Detroit — Bryce Bush picked the right time of the year to deliver big hits for Warren DeLaSalle.
Bush had three of DeLaSalle’s 13 hits in a 6-1 Division 1 quarterfinal baseball victory over Catholic League rival U-D Jesuit on Tuesday at Wayne State.
It was DeLaSalle’s fourth win in five games over U-D (15-20) this season.
Bush, a 6-foot, 195-pound sophomore first baseman, had an RBI double in the bottom of the first to make it 1-1, then had an RBI single in the four-run third to open up a 4-1 cushion. He singled in the sixth.
“I had two strikes on me, so I had to protect the plate,” Bush said of his first-inning double. “I feel I’m seeing the ball well. ... Hopefully, we can win the state title.”
Bush had the winning home run in the seventh inning of the regional semifinals against Chippewa Valley last weekend, and a homer in the regional title victory over Grosse Pointe North that afternoon.
DeLaSalle (26-13) is making its first state semifinal appearance since 2012 when it lost to Hudsonville in the final. it plays Traverse City West on Thursday.
“Bryce is one of the best around,” DeLaSalle coach Matt Cook said of Bush, who entered the game hitting .308 average with four homers and 27 RBIs. “He can swing with the best of them.”
Sophomore left-hander Ben Hyndman improved to 4-0, settling down after giving up a run in the first.
“I just really focused on throwing strikes and knew I had my defense behind me to help me,” said Hyndman, who allowed one run on five hits, striking out six and walking three.
Hartland 6, Rochester 0: Right-hander John Baker carried a no-hitter into the seventh, retiring the first two batters before giving up a double to Ryan Gladstone.
“It didn’t really matter, a win’s a win and we’re going back to Michigan State,” said Baker, who improved to 11-1 with a 0.80 ERA.
The 6-foot-3 Baker (Ball State) had 12 strikeouts and no walks.
Hartland plays Saline in Thursday’s semifinals. Saline defeated Portage Northern, 5-1.
“He was phenomenal,” Rochester assistant Steve Fox said of Baker. “He poured in strikes over and over again, was pinpoint on every pitch.”
Hunter Delanoy was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Hartland.
(All semifinals at Michigan State, East Lansing)
■Traverse City West 5, Rockford 4
■Warren DeLaSalle 6, U-D Jesuit 1
Thursday’s semifinal:2:30 p.m.
■Hartland 6, Rochester 0
■Saline 5, Portage Northern 1
Thursday’s semifinal: 5 p.m.
■DeWitt 4, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 3
■Holland Christian 9, Niles 5
Thursday’s semifinal: 9 a.m.
■Dearborn Divine Child 4, Detroit Country Day 3 (8)
■Linden 2, Gaylord 0
Thursday’s semifinal:11:30 a.m.
■New Lothrop 6, Standish-Sterling Central 5
■ Jackson Lumen Christi 11, Schoolcraft 4
Friday’s semifinal: 2:30 p.m.
■Mason County Central 8, Gladstone 2
■Grosse Pointe Liggett 4, Napoleon 1
Friday’s semifinal: 5 p.m.
■Centreville 4, Concord 3 (9 innings)
■Sterling Heights Parkway 10, Unionville-Sebewaing 1
Friday’s semifinal: 9 a.m.
■Portland St. Patrick 3, Muskegon Catholic Central 2
■Gaylord St. Mary 6, Norway 2
Friday’s semifinal: 11:30 a.m.