Okemos Baseball Falls Short In The Diamond Classic Tournament

Okemos Baseball Falls Short In The Diamond Classic Tournament

OKEMOS - The Okemos Varsity Baseball Team went into Thursday�s night game at Municipal Park energetic hoping to advance to the semi-finals game of the Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Classic Tournament, but fell short to Dewitt High School.

After three years of not being in the tournament, the Chiefs completed a 4-0 shut-out victory against Division 4 No 2-ranked Portland St. Patrick on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals. Okemos used the momentum from that game to get a strong start off against another tough opponent.

After being down 2-1 going into the second inning, Okemos senior Tommy Deppong tied the game up, allowing the Chiefs to take a commanding 4-2 lead.

However, the Panthers of DeWitt High struck back after a two-run home run by Senior Will Nagel, giving DeWitt the lead and eventually the win, ending Okemos's tournament run.

�We�re very proud to be here,� said Phil Magsig, head coach for Okemos varsity baseball. �I think they�ve proven to themselves that they can play with anybody, we just got to take it to the next level.�

The Chiefs now shift their focus to St. Johns High School for the MHSAA District Tournament on May 30.

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