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August 19, 2014

Bloomfield Hills

Committed to U of M, Reuss said he was pleasantly surprised to be drafted by Tigers

Committed to U of M, Reuss said he was pleasantly surprised to be drafted by TigersBLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Detroit Tigers has always been Grant Ruess’ favorite team.After all, this was the team he grew up following.Little did he know, it was also the team that would offer him his first shot ...Read More

August 7, 2014

West Bloomfield

Former St. Mary’s player recounts time as D-I athlete

Former St. Mary’s player recounts time as D-I athleteWhile stories of perseverance can come from people in various walks of life, the best examples can sometimes be found in the world of sports.Although former Orchard Lake St. Mary’s baseball player Theo Piccirilli did ...Read More

August 6, 2014

Metro Detroit

Detroit Metro Stars 18U team qualifies for AABC World Series for 1st time

Detroit Metro Stars 18U team qualifies for AABC World Series for 1st timeMACOMB TOWNSHIP — Detroit Metro Stars catcher Chad Roskelly is looking forward to being a part of the 50th American Amateur Baseball Congress 18U World Series.The 2013 Macomb Dakota grad, who now plays at Michigan ...Read More

July 18, 2014

Detroit

Prep baseball players put on power display

Prep baseball players put on power displayDETROIT — Prep baseball palyers showed off their power during the inaugural Muscle Milk Heavy Hitter Home Run Derby.The event, hosted by Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler — a Muscle Milk athlete — ...Read More

July 17, 2014

Detroit

Lifelong memories made at 33rd baseball All-Star game

Lifelong memories made at 33rd baseball All-Star gameDETROIT — Temperatures hovered in that near-perfect, sunny but comfortable zone.More than 1,200 fans filed into Comerica Park, and the countdown to a day so many looked forward to was officially over.But the awe ...Read More

July 10, 2014

Detroit

West bats come to life in 33rd MHSBCA All-Star game; beat East squad 19-7

West bats come to life in 33rd MHSBCA All-Star game; beat East squad 19-7DETROIT — A trifecta of big innings, that’s how the West was won.Well, that’s how the West team won, anyway.Comerica Park was host to some of the best high school players Thursday night as the Michigan ...Read More

July 9, 2014

Detroit

Best baseball players set to unite for 33rd MHSBCA all-star game

Best baseball players set to unite for 33rd MHSBCA all-star gameDETROIT — The stars of spring are set to unite on a summer night that will likely never be forgotten. ...Read More

July 8, 2014

Detroit

Several local prep baseball players to compete in home derby hosted by Tigers Ian Kinsler

DETROIT — Several local baseball players will have a chance to showcase their power during a home run hitting contest hosted by a Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.In partnership with performance drink ...Read More

June 25, 2014

Oakland County

Coaches pick best in OAA baseball after another thrilling season

Coaches pick best in OAA baseball after another thrilling seasonOAKLAND COUNTY — Four divisions, all of which came down to a grand total of 3.5 games separating the top teams from the next best.With a tie tossed in.The numbers prove that the Oakland Activities Association had an ...Read More

June 17, 2014

Harrison Township

L’Anse Creuse baseball coach hopes team takes something away from run to regionals

L’Anse Creuse baseball coach hopes team takes something away from run to regionals  FAIR HAVEN — The Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse baseball program is building a name for itself, and the 2014 season helped add to that reputation.L’Anse Creuse (22-14) eclipsed the 20-win plateau for the ...Read More

June 14, 2014

Grosse Pointe Woods

University Liggett wins back-to-back state titles

University Liggett wins back-to-back state titlesNo championship experience needed.  Freshman Gehrig Anglin pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout to lead University Liggett to a 9-0 victory against Decatur in the MHSAA Division 3 state championship on June 14 at ...Read More

June 13, 2014

Center Line

Center Line pitcher signs with Lake Erie College

Center Line pitcher signs with Lake Erie CollegeCenter Line High senior pitcher Kyle Lugar will continue his baseball career at Lake Erie College.Lugar, a three-year starter with the Panthers, will join a team that finished 32-22 in 2014.While with Center Line, Lugar ...Read More

June 12, 2014

West Bloomfield

Lakers baseball rides momentum all the way to D-1 regional final

Lakers baseball rides momentum all the way to D-1 regional finalWEST BLOOMFIELD — Some 14 games into the season, this was a sputtering team. Flashes of brilliance were overshadowed by head-scratching miscues.Dominant performances on the mound were wasted by struggles in the ...Read More

June 11, 2014

Grosse Pointe Farms

Blue Devils, Knights win baseball regional titles

Blue Devils, Knights win baseball regional titlesGROSSE POINTE FARMS/WOODS — For the first time since 2005, Grosse Pointe South is back in the state quarterfinals.Thanks to a day of solid pitching from senior Jimmy Menchl, the Blue Devils defeated Detroit Western ...Read More

June 10, 2014

Grosse Pointes

University Liggett baseball defeats Clinton in state quartefinals

University Liggett baseball defeats Clinton in state quartefinalsThe opponents are different, but University Liggett baseball is back in familiar territory.For the fourth consecutive season, the Knights are in the MHSAA state semifinals thanks to a 7-3 victory against Clinton in a state ...Read More

June 9, 2014

St. Clair Shores

Lake Shore outlasts L’Anse Creuse to win district title

Lake Shore outlasts L’Anse Creuse to win district titleST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Lake Shore softball team exacted some revenge on the team that ended its 2013 season with 10-4 win over Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse May 30 in a Division 1 district ...Read More

June 7, 2014

Macomb County

Sterling Heights Stevenson baseball downs Warren De La Salle in regional final

Sterling Heights Stevenson baseball downs Warren De La Salle in regional finalStevenson stays alive in chase for baseball state title ...Read More

June 5, 2014

West Bloomfield

Lakers baseball earns first district crown since 2007

Lakers baseball earns first district crown since 2007WEST BLOOMFIELD — The joy was palpable, a flooding of emotions, the release of years of frustration all at once.When the final out was finally recorded, players poured from the dugout, students in the crowd ...Read More