Game Summaries & Headlines.
A day that had the potential to be a disappointment turned out to be a day of fun, competitive baseball for Jackson area teams and their supporters. The Vikings varsity baseball team was on the field this morning for batting practice when the call came in that the Al Glick Diamond Classic was canceled due to poor field conditions at several sites. Coaches quickly worked their phones and within 30 minutes, plans were made to have Michigan Center, Napoleon, and Jackson play. When Quincy arrived for their scheduled 10 a.m. game with Jackson, a four-team bracket was created. The event was quickly dubbed the “Holy Toledo Diamond Classic” after one of Jackson coach Dave Nearpass’ favorite expressions.
Jackson beat Quincy, 9-0, in the first game (see related story).
Napoleon beat Michigan Center, 10-1, in the second game.
Quincy topped Michigan Center, 3-1, in the third, consolation game.
Jackson beat Napoleon in the final game, 5-3, in the last game of the “unbeaten” (see related story).
The day turned out to be a great day of baseball for hundreds of area high school baseball fans - especially those supporting Jackson High School.