BASEBALL: Bridgman advances to state semifinals; Lakeshore, Watervliet eliminated

Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 7:44 PM EDT
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(WNDU) - The Bridgman Bees are back in the final four for the first time since 2013 after winning their regional final and state quarterfinal games on Saturday.

Bridgman defeated Grass Lake 4-3 in the regional final before defeating Ottawa Lake Whiteford by the same score in extra innings in the quarterfinal.

The Bees are headed to East Lansing this upcoming Thursday, where they will face Standish-Sterling in the semifinals. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, two other Michigan high school baseball teams from our area saw their seasons come to an end on Saturday. Lakeshore lost its regional final matchup against Grand Rapids Christian, while Watervliet fell to Lansing Catholic in the quarterfinals.

Here’s a recap of the regional finals and state quarterfinals involving teams from our area:


Regional Finals 11 and 12/State Quarterfinal 6: Kalamazoo College

Regional 11 Final: Grand Rapids Christian 8, Lakeshore 2

Regional 12 Final: Olivet 3, Hamilton 1

Quarterfinal 6: Grand Rapids Christian 12, Olivet 2 (5 Innings)

Grand Rapids Christian advances to state semifinal vs. Flint Power Catholic at Michigan State University on Friday, June 16


Regional Finals 19 and 20/State Quarterfinal 10: Cornerstone University

Regional 19 Final: Watervliet 5, Chesaning 1

Regional 20 Final: Lansing Catholic 7, North Muskegon 0

Quarterfinal 10: Lansing Catholic 6, Watervliet 4

Lansing Catholic advances to state semifinal vs. Algonac at Michigan State University on Thursday, June 15

Regional Finals 21 and 22/State Quarterfinal 11: Adrian College

Regional 21 Final: Bridgman 4, Grass Lake 3

Regional 22 Final: Ottawa Lake Whiteford 5, Jackson Lumen Christi 2

Quarterfinal 11: Bridgman 4, Ottawa Lake Whiteford 3 (9 Innings)

Bridgman advances to state semifinal vs. Standish-Sterling at Michigan State University on Thursday, June 15

Statewide Regional/Quarterfinal/Semifinal/State Final brackets:





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