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Monday's roundup: Woodhaven powers back for softball win

Geoff Robinson
The Detroit News

Trailing by two runs late, Woodhaven blasted three home runs in the final two innings of a Downriver League softball game against Trenton and stayed perfect on the season with a 13-7 win.

Trenton (4-1, 0-1) led 7-5 entering the sixth inning when Woodhaven's Alyssa Harris and Hailie Neal both went deep to put their team out in front.

Kasey Cassette hit a three-run homer to help power Woodhaven (4-0, 2-0) in a five-run seventh.

"We've got a real young team and they're hitting the ball real well," Woodhaven coach Rick Weise said. "We're trying to feel out the young players and see who fits where, but we're happy with the results we're getting."

Harris went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, and Cassette went 2-for-4 with four RBIs.

Despite giving up seven runs, Bri Charron turned in a complete game with ten strikeouts.


Clinton Township Clintondale 18, Birmingham Roeper 5 (5 innings): Jesus Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, and Jerry Thompson was the winning pitcher and went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Clintondale (1-0). Roeper is 0-1.

Farmington 3, White Lake Lakeland 0: Derek Strickland pitched 6-1/3 innings, struck out four, walked two and allowed three hits, and Alex Manasa went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Farmington (1-2). Lakeland is 0-1.

Livonia Stevenson 14, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 0 (5 innings): C.J. Breen had a home run, a triple and two RBIs, and Chris Tanderys had two triples and four RBIs for Stevenson (1-1). Crestwood is 0-1.

Madison Heights Bishop Foley 4-1, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 2-2: In Game 1, Thomas Brumfield pitched a complete game, gave up two hits and struck out 15, and Griffen Green had a 2-run single for Foley (1-1). Luke Schilling hit a 2-run home run for Notre Dame (1-1). In Game 2, Schilling threw a no-hitter and struck out 17, and Ben Mancini had a walkoff RBI single for Notre Dame.

Melvindale ABT 19, Detroit Community 4: Cliff Pope went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, Thomas Chandler went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Clemente Reinoso had four RBIs for ABT (2-1). Community is 0-1.

Walled Lake Northern 12, Birmingham Groves 2 (5 innings): Justin Pawloski went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Danny Gieselman had a double and three RBIs for Northern (1-0).

Warren Cousino 14, Troy Athens 3 (5 innings): Anthony Schimento had two hits and an RBI, and Andrew Burke had two hits and an RBI for Cousino (1-0). Mike Lerdahl had a two-run home run and three RBIs for Athens (0-1).


Anchor Bay 1, Macomb L'Anse Creuse North 0: Whitney Fleming scored and Emily Zwang made three saves for her second shutout of the season for Anchor Bay (3-0). North is 0-2.

Geoff Robinson is a freelance writer.