Bulldogs to Face Grand Ledge in Diamond Classic Final

Colin Koot

What a ride it has been for Mason baseball.

From the start of the season, the goal for Mason has been not only to go deep into the playoffs, but also to win the Diamond Classic.  Now they have the chance to do just that, against the king of High School baseball, the Grand Ledge Comets.

Mason beat the Williamston Hornets 5-0 Wednesday night to clinch their spot in the finals next Tuesday.  The Bulldogs were able to jump out to a one run lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by senior center fielder Sylas Woll, scoring junior third baseman Parker Friend.

In the third frame, Mason jumped on Williamston with three runs.  They loaded up the bases with no outs, and proceeded to score on a balk and sacrifice flies from junior second baseman Jedian Acevedo and senior pitcher Trent Stuewe.

Stuewe pitched a gem for the Bulldogs, going 4.2 innings with no runs allowed.  He struck out six Hornets, walking nobody and giving up five hits.

Senior shortstop Dylan MaGee came in relief for Stuewe, and shut down Williamston as well.  He went the remaining 2.1 innings, posting three strikeouts and no runs.

“Aside from talent, we hit well, field well, and pitch well, all the things you need to be successful,” said head coach Kohl Tyrrell. “You put the ball in play at the high school level, good things are going to happen.”

The Bulldogs got the last bit of insurance that they needed when Acevedo hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning, sealing the Hornets fate.  

The final was originally scheduled for Monday, but due to district makeups, the two teams will face off under the lights of McLane Stadium the next day.

Mason will face Grand Ledge in the Diamond Classic final on Tuesday, June 4.  It is a game that they have been looking forward to for a long time.