Varsity Baseball Defeats Sault Ste. Marie In District Semifinal But Falls To Escanaba In Hard Fought District Championship Game

Varsity Baseball Defeats Sault Ste. Marie In District Semifinal But Falls To Escanaba In Hard Fought District Championship Game

The MSHS Varsity Baseball Team played host to the MHSAA Division 2 District Semifinals/Championship on a beautiful Saturday in Marquette.  The first semifinal contest featured MSHS taking on Sault Ste. Marie with the second game having Escanaba battle Cheboygan.

MHSAA District Semifinal:  Marquette 3, Sault Ste. Marie 1

Both teams were strong on the hill in the contest, but MSHS pitchers ultimately won the dual by giving up just two hits to the visitors from Sault Ste. Marie.  Quality pitching as well as consistent and error-free fielding proved to be the difference in the match-up.

Game leaders from the contest:

  • Runs:  Peter VandenAvond (2)
  • Hits:  Jacob Knauss (2)
  • RBIs:  Brady Wright (1)
  • Pitching:  Justin Wenk (6 1/3 Innings Pitched; 3 Strikeouts)

MHSAA District Championship:  Marquette 5, Escanaba 9

MSHS got off to a fast start in the game by putting up two runs in the top of the first inning but Escanaba responded with four runs of their own in the first, as well as three runs in the second inning, to create a margin that was too much for Marquette to overcome.

Despite the loss, the game showed no similarities to the contest between the two teams to begin the season (a 12-0 Escanaba victory) and fully displayed the team’s development during the spring.  The district championship game appearance was a first for MSHS and establishes some positive momentum for both coaches and players to build on in the future.  Congratulations to all on a positive season!

Game leaders from the contest:

  • Runs:  Peter VandenAvond, Brady Wright (2)
  • Hits:  Brady Wright (3)
  • RBIs:  Jacob Knauss, Justin Wenk (2)
  • Pitching:  Brady Wright (5 Innings Pitched; 1 Strikeout)
Information for 6/5/21 MHSAA District Baseball at Marquette

Information for 6/5/21 MHSAA District Baseball at Marquette

On Saturday, June 5, the MSHS Varsity Baseball Team will play host to the semifinals and finals in the 2021 MHSAA District Baseball Tournament.

LocationHaley Field Complex (Corner of Wright St. and Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855); all games played on Field 1

Schedule (game times listed in EST; home team listed first):

  • 10:00 a.m. – Marquette vs. Sault Ste. Marie (Semifinal 1)
  • 12:00 p.m. – Escanaba vs. Cheboygan (Semifinal 2)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner

Tickets:   All event tickets must be purchased online through GoFan, the MHSAA’s official digital ticketing partner.  Tickets are $6.00 each (plus service fee) and can be purchased at this link.

Team Rosters:

Varsity Baseball Defeats Kingsford 4-2; Advances To Host District Semifinal/Final On Saturday

Varsity Baseball Defeats Kingsford 4-2; Advances To Host District Semifinal/Final On Saturday

The MSHS Varsity Baseball Team snagged a late lead and defeated Kingsford 4-2 on Tuesday in an MHSAA District Quarterfinal game in the 2021 Division 2 Baseball Tournament.

Game Leaders:

  • Runs:  Peter VandenAvond (2)
  • Hits:  Justin Wenk (2)
  • RBIs:  Justin Wenk (3)
  • Pitching:  Justin Wenk (6 Innings Pitched; 7 Strikeouts)

Up Next:

  • Following this evening’s win, MSHS will now play host to the district semifinal and championship games.  Those games will be played on Saturday, June 5 from Haley Field in Marquette.  Marquette will take on Sault Ste. Marie in the first semifinal at 10:00 a.m.  Escanaba will then play Cheboygan at 12:00 p.m. in the second semifinal game.  The championship game will follow with a 3:00 p.m. start time.
  • Tickets must be purchased online at this link.  No tickets will be sold on-site.
Varsity Baseball Gets Senior Night Win Over Negaunee

Varsity Baseball Gets Senior Night Win Over Negaunee

MSHS senior Peter VandenAvond pitched a complete game shutout to lead Marquette to a 13-0 senior night win over Negaunee on Thursday evening.

Game Leaders:

  • RunsBrady Wright (3)
  • HitsJustin Wenk (3)
  • RBIsSkyler Robertson, Justin Wenk (3)

Thursday’s game marked the last regular season home game for seven members of the Class of 2021.  Congratulations to these baseball student-athletes on their upcoming graduation and the success that they have achieved while playing for MSHS!

  • #1 – Ryan Marshall – Outfield/Infield
  • #2 – Erik Johnson – Infield
  • #4 – Peter VandenAvond – Shortstop/Pitcher
  • #8 – Justin Wenk – Pitcher/Third Base
  • #22 – Brady Wright – Catcher
  • #24 – Sam Bartlett – Center Field
  • #25 – Skyler Robertson – First Base
Varsity Baseball Uses Big Fifth Inning To Take Down Gladstone, 11-6

Varsity Baseball Uses Big Fifth Inning To Take Down Gladstone, 11-6

The MSHS Varsity Baseball Team used a six-run fifth inning to overpower Gladstone in a GNC match-up played in Marquette on Thursday (5/20/21).

