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Little League baseball in full swing in Harper Woods this week

Harper Woods

Little League baseball in full swing in Harper Woods this week

July 27, 2015

Little leaguers take the stage in Harper Woods ...Read More

Catholic League honors

Metro Detroit

Catholic League honors

July 20, 2015

With the baseball spring season safely in the books, it’s time to hand out postseason honors for players in the Catholic League.Here’s a look at those players and the final standings in each division, as ...Read More

Robinson’s first year at the helm ends with Coach of the Year honor

Madison Heights

Robinson’s first year at the helm ends with Coach of the Year honor

July 10, 2015

MADISON HEIGHTS — He took over a program going through somewhat of a rebuild.That’s how Justin Robinson saw it.Over the past four years, Robinson was an assistant coach with the Bishop Foley baseball team that ...Read More

Boys of spring honored by baseball coaches with OAA awards

Oakland County

Boys of spring honored by baseball coaches with OAA awards

July 2, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Competitive baseball all the way to the very end. In some years, that’s a goal when it comes to division races and final standings. In 2015, it was a way of life in the Oakland Activities ...Read More

MAC names All-Conference baseball players

Macomb County

MAC names All-Conference baseball players

June 25, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The depth of the Macomb Area Conference was on display in this spring’s MHSAA baseball state tournament.Nine teams from the MAC won district titles, with two advancing past regional play. Grosse ...Read More

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s dethrones Mount Pleasant in D-2 state title game

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s dethrones Mount Pleasant in D-2 state title game

June 23, 2015

EAST LANSING — He described it as a “picture perfect” ending. With two outs and the tying run at the plate in the Division 2 state championship game, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s senior pitcher Greg ...Read More

Local players shine in 2015 baseball All-Star game

Detroit

Local players shine in 2015 baseball All-Star game

June 17, 2015

DETROIT — It didn’t look or feel like a baseball game in June, with rain coming down early on, cloudy skies and a game-time temperature of 67 degrees, but the stars came out and shined in the 2015 Michigan High ...Read More

Blue Devils fall in state semifinal

Grosse Pointe Farms

Blue Devils fall in state semifinal

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe South baseball coach Dan Griesbaum isn’t going to let one game spoil an otherwise great season. His Blue Devils made it to the state semifinals for the second year in a row, ...Read More

North wraps up great season

Grosse Pointe Woods

North wraps up great season

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — After defeating New Baltimore Anchor Bay to win a regional championship June 6, Grosse Pointe North’s baseball team went on to lose to Grosse Pointe South 6-3 in a Division 1 quarterfinal ...Read More

Athens goes from four games over .500 to two wins shy of a state final

Troy

Athens goes from four games over .500 to two wins shy of a state final

June 16, 2015

TROY — When the regular season came to a close, this was a baseball team with a record slightly above the .500 mark.When the playoff run ended last week, this was a Troy Athens team that ventured into territory the ...Read More

Orchard Lake St. Mary's beats Mount Pleasant for D-2 state title

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake St. Mary's beats Mount Pleasant for D-2 state title

June 13, 2015

Greg Loukinen was supposed to take his ACT test on June 13.He had to change those plans, and instead, he pitched Orchard Lake St. Mary's to the Division 2 state championship as the Eaglets beat Mount Pleasant 4-1 at ...Read More

Orchard Lake St. Mary's downs Vicksburg in state semifinal

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake St. Mary's downs Vicksburg in state semifinal

June 11, 2015

All Drake Titus needed was his first strikeout to know he was in command.Titus, a junior pitcher for Orchard Lake St. Mary's, pitched six innings of four-hit baseball to lead his team to a 9-1 win against Vicksburg in a ...Read More

Portage Northern tops Grosse Pointe South in state semifinal

Grosse Pointes

Portage Northern tops Grosse Pointe South in state semifinal

June 11, 2015

Portage Northern took advantage of five miscues from Grosse Pointe South in the first two innings to build a 6-0 lead and then coasted to an 8-0 victory in a Division 1 state baseball semifinal in East Lansing June. ...Read More

Whinham says Berkley baseball can take next step with the right approach

Berkley

Whinham says Berkley baseball can take next step with the right approach

June 11, 2015

BERKLEY — The final game served as the perfect parallel to the entire season.Trailing by a run in last Monday’s Division 1 district semifinal against Troy High, Tom Whinham watched as his Berkley High baseball ...Read More

