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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some Getting Use To....Week 1 Football Picks Challenge

It is hard letting go sometimes...just like trying to get people over to the revamped Thumb Tailgater Sports website and new blog which is now integrated there. It is going to be getting use to for those who have come here in the past. The new revamped website is at www.thumbtailgater.com
Look on the bottom of the site to check into the new revamped site.
Make your picks in the comment section. Thanks!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Week 1 - Thumb Tailgater Sports Football Picks Challenge

Don't forget that we have now moved this blog on our revamped website. Make your TTS Football Picks Challenge picks in the comment section! 

http://www.thumbtailgater.com

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thumb Tailgater Sports: Season 3, New Era Begins

It is amazing that Thumb Tailgater is about to start the third year of Michigan's thumb area coverage of high school sports. Initially in the first year it was only to be covering football. That changed quick when the response was overwhelmingly positive and we decided to move forward in girls & boys basketball, baseball and softball. So much so that other internet webcaster's have been inspired to start up sites in their own regional area.
With that comes some changes - specifically this blog. The Thumb Tailgater Sports Blog was what launched the shaky start of TTS. Thanks to some help along the way by week 4 in year one, a website was born. The blog has been a great resource to all the fans.
Thus a new era will be the end of this blog which will now be transferred to the relaunch of the Thumb Tailgater website. This blog will be kept up for archival history purposes. 
The new blog will now be integrated on the website. The blog will continue to do what it has done in the past two years. Post schedules, some news bits, special picture or video's, and the latest daily scores on a consistent basis. It all starts this week!
So now everything can be found on one site at - www.thumbtailgater.com
Thumb Tailgater Sports again thanks our visitors and sponsors (we need some more) for their continued support as we try to bring the best audio/video presentations of high school sports. thumbtailgater@gmail.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kyle Hall Passes Away

Kyle Hall was a standout athlete from Marlette, Michigan. More notably, he was a kind, modest and humble spirited young man who had just graduated high school and was about to display his talent in basketball at Alma College. Kyle was also part of the 2010-2011 first team high school boys basketball all star team of the Thumb Sports Writers Association. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Prayers go out to the whole family of Kyle Hall.
Services for Kyle Hall: Visitation on Tuesday, July 19th from 1pm - 9pm at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, MI.
Funeral will be Wednesday, July 20th, 1pm at the Marlette Junior-Senior High School Gym.
Posted once again is the video interview Thumb Tailgater Sports did with Kyle Hall during the photo shoot for the 2010-2011 first team all star basketball players. Following that is the great game that Kyle played against Harbor Beach during the regular season that enable the Marlette Red Raiders basketball team clinch the Greater Thumb East Title. We will miss you Kyle...


Harbor Beach @ Marlette high school boys basketball game. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day Of Summer 2011 - H.S. Sports Season Over

This past weekend the 2010 - 2011 high school sports season ended for the year as well as our coverage. We made it through the second bumpy year. When this idea first started - the intention was to only focus on the thumb area of high school football. That changed in the first year alone and momentum carried into boys and girls basketball. That was suppose to have the season coverage end there...but the baseball / softball bug bit and we continued the coverage into that first year. It ended up the same deal in the second year of Thumb Tailgater Sports covering football, basketball and some baseball / softball games. 
So now "Year 3" will approach soon in late August. Some minor changes with our coverage will come, but for the better. We may even pop up for some special events this summer. Stay tuned for the latest news soon.
A very special thanks to the fans and to the people who helped with the past two years internally and externally with Thumb Tailgater. See you soon at the games or other events.
We are also getting ready for the big hunt for major sponsors for the third year. If interested just send an email or leave a message on our Sportsline Skype number.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday State Finals - H.S. Baseball / Softball

Two Thumb Tailgater area coverage teams in high school softball will try to make school sports history in the State Finals in Battle Creek at Bailey Park.
The Unionville-Sebewaing Lady Patriots & Frankenmuth Lady Eagles. Good luck to both and to all.
Games will be either webcast live on video or audio.
MHSAA Network: Video  or  Audio

SOFTBALL
Division 4 
Petersburg-Summerfield  6,  Unionville-Sebewaing  5  (8 innings)

Division 3 
Clinton  4,  Frankenmuth  2

Division 2 
Stevensville Lakeshore 2,  Milan  1

Division 1 
Mattawan  12,  Anchor Bay  0

BASEBALL
Division 3 - C.O. Brown Stadium 
Madison Heights Bishop Foley  8,  Bridgman  2

Division 4 - C.O. Brown Stadium
Grosse Pointe Woods U Liggett  5,  Merrill  1

Division 1 - C.O. Brown Stadium 
Rockford  5,  Temperance Bedford  4

Division 2 - C.O. Brown Stadium 
St. Clair  4,  Grand Rapids Christian  1

Friday, June 17, 2011

MHSAA H.S. Baseball / Softball State Semifinals

Two Thumb Tailgater coverage area teams in high school softball will try to head to the State Finals after today's Semifinals at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. Good luck to the Unionville-Sebewaing Lady Patriots & Frankenmuth Lady Eagles.
The MHSAA will have live audio webcast coverage of the semifnals & finals.
MHSAA Internet Broadcasts 

SOFTBALL
Division 1                
Anchor Bay  1,  Southgate Anderson  0    
Mattawan  3,  Bay City Western  0

Division 2
Stevensville Lakeshore  3,  Livonia Ladywood   2  (8 inn.)        
Milan  vs  Saginaw Swan Valley - 4 pm

Division 3 
Frankenmuth  11,  Centreville  2          
Clinton  5,  Gladstone  4  (Clinton comes back in bottom of 7th)

Division 4 
Petersburg-Summerfield  6,  Breckenridge  0    
Unionville-Sebewaing  12,  Rapid River  0 - USA moves on to State Finals!

BASEBALL
Division 1                  
Temperance Bedford  10,  Sterling Heights Stevenson  0            
Portage Central  6,  Rockford  5

Division 2 
St. Clair  6,   Richland Gull Lake  1          
Grand Rapids Christian  1,  Mt. Pleasant  0


Division 3 
Bridgman  3,  Shepherd  0
Madison Heights Bishop Foley  11,  Muskegon Oakridge  0


Division 4
Grosse Pointe Woods U Liggett  5,  Beal City  1      
Merrill  4,  Frankfort  1

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quarterfinal Quest Tuesday

Tuesday Quarterfinals of baseball/softball games are here! There are three Thumb Tailgater coverage area coverage teams still in the high school softball playoffs; Frankenmuth, Unionville-Sebewaing and Armada. They will try to survive to stay on the road to Bailey Ball Park in Battle Creek. Good luck to all.

SOFTBALL
Quarterfinals - Tuesday,  June 14


Division 2
8: Livonia Ladywood  6,   Armada  0


Division 3 
10: Frankenmuth  4,  Sanford-Meridian  0

Division 4 - at SVSU
14: Unionville-Sebewaing 11,   Waterford Our Lady of the Lake  5

Full List of SOFTBALL & BASEBALL MHSAA Quarterfinal Team/Games

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rolling Regional Saturday

There are many Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area high school baseball/softball teams in the mix for the Regionals, trying to survive towards the Quarterfinals on June 14th.

Consisting of Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area teams
BASEBALL - Regional

DIVISION 2
Regional 16 at St. Clair 
Bloomfield Hills Andover  10,  Algonac  0
St. Clair  11,  Detroit Country Day  1
FINAL - St.Clair  11,  Bloomfield Hills Andover  3

DIVISION 3
Regional 18 at Sanford-Meridian 
Shepherd  3,  Clare  0
Cass City  6,  Saginaw Valley Lutheran  5
FINAL - Sheperd  7,  Cass City  3

Regional 19 at  Millington 
Marlette  8,  Vassar  5
Ovid-Elsie 10,  Byron  2
FINAL - Ovid-Elsie 10,  Marlette  2

DIVISION 4
Regional 27 at Bay City All Saints  
North Huron  6,  Mio  0
Merrill  6,  Brown City  5
FINAL: Merrill  1,  North Huron  0

SOFTBALL - Regional

DIVISION 2
Regional 10 at Midland Bullock Creek 
Croswell-Lexington  10,  Clio  0
Saginaw Swan Valley  8,  Otisville LakeVille  1
FINAL - Saginaw Swan Valley  1,  Croswell-Lexington  0  (9 innings)

Regional 16 at St Clair 
Armada  9,  Detroit Country Day  1
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep  6,  Marine City  5
Final: Armada  10,  Pontiac Notre Dame Prep  0

DIVISION 3
Regional 18 at Sanford-Meridian 
Saginaw Valley Lutheran  8,  Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker  1
Sanford-Meridian  2,  Beaverton  1
FINAL: Sanford Meridian  7,  Saginaw Valley Lutheran  5

Regional 19 at Millington 
Montrose  9,   Lake Fenton  4
Frankenmuth  10,  Sandusky  0
FINAL - Frankenmuth  11,  Montrose  1

DIVISION 4
Regional 27 at  Bay City All Saints  
Brown City 11,  Bay City All Saints  1
Unionville-Sebewaing  14,  Mio  0
FINAL: Unionville-Sebewaing  3,  Brown City  0  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wonder Wednesday...

