LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The 59th Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Basic got here to an finish at Kircher Municipal Park in solely the way in which it ought to, with a whole lot of drama. The Championship recreation between DeWitt and Grand Ledge has some very current historical past that wanted to be settled. In Saturday’s Division 1 district semifinal recreation, the Comets and the Panthers had a doozy of a recreation that ended with a three-run walk-off residence run from Grand Ledge senior Noah Warren.
Now that DeWitt and its seniors knew this Diamond Basic championship recreation can be the final recreation of their highschool baseball careers, they couldn’t be extra targeted on the duty at hand. Within the different dugout, the Comets had been trying to win their third straight Diamond Basic championship and twenty ninth title in match historical past.
Within the backside of the sixth inning within the seven inning match recreation, the rating was tied at 5 runs every. DeWitt had the bases loaded and a ball received previous the Grand Ledge catcher which introduced Trent Brandeli residence from third to offer the Panthers a 6-5 lead.
Then within the high of the seventh inning, a bolt of deja vu struck Kircher Park as Noah Warren as soon as once more hit a three-run residence run to offer the Comets the lead similar to he did in opposition to DeWitt in Saturday’s district semifinal recreation.
The Comets took an 8-6 lead into the underside on the seventh inning and DeWitt wasn’t in a position to mount a comeback. Grand Ledge’s Kaden Nowak recorded the ultimate out after a floor ball was hit straight to him at first base, making the Comets the 2021 Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Basic champions. After the sport, we needed to ask Noah Warren how he might even describe what this second felt like.
“I’m speechless I imply I can’t discover phrases to explain how I’m feeling proper now it hasn’t actually processed to me but,” stated Warren. “It’s similar to WHAT…I imply I’m rounding third I take a look at Logan (Todd) standing behind the plate I’m simply…WOW…like WHAT? It’s unreal but it surely’s an awesome feeling.”
Fellow senior, Logan Todd, couldn’t be extra pleased with Warren’s heroics.
“Noah is a nasty man for doing that two video games in a row in opposition to the identical opponent I imply all of us think about him,” stated Todd. “After that first defensive laps inning we knew we had been gonna choose up our protection and we knew we had been gonna be alright.”
The Comets will take their Diamond Basic trophy with them into the Regional Semifinals on Wednesday night time at 5 p.m. once they tackle Howell at DeWitt.