Clinton making state title run

Clinton’s softball team has reached the Division 3 softball semifinal, adding to a long list of Tri-County Conference softball teams to make a run at the state title in the sport.

Here’s a look at TCC softball teams to make it to at least the quarterfinal round of the state tournament:

  • Morenci, 1983 – Lost in state finals to Waterford Our Lady of Lakes
  • Summerfield, 1984 – Class C state champion (beat Breckenridge 2-0 in finals)
  • Whiteford, 1984 – Class D state champion (beat Central Lake 6-5 in finals)
  • Whiteford, 1985 – Class D state champion (beat McBain 9-1 in finals)
  • Morenci, 1985 – Class C State champion (beat Pontiac Catholic 3-0 in finals)
  • Morenci, 1986 – Class C State champion (Grandville Calvin Christian 9-0 in finals)
  • Whiteford, 1987 – Class D state champion (beat Bay City All Saints 6-5 in finals)
  • Whiteford, 1988 – Lost in Class D state finals to Bay City All Saints, 11-6)
  • Whiteford, 1990 – Lost to Bay City All-Saints 8-7 in semifinals
  • Whiteford, 1993 – Beat Marine City Cardinal Mooney (24-1) in quarterfinals; lost to Waterford Our Lady of Lakes (2-0) in semifinals
  • Whiteford, 1994 – Division 4 runners-up; Beat Bridgman (5-4) in semifinals; beat Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (10-0) in semifinals, lost to Marine City Cardinal Mooney (5-4) in state finals.
  • Morenci, 1994 – Not available
  • Whiteford, 1997 – Lost to Burr Oak (10-0) in quarterfinals
  • Whiteford, 2000 – Lost quarterfinals to Athens (2-0)
  • Summerfield, 2005 – Lost quarterfinals to Muskegon Catholic Central, 2-0
  • Summerfield, 2006 – Beat Martin (11-1) in quarterfinals; beat Ellsworth (4-1) in semifinals; lost in state finals to Allen Park Cabrini (2-0)
  • Summerfield, 2007 – Beat North Muskegon (6-1) in quarterfinals; lost to Frankfort (3-2, 8 innings) in semifinals
  • Clinton, 2008 – Lost to Allen Park Cabrini in quarterfinals (3-1)
  • Whiteford, 2009 – Lost quarterfinals to Decatur (5-3)
  • Clinton, 2009 – Beat Ida in quarterfinals (4-0), lost to Gladstone (2-0) in semifinals
  • Summerfield, 2010 – Division 4 State Champion (Beat Onaway 2-1 in finals)
  • Clinton, 2010 – Beat Kalamazoo Christian (7-4) in quarterfinals; Lost to Allen Park Cabrini (1-0) in semfinals
  • Clinton, 2011 – Division 3 State Champion (Beat Blissfield (10-0) in quarterfinals; Beat Gladstone (5-4) in semifinals; Beat Frankenmuth 4-2 in finals.
  • Summerfield, 2011 – Division 4 State champion. (Beat Allen Park Inter-City Baptist (11-0) in quarterfinals; Beat Breckenridge 6-0 in semifinals; Beat Unionville-Sebewaing 6-5 in finals.)
  • Clinton, 2012 – Division 3 State Champion (Beat Allen Park Cabrini (2-1) in quarterfinals; Beat Unionville-Sebewaing (8-1) in semifinals; Beat Gladstone (4-0) in finals.
  • Summerfield, 2012 – Beat Gobles in quarterfinals (16-0); Beat Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (7-3) in semifinals; lost to Dansville 3-2 in Division 4 state finals.
  • Clinton, 2014 – Beat Grosse Pointe Woods 12-5 in QF; Lost to Unionville-Sebewaing 7-5 in Division 3 SF.
  • Morenci, 2014 – Lost 4-0 to Kalamazoo Christian in quarterfinal.
  • Morenci, 2015 – Lost 5-2 to Kalamazoo Christian in quarterfinal.
  • Whiteford, 2016 – Lost quarterfinal to Unionville-Sebewaing, 14-1
  • Morenci, 2016 – Beat Decatur 7-1 in quarterfinals, lost to Unionville-Sebewaing, 12-3 in semifinals
  • Whiteford, 2017 – Division 4 runners-up; Beat Unionville-Sebewaing 1-0 in quarterfinal; beat Coleman 6-1 in semifinal; lost to Inland River Lakes 8-0 in final.
  • Whiteford, 2018 – Lost 7-3 to Centreville in quarterfinal.
  • Clinton, 2018 – Beat Allen Park Cabrini 5-1 in quarterfinal; plays Coloma in semifinal on Friday, June 15.
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