I have been wondering today if it will be possible to cover at least one more high school sports event before the 2010-2011 season ends.
We just have not been able to bring live game internet webcasts for any Districts or Regionals, because of prior commitments with our other "real" jobs.
Next season will be different however as Thumb Tailgater plans to stretch throughout the playoff season in baseball/softball. We have done it the past two seasons for football & basketball. Also expect some good things coming soon out of this little operation. Thanks to all for your support and stay tuned....

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Make Up

There is a make up games to be done today. Regionals are this weekend on Saturday, June 11th. Many Thumb Tailgater area teams are involved.

BASEBALL
Kingston @ North Huron

Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac 15, Akron-Fairgrove 0
Game 2: Carsonville-Port Sanilac 21, Akron-Fairgrove 2
*Carsonville-Port Sanilac doubleheader sweep over Akron-Fairgrove to officially seal the NCTL South Championship

Any more make up games post season?....

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday District Smash Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Saturday Districts for more Thumb Tailgater coverage area teams who seek their way to a Championship and to the Regionals.

BASEBALL
DIVISION 2
District 38 at Essexville-Garber - Saturday, June 4th
Essexville-Garber  6,  Birch Run  5
Bay City John Glenn  16, Clio  9
Championship Final: Bay City John Glenn  5, Essexville-Garber  4

District 40 at Yale - Saturday, June 4th
Yale  2,  North Branch  1 (9innings)
Lapeer East  16,  Imlay City  1
Championship Final:  Lapeer East  9,  Yale  3

District 63 at Algonac - Saturday, June 4th
Clintondale  3, Macomb Lutheran North  2
Algonac  3,  Marine City  1
Championship Final: Algonac  9, Clintondale  7  (1st title since '89 for Muskrats)


District 64 at Armada - Saturday, June 4th
Richmond  3, Armada  0
St.Clair 10,  Marysville  4
Championship Final: St.Clair  5,  Richmond  0

DIVISION 3
District 73 at Bad Axe - Saturday, June 4th
Cass City  6,  Bad Axe  4
Reese  11,  EPBP Lakers  1
Championship Final:  Cass City  4,  Reese  3

District 74 at Bridgeport - Saturday, June 4th
Vassar  12,  Bridgeport  1
Frankenmuth  1,  Millington  0
Championship Final:  Vassar  6,  Frankenmuth  1

District 75 at Memphis - Saturday, June 4th
Marlette defeat Capac
Memphis  9,  Sandusky  6
Championship Final: Marlette  6,  Memphis  5

DIVISION 4
District 106 at Akron-Fairgrove - Saturday, June 4th
Bay City All Saints  10,  Mayville  0
Merrill  5,  Saginaw Michigan Lutheran  3
Championship Final: Merrill  8,  Bay City All Saints  2

SOFTBALL
DIVISION 2
District 38 at Essexville-Garber - Saturday, June 4th
Clio 5, Bay City John Glenn  0
Birch Run  11, Essexville-Garber  1
Championship Final:  Clio 12, Birch Run  2

District 40 at Yale - Saturday, June 4th
Imlay City defeats Lapeer East
Croswell-Lexington  3,  Yale  1
Championship Final: Croswell-Lexington  4,  Imlay City  2

District 63 at Algonac - Saturday, June 4th
Algonac vs Marine City - 10am
Macomb Lutheran North vs Clintondale - 12noon
Championship Final: Marine City  9,  Macomb Lutheran North  5

District 64 at Armada - Saturday, June 4th
Armada  4, Richmond  2
St.Clair  6,  Marysville  5
Championship Final: Armada  1,  St.Clair  0

DIVISION 3
District 72 at Bad Axe - Saturday, June 4th
EPBP Lakers  5,  Reese  2
Cass City  9,  Bad Axe  5
Championship Final: EPBP Lakers  6,  Cass City  1

District 73 at Bridgeport - Saturday, June 4th
Frankenmuth  14,  Millington  0
Vassar  12,  Bridgeport  2
Championship Final:  Frankenmuth  8, Vassar  4

District 75 at Memphis - Saturday, June 4th
Sandusky wins over Memphis
Capac defeats Marlette
Championship Final: Sandusky defeated  Capac

DIVISION 4
District 106 at Akron-Fairgrove - Saturday, June 4th
Merrill 13, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran  3
Bay City All Saints  5,  Mayville  3
Championship Final: Bay City All Saints  11,  Merrill  3

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fierce Friday Of H.S. Baseball/Softball Districts

Friday returns us back to the high school baseball/softball districts leading into the weekend for our Thumb Tailgater coverage area teams.


BASEBALL
DIVISION 2
District 38 at Essexville-Garber - Saturday, June 4th
Birch Run vs Essexville-Garber : 10am
Bay City John Glenn vs Clio - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 40 at Yale - Saturday, June 4th
Yale vs North Branch - 10am
Imlay City vs Lapeer East - 12:30pm
FINALS - 3pm

District 63 at Algonac - Saturday, June 4th
Macomb Lutheran North vs Clintondale - 10am
Algonac vs Marine City - 12:30pm
FINAL - 3pm

District 64 at Armada - Saturday, June 4th
Armada vs Richmond - 10am (BWAC champs showdown)
St.Clair vs Marysville - 12 noon
FINALS - 2pm

DIVISION 3
District 73 at Bad Axe - Saturday, June 4th
Bad Axe vs Cass City - 10am
Reese vs EPBP Lakers - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 74 at Bridgeport - Saturday, June 4th
Bridgeport vs Vassar - 10am
Frankenmuth vs Millington - 12:30pm
FINAL - 3pm

District 75 at Memphis - Saturday, June 4th
Marlette vs Capac - 10am
Memphis vs Sandusky - 12noon
FINAL - 2pm

DIVISION 4
District 106 at Akron-Fairgrove - Saturday, June 4th
Bay City All Saints vs Mayville - 12 noon
Merrill vs Saginaw Michigan Lutheran - 2:30pm
FINAL - 5pm

District 107 at Caseville - Friday, June 3rd
North Huron  18,  Owen-Gage  0
Unionville-Sebewaing  1,  Harbor Beach  0
Championship Final : North Huron 2, Unionville-Sebewaing 1

District 108 at Kingston - Friday, June 3rd
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  9,  Peck  7
Brown City  12,  Kingston  6
Championship Final: Brown City  6,  Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  5

SOFTBALL
DIVISION 2
District 38 at Essexville-Garber - Saturday, June 4th
Bay City John Glenn vs Clio - 10am
Birch Run vs Caro/Garber winner - 12noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 40 at Yale - Saturday, June 4th
Imlay City vs Lapeer East - 10:30am
Yale vs Croswell-Lexington - 12:30pm
FINAL - 2:30pm

District 63 at Algonac - Saturday, June 4th
Algonac vs Marine City - 10am
Macomb Lutheran North vs Clintondale - 12noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 64 at Armada - Saturday, June 4th
Armada vs Richmond - 10am
St.Clair vs Marysville - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

DIVISION 3
District 72 at Bad Axe - Saturday, June 4th
Reese vs EPBP Lakers - 10am
Bad Axe vs Cass City - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 73 at Bridgeport - Saturday, June 4th
Frankenmuth vs Millington - 10am
Bridgeport vs Vassar - 12:30 noon
FINAL - 3pm

District 75 at Memphis - Saturday, June 4th
Memphis vs Sandusky - 10am
Capac vs Marlette - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

DIVISION 4
District 106 at Akron-Fairgrove - Saturday, June 4th
Merrill vs Saginaw Michigan Lutheran - 12 noon
Bay City All Saints vs Mayville - 2:30pm
FINAL - 5pm

District 107 at Caseville - Friday, June 3rd
Owen-Gage  6, Caseville  3
Unionville-Sebewaing  12,  Port Hope  0
Championship Final: Unionville-Sebewaing 20, Owen-Gage 0

District 108 at Kingston - Friday, June 3rd
Deckerville 13,  Peck  0
Brown City  16,  Ubly  1
Championship Final: Brown City  4, Deckerville 0
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Bug Wednesday

