Dakota baseball loses tough regional semifinal
By Jason Carmel Davis and Mark Vest
Posted June 12, 2013
Macomb Dakota’s baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 6-5 loss to Sterling Heights Stevenson in a Division 1 regional semifinal game played June 8 at Anchor Bay.
The Cougars carried a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Stevenson scored six runs to rally back for the victory. The Titans went on to defeat Warren Cousino 10-2 to win a regional championship.
“I’m at a loss for words,” said Dakota coach Matt Carley following the game. “I’m still reeling a little bit. That’s not the way it’s supposed to go down.”
Stevenson coach Joe Emanuele had a different perspective than that of his coaching counterpart.
“We just talk about never giving up,” Emanuele said. “That was a really emotional game. Did I think we were going to win down 5-0? Probably not. But I thought if we were able to get some guys on, and then we got the bases loaded, and I started to think we had a chance.”
Their victory was the Titans’ third against Dakota this season, as they also won two Macomb Area Conference Red Division matchups.
Stevenson went 8-2 in the MAC Red; the Cougars finished 7-3 and 26-6 overall.
Blake Allen, Pat Boza, Chad Roskelly, Daniel Herman, Bill Karvounis, Kyle Stafford, Daniel Carion, Travis Perkola and Alex Lewandowski were Dakota’s senior representatives.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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