Okemos Baseball Falls Short In The Diamond Classic Tournament
OKEMOS - The Okemos Varsity Baseball Team went into Thursdayï¿½s 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.
ï¿½Weï¿½re very proud to be here,ï¿½ said Phil Magsig, head coach for Okemos varsity baseball. ï¿½I think theyï¿½ve proven to themselves that they can play with anybody, we just got to take it to the next level.ï¿½
The Chiefs now shift their focus to St. Johns High School for the MHSAA District Tournament on May 30.