First day of June, and another nice day of weather! Where was this throughout the whole high school/softball season?!? It seemed like there was a cancelled game at least once a week or more. Knock on the wood of a bat! District semi-finals and finals are this Friday & Saturday as the swing to Battle Creek gets in high gear.
Still deciding yet if a District will be covered on Thumb Tailgater. It all depends if our regular priorities allow us to get out. We will keep you posted.
There are still some regular season games to be made up though. In particular is the restart of the USA @ Vassar baseball game, that will ultimately decide who the Greater Thumb West Champions will be.
If you know of any make up games, please post in the comments section of the blog or on the Thumb Tailgater Sports Facebook page.
Regular Season
SOFTBALL
Brown City  5,  Capac  3
Bay City John Glenn @ Bay City All Saints
Game 1: Sandusky 4, Yale 0
Game 2: Sandusky 12, Yale 6

BASEBALL
Unionville-Sebewaing  9,  Vassar  8  (USA win to become GTW Champs)
Game 1: Bangor John Glenn 17,  Bay City All Saints  6
Game 2: Bangor John Glenn 11,  Bay City All Saints 3
Game 1: Birch Run 10, Cass City 9
Game 2: Birch Run 8, Cass City 8  (Tie game called due to darkness)
Brown City 4, Capac 1
Imlay City @ Holly
Yale @ Sandusky
Game 1: Grand Blanc 11, @ Millington  1
Game 2: Millington  5,  Grand Blanc  4

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Temperature Tuesday District Playoffs - H.S. Baseball / Softball

The Districts in high school softball & baseball get underway on this hot Tuesday, May 31st and then on June 3rd & 4th. There are also some regular season games left to. 
Thumb Tailgater coverage area teams....


BASEBALL
DIVISION 2
District 38 at Essexville-Garber
Essexville-Garber  11, Caro  0
Clio 18,  Saginaw  0
Saturday, June 4th
Birch Run vs Essexville-Garber : 10am
Bay City John Glenn vs Clio - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 40 at Yale
North Branch  5,  Croswell-Lexington  4
Saturday, June 4th
Yale vs North Branch - 10am
Imlay City vs Lapeer East - 12:30pm
FINALS - 3pm

District 63 at Algonac - Saturday, June 4th
Macomb Lutheran North vs Clintondale - 10am
Algonac vs Marine City - 12:30pm
FINAL - 3pm

District 64 at Armada
Marysville 8,  Almont  5
Saturday, June 4th
Armada vs Richmond - 10am (BWAC champs showdown)
St.Clair vs Marysville - 12 noon
FINALS - 2pm

DIVISION 3
District 73 at Bad Axe - Saturday, June 4th
Bad Axe vs Cass City - 10am
Reese vs EPBP Lakers - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 74 at Bridgeport - Saturday, June 4th
Bridgeport vs Vassar - 10am
Frankenmuth vs Millington - 12:30pm
FINAL - 3pm

District 75 at Memphis - Saturday, June 4th
Marlette vs Capac - 10am
Memphis vs Sandusky - 12noon
FINAL - 2pm

DIVISION 4
District 106 at Akron-Fairgrove
Mayville  8,  Akron-Fairgrove  7  (10 innings)
Saturday, June 4th
Bay City All Saints vs Mayville - 12 noon
Merrill vs Saginaw Michigan Lutheran - 2:30pm
FINAL - 5pm

District 107 at Caseville
North Huron 12, Caseville 0 (Erik Dhyse goes 5 innings pitches perfect game)
Harbor Beach  17,  Port Hope  5
Friday, June 3rd
Owen-Gage vs North Huron - 10am
Unionville-Sebewaing vs Harbor Beach - 12noon
FINAL - 3pm

District 108 at Kingston 
Kingston  3,  Ubly  2
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 8,  Deckerville  2
Friday, June 3rd
Peck vs Carsonville-Pt Sanilac - 1:30pm
Brown City vs Kingston - 3:30pm
FINAL - 5:30pm

SOFTBALL
DIVISION 2
District 38 at Essexville-Garber
Clio  1, Saginaw  0
Essexville-Garber vs Caro - 5:30pm
Saturday, June 4th
Bay City John Glenn vs Clio - 10am
Birch Run vs Caro/Garber winner - 12noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 40 at Yale - Saturday, June 4th
Croswell-Lexington  9,  North Branch  0
Saturday, June 4th
Imlay City vs Lapeer East - 10:30am
Yale vs Croswell-Lexington - 12:30pm
FINAL - 2:30pm

District 63 at Algonac, Saturday June 4th
Algonac vs Marine City - 10am
Macomb Lutheran North vs Clintondale - 12noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 64 at Armada
Marysville  8,  Almont  6
Saturday, June 4th
Armada vs Richmond - 10am
St.Clair vs Marysville - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

DIVISION 3
District 72 at Bad Axe - Saturday, June 4th
Reese vs EPBP Lakers - 10am
Bad Axe vs Cass City - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

District 73 at Bridgeport - Saturday, June 4th
Frankenmuth vs Millington - 10am
Bridgeport vs Vassar - 12:30 noon
FINAL - 3pm

District 75 at Memphis - Saturday, June 4th
Memphis vs Sandusky - 10am
Capac vs Marlette - 12 noon
FINAL - 2pm

DIVISION 4
District 106 at Akron-Fairgrove 
Mayville 15,  Akron-Fairgrove  0
Saturday, June 4th
Merrill vs Saginaw Michigan Lutheran - 12 noon
Bay City All Saints vs Mayville - 2:30pm
FINAL - 5pm

District 107 at Caseville
Caseville  9,  North Huron  3
Port Hope 14,  Harbor Beach  3
Friday, June 3rd
Owen-Gage vs Caseville - 10am
Unionville-Sebewaing vs Port Hope - 12pm
FINAL - 3pm

District 108 at Kingston 
Deckerville 7, Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 1
Ubly  17, Kingston  0
Friday, June 3rd
Peck vs Deckerville - 2pm
Brown City vs Ubly - 4pm
FINAL - 6pm

Regular Season Games
SOFTBALL
Game 1: Brown City  4,  Memphis  2
Game 2: Brown City  4,  Memphis  3 (9 innings)
Game 1: Yale  10,  Marlette  7
Game 2: Yale  8,  Marlette  7
Game 1: Reese  3,  Frankenmuth  2 (bottom of 7th win)
Game 2: Frankenmuth  4,  Reese  0
Game 1: Richmond  4,  Flint Kearsley  0
Game 2: Richmond  3,  Flint Kearsley  3

BASEBALL
Game 1: Reese  15,  Marlette  5 (was 5-5 thru 8 innings)
Game 2: Reese  5,  Marlette  3
Game 1: Vassar  13,  Sandusky  3
Game 2: Vassar  18, Sandusky  1
Game 1: Memphis  7,  Brown City  1
Game 2: Brown City 11, Memphis  1
Game 1: Mt.Morris  7,  Frankenmuth  3
Game 2: Mt.Morris  9,  Frankenmuth  6
Flint Kearsley  11,  Richmond  1

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Monday

Have a good Memorial Day Monday. Never forget what this day is all about. It is to commemorate and remember the United States Service members who died in our nations service.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Slash Of H.S.Baseball / Softball

Plenty of thumb area team tournament action on the ball parks. 
In particular in a regular season face off with the Marlette Lady Red Raiders hosting the Almont Lady Raiders on Saturday evening. Game One to take place at 7:15pm, with Game Two played under the lights.
Any other games missing that should be on the list?

SOFTBALL - Thumb Area Teams
Game 1: Marlette 4, Almont 2
Game 2: Marlette 7, Almont 3 (under the lights)
Game 1: Richmond 9, Utica 2
Game 2: Richmond 9, Utica 0

Montrose Hill McCloy Invitational 
Croswell-Lexington wins championship final over Breckenridge 4-3

Bay City All Saints Tournament
Bay City All Saints, EPBP Lakers

Coleman Tournament
Unionville-Sebewaing
Pinconning defeats Bay City Western 1-0 (9 inn) in final

Bay City John Glenn Invitational
Reese goes 1-1, with loss to Morley-Stanwood 7-4; then win 15-0 over Merrill

Eagle Diamond Classic at Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth wins tournament over Flint Powers 9-1

BASEBALL - Thumb Area Teams
Game 1: Saginaw Nouvel  6, @  Unionville-Sebewaing 5
Game 2: Saginaw Nouvel  11,  Unionville-Sebewaing  4
Millington @ Saginaw Swan Valley (at Dow Diamond)

Blue Water Classic Tournament at various fields
Algonac, Richmond, St.Clair, Birmingham Seaholm
St.Clair wins Blue Water Classic going 4-0

Saginaw Valley Lutheran Tourney
Bay City All Saints 15, Saginaw Valley Lutheran 7
Bay City All Saints 7, Saginaw Arthur Hill 5

Ogemaw Heights Invitational
Frankenmuth loses to Mt Pleasant 7-6 in championship final

Friday, May 27, 2011

CPS Tigers NCTL South Champs with Perfect Game No Hitter

The Carsonville-Port Sanilac Tigers swept the Deckerville Eagles to become the North Central Thumb League South Division Champions on Friday, May 27, 2011. 
Game One featured a great pitching display by Tiger starter Troy Taylor who had a perfect game / no hitter with no walks and 13 strikeouts, along with defensive play from the Tiger team fielders. That enabled a 3-0 victory. The Tigers also took Game Two, winning 9-1 to grab the outright championship.
CPS Tigers: NCTL South Champs 2011

Friday Fringe Of H.S. Baseball / Softball - LIVE WEBCAST

If the ball fields are in playable conditions, Thumb Tailgater Sports will have live streaming internet coverage of the Deckerville at Carsonville-Port Sanilac high school baseball games. Those games have NCTL South league title implications. Coverage starts at 3:45pm.
Any other make up games out there?

