Year Inducted: 2023
Erich Schieman’s name is synonymous with success and coming up with the big play to win the game. In his younger years Erich started out playing Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in
Burtchville Township. He moved on and played baseball and football at Port Huron Northern from 1980-1983. Erich was a standout both on the gridiron and the diamond. He earned
many accolades including all area and all league in both sports.
In the fall after high school Erich went on to Spring Arbor University from 1984-1987 on a baseball scholarship. Spring Arbor was a small NAIA division school but they didn’t shy away
for playing a tough non-league schedule against larger school NCAA Division programs. Erich’s teams had a great winning record of 111-46 for the years he was in the lineup. His name
is still in the record books plastered among the best that have ever played baseball at Spring Arbor. Some career accomplishments include a .398 career batting average good for 2nd overall. He hit 27 homeruns which ranks 5th, 160 career runs batted in which is still 6th overall. Erich’s 165 runs score is ranks 4th and 12 triples is 2nd . Erich best hitting record is his .675 slugging percentage which is still ranked as 1st overall I the programs history.
After Spring Arbor Erich played for some of the top modified softball teams in the Port Huron area, being a staple in the lineups for the Secory Flyers, Nabozney’s and Rebels. He was a state and league champion many times over, and one of the toughest competitors every time he stepped on the field. The one thing all these teams had in common over the years, was that Erich was going to be a leader and great teammate. In 2002 near the end of his playing career he helped the Rebels win 6 games at the nationals tournamnet and placing 5th place out of 47 teams. Erich earned 2nd team All American that year.