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Fraser softball will attempt to have success in district playoffs

Fraser May 22, 2015

Fraser softball will attempt to have success in district playoffs

FRASER — The goals Fraser softball coach Matt Fishburn cited for his team earlier this season were to win both a Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and a district title. While the honor of winning a MAC Blue title ...Read More

South Lake softball gunning for second straight district title

St. Clair Shores May 21, 2015

South Lake softball gunning for second straight district title

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores South Lake softball team will host a Division 2 district tournament May 29, but games won’t be played at the South Lake Athletic Complex because of construction to the ...Read More

Sobczak enjoying a brilliant senior season while anchoring Mercy softball team

Farmington Hills May 19, 2015

Sobczak enjoying a brilliant senior season while anchoring Mercy softball team

FARMINGTON HILLS — Playing in a weekend tournament where the theme was to raise money for breast cancer research, Alec Lesko wanted to find a way to loosen his team up. So, the morning of, the Farmington Hills Mercy ...Read More

Regina softball downs Ladywood to win CHSL title

Detroit May 19, 2015

Regina softball downs Ladywood to win CHSL title

Saddlelites ascend to the top of the CHSL ...Read More

Roseville softball coach discusses how team found its footing after slow start

Roseville May 18, 2015

Roseville softball coach discusses how team found its footing after slow start

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High softball coach Jessica Hansen is straight to the point when talking about how her team started the season. “We weren’t playing well all around,” said Hansen, whose team ...Read More

Oakland University’s softball program won its first-ever Horizon League championship

Rochester Hills May 15, 2015

Oakland University’s softball program won its first-ever Horizon League championship

ROCHESTER HILLS — In just its second season in the league, Oakland University’s softball program has won a Horizon League Championship after defeating Wright State University 7-3 May 9 in the championship game of ...Read More

Sterling Heights High softball players relishing success

Sterling Heights May 15, 2015

Sterling Heights High softball players relishing success

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights High pitcher Mykol McSwain makes it short and sweet when talking about how she and her teammates are viewing this season.“This is fun,” said McSwain, a part of a team ...Read More

Wilson wants to build West Bloomfield softball program, now and later

West Bloomfield May 14, 2015

Wilson wants to build West Bloomfield softball program, now and later

WEST BLOOMFIELD — When Brandy Wilson saw the head coaching position with the West Bloomfield High softball program open, she knew it was an opportunity to pounce on. When Wilson officially accepted the position, she ...Read More

Chippewa Valley softball program is back in contention

Clinton Township May 12, 2015

Chippewa Valley softball program is back in contention

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley’s softball program has a history of winning. Claire Cannon, who is in her second season as Chippewa’s coach, was part of that success. She helped the team to two Macomb ...Read More

East Detroit softball coach says hitting has keyed turnaround

Eastpointe May 8, 2015

East Detroit softball coach says hitting has keyed turnaround

EASTPOINTE — “We’re finally getting hits from everyone in our lineup,” East Detroit High softball coach Jeff Zschernig said. “It’s that simple — we’re getting people on base and ...Read More

Oakland softball advances to championship game of Horizon League Championships

Rochester May 8, 2015

Oakland softball advances to championship game of Horizon League Championships

ROCHESTER — Oakland University's softball team has advanced to the championship game of the Horizon League Softball Championships after defeating the University of Illinois at Chicago 1-0 May 8 at the Oakland ...Read More

Fitzgerald softball gearing up for postseason

Warren May 8, 2015

Fitzgerald softball gearing up for postseason

WARREN — The Warren Fitzgerald softball team has rebounded from a down 2014 campaign and is in the midst of a solid season.The Spartans at press time sat at 13-9, 7-2 Macomb Area Conference Silver Division. Fitzgerald ...Read More

Lamphere softball led by senior class

Madison Heights May 7, 2015

Lamphere softball led by senior class

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Lamphere softball team is senior-heavy, and the leadership and experience has shown in the Rams’ play.“The girls have really come together. There’s no drama, ...Read More

Shrine sets sights on improving in second half

Royal Oak May 6, 2015

Shrine sets sights on improving in second half

ROYAL OAK — With a third of the roster filled by freshmen, Royal Oak Shrine softball coach Tony Smith knew there would be a learning curve.After going 4-8 overall in the first half of the year, Smith now believes the ...Read More

Lutheran North softball coach hoping to find what works

Macomb Township May 6, 2015

Lutheran North softball coach hoping to find what works

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Lutheran North softball coach Duane Anger said the key to his team’s season is that players learn their positions and develop an instinct for that position, such as where and when to make ...Read More