Friday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac 3, Deckerville 0 - Webcast Replay
Game 2: Carsonville-Port Sanilac 9, Deckerville 1 - Replay Part 1 & Part 2
Game 1: North Huron 11, Akron-Fairgrove 1 (Erik Dhyse no Hitter 17 K's)
Game 2: North Huron 18, Akron-Fairgrove 3
Landmark Academy Port Huron @ Yale
Dryden @ Memphis
Sandusky @ Sanford Meridian (at Northwood Uniersity)
North Branch @ Chesaning Union
Game 1: Frankenmuth  8,  Bay City All Saints 7
Game 2: Frankenmuth  14,  Bay City All Saints 11
Game 1: Bay City John Glenn 15, Essexville-Garber 4
Game 2: Bay City John Glenn 3, Essexville-Garber 0
Algonac 6, @ Porth Huron Northern 4 - Diamond Classic game
Alpena 6, Richmond 5 - Diamond Classic game
Richmond 21, Athens 6 - Diamond Classic game

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Deckerville 11, @ Carsonville-Port Sanilac 1 - Deckerville NCTL South Champs
Game 2: Deckerville 16, Carsonville-Port Sanilac 3
Game 1: North Huron  16,  Akron-Fairgrove  0
Game 2: North Huron 16,  Akron-Fairgrove 1
Dryden @ Memphis
North Branch @ Chesaning
Bay City All Saints @ Frankenmuth

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Trudge Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Mama Nature is going drench the ball park party again....weather forecast says rain most of the day and possible thunderstorms. The wet weather is expected to continue into late Friday and risks the postponement of our live internet audio webcast of Friday's NCTL baseball game between Deckerville and Carsonville-Port Sanilac.

Thursday Games - Weather Cancelling games likely...
SOFTBALL
Port Huron High @ Richmond
Bay City All Saints @ Frankenmuth
Cass City @ Brown City
Port Hope @ Memphis (must win situation for Memphis)
Marlette @ Mayville - canceled
Kingston @ North Huron
Carsonville-Port Sanilac @ Sandusky
BASEBALL
Bay City All Saints @ Frankenmuth
Cass City @ Brown City
Port Hope @ Memphis
Marlette @ Mayville - canceled
Kingston @ North Huron (must win for Kingston to stay in NCTL South title hunt)
Carsonville-Port Sanilac @ Sandusky
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weathered Wednesday Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Thumb Tailgater Sports will wrap up it's coverage of the regular season of high school baseball/softball this Friday, May 27th.
Featuring boys baseball games of the Carsonville-Port Sanilac Tigers at the Deckerville Eagles. It should ultimately decide the NCTL South Title.
Today the boys baseball Greater Thumb West Title will be finalized in a restart of the tie game between the Vassar Vulcans and USA Patriots.
**UPDATE** - Thumb Tailgater is going to assume that Michigan Mother Nature has decided to force cancellations of todays ball games. 
Many titles have been decided at this point in our coverage area.
BASEBALL
- Greater Thumb East: Harbor Beach Pirates
- Greater Thumb West: ?
- NCTL North: North Huron Warriors
- North Central Thumb League - South:  ?
- Blue Water Area Conference: Richmond & Armada (share)
- Tri Valley East: Essexville-Garber
SOFTBALL
- Greater Thumb East: Brown City Lady Greendevils
- Greater Thumb West: Unionville-Sebewaing Lady Patriots
- North Central Thumb League - North: Port Hope Lady Bluestars (1st outright NCTL title)
- North Central Thumb League - South: ?
- Blue Water Area Conference: Richmond
- Tri Valley East: Frankenmuth
WEDNESDAY GAMES - Weather Permitting!
BASEBALL
Unionville-Sebewaing  7, @ Vassar  7 - (Restart of tie game to determine GTW Title)
Dryden @ Armada
Reese @ Saginaw Swan Valley
Montrose @ Birch Run
Bay City John Glenn @ Essexville-Garber
SOFTBALL
Sandusky @ Armada
Memphis @ Lutheran High North
Saginaw Swan Valley @ Reese
Montrose @ Birch Run
Bay City John Glenn @ Essexville-Garber
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Throw Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Regular season is wrapping up soon. Big league games in the BWAC today both in baseball & softball between Richmond & Armada. On Wednesday tomorrow the restart of Game 2 in GTW baseball game between Vassar & USA will decide the league champ.

Tuesday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Richmond 4, Armada  1 (Richmond & Armada share BWAC title)
Game 2: Armada 13, Richmond 2
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  2,  Algonac  0
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  9,  Algonac  5
Game 1: Almont 7,  Yale  1
Game 2: Yale 6,  Almont  4
Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  9,  Peck  2
Game 2: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  10,  Peck  5
Game 1: Imlay City  4, @  Capac  3
Game 2: Imlay City  6,  Capac  3
Game 1: Marlette 7,  Kingston 6
Game 2: Marlette 17,  Kingston 14
Game 1: Akron-Fairgrove  6, Port Hope  3
Game 2: Port Hope  9, Akron-Fairgrove  5
EPBP Lakers @ North Branch
Game 1: Caro  6,  Vassar  5
Game 2: Vassar  8,  Caro  3
Game 1: Bridgeport  7,  @  Frankenmuth  6
Game 2: Frankenmuth  7,  Bridgeport  5
Owen-Gage @ Deckerville - Owen-Gage forfeits to Deckerville

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Armada 4, @ Richmond 2  (13 innings)
Game 2: Richmond  4,  Armada  2  (Richmond outright BWAC Champs)
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  11,  Algonac  0
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  12,  Algonac  0
Game 1: Yale  10,  Almont  0
Game 2: Yale  12,  Almont  1
Game 1: Imlay City  2,  Capac 0
Game 2: Imlay City  6,  Capac 1
Game 1: Marlette  12,  Kingston  0
Game 2: Marlette  20,  Kingston  2
Game 1: Owen-Gage  3, @ Deckerville  0 (1st NCTL loss for Dville)
Game 2: Deckerville 7,  Owen-Gage  2
Game 1: Port Hope  16,  Akron-Fairgrove  0 (P.Hope NCTL North Champs first outright)
Game 2: Port Hope  17,  Akron-Fairgrove  2
Game 1: Peck 13, Carsonville-Port Sanilac 2
Game 2: Carsonville-Port Sanilac 18, Peck 6
Game 1: Unionville-Sebewaing 11, Sanford Meridian 4
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing  7,  Sanford Meridian  0
EPBP Lakers @ North Branch
Vassar @ Caro
Game 1: Frankenmuth  11, Bridgeport 1
Game 2: Frankenmuth  13, Bridgeport  1

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monsoon Monday Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Thumb Tailgater coverage area teams will be wrapping up the regular season this week as some league still have yet to be decided. There is a strong chance of rain showers and thunderstorms today also...

Monday Games - Weather Permitting
BASEBALL
Game 1: Memphis 3, @ Kingston 2
Game 2: Memphis 4, Kingston 1
Bad Axe @ Harbor Beach
Bay City All Saints @ Mayville
Sandusky @ Unionville-Sebewaing
EPBP Lakers @ Ubly
Marlette @ Cass City - cancelled
Game 1: Reese 17, Birch Run 2
Game 2: Reese 12, Birch Run 11
Owen-Gage @ Deckerville - cancelled
Game 1: Pinconning 5, Essexville-Garber 4
Game 2: Pinconning 11, Essexville-Garber 0

SOFTBALL
Memphis @ Kingston
Bad Axe @ Harbor Beach
Bay City All Saints @ Mayville
Sandusky @ Unionville-Sebewaing
EPBP Lakers @ Ubly
Marlette @ Cass City - cancelled
Game 1: Reese 11, @ Birch Run 2
Game 2: Reese 18, Birch Run 2
Owen-Gage @ Deckerville - cancelled
Game 1: Port Hope 8, Caseville 1
Game 2: Port Hope 8, Caseville 3
Algonac @ Berkley H.S.
Game 1: Pinconning 8, Essexville-Garber 0
Gmae 2: Pinconning 6, Essexville-Garber 0

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Sun Soaked of H.S. Baseball / Softball

A Saturday of Tournament ball park action consisting of some Thumb Tailgater Coverage area teams.

