Pack Returns To Regional’s After a 3 Decade Absence
By N3 Sports Team
It’s been a long time coming but the Packers will be heading north to try to continue their post-season run on Saturday when they face the Escanaba Eskimos in Regional play.
The team captured its first Div. 2 district title in 31 years in a dramatic 9-8 win over Big Rapids on Saturday.
The Packers erased a 5-0 first inning deficit by scoring six runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to secure the comeback win over the Cardinals.
“The boys didn’t give up,” said Packer Head Coach...
...Jeff Foster.”They played through a battle.”
“I couldn’t be prouder and more excited for this group of boys and the program.”
Brandon Clark went 6 innings on the mound for Fremont giving way in the final frame to Conner Cook who nailed down the win by getting the final three outs of the game. Cook also had a pair of hits and an RBI. Tyler Zimmerman ripped a trio of hits and drove home a run and Tim MacKay sent home a pair of teammates in the championship game.
In the semifinal game, Nathan Hoffman pitched a gem, tossing a complete game while setting down 10 Warriors in a 10-4 victory over Chippewa Hills 10 strikeouts while collecting two hits at the plate. Cook added three RBIs for Fremont.
The Eskimos posted a 20-9-1 season and boast a strong pitching staff led by Justin Popelka.
Saturday’s game will be held at Gladwin and will begin at noon. Should the Pack prevail, they will face the winner of Sparta and Gaylord at 2pm.