TRAVERSE CITY — The best Traverse City Pit Spitters manager Josh Rebandt could hope for back in May was the players his staff signed would buy into the coaching staff’s philosophy.
Record-Eagle Sports Writer Jake Atnip will be posting live updates from Pit Spitters Park as Traverse City takes on the Kalamazoo Growlers starting at 7:05 p.m. TC is hoping for a win to finish off the playoff series and move on to the Northwoods League semifinals.
LELAND — Larry Glass, who became an area coaching legend by leading the Leland Comets girls basketball program to three state championships two decades after coaching Northwestern University’s men’s basketball program for six seasons, died Monday. He was 84 years old.
TRAVERSE CITY — Monday officially started football practice, but for Traverse City Central and schools all around northern Michigan, the work began well before that.
GRAFTON, Wis. — The Traverse City Pit Spitters built a big lead through the middle innings of Wednesday’s battle with the Lakeshore Chinooks and held on for a 9-7 victory at Kapco Park.
Great Lakes EastWLPCTGBStreakLast 10Traverse City Pit Spitters48190.71601L7-3Kalamazoo Growlers33320.508141W4-6Rockford Rivets33340.493151W6-4Kenosha Kingfish30370.448183W6-4Kokomo Jackrabbits25390.39121.55L2-8Battle Creek Bombers22450.328264L2-8
Great Lakes EastWLPCTGBSTREAKLAST 10Traverse City Pit Spitters48190.716-1L7-3Kalamazoo Growlers32320.50014.56L3-7Rockford Rivets33340.493151W6-4Kenosha Kingfish29370.43918.52W6-4Kokomo Jackrabbits25390.39121.55L2-8Battle Creek Bombers22450.328264L2-8
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A day after suffering a 14-2 defeat to the Green Bay Booyah, the Traverse City Pit Spitters responded with a 2-0 shutout over the Booyah that continues to build upon the team’s most recent Northwoods League all-time record for shutouts in one season.
SAGINAW— The Manistee Saints rallied twice before coming up short of the third required to win a National Amateur Baseball Federation regional title at Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School.
TRAVERSE CITY — A little added competition will be part of the 11th annual Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo that takes off from downtown Traverse City on Saturday morning.
SAGINAW — The Manistee Saints have begun their postseason push and started by splitting two games on Friday in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Regional Tournament at Saginaw Valley Lutheran.
KENOSHA, Wis. — The Traverse City Pit Spitters may have already clinched home field advantage in the playoffs but that doesn’t mean they are ready to coast the rest of the regular season.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Pit Spitters clinched the best record for the second half of the Great Lakes East Division with their second straight shutout over Kalamazoo 8-0 Wednesday night.
Great Lakes EastWLPCTGBStreakLast 10Traverse City Pit Spitters44170.72103W9-1Kalamazoo Growlers32270.542111L7-3Rockford Rivets28330.459163L2-8Kenosha Kingfish26340.43317.51W8-2Kokomo Jackrabbits24340.41418.51L2-8Battle Creek Bombers21400.344231W3-7
This Week's Circulars
- Traverse City business owner named Top 10 at NY NOW
- Pit Spitters crowned NWL champs
- Septic debate crescendos in Kalkaska County
- Leland legend Larry Glass passes away
- Northport boater missing; boat washed ashore
- CHERRY ON TOP: Pit Spitters railroad Express for NWL title
- Detroit man arrested, charged in fatal hit and run
- Program's momentum a priority at TC Central
- Police: Missing boater found dead in Ingalls Bay
- Dumped cherries attract attention