BASEBALL
Reese Invitational
Millington, Reese, Harbor Beach

Lakeville Invitational
Mayville

Mt.Pleasant Sacred Heart Tourney
Bay City All Saints
Mt.Pleasant Sacred Heart defeats Bay City All Saints in Championship final 14-1, and remains undefeated overall at 30-0, ranked #1 in Division 4 State Coaches Poll.

Lapeer County Tournament
North Branch, Imlay City
Lapeer East defeats North Branch to win Championship

Port Huron High  10,  Croswell-Lexington  3
Almont @ East Detroit

SOFTBALL

Deckerville Invitational - (Double Elimination Format)
Marlette wins the Tournament
Marlette  14,  Peck  3
Marlette  2,  Deckerville  1 (8 innings)
Marlette  5,  Deckerville  3

Lutheran High Northwest Invitational Tournament

Lutheran High Northwest @ Memphis

Anchor Bay Tournament
Brown City, Capac, Cros-Lex, Imlay City, Bad Axe, St.Clair Shores, Waterford Mott, Anchor Bay
Anchor Bay defeats Marine City in Championship Game 1-0.

Freeland Invitational
Reese, Unionville-Sebewaing, Freeland, Houghton Lake
Unionville-Sebewaing defeats Reese 10-6 to win tournament.

Mt.Pleasant Sacred Heart Tourney
Bay City All Saints

Pinconning Tournament
Richmond, Saginaw Swan Valley, Pinconning, Alpena, Midland Bullock Creek
Pinconning wins tournament hands Saginaw Swan Valley (State ranked #3 in Division 3) first loss of the season.

Flint Kearsley Invitational
Frankenmuth

Bay City Western shares tournament honors with host Flint Kearsley. 
Frankenmuth went 2-2, with wins over Swartz Creek 7-1, and Pinckney 3-1. Losses to Flint Kearsley 5-2, before falling to Bay City Western 5-3. Bay City Western had wins over Swartz Creek 7-2, Pickney 5-0, and Frankenmuth 5-3. Western is State ranked #4 in Division 1.


Tawas Invitational
Birch Run
Rapid River Rockets won the 12 team Tawas Invitational softball tournament with a 1-0 win over tournament host Tawas. In advancing to the tournament semi-finals, Rapid River had a 6-1 win over Skyline High School of Ann Arbor and a 3-0 win over Birch Run. Fourth round result; Birch Run 7-0 over Skyline. Tournament consolation game; Fraser 9, Birch Run 1. 

Jill Milosch Memorial Tournament at Oxford H.S.
Imlay City  3, Northville  2 (8 innings)
Imaly City  5,  Oxford  4 (nightcap game)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday H.S. Baseball / Softball

Friday Games
BASEBALL
Deckerville @ Bad Axe
Memphis @ Sandusky
Kingston @ Caro
Bay City All Saints @ Pinconning
Fitzgerald Senior High @ Algonac
Armada  13, @ Warren Lincoln High 2
Game 1: Lutheran High North  10,  Capac  0
Game 2: Lutheran High North  18,  Capac  3
Port Huron Northern 13, @ Yale 0
Millington @ Bridgeport
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  11, @ Frankenmuth  3
Game 2: Frankenmuth  6,  Essexville-Garber  4

SOFTBALL
Memphis @ Sandusky
Kingston @ Caro
Almont @ Marian High
Millington @ Bridgeport
Game 1: Frankenmuth  4,  Essexville-Garber  3
Game 2: Frankenmuth  10,  Essexville-Garber  0

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Thwack Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Thursday Games
SOFTBALL - USA wins GTC Champ Clash
Game 1: Unionville-Sebewaing 4, Brown City 0
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing 7, Brown City 4
Vassar @ Harbor Beach - Canceled
Cass City @ Mayville
Ubly @ Bay City All Saints
Marlette @ New Haven - Canceled
Port Hope @ Memphis
Akron-Fairgrove @ Carsonville-Port Sanilac
Caseville @ Peck
Oxford High @ Algonac
North Branch @ Caro
Millington @ Bridgeport - ppd to May 20
Frankenmuth @ Mt.Morris E.A. Johnson - Canceled
Bay City John Glenn @ Birch Run

BASEBALL
Game 2: Richmond 8, Almont 7 - 8 inn. (Game Restart at 5th inning from Tues.)
Vassar @ Harbor Beach - Canceled
Game 1: Brown City 10, @ Unionville-Sebewaing 0
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing 11, Brown City 1
Cass City @ Mayville
Game 1: Bay City All Saints  3,  Ubly  1
Game 2: Ubly  8,  Bay City All Saints  6
Port Hope @ Memphis
Akron-Fairgrove @ Carsonville-Port Sanilac
Caseville @ Peck
Cardinal Mooney @ Armada
Summit Home School Dixie @ Croswell-Lexington
Saginaw Buena Vista @ Imlay City
North Branch @ Caro
Millington @ Bridgeport - ppd May 20
Frankenmuth @ E.A. Johnson - Canceled

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday Whisk Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Wednesday Games
BASEBALL
Bay City John Glenn  11, Reese 1 (at Dow Diamond, score was 2-1 up to 6 inn.)
Bay City John Glenn  4, Birch Run 3 (at Dow Diamond)
Game 1: Brown City 13, @ Sandusky  0
Game 2: Sandusky 8, Brown City 5
Game 1: Marlette 2, @ Bad Axe 1
Game 2: Marlette 5, Bad Axe 4

SOFTBALL
Game1: Brown City 3, @ Sandusky 1 (B.C. wins the outright GTE Title)
Game 2: Brown City 3, Sandusky 0 (GTE cahmps vs GTW champs on Thursday at USA)
Game 1: Marlette 4, @ Bad Axe 2
Game 2: Marlette 8, Bad Axe 7
Game 1: Millington  2,  Mayville  1
Game 2: Mayville  11, @  Millington  3

*Congrats out to the Brown City Lady Greendevils on winning the Greater Thumb East Title by defeating the feisty Sandusky Lady Redskins, finishing league play at 9-1.
In Game One, Jennifer McClelland got the win on the mound by striking out five, gave up six Sandusky hits. Hitters for BC were Vicki VanHorn with an RBI double, and Alena Sanson with an RBI single.
Game Two had another impressive win on the mound from B.C's Alyssa Ambu with seven strike outs and giving up just three hits in the shutout. Brown City's Ashleigh Blovsky blasted a solo Home Run, and Chelsi Ford had a single along with two RBI's.
Weather permitting - on Thursday, May 19th; it will a sort of an unofficial "Greater Thumb Conference Championship" game. The newly crowned GTE Champs, Brown City Lady Greendevils are at the GTW champs, the Unionville-Sebewaing Lady Patriots.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Tad Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Tuesday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Algonac  5,  Yale  1
Game 2: Yale  7,  Algoanc  1
Game 1: Richmond 3, Almont 2
Game 2: Richmond 4, Almont 4 (Rain, to be finished on Thurs.)
Game 1: Armada  5, @ Imlay City  0
Game 2: Armada  3,  Imlay City  0
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  6,  Capac  0
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  2,  Capac  1
Game 1: Vassar  5, @  Bad Axe 0
Game 2: Vassar  11,  Bad Axe 10
Game 1: Reese  7,  EPBP Lakers  6
Game 2: Reese  9,  EPBP Lakers  0
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  6,  Bay City Central  5
Game 2: Bay City Central  11,  @  Essexville-Garber 1

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Yale  12,  Algonac  1
Game 2: Yale  12,  Algonac  1
Game 1: Richmond  13, @  Almont  0
Game 2: Richmond  9,  Almont  1
Game 1: Armada 7, Imlay City 0 (pitcher Erin Nowicki strikes out 30 in sweep)
Game 2: Armada 4, Imlay City 1
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  14,  @  Capac  1
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  7,  Capac  0
Game 1: Vassar  6,  @  Bad Axe  1
Game 2: Vassar  4,  Bad Axe  3
Game 1: Reese  6,  EPBP Lakers  5
Game 2: EPBP Lakers  2,  Reese  0

