Tecumseh Little League advances to state 8-9-10 in quarterfinals
The playoff run for the Tecumseh American Little League team came to an end Monday afternoon in the 8-9-10-year-old state tournament in Norway, Mich.
Tecumseh lost to Norway 16-7 in the quarterfinal round after going undefeated in pool play.
“These boys have no reason to hang their heads, they ended up being one of the last eight teams playing. The amount of support they’ve seen from our community has been nothing short of spectacular,” Coach Chad Dunigan said. “They made everyone proud and represented their hometown with great sportsmanship and hard work. “We’re definitely sad to see it end but proud of what we did.”
Tecumseh tied the game at 3-all in the third inning, but it was all Norway – the host team of the state tournament – after that.
Norway had a big fifth inning to put the game away.
Caleb Dunigan had two hits, Jacob D’Amico went 2-for-3, and Ian Lajiness, Xavier Figel, and Hayes Glover all had doubles in the contest.
In other action:
Tecumseh 10, Petoskey 3: Tecumseh finished 3-0 in their pool play with a 3-0 record on Sunday afternoon. Andon Ondrovick pitched nearly three innings for Tecumseh. Blake MaNamara, Xavier Figel, and Ondrovick collected two hits apiece and knocked in runs. Ian Lajiness had six putouts in the contest for Tecumseh.
Tecumseh 13, MCLL 12: Blake McNamara knocked in a pair of runs in the sixth inning as Tecumseh pulled out the win in the Michigan 8-9-10 Little League state finals. Xavier Figel, Jacob D’Amico, Caleb Dunigan, and Drew Grounds each managed multiple hits for Tecumseh American. Figel finished 3-for-3 in the contest to lead Tecumseh. “These boys never quit, ever,” Coach Chad Dunigan said on Facebook. “And for that I am beyond proud.” Tecumseh American had 13 hits on the day and Caleb Dunigan got the start on the mound for Tecumseh.
Tecumseh 18, Traverse City 4: Tecumseh scored 14 runs in the first inning to blow open the first game of the Michigan Little League State Finals in Norway, in the Upper Peninsula. Xavier Figel, Harlan Glover, Jacob D’Amico, Caleb Dunigan, and Ian Lajiness drove in runs for Tecumseh. Andon Ondrovick went 3-for-3 at the plate for Tecumseh.