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Rogers City send-off for Unionville-Sebewaing state semifinal match

Rogers City takes off for East Lansing at state semifinal send-off.

ROGERS CITY, Mich. — Rogers City is back in East Lansing for the second year in a row. The Hurons will face Unionville-Sebewaing in the state semifinal. Last year, both teams lost in the Division 4 semis.

The trip to states marks the Hurons sixth in the last seven years, four of those punching a ticket to Michigan State University. 2014 was the last time Rogers City won the state title.

Earlier this season, the Hurons faced two of the other three final four teams, Coleman and Unionville-Sebewaing. Rogers City topped teh USA Patriots 4-3 on May 4.

Hurons junior pitcher Kyrsten Altman will have her hands full against a team that has hit 42 home runs this season, and the Patriots postseason run has been unblemished outscoring opponents 64-0 in five games.

Rogers City has held their own against some of the best in the state, and Head Coach Karl Grambau is proud of his team for making it back to East Lansing.

“The whole community gets behind us and it’s just fun,” said Grambau. “It was great going down to the Little League fields the other day. I’ve already had people telling me about that today. ‘My little girl was there, it was pretty cool.’ Now we get to parade around town and have a good time,” said Grambau. “We’re going to do our best.”

The Hurons and Pioneers face off on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in East Lansing.