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Madison Heights May 30, 2015

Early playoff exit doesn’t spoil what Robinson considers a strong season

MADISON HEIGHTS — A program on top for so long, a mini transition was needed.As he spoke moments after a May 26 opening-round district game at home, Bishop Foley baseball coach Justin Robinson noted how much of a ...Read More

Lake Shore, Lakeview baseball met 5 times this season

St. Clair Shores May 29, 2015

Lake Shore, Lakeview baseball met 5 times this season

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The baseball teams from St. Clair Shores Lake Shore and Lakeview are, naturally, familiar with one another because of proximity. ...Read More

After missing out on division title, Chargers take aim at district crown

Lathrup Village May 27, 2015

After missing out on division title, Chargers take aim at district crown

LATHRUP VILLAGE — The first goal was one this program had known so many times over the past decade or so, but a tough loss in the final division game of the regular season assured the Lathrup baseball team second place ...Read More

Liggett baseball team eliminates Bishop Foley again, opening playoffs with 3-1 predistrict victory

Grosse Pointe Woods May 26, 2015

Liggett baseball team eliminates Bishop Foley again, opening playoffs with 3-1 predistrict victory

MADISON HEIGHTS — In his own words, it “felt like a state championship game.”In reality, it’s May, and this was a predistrict contest.“But it’s a huge start for us,” Grosse Pointe ...Read More

Lake Shore baseball gets past Lakeview, moves on to district semis

St. Clair Shores May 26, 2015

Lake Shore baseball gets past Lakeview, moves on to district semis

Lake Shore advances in state playoffs ...Read More

District draw sees Foley and Liggett baseball square off in playoff opener

Madison Heights May 26, 2015

District draw sees Foley and Liggett baseball square off in playoff opener

MADISON HEIGHTS — They’ve combined to win six state titles since the spring of 2011.They are the only two state champions that baseball’s Division 3 tournament has known in the past four years.But on the ...Read More

Lake Shore, Lakeview baseball teams square off to open postseason

St. Clair Shores May 26, 2015

Lake Shore, Lakeview baseball teams square off to open postseason

City rivals square off to open playoffs ...Read More

Lakers claim first baseball division title since spring of 1998

West Bloomfield May 20, 2015

Lakers claim first baseball division title since spring of 1998

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Always a bridesmaid. It’s an analogy that Eric Pierce could only laugh at last week, mainly because, “well, it’s been true,” the West Bloomfield High baseball coach ...Read More

Ravens guaranteed a share of division title, now set to take it alone

Royal Oak May 19, 2015

Ravens guaranteed a share of division title, now set to take it alone

ROYAL OAK — In a game that would play such a major role in the division standings, and subsequently reshape the Royal Oak High baseball program over the past eight-or-so years, Greg Porter watched as his guys went out ...Read More

Lakeview baseball coach discusses team’s prospects heading into postseason

St. Clair Shores May 18, 2015

Lakeview baseball coach discusses team’s prospects heading into postseason

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lakeview baseball coach Scott McGregor and his team have seen highs and lows this season, but the coach says his team is peaking at the right time. Lakeview, after a 6-10 start at ...Read More

Chieftains are champs of the MAC Blue

Utica May 18, 2015

Chieftains are champs of the MAC Blue

UTICA — From worst to first, Utica High’s baseball team has experienced a dramatic turnaround this spring.That turnaround now includes the end of an 18-year wait, as Utica won its first Macomb Area Conference ...Read More

Pitching, timely offense carry Brother Rice baseball team to fourth consecutive Catholic League title

Birmingham May 15, 2015

Pitching, timely offense carry Brother Rice baseball team to fourth consecutive Catholic League title

DETROIT — It may seem like it, especially recently, but as Bob Riker spoke with his Birmingham Brother Rice baseball team prior to the Catholic League semifinals last weekend, he stressed the unique opportunity sitting ...Read More

Bishop Foley adds to 'special legacy,' earns fourth consecutive Catholic League title

Madison Heights May 15, 2015

Bishop Foley adds to 'special legacy,' earns fourth consecutive Catholic League title

DETROIT — Four years, four titles and a history extended.It was a season ago the Madison Heights Bishop Foley baseball team became the first in Catholic League history to win three consecutive league championships, ...Read More

Fraser baseball wins division title

Fraser May 14, 2015

Fraser baseball wins division title

FRASER — Fraser High's baseball team won what coach Dave Kuppe thought was the program's first division title since 1997 with a 10-7 victory against Warren Woods Tower May 14 at Fraser.Fraser entered the game ...Read More

Utica dropped by Port Huron in MAC Blue finale

Shelby Township May 14, 2015

Utica dropped by Port Huron in MAC Blue finale

A pair of two-out, two-run doubles sparked Port Huron High to a 6-3 road win against Utica on May 14.Freshman Brett Wagner opened the game's scoring in the top of the second inning with a double to center that plated ...Read More