Monday, May 16, 2011

Massive Monday H.S. Baseball / Softball

Monday Games 
BASEBALL
Armada 10, @  Brown City  0
Game 1: Sandusky 11, Ubly 1
Game 2: Sandusky 17, Ubly 1
Game 1: Cass City 10, Unionville-Sebewaing 2
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing 6, Cass City 2
Game 1: Caseville  4,  Akron-Fairgrove  2
Game 2: Akron-Fairgrove  2,  Caseville  1
Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  10, @ Port Hope  0
Game 2: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  15,  Port Hope  2
Game 1: Deckerville 13, @ Peck  6
Game 2: Deckerville 9, Peck 8
Game 1: Kingston 16, @ Owen-Gage 5
Game 2: Kingston 18, Owen-Gage 4
Game 1: North Huron  3,  Memphis  0
Game 2: North Huron  2,  Memphis  0
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  2, @ Birch Run 1
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  7,  Birch Run  0
Game 1: Frankenmuth 18, @ North Branch 7
Game 2: Frankenmuth 9, North Branch 6
Game 1: Millington  10,  Caro  3
Game 2: Millington  13,  Caro  1

SOFTBALL
Armada   9,  @  Brown City  0
Port Huron Northern  4,  @  Imlay City  2  (12 inn.)
Game 1: Sandusky  7,  Ubly  2
Game 2: Sandusky 10, Ubly  7
Game 1: Unionville-Sebewaing  4, @ Cass City  3 - USA Champs Of GTW
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing  5,  Cass City  2
Game 1: Caseville 17, @ Akron-Fairgrove  2
Game 2: Caseville  19,  Akron-Fairgrove  0
Game 1: Port Hope  10, Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  5
Game 2: Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  10,  Port Hope  9
Game 1: Deckerville  15,  @  Peck  0
Game 2: Deckerville 15,  Peck  4
Game 1: Kingston  13, @ Owen-Gage  12
Game 2: Kingston  13,  Owen-Gage  5
Game 1: Memphis  6,  @  North Huron  0
Game 2: Memphis  3,  North Huron  0
Game 1: Essexville-Garber 6, @ Birch Run 3
Game 2: Birch Run 6,  Essexville-Garber  1
Game 1: Frankenmuth 12, @ North Branch 2
Game 2: Frankenmuth 9, North Branch 5
Caro @ Millington
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

NCTL South's Lady Yellowjacket Gillespie Buzzes In To The Windy City

Memphis Lady Yellowjackets standout athlete Desiree Gillespie has committed to play college basketball at Concordia University of Chicago. She is very excited to take her game to the next level.
Gillespie has been a standout in high school basketball and softball for Memphis. She first impressed the Concordia staff at a high school basketball showcase during the fall season in Swartz Creek, Michigan.
Desiree led the Lady Yellowjackets to back to back NCTL South League  championship titles. She averaged 14 points per game. Memphis Girls Baseketball Head Coach, Ken Helinski described her as a very competitive, physically strong, and a leader both on and off the court. She is a student athlete who excelled in the classroom but also in sports.
Desiree Gillespie was also just named to the Michigan Basketball Coaches All Academic All State Team, which requires you to have above a 3.5 grade point average, and make All Sate Mention by the Detroit Free Press.
Desiree also received accolades locally with many post season honors that included: First Team ALL NCTL, Second Team All Blue Water Area, Third Team All Macomb County secod tier, special mention of the BCAM's Best, and Honorable Mention Detroit Free Press All State Team.
Desiree Gillespie is the daughter of proud parents Dean and Karen Gillespie of Memphis.
Desiree Gillespie & Family

If there are any other Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area students making that next jump to college athletics please let us know and post a comment on the blog. Good luck to all high school seniors who do commit and make that next leap.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Smash Of H.S. Baseball / Softball Tournaments

**Well the Michigan Mother Nature weather washed out some tournaments and games. Will they be made up? Hard to believe as the league games have to be finished as the districts fast approach!
Had a great time at Dow Diamond in Midland covering the Cass City, Ubly & Deckerville high school baseball teams on Friday night. Listen to the webcast replays with the links at the right side of the blog, plus check out some pictures on the Thumb Tailgater Sports & the Huron Daily Tribune Sports Facebook pages.

Saturday Games - T.Tailgater coverage area teams
BASEBALL
Kingston Invitational Tournament
Kingston, Akron-Fairgrove, North Huron, Brown City

Mt.Morris Invitational Tournament
Almont, Imlay City

Yale Tournament
Yale, EPBP Lakers,

Pinconning Touranment
Reese

Sanford Meridan Tournament
Unionville-Sebewaing

Game 1: Yale  7,  Sandusky  6
Game 2: Yale  4,  Sandusky  0 (game called 5 innings, Rain)
Game 1: Richmond  6,  Stony Creek  3
Game 2: Canceled, Rain
Essexville-Garber vs Bay City Central (Sunday, Dow Diamond)

SOFTBALL
Pioneer Tournament
Croswell-Lexington, Deckerville, Sandusky, Memphis
Croswell-Lexington wins Tournament
Cros-Lex 2, Deckerville 1
Cros-Lex 11, Memphis 1
Cros-Lex  17, Sandusky  0

Kingston Invitational Tournament
Kingston, Akron-Fairgrove, North Huron, Carsonville-Pt Sanilac

Capac Tournament
Capac, Yale

Mt.Morris Tournament
Marlette

Imlay City Invitational Tournament
Imlay City

Flint Kearsley Tournament
Bad Axe, Caro

Saginaw High Tournament
EPBP Lakers

Kullik Invitational Petoskey Tournament
Reese

Hemlock Tournament
Unionville-Sebewaing

Arthur Hill Invite
Millington

Frankenmuth Eagles Tournament
Frankenmuth, St.Clair, Ortonville-Brandon, Durand

Chesaning Tournament
Birch Run, Bridgeport

Yale @ Port Huron High - 7:30pm

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday The 13th...Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

**Blogger was down since Wednesday. There was some major maintenance issue that caused all users of Blogger be down for over 35 hours.

Today on Friday the 13th...Thumb Tailgater Sports presents a live internet streaming audio webcast for a doubleheader of high school boys baseball action. It will be coming to you from Dow Diamond in Midland. Dow Diamond is the home baseball field for the Great Lakes Loons. First game will be the Cass City versus Ubly; second game will be once again Cass City facing off against Deckerville. Coverage starts at 5pm.
Some other coverage area games take place today that will lead us into a Saturday of tournaments.

Friday Games
BASEBALL
Webcam Video Clip before Dow Diamond Games
Cass City 9, Ubly 5 - Webcast Replay -Part 1 Part 2
Cass City  5, Deckerville 4 (last inning comeback for Cass City) Webcast Replay
Lapeer East  14, @  Croswell-Lexington  4
Pewamo-Westphalia @ Bad Axe
Lutheran High North  7,  @  Memphis 1
Lutheran High North  11,  Memphis 0

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  7,  @  Almont  0
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  11,  Almont  1
Richmond @ Owosso

Thursday Thunder Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Thumb Tailgater Sports presents a live internet streaming audio webcast of high school girls softball action. It is a Greater Thumb East showdown between rivals both in the hunt for the league title. The Marlette Lady Red Raiders at the Brown City Lady Greendevils.
*Congrats to now former SC4 Head Womens Basketball Coach Carrie Lohr. She was named the new coach of Wayne State University Womens Basketball Team on Wednesday, May 11th.

Thursday Games
SOFTBALL
Game 1: Marlette 3,  @  Brown City  2
Game 2: Brown Ciy  2,  Marlette  0
Game 1: Mayville 10, Harbor Beach 0
Game 2: Mayville 15, Harbor Beach 0
Game 1: Unionville-Sebewaing  11,  Bad Axe  1
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing  10,  Bad Axe  2
Game 1: Reese  7,  Vassar  2
Game 2: Reese 8,  @  Vassar  6
EPBP Lakers @ Bay City All Saints
Game 1: Peck   20, @  Kingston  16
Game 2: Kingston  18,  Peck  7
Game 1: Deckerville 15, Akron-Fairgrove 0
Game 2: Deckerville 19, Akron-Fairgrove 0
Game 1: Memphis  15,  Owen-Gage  1
Game 2: Memphis  23, Owen-Gage  3
Game 1: North Huron  5,  Port Hope  4
Game 2: Port Hope  11,  Port Hope  8
Game 1: Caseville 6,  @ Carsonville-Port Sanilac  5
Game 2: Caseville  15,  Carsonville-Port Sanilac  5
Game 1: Marysville  15,  Algonac  8
Game 2: Marysville  14,  Algonac  2
Birch Run @ Bridgeport
North Branch @ Essexville-Garber
Game 1: Frankenmuth  4,  Caro  0
Game 2: Frankenmuth  24,  Caro  7

