Lily has started her ballet class and is loving it. She has class every Thursday at Lake Superior State through the Sault Academy of Performing Arts. At the end of the season in May she will be part of a big musical number called 'Send In The Clowns'. That is fitting for Lily. More pics will come in the future, this is her getting ready for her first class. She's having fun and making lots of new friends.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The West Michigan Whitecaps repeated their task of a year ago by winning the 2007 Midwest League Championship in a grueling five game series against the Beloit Snappers. The 'Caps won the decisive game by the score of 11-5. Michael Bertram had three hits and two RBI's and Scott Sizemore went three for five with two runs scored. West Michigan releiver Luis Marte gave up two hits and struck out a season-high nine over five scoreless innings to earn the win. The 'Caps surged in the fifth inning, scoring eight runs on five Snapper's errors. "If any field in the league in any part of this country could cause that many errors in an inning, I'd pick Pohlman Field every time," Bertram said. "The field is so rocky and hard, especially in the outfield, so I'm not too surprised there were that many."
This is the Whitepcaps third championship in four years, and it's fifth in fourteen seasons in the league. The Whitecaps jumped out to a two game lead in the series, squeaking past Beloit 4-3 and 3-2 at 5/3 Ballpark in Comstock Park. Beloit bounced back with two wins of thier own, including a 5-0 shutout in game 4, before West Michigan wrapped up the series on the road.
Lake Superior State graduate Jeff Jakaits signed a minor league contract to play in the American Hockey League for the Toronto Marlies. Jakaitis played four years for the Lakers, earning a degree in business and setting multiple goal tending records while wearing the anchor.
In his senior season, the Rochester, Minn. native had a 16-16-3 record with a 2.31 GAA. His 16 wins ranked fourth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Jakaitis' career save percentage of .925 is a school record, and his career GAA was 2.39. In all, he set nine school records including most shutouts with nine, breaking Blaine Lacher's record set in 1993-94. He ranked second in career saves with 3, 446. Jeff is pictured above with Trevor and Lily taken during the 2005-06 season.