Injury bug has bitten Athens baseball hard, but outlook remains bright

Troy May 13, 2015

Injury bug has bitten Athens baseball hard, but outlook remains bright

TROY — One injury led to another.Mike Morris was convinced that if it weren’t for bad luck, there’d be no luck at all.There was an expectation for a senior-laden team, but quickly this became a group ...Read More

Shrine baseball team will go as far as its pitching staff can carry it

Royal Oak May 13, 2015

Shrine baseball team will go as far as its pitching staff can carry it

ROYAL OAK — Pitching is the name of the game, especially with a season winding down and a playoff atmosphere quickly approaching.As the guys on the Royal Oak Shrine baseball team prepped for a key divisional ...Read More

Parkway Christian baseball hoping for repeat success after strong 2014 campaign

Sterling Heights May 13, 2015

Parkway Christian baseball hoping for repeat success after strong 2014 campaign

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights Parkway Christian senior shortstop Derek Dudek remembers when the school’s baseball team was what he called the “laughing stock” of the Michigan Independent Athletic ...Read More

Recent surge sees Farmington baseball eclipse last year’s win total

Farmington May 12, 2015

Recent surge sees Farmington baseball eclipse last year’s win total

FARMINGTON — The eye test told him things were getting better. The recent stretch solidified it.As the weather warms and the pressure mounts down the stretch of the 2015 high school baseball season, Pete Finn has ...Read More

Rice and Bishop Foley baseball teams have shot at fourth straight titles

Birmingham May 11, 2015

Rice and Bishop Foley baseball teams have shot at fourth straight titles

Years have come and gone; teams have changed.But over the past three seasons, there’s been a consistency with baseball champions when it comes to the Catholic League finals.That streak could run to four on ...Read More

Lake Shore baseball hoping to turn things around in time for playoff run

St. Clair Shores May 8, 2015

Lake Shore baseball hoping to turn things around in time for playoff run

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lake Shore senior catcher Alex Sudney said he and his teammates must start getting some timely hits if the team is to have a strong second half. “We’re hitting the ...Read More

Catholic League finals set as Rice and Foley go four fourth consecutive titles

Birmingham May 8, 2015

Catholic League finals set as Rice and Foley go four fourth consecutive titles

Years have come and gone, teams have changed.But over the past three seasons, there’s been a consistency with baseball champions when it comes to the Catholic League finals.That streak could run to four on ...Read More

Switching fields

Southfield May 7, 2015

Switching fields

SOUTHFIELD — He had spent the past six springs as head coach, in charge of the Southfield High softball program.But as Jamie Glinz put it, he was trying to give something up, looking for a break this year.So, ...Read More

Michigan Senior Softball League starts 29th year

Warren May 7, 2015

Michigan Senior Softball League starts 29th year

Senior softball players back on the field ...Read More

Troy baseball seeking steady trek toward end of season and into playoffs

Troy May 6, 2015

Troy baseball seeking steady trek toward end of season and into playoffs

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The day before was a close loss.And if there were to be any consistency to how the Troy High baseball team would play following a setback, this April 29 game at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood ...Read More

Pitching carries Shrine baseball team to doubleheader sweep of Our Lady of the Lakes in Monday action

Royal Oak May 4, 2015

Pitching carries Shrine baseball team to doubleheader sweep of Our Lady of the Lakes in Monday action

ROYAL OAK — Dan Noble had a clear goal for his Royal Oak Shrine baseball team in the final four games of Catholic League regular season play: win four times.The Knights accomplished half of that Monday afternoon in a ...Read More

Fairman confident Cranbrook baseball team will get defense on track

Bloomfield Hills May 4, 2015

Fairman confident Cranbrook baseball team will get defense on track

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Where there’s been strong pitching, there’s been an offense pounding the ball equally well.And that much Andy Fairman loves about his Cranbrook baseball team.But the third part of the ...Read More

Former player, Sadowski, is now leading Chippewa

Clinton Township May 4, 2015

Former player, Sadowski, is now leading Chippewa

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Gregg Sadowski may be in just his first season as Chippewa Valley’s head baseball coach, but he has some familiarity with the program. Sadowski played for the Big Reds in the 1990s. Although ...Read More

Grosse Pointe North and South square off at Comerica Park

Grosse Pointes April 30, 2015

Grosse Pointe North and South square off at Comerica Park

While the record will read that Grosse Pointe North's baseball team defeated Grosse Pointe South 6-3 on April 28, the score may not be quite as interesting as the scenery in which the game took place, as the contest ...Read More

Foley and St. Mary’s baseball teams to collide as season winds down

Madison Heights April 30, 2015

Foley and St. Mary’s baseball teams to collide as season winds down

The hope centers on this being the final bit of preparation before each team has a scheduled trip to Comerica Park for the Catholic League finals.The certainty of this centers on a quality game against a quality foe just ...Read More