BASEBALL
Game 1: Brown City  9,  Marlette  5
Game 2: Brown City 8, Marlette 8 - Tie, called due to darkness 7th inning
Game 1: Harbor Beach  7,  @  Mayville  1
Game 2: Harbor Beach  4, Mayville  3
Game 1: Bad Axe  12,  Unionville-Sebewaing  8
game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing  7,  Bad Axe  4
Game 1: Reese  16,  @  Vassar  5
Game 2: Vassar  9,  Reese  6
Game 1: Bay City All Saints  9,  EPBP Lakers  3
Game 2: EPBP Lakers  16,  Bay City All Saints  6
Game 1: Kingston  15,  Peck  3
Game 2: Kingston  6, Peck 1
Game 1: Deckerville 10, Akron-Fiargrove 5
Game 2: Deckerville 15, Akron-Fairgrove 7
Game 1: North Huron  10,  Port Hope  0
Game 2: North Huron  13,  Port Hope  1
Game 1: Memphis  11,  Owen-Gage  1
Game 2: Memphis  22,  Owen-Gage  3
Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  12,  Caseville  2
Game 2: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  13,  Caseville  1
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  11,  Almont  3
Game 2: Almont  9,  Croswell-Lexington  3
Game 1: Richmond  18,  Carman-Ainsworth  7
Game 2: Richmond  7,  Carman-Ainsworth  1
Bridgeport @ Birch Run
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  11,  North Branch  0
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  5,  North Branch  1
Game 1: Frankenmuth  13,  Caro  5
Game 2: Frankenmuth  13,  Caro 1

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whisper Of Wednesday H.S. Baseball / Softball

Wednesday Games
BASEBALL
Capac @ Lapeer West
Brown City @ Imlay City

SOFTBALL
Marysville @ Croswell-Lexington

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday Tap Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Tuesday Games
BASEBALL
Capac @ Almont
Game 1: Armada  3,  Algonac  2
Game 2: Armada  14,  Algonac  0
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  5,  @  Yale  2
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  6,  Yale  3
Game 1: Richmond  11,  Imlay City  1
Game 2: Richmond  10,  Imlay City  0
Game 1: Cass City  6,  Frankenmuth  4
Game 2: Frankenmuth  9,  Cass City  0
Game 1: Caro  6,  Birch Run  3
Game 2: Birch Run  9,  Caro  6

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Armada  15,  @  Algonac  1
Game 2: Armada  10,  Algonac  0
Game 1: Capac  11,  Almont  1
Game 2: Almont  15, @  Capac  10
Game 1: Richmond  5,  @  Imlay City  2
Game 2: Richmond  5,  Imlay City  1
Game 1: Frankenmuth  15,  @  Cass City  0
Game 2: Frankemuth  13,  Cass City  2
Game 1: Caro  12,  Birch Run  11
Game 2: Birch Run  18,  Caro  8

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mighty Monday Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

This week Thumb Tailgater Sports will present three live webcasts. Thursday will feature girls softball action in the Greater Thumb East with the Marlette Lady Red Raiders at the Brown City Lady Greendevils. And then on Friday we head to Dow Diamond in Midland for doubleheader coverage of local thumb area high school baseball games. Cass City will take on Ubly & Deckerville on that special evening. In the meantime Monday kicks off a new week of ball park play.


Monday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Memphis  7,  Deckerville  1
Game 2: Deckerville  4,  Memphis  2
Croswell-Lexington  3,  Cardinal Mooney  1
Game 1: Brown City  10,  @  Mayville  3
Game 2: Brown City  12,  Mayville  8
Game 1: Harbor Beach  4,  Sandusky 2
Game 2: Harbor Beach  8,  Sandusky  2
Game 1: Marlette  12, @  Ubly  8
Game 2: Marlette  14,  Ubly  5 (Called in 3rd darkeness)
Game 1: Reese  4,  Bad Axe  2
Game 2: Bad Axe  6,  Reese  5
Game 1: Cass City  6,  Bay City All Saints  3
Game 2: Cass City  5,  Bay City All Saints  2
Game 1: Vassar  7,  Unionville-Sebewaing  1
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing  7,  Vassar  7  - TIE, to finish at later date
Game 1: Saginaw Nouvel  7,  EPBP Lakers  3
Game 2: Saginaw Nouvel  11,  EPBP Lakers  8
Game 1: Kingston  6,  @  Port Hope  2
Game 2: Kingston  11,  Port Hope  0
Game 1: Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 11,  @ Owen-Gage  0
Game 2: Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  16,  Owen-Gage  1
Game 1: Peck  9,  Akron-Fairgrove  1
Game 2: Akron-Fairgrove  7,  Peck  4
Game 1: North Huron  14,  @  Caseville  0
Game 2: North Huron  15,  Caseville  0
Game 1: Birch Run  8,  North Branch  3
Game 2: Birch Run  10,  North Branch  0
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  6,  Bridgeport  2
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  16,  Bridgeport  2
Game 1: Millington  7,  @  Frankenmuth  4
Game 2: Frankenmuth  8,  Millington  5

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Deckerville  9,  @  Memphis  1
Game 2: Deckerville  6,  Memphis  1
Game 1: Croswell-Lexington  13,  Yale  0
Game 2: Croswell-Lexington  7,  Yale  0
Game 1: Brown City  4,  @  Mayville  2
Game 2: Brown City  13,  Mayville  0 (5 innings)
Game 1: Sandusky  14,  @  Harbor Beach  0
Game 2: Sandusky  17,  Harbor Beach  5
Game 1: Marlette  11,  @  Ubly  0
Game 2: Marlette  9,  Ubly  1
Game 2: Reese  10,  Bad Axe  0
Game 2: Reese  13,  Bad Axe  4
Game 1: Cass City  5,  Bay City All Saints  2
Game 2: Cass City  6,  Bay City All Saints  1
Unionville-Sebewaing @ Vassar
EPBP Lakers @ Saginaw Nouvel
Game 1: Port Hope  14,  Kingston  4
Game 2: Port Hope  12,  Kingston  8
Game 1: Owen-Gage  11,  Carsonville-Port Sanilac  5
Game 2: Owen-Gage  25,  Carsonville-Port Sanilac  8
Game 1: Peck  18,  Akron-Fairgrove  3
Game 2: Peck  19,  Akron-Fairgorve  0
Game 1: North Huron  14,  @  Caseville  1
Game 2: North Huron  8,  Caseville  2
Game 1: North Branch  13,  Birch Run  7
Game 2: Birch Run 6,  North Branch  4
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  17,  Bridgeport 1
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  5,  Bridgeport  1
Game 1: Frankenmuth  6,  Millington  2
Game 2: Frankenmuth  16,  Millington  5

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday H.S. Baseball / Softball Tournament Action

Consisting of Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area teams.

BASEBALL
Huron County / Huron Daily Tribune Tournament 
EPBP Lakers vs North Huron - 9:30am
Bad Axe vs Harbor Beach - 11:30am
North Huron  2,  Harbor Beach  1 - Championship Final

Caro Tournament Invitational
Caro, Algonac, Capac

Birch Run "Big Cat" Classic Tournament
Birch Run, Bridgeport,

SOFTBALL
Caro Tournament Invitational
Caro, Algonac, Capac
Capac wins the Tournament

Peck Invitational Tournament
Peck, Croswell-Lexington, Carsonville-Port Sanilac, Deckerville
Deckerville wins the Tournament

Saginaw Valley Lutheran Invitational Tournament
Brown City, Saginaw Valley Lutheran,

Meridian Invitational Tournament
Reese, Meridian & more

Birch Run "Big Cat" Classic Tournament
Birch Run, Almont, Bridgeport

Birmingham Groves Tournament
Richmond

Port Huron Northern  3,  Armada  2
Armada  13,  Warren Cousino  1
Lake Fenton @ Essexville-Garber

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Fad Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Some Friday games in our coverage area that will then lead us into the weekend for some tournaments. Guys don't forget "Mother's Day" is this Sunday!

Friday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Port Huron High  9,  Algonac  5
Game 2: Port Huron High  4,  Algonac  3
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  7, @ Unionville-Sebewaing  6
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  8,  Unionville-Sebewaing  5
Brown City  6,  Croswell-Lexington  4
Imlay City @ Lapeer West
Marysville  15,  Richmond  14 (Richmond's Austin Kraff 3 HR's 7 RBI)

SOFTBALL
Huron County / Huron Daily Tribune Tournament at Bad Axe
EPBP Lakers 12,  North Huron 4
EPBP Lakers  8, Bad Axe 7 - Championship Final

Essexville-Garber @ Unionville-Sebewaing
Romeo High  5,  Richmond  3
Game 1: Brown City  8,  Yale  5
Game 2: Yale  5,  Brown City  4

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo Thursday Of H.S. Baseball / Softball - Live Webcast

Thumb Tailgater Sports is back with a live internet streaming audio webcast today on Cinco De Mayo Thursday. It is a big showdown in Greater Thumb East high school baseball action. Featuring the Brown City Greendevils at the Harbor Beach Pirates. Double Header Coverage starts at 3:45pm.