MSHS trailed 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Peter VandenAvond homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.  VandenAvond led Marquette by going 2-3 at the plate with two HRs and four RBIs in the game.

Brady Wright earned the win on the mound for MSHS.  He went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out one.  Justin Wenk started the game for Marquette and lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out five.

MSHS racked up 12 total hits on the day.  Jacob Knauss and Brady Wright both had three hits in the game with Peter VandenAvond adding two.

The team will be back in action today (5/21/21) when they host Sault Ste. Marie for a 4:00 p.m. doubleheader at the North Fields in Marquette.

Varsity Baseball Splits Saturday Doubleheader With Superior Central

Varsity Baseball Splits Saturday Doubleheader With Superior Central

The MSHS Varsity Baseball team split a doubleheader with Superior Central on Saturday (5/1/21).  After dropping the first game by the score of 19-6, MSHS rebounded nicely in game two and came away with an 8-7 win.

Game 1:  Marquette 6, Superior Central 19

MSHS fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 19-6 loss in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader.  Despite the loss, Marquette did collect seven hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Superior Central had 13 hits on the way to victory.

MSHS was able to put up three runs in the sixth inning during a nice stretch of play.  The rally was led by a single by Peter VandenAvond and a double by Erik Johnson.

Brady Wright pitched in the loss for Marquette . Wright went one and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out four.  MSHS tallied seven hits in the game.  Derek Pederson and Erik Johnson led the way with two hits each.

Game 2:  Marquette 8, Superior Central 7

MSHS nabbed the lead late and held on for an 8-7 victory to earn a split on the day with Superior Central.  The game was tied at seven with MSHS batting in the bottom of the sixth when a wild pitch allowed for the game winning run to come across the plate.

Justin Wenk led the Marquette to victory on the pitcher’s mound.  The righty lasted six and a third innings, allowing three hits and seven runs while striking out seven.  Peter VandenAvond threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

MSHS tallied eight hits in the game.  Derek Perderson, Jacob Knauss, and Brady Wright each collected two hits to lead MSHS.  Peter VandenAvond led Marquette with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases in the game.

Baseball To Hold Virtual Information Meeting on March 15

Baseball To Hold Virtual Information Meeting on March 15

The MSHS Baseball Program will be holding an informational meeting for both parents/guardians and students interested in participating in the 2021 season at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15.

The meeting will be held virtually through Google Meet.  Information covered will include an introduction of team coaches, anticipated schedule information as well as estimated pay-to-play expenses.

A sign-up sheet is currently in the Athletics Office to gather names of interested students so that information can continue to be shared.

Questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Coach Swajanen at derekswajanen@gmail.com.

Meeting Details:

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

Show your school spirit at upcoming home athletics events by purchasing an MSHS face mask with the Marquette “Block M” logo on it!

Masks are available for $10/mask and come in both black and red (see picture below).  Material is a breathable 100% polyester with sublimated logo and elastic ear straps (one size fits all).

All proceeds to go benefit MSHS boys and girls athletics teams.

To purchase, contact the MSHS Athletics Department at atiseo@mapsnet.org or 906-225-5362.

Spring Sport “Senior Day” for the Class of 2020

Spring Sport “Senior Day” for the Class of 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) made the decision to cancel spring sports seasons to further protect our health and well-being as we attempt to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The inability to experience a spring athletics season that provides an opportunity to display the passion, commitment, hard work and determination that goes into sport participation has no doubt been tough for all MSHS student-athletes, but it has been particularly difficult for our Class of 2020 seniors.

While replacing the experience of a “Senior Day” is an impossible task, MSHS Athletics would like to provide this special recognition for the spring sport student-athletes in the Class of 2020.  As part of this recognition, seniors were contacted and asked to submit responses that were used to create a “Senior Spotlight” that will also be shared on the MSHS Athletics Facebook page during the month of May.

Student-athletes and their sport participation are listed below.  Click on students to view their “Senior Spotlight” graphic (disclaimer: students without a link can respond to the email sent by Mr. Tiseo so that a graphic can be generated and linked).  Congratulations to our Class of 2020 spring sport seniors as we continue to recognize, honor and celebrate your accomplishments leading up to your graduation from MSHS!

Baseball Student and Parent Meeting Scheduled for 3/10/20

Baseball Student and Parent Meeting Scheduled for 3/10/20

An pre-tryout meeting for any parents/students interested in participating in the MSHS Baseball Program will be held in the MSHS Little Theatre on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m.

As a reminder, students and families are to be reminded of the physical form and registration requirements for spring sports.  A valid physical form (dated on or after 4/15/19) will need to be on file in order to try out.  Registration and pay-to-play needs to be completed by the first contest.

  1. The spring sport registration page is now active (click here for registration page). All students participating in a spring sport will need to complete their registration before he/she is eligible to compete.  Through the registration page, parents will be able to take care of pay-to-play fees online.
  2. MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here. Students must submit their physician-signed physical form to the high school office prior to participating in a spring sport!  Be sure to include all medical information on the form (including allergy information) so that the athletic training staff can provide the best care possible.