HALE – The Hale baseball team wasn’t able to get going at the plate in its Division 4 Mio district opening game on Tuesday, May 28. 

As a result, the Eagles, who were battling Alcona, came up short 4-1. 

“We played pretty well, we could have been more patient at the plate because we got behind in the count and then had to protect instead of just hitting,” head coach Joe Kimmerer said. “We were trying to make something happen and I like them to be aggressive, so it wasn’t for a lack of trying.” 

Joseph Kimmerer took the loss, giving up one earned run and striking out five batters. Trent Kangas also pitched, fanning three batters. 

“Fielding errors in the first and third innings hurt us,” Kimmerer said. 

Joel Bovee had a single and an RBI and with one hit apiece were Garrett Beebe, Kimmerer and Kangas. Kimmerer scored the team’s lone run. 

Hale finishes the season 6-18.

“Overall, it was a fun year and we got better every week,” Kimmerer said. “We struggled with some injuries and some other missed games by some of the guys, but we always fought hard. I would also like to thank the seniors and wish them success in the future and a special thanks to Trent Reilly for a great career. He was a great leader for Hale baseball and gave a lot to the program over the last four years.”