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June 13, 2012 - The season ended too early for hitters after they lost to Lake Orion in the MHSAA District Semifinals, June 4.

The Clarkston Boys Varsity Baseball team lost 10-0.

"We were overmatched," said head coach, Phil Price. "Their pitcher, Nick Deeg, threw a great game against us. We had one hit. It was a battle and it just wasn't our day. Baseball is like that sometimes. I was proud of our kids. They competed."

Lake Orion went on to win the district title after a defeat over Oxford.

He added seniors Jake Forsten and Dylan Peck did a nice job during the game.

The boys finished the season with a 22-10 record and second place in the OAA Red.

"We had a really good year," Price added. "Nick Mazzone and Ryan Rea have been good all year."

The season began with a young team after losing a majority of seniors from last year's roster. Price added this year's four seniors -Forsten, Peck, Chris Dickey and Alex Barta - really boosted the team.

"They really did a nice job for us," said Price. "They added a lot of leadership. They did a lot of mentoring and they steered the team in the right direction. Hopefully the underclassmen were paying attention and I think it will carry over to the next year for sure."

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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