MANISTEE — A split in the Chippewa 350 Club Invitational certainly wasn’t all bad for the Manistee baseball team, which knocked off Frankfort 8-3 in the opener Saturday and then dropped a tough 5-3 decision to Cadillac in the nightcap.
It was two four-run innings that clinched the win against the Panthers as the Manistee bats got hot in the unseasonably warm temperatures.
Keegan Shannon enjoyed the support, but did a solid job on the hill as well. Over six innings, he allowed three runs on four hits and struck out five batters.
Eli Workman paced the Manistee offense with a double and a single, Jaret Edmondson went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs, Miles Joseph contributed two singles and Adam Workman had one hit and one RBI.
Manistee saw a sixth inning rally fall short in the championship game against the Vikings.
Joseph was the leading hitter for the Chippewas with a double, a pair of singles and three RBI.
The Chippewas used two pitchers in the game, starting with Jeff Huber, who threw two innings before Owen Polcyn was sent in to relieve him and worked three innings.
Manistee is 14-10 and resumes West Michigan Conference Lakes Division competition Monday at Ludington.