2013-06-19 / Sports

Bruin Classic baseball cut short

BY BRANDON POPE
810-452-2651 • bpope@mihomepaper.com


Dryden’s Evan Paupert takes a cut at a pitch before the storms rolled through Whaley Park on Monday at the annual Bruin Classic All-Star game. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Dryden’s Evan Paupert takes a cut at a pitch before the storms rolled through Whaley Park on Monday at the annual Bruin Classic All-Star game. Photo by Brandon Pope FLINT — The annual Bruin Classic all-star baseball game took to the diamond at Whaley Park on Monday, however, the ending was a bit unexpected. With the score evened at oneall following a crucial play at the plate that resulted in Davison’s Tyler Ramoie scoring the black team’s lone run, the game was suspended in the fourth inning as very dark clouds appeared over the horizon.

The storm cell eventually overtook the entire ball park, and as a faint strike of lightning illuminated in the distance, the game was suspended and all players were forced to return to the dugouts. Moments later, a fierce combination of rain and hail canceled the remainder of the contest.

Locally, there were several players from Lapeer County on the rosters. The gold team’s roster had Lapeer East’s Zeke Stone and John Gildner, LakeVille’s Eric Wooley and Imlay City’s Tyler Spoelma. Dryden’s Evan Paupert suited up for the black squad.

Also on the black squad was Flushing’s Ryan Vince, Mickie Montpas, Trent Teeples and Jordy Makranyi, Goodrich’s Doug Moors, Mitch Young and JR Dawley, Montrose’s Sam Kitts and Tyler Dunklee, Linden’s Trent Marks and Bryce Benedict, Swartz Creek’s Austin GIbson, Fenton’s Conner Davidson, Bendle’s Jared Garner, Kearsley’s Hunter Phipps and Davison’s Maverick Prine, Tyler Ramoie, Julian Molina and Logan Richards.

The remainder of the gold team consisted of Flint Powers’ Ethan Wiskur and Cam Hendrickson, Clio’s Tyler Harbin, Chris Lanyi and Nathan Davis, Mt. Morris’ Kelsey Sorenson, Brett Clontz and Austin Wilson, Grand Blanc’s Sean Ritchey and Thomas Daffern, Durand’s Morgan Neyman and Michael Perrin, Brandon’s Jack Hranec, Byron’s Sawyer Fultz, New Lothrop’s Mitch Perrizollo and Holly’s Brent Smiles.

In the dugout for the gold squad were coaches Craig Healey of Clio, Ben Almasy of Mt. Morris and hometown favorite Larry Grumley of Lapeer East. Coaching for the black team were Flushing’s Kevin Vince, Kearsley’s Tim Phipps and longtime Davison coach Timm Rye.

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