaders in the Great Lakes United Baseball League.

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MANISTEE — Rallying for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Manistee Saints overcame a three-run deficit for a 7-6, nine-inning win in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader with Oil City at Rietz Park.

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MANISTEE — With a three-game win streak in tow, the Manistee Saints semi-pro baseball team returns home for a four-game series against the Oil City Stags this weekend at Rietz Park, needing to stay within striking distance of league leading Grand Rapids.

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MANISTEE — Roddy MacNeil pitched a two-hit shutout in the Manistee Saints’ 7-0 victory in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Northern Michigan Dogmen at Rietz Park to snap a three-game losing streak and the Saints swept Sunday’s twinbill at Boyne City by identical 7-6 scores.

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MANISTEE — Things did not go well for the Manistee Saints semi-pro baseball team in last weekend’s scheduled four-game series with the Grand Rapids Brewers, one of the two new additions to the Great Lakes United Baseball League and the current league leader.