Troy

Athens baseball and soccer teams earn regional titles, Colts fall in semi

June 10, 2015

Spring seasons extended just a little longer.That was the goal for all teams when the 2015 playoffs officially began.But last week, that was the reality for the Troy Athens baseball and soccer squads, each of which went ...Read More

Late-inning hit from first-year player gives Stevenson baseball another district title

Sterling Heights

Late-inning hit from first-year player gives Stevenson baseball another district title

June 10, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights Stevenson second baseman Mario Camiletti laced a two-out double to center field in the bottom of the seventh inning to score the game’s winning run in Stevenson’s 3-2 ...Read More

And with the 23rd pick

Birmingham

And with the 23rd pick

June 10, 2015

Birmingham Brother Rice outfielder Nick Plummer, a Lathrup Village resident, was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft June 8 by the St. Louis Cardinals.Plummer, who has accepted a ...Read More

St. Mary's baseball team knocks off Divine Child 4-2 in D-2 quarters

Orchard Lake

St. Mary's baseball team knocks off Divine Child 4-2 in D-2 quarters

June 9, 2015

DETROIT — The plan was straightforward and simple.Orchard Lake St. Mary’s baseball coach Matt Petry was going to use his ace pitcher, Greg Loukinen, for three innings in Tuesday’s tilt against Dearborn ...Read More

Grosse Pointe South baseball has advanced to state semifinal with win against rival North

Grosse Pointes

Grosse Pointe South baseball has advanced to state semifinal with win against rival North

June 9, 2015

DETROIT — Grosse Pointe South's baseball team has advanced to a Division 1 state semifinal after beating rival Grosse Pointe North 6-3 in a quarterfinal game June 9 at Wayne State University.South was in a similar ...Read More

 Shrine’s 27 wins and spot in district final highlight 2015 baseball season

Royal Oak

Shrine’s 27 wins and spot in district final highlight 2015 baseball season

June 8, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The storm was one thing, but the Parkway Christian offense was even more of threat to the Royal Oak Shrine baseball team on May 30 in a Division 4 district final.By the time the top half of the first ...Read More

Historic run for Eisenhower baseball comes to an end

Shelby Township

Historic run for Eisenhower baseball comes to an end

June 8, 2015

ROCHESTER — After throwing a complete-game shutout against Rochester High to win a district title on June 1, Utica Eisenhower coach Jason Gendreau thought he had seen the very best of senior pitcher Pete ...Read More

Grosse Pointe North and South baseball teams have advanced to quarterfinals

Grosse Pointes

Grosse Pointe North and South baseball teams have advanced to quarterfinals

June 6, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — It was a good day for the baseball programs from Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South, as both have advanced to Division 1 quarterfinals.South defeated Detroit U-D Jesuit 5-2 in a regional ...Read More

District title adds to growing program with WB baseball

West Bloomfield

District title adds to growing program with WB baseball

June 4, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Some things have changed over the past couple of years here, and Eric Pierce has had a front row seat to it. The West Bloomfield High baseball coach had a team last year that never backed down, ...Read More

Dakota coach proud of his team despite district semifinal setback

Macomb Township

Dakota coach proud of his team despite district semifinal setback

June 2, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb Dakota baseball coach Matt Carley earlier this season said he was looking for consistency from his young team.Carley’s Cougars were able to find that consistency to the tune of a 25-win ...Read More

Utica Eisenhower claims baseball district title

Rochester

Utica Eisenhower claims baseball district title

June 1, 2015

Utica Eisenhower senior Pete Zeimis never pitched more than five innings in any of his starts this regular season.His first start in the postseason, however, was a different story.Zeimis threw a complete game to lead the ...Read More

Walk-off hit gives Stevenson win over Chippewa Valley, district title

Sterling Heights

Walk-off hit gives Stevenson win over Chippewa Valley, district title

June 1, 2015

Late-inning hit catapults Stevenson to district title ...Read More

Fraser baseball to play in district final

Fraser

Fraser baseball to play in district final

May 30, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Fraser's baseball team has advanced to a Division 1 district final after defeating Warren De La Salle 2-1 in a Division 1 district semifinal game May 30 at Sterling Heights High School.Both of ...Read More

Madison Heights

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

May 30, 2015

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

Lake Shore, Lakeview baseball met 5 times this season

May 29, 2015

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

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

May 27, 2015

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