Anchor Bay's seniors weren't going to have their baseball season end on their home field.
They made sure of it.
The Tars needed eight innings to get by L'Anse Creuse, 2-0, in a district semifinal and then edged Port Huron Northern, 2-1, to claim a Division 1 district championship Friday.
"I just have to tip my hat to our seniors," Anchor Bay first-year coach Jared Biesbrouck said. "They came out swinging."
Anchor Bay has 10 seniors on the roster.
"We've been playing close games all year," Biesbrouck said. "We feel pretty confident in those."
This is the Tars' second straight district championship.
In the title game the Tars scored a run in the second and one in the third.
Logan Morris went the distance to get the win in the championship game.
"He was a bulldog," Biesbrouck said. "He shut them down. A great game by him."
"It's special," Vermander said. "We did it last year too, but this is more special because it's our last year.
"I actually didn't feel that great out there at all," Vermander, a member of Anchor Bay's district title-winning basketball team, added. "I was throwing very slow so I had to compensate for that just throwing strikes and locating my fastball and curveball."
Robert Kortas, a senior, had the winning RBI against the Lancers. Coletti drove in the other run in the eighth.
The Tars finished fifth in the MAC White Division race, a spot behind L'Anse Creuse in the standings.
"It's not the season we expected to have, but it doesn't really matter at this point," Vermander said. "This is the real deal. This is all that matters right now for us."
Anchor Bay plays Lakeview in a regional semifinal Wednesday. Lakeview won the Fraser district.