Thursday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Harbor Beach 10, Brown City 0  (6 inning) - Replay
Game 2: Harbor Beach  9,  Brown City 2  (6 inning) - Replay
Game 1: Marlette  5,  Sandusky  4 (according to Sandusky parent)
Game 2: Sandusky  8,  Marlette  7 (Game called in 3rd)
Ubly @ Mayville
Game 1: Bad Axe  13,  @  EPBP Lakers  6
Game 2: EPBP Lakers  8,  Bad Axe  7  (5 innings)
Game 1: Unionville-Sebewaing  9,  @  Bay City All Saints  5
Game 2: Unionville-Sebewaing  8,  Bay City All Saints  5
Game 1: Vassar  10,  @  Cass City  2
Game 2: Cass City  7,  Vassar  4
Game 1: Owen-Gage  5,  @  Akron-Fairgrove  3
Game 2: Akron-Fairgrove  11,  Owen-Gage  5
Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  5,  North Huron  2
Game 2: North Huron  4,  Carsonville-Port Sanilac  2
Game 1: Memphis  18,  Caseville  1
Game 2: Memphis 11,  Caseville  0
Game 1: Deckerville  7,  Kingston  1
Game 2: Kingston  3,  Deckerville  2
Game 1: Peck  5,  @  Port Hope  2
Game 2: Peck  8,  Port Hope  7
Almont @ Fitzgerald Senior High
Game 1: Armada  15,  North Branch  4
Game 2: Armada  11,  North Branch  3
Davison @ Imlay City
Bridgeport @ Caro
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  5,  @  Millington  1
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  9,  Millington  5
Game 1: Birch Run  6,  Frankenmuth  5
Game 2: Frankenmuth  11,  Birch Run  8

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Brown City  12, @  Harbor Beach  0 (5 inning)
Game 2: Brown City  9,  Harbor Beach  1
Game 1: Marlette  6,  Sandusky  3
Game 2: Sandusky  2,  Marlette  1
Game 1: Mayville  5,  Ubly 2
Game 2: Ubly  8,  Mayville  6
Game 1: EPBP Lakers  14,  Bad Axe  2
Game 2: EPBP Lakers  7,  Bad Axe  2
Unionville-Sebewaing @ Bay City All Saints
Game 1: Vassar   @  Cass City
Game 1: Owen-Gage  21,  @  Akron-Fairgrove  0
Game 2: Owen-Gage  21,  Akron-Fairgrove  1
Game 1: North Huron  12,  @  Carsonville-Port Sanilac  4
Game 2: North Huron  9,  Carsonville-Port Sanilac  1
Game 1: Memphis  10,  Caseville  0
Game 2: Memphis  8,  Caseville  4
Game 1: Deckerville  6,  Kingston  4
Game 2: Deckerville  9,  Kingston  8
Game 1: Port Hope  9,  Peck  0
Game 2: Port Hope  15,  Peck  4
Game 1: Armada  7,  North Branch  2
Game 2: Armada  18,  North Branch  0
St.Clair  9,  Richmond  1
Marine City  18,  Algonac  2  (3 innings)
Bridgeport @ Caro
Essexville-Garber @ Millington
Game 1: Frankenmuth  9,  @  Birch Run  2
Game 2: Frankenmuth  10,  Birch Run  8
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday Wisp Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

Wednesday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Pinconning  12,  Reese  5 (10 runs in 6th for Spartans)
Game 2: Reese  8,  Pinconning  3
Game 1: Lapeer East  7,  North Branch  0
Game 2: Lapeer East  13,  North Branch  2 (L.East #4 in State Div.2)

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Richmond  5,  Croswell-Lexington 3
Game 2: Richmond  12,  Croswell-Lexington  2 (Richmond 1st place in BWAC)
Game 1: Pinconning  6,  Reese  2
Game 2: Pinconning  9,  Reese  8
Game 1: Saginaw Valley Lutheran  1,  Unionville-Sebewaing  0
Game 2: Saginaw Valley Lutheran  6,  Unionville-Sebewaing  4
Game 1: North Branch  12,  @  Lapeer East 2
Game 2: North Branch  13,  Lapeer East  7

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday Trot Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

League play is really heating up and we are quickly finding the front runners for the titles in the respected conferences.
Thumb Tailgater Sports has an exciting league baseball match up in the Greater Thumb East in our featured game of the week. It pits the Brown City Greendevils at the Harbor Beach Pirates. The live internet audio webcast is this Thursday, May 5th with coverage starting at 3:45pm!

Tuesday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Algonac  4,  Imlay City  1
Game 2: Algonac  5,  Imlay City  3
Game 1: Armada  6,  Almont  5
Game 2:  Almont  3,  Armada  2 (Game called in 5th due to darkeness)
Game 1: Yale 12,  @  Capac  2
Game 2: Yale  11,  Capac  2
Game 1: Richmond  15,  @  Croswell-Lexington  0
Game 2: Richmond  8,  Croswell-Lexington  4

SOFTBALL
Algonac @ Imlay City
Game 1: Armada  10,  @  Almont  0
Game 2: Armada  10,  Almont  0
Game 1: Capac  12,  @  Yale  11
Game 2: Capac  16,  Yale  15
Croswell-Lexington @ Richmond - PPD to Wed.May 4

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Monday Of H.S. Baseball / Softball

May Day! May Day! This is an alert!! We have nice weather for some high school baseball & softball games! The majority of league conference play gets underway all this week as some of the top teams face off.

Monday Games
BASEBALL
Game 1: Capac  6, @  Algonac  3
Game 2: Algonac  5,  Algonac  4
Game 1: Richmond  7, @ Yale  2
Game 2: Yale  6,  Richmond  3
Game 1: Brown City  9, @  Ubly  0
Game 2: Brown City  9,  Ubly  1
Game 1: Harbor Beach  7,  @  Marlette  2
Game 2: Harbor Beach  10,  Marlette  0
Game 1: Sandusky  4,  Mayville  0
Game 2: Mayville  10,  Sandusky  4
Game 1: Cass City  6,  @   Bad Axe  4
Game 2: Bad Axe  14,  Cass City  7
Game 1: Vassar  18,  @  EPBP Lakers  7
Game 2: Vassar  6,  EPBP Lakers  5
Game 1: Reese  11,  @  Bay City All Saints  6
Game 2: Reese  15,  Bay City All Saints  0
Game 1: Memphis  13,  Akron-Fairgrove  1
Game 2: Memphis  12,  Akron-Fairgrove  0
Game 1: Carsonville-Port Sanilac  1,  @  Kingston  0
Game 2: Kingston  6, Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 1 (CPS makes triple play in Game 2)
Game 1: Deckerville  10,  @  Caseville  0
Game 2: Deckerville  8,  Caseville  1
Game 1: North Huron  1,  Peck  0
Game 2: North Huron  15,  Peck  5
Game 1: Owen-Gage  4,  Port Hope  3
Game 2: Port Hope  10,  Owen-Gage  9
North Branch @ Bridgeport
Game 1: Millington  2,  @  Birch Run  0
Game 2: Millington  7,  Birch Run  6
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  10,  Caro  0
Game 2: Essexville-Garber  7,  Caro  0

SOFTBALL
Game 1: Capac  14, Algonac  2
Game 2: Capac  12, Algonac  0
Game 1: Brown City  7, @ Ubly  0
Game 2: Brown City  10,  Ubly  0
Game 1: Marlette  16,  Harbor Beach  0
Game 2: Marlette  22,  Harbor Beach  1
Mayville @ Sandusky
Game 1: Cass City  9,  @  Bad Axe  0
Game 2: Cass City  5,  Bad Axe  4
Game 1: EPBP Lakers  4,  Vassar  2
Game 2: EPBP Lakers  11,  Vassar  0
Game 1: Reese  16,  @  Bay City All Saints  4
Game 2: Reese  9,  Bay City All Saints 2
Memphis @ Akron-Fairgrove
Game 1: Kingston  14, Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  8
Game 2: Kingston  9,  Carsonville-Pt Sanilac  4
Game 1: Deckerville  11,  @  Caseville  0
Game 2: Deckerville  10, Caseville  0
Game 1: Peck  11,  @  North Huron  8
Game 2: Peck  15,  North Huron  15
Game 1: Port Hope  14, @ Owen-Gage  9
Game 2: Port Hope  11, Owen-Gage  0
North Branch @ Bridgeport
Game 1: Birch Run  13,  Millington  7
Game 2: Birch Run  10,  Millington  0
Game 1: Essexville-Garber  7,  Caro  5
Game 2: Caro  15,  @  Essexville-Garber  8
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