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Opening inning dooms Coleman in D4 state semifinals loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford WITH GALLERY

  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended in the MHSAA semi-final game 6-1 against Ottawa Lake Whiteford at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Coleman's season ended with a 6-1 loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the State D4 semi-final game at MSU's Seccia Stadium Friday, June 16, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)

EAST LANSING – Coleman softball head coach Chad Klopf pinpointed one specific key Thursday afternoon, the day before his Comets would be taking on Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the Division 4 state semifinals at Michigan State University's Secchia Stadium.

He stated that a big first inning for Coleman could be the difference-maker.

Instead, it was the Bobcats who pounced early as the first of two home runs by seniors power hitter Erin Manley set OL Whiteford to a 6-1 victory over the Comets.

“A three-run shot right out of the gates is a little different than a solo shot,” Klopf said. “But we came right back with a run in the second inning and made it a game. She showed we could hit the ball and there were some balls we hit right at girls. But eventually you just run out of innings to get it done.”

It was the first state semifinals appearance for the fifth-ranked Comets (35-7) since the program won a state championship in 2005.

The eighth-ranked Bobcats, which won three straight state titles from 1985 through '87, will play No. 1 Indian River Inland Lakes Saturday at 3 p.m. in the D4 state championship game. Ottawa Lake Whiteford last played in a state title game in 1994 when it lost 5-4 to Marine City Cardinal Mooney.

Klopf spoke about the need for a big first inning, but it was instead long-time Whiteford head coach Kris Hubbard who saw her team go on the attack in the first inning.

“I've been at this a long time and seen so many games won and lost at this level in the first inning,” Hubbard said. “We talk a lot on defense about being mentally tough. You can hurt yourself on defense if you're nervous. You can't hurt yourself on offense.”

Ottawa Lake (33-6) led off the top of the first with a triple by Karsyn Berns-Moore, while Baylee Baldwin reached on a bunt and moved the lead runner to third.

Manley, who is committed to Lourdes University for basketball, proceeded to sock the first offering to her liking over the fence in right-center field to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead in the blink of an eye.

Comets starter Faith Barden (17-4) settled down after the first three hitters, allowing no further damage until Manley touched her up again in the fifth inning as she crushed a solo home run down the right field line.

Between the two Manley bombs, Coleman got on the board in the bottom of the second as junior shortstop Autumn Tubbs laced a double to right-center and advanced to third when the ball was misplayed in the outfield. She scored on a two-out infield single to shortstop by freshman Brianna Townsend to cut the deficit to 3-1.

“It put us in a bad position early,” Tubbs said of the three-run deficit. “In the back of our heads, we were thinking because they went ahead they were going to stay ahead. It was tough to be down so quickly.”

The score continued at 3-1 until the Manley home run pushed the OL Whiteford advantage back to three runs in the top of the fifth. Tubbs was the lone base runner for the Comets from the third through the sixth as she drew a two-out walk in the fourth, but was stranded when Bobcats sophomore pitcher Lindsey Walker recorded a strikeout to end the frame.

Walker threw seven innings of one-run ball, surrendering three hits while striking out nine and walking one.

“The biggest difference for us this year is Walker has taken her pitching to another level,” Hubbard said. “Last year, she threw hard but this year she is a pitcher.”

Walker was coming off a shutout win over defending D4 state champion Unionville-Sebawaing in the quarterfinals, while she did not allow a run in either regional game.

Walker is one of seven sophomore starters for Whiteford, while Coleman only featured one senior in catcher Liz Dana for a semifinal showdown full of underclassmen.

Tubbs, whose younger sister Abigail is the Comets' starting freshman left fielder, says nerves came into play a bit more than expected.

“Some of the girls were nervous,” Tubbs admitted. “Even our senior, Liz, was nervous. But nerves shouldn't have gotten to us. We should have played the way we know how to play.”

Klopf seconded Tubbs' sentiments.

“This was the next step,” Klopf said. “I think the jitters that were there the last two years in the quarterfinals that weren't there this year popped up again today. We've taken this step now and hopefully we can take another step next year.”

Coleman loses Dana, the table-setter in the lineup, but returns the rest of the roster which includes four juniors along with five sophomores and three freshmen.

Tubbs, even while dealing with a tough loss, is excited about the prospects of next year with all but one piece back in the fold.

“We're all excited for what's next,” Tubbs added.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford tacked on two more in the seventh, with Jaden Berthume replacing Barden at pitcher after a leadoff single and a sacrifice with Manley coming up next.

After a walk to Manley and a bunt to load the bases, Walker helped her own cause with a two-run single to push the score to 6-1.

Tubbs notched her second double of the afternoon, a liner to left, with one out in the bottom of the seventh but the next two outs were recorded by Walker to end the rally hopes.

Barden threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Tubbs paced the Coleman offense by going 2-for-2 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored. Townsend was 1-for-3 with an R BI single.

Manley finished 2-for-2 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs to pace Whiteford. Berns-Moore was 2-for-4 with two runs, while Walker went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks.

Although Dana did not have her best game Friday, there is no question the Comets would not be in this position without the outstanding play all year from a leadoff hitter who came into the state semifinals batting .471 for the season.

“She's been with us for so long,” Klopf said about Dana. “She's passed on what other girls have given her. She might not have had her best day at the plate today, but at catcher she was great again today and without her we're not here.”

Following a 2016 season where Coleman was ranked No. 1 and a favorite in the postseason due to an explosive record-setting offense, Klopf enjoyed this season immensely as the graduations of the previous core brought out the skeptics who were unsure the Comets could make a run to East Lansing.

“You can't question their heart and determination,” Klopf added. “They get after it. From the get-go, there were a lot of young girls on this team and girls who weren't with us last year.

They stepped it up immediately and I don't know if anyone expected us to get back even to the quarterfinals after losing the girls we lost last year. So I'm really proud of this team.”

Last Updated: 6/16/2017 4:39:17 PM EST