Petersburg Summerfield Shuts Out Gaylord St. Mary in D4 Semifinals

EAST LANSING – For the fourth straight year, the Gaylord St. Mary baseball team saw its season end in the MHSAA Division 4 state semifinals.

Facing No. 3 Petersburg Summerfield, the seventh-ranked Snowbirds were held to just two hits in a 5-0 loss in an MHSAA Division 4 state semifinal at Michigan State’s McLane Stadium on Friday.

The Bulldogs (27-4) put two runs across the plate in the first and third innings en route to reaching their first-ever state title game.

Brock Olmstead struck out five and allowed just the two hits and one walk over seven innings to pick up the victory.

St. Mary (26-6) starting pitcher Drew Koenig and Logan Murrell recorded the two hits for the Snowbirds.

“Two hits, I was not expecting that. Our offense is usually better than that, and two hits is not going to get it done. Zero runs that’s not going to get it done,” St. Mary coach Matt Nowicki said. “We played really good defense, but here we are again. We had a great season, I’m proud of the boys. They didn’t let up, they kept grinding.”

Brendan Dafoe and Derek Clark combined to go 6-of-8 from the plate and scored all five runs to lead the Bulldogs offensively.

Koenig allowed five earned runs on nine hits while striking out five and issuing three walks.

Petersburg Summerfield will face either No. 5 Decatur or Saginaw Nouvel for the state championship at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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