MANCELONA — They had to wait a while, but the Mancelona Ironmen got their share of the Ski Valley Conference baseball championship Wednesday.
The Ironmen played an unusual, late-season doubleheader to make up for games that had been canceled earlier in the year due to inclement weather. In game one, Mancelona defeated Bellaire 8-6, then beat Forest Area 12-5 in game two. The two wins were enough to give the Ironmen (14-2 SVC) the Ski Valley crown, which they share with Onaway.
On Saturday, Mancelona will face Glen Lake in a Division 4 regional semifinal. The game will be played in Maple City at 12:30 p.m.