Avondale JV softball continues winning streak

Auburn Hills May 5, 2015

Avondale JV softball continues winning streak

The Auburn Hills Avondale JV softball squad has been perfect this season.At press time, the Yellow Jackets were 13-0 with an eight-game mercy streak, led by coach Melanie Laboy. Avondale looks to stay perfect when it ...Read More

Lutheran North softball coach hoping to find what works

Macomb Township May 5, 2015

Lutheran North softball coach hoping to find what works

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Lutheran North softball coach Duane Anger said the key to his team’s season is that players learn their positions and develop an instinct for that position, such as where and when to make ...Read More

Ferndale softball looks to make good after heartbreak last season

Ferndale April 29, 2015

Ferndale softball looks to make good after heartbreak last season

It’s a loss that is never far from the Ferndale High softball team’s collective mind.Last season, after going a perfect 8-0 in the Oakland Activities Association Gold Division for the program’s second ...Read More

Grosse Pointe Woods April 29, 2015

Liggett softball attempts to be ‘on the bus to East Lansing’

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett softball coach Ted Alpert is not ambiguous when it comes to his ambition for his team. He would like for Liggett to advance far enough in the postseason ...Read More

Lesko makes smooth transition to head coach with Mercy softball

Farmington Hills April 29, 2015

Lesko makes smooth transition to head coach with Mercy softball

FARMINGTON HILLS — As the pregame prayer begins, they stand next to one another with the team surrounding them. Father and daughter, coach and assistant. It’s the second straight season that this has been ...Read More

Clinton Township April 29, 2015

Clintondale senior softball player to take her talents to the next level

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Clintondale softball coach Jim Steffler said it’s rare for a team to come across an athlete like senior pitcher Morgan Duda.Duda, a four-year varsity player, signed to play at ...Read More

Quick start is what Marr envisioned for Troy Athens softball squad

Troy April 29, 2015

Quick start is what Marr envisioned for Troy Athens softball squad

TROY — Pleased, but hardly surprised.There’s always that balance that coaches must have in assessing early-season success, especially with bigger games looming down the road.But when Dave Marr saw his Troy ...Read More

Chippewa Valley softball downs Utica

Clinton Township April 28, 2015

Chippewa Valley softball downs Utica

Chippewa Valley junior pitcher Laura Miller kept Utica's off balance, and the Big Reds used an aggressive approach on offense to claim a 4-1 victory at Utica on Tuesday evening.MIller threw a complete game while giving ...Read More

Clawson High softball learning on the fly

Clawson April 27, 2015

Clawson High softball learning on the fly

The squad is young, and Clawson High softball coach Sheri Sienkiewicz believes there will be plenty of wins in the future.For now, the goal is to improve each day and continue to build a foundation that will, hopefully, ...Read More

Wayne State softball team takes aim at another successful postseason

Detroit April 23, 2015

Wayne State softball team takes aim at another successful postseason

Gary Bryce is in his 34th season as the softball coach at Wayne State University.During his tenure, Wayne State has made it to the NCAA Tournament 19 times and has advanced as far as the NCAA Division II College World ...Read More

Troy and Athens softball set to face off for first — and only — meeting

Troy April 22, 2015

Troy and Athens softball set to face off for first — and only — meeting

TROY — For years, this has been a late-season, predistrict meeting that carried a sort of playoff feel to it.The playoff feel remains, but for the first time in a while, the Troy and Troy Athens softball teams will ...Read More

Mercy softball stays perfect on the season, wins by mercy twice in doubleheader sweep of Ladywood

Farmington Hills April 21, 2015

Mercy softball stays perfect on the season, wins by mercy twice in doubleheader sweep of Ladywood

FARMINGTON HILLS — Perfect coming in.Perfect coming out.Dominant all the way.The Farmington Hills Mercy softball team kept its unblemished record rolling Tuesday in a doubleheader victory against Livonia Ladywood ...Read More

East Detroit softball looking to stay on the upswing

Eastpointe April 17, 2015

East Detroit softball looking to stay on the upswing

EASTPOINTE — The East Detroit High softball team has seen some lean years but looks to be making a comeback. The Shamrocks have seen their win total increase in each of the last three seasons: from no wins in 2012, ...Read More

MAC softball nixes divisional doubleheaders

Macomb County April 13, 2015

MAC softball nixes divisional doubleheaders

MACOMB COUNTY — Softball coaches across the Macomb Area Conference are torn on a newly implemented rule that takes doubleheaders out of divisional play. For the past two seasons, instead of playing a team once and ...Read More

Roseville High softball coach teaching positivity, joy of the game

Roseville April 13, 2015

Roseville High softball coach teaching positivity, joy of the game

ROSEVILLE — After struggling to a 5-15 finish in 2014, including a 1-11 mark in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division, Roseville High softball coach Jessica Hansen thinks staying upbeat is the key to the new ...Read More