DeLaSalle sweeps Brother Rice in baseball
Troy — Warren DeLaSalle invaded Warrior Field Wednesday evening and swept a Catholic League doubleheader from Birmingham Brother Rice, 3-0 and 7-2.
DeLaSalle senior left-hander Daniel Michalak earned the shutout in the opener with seventh inning help from Zack Zschering.
Michalak scattered three hits in six innings, walking the lead-off hitter in the seventh before Zschering came in and got Kentucky-bound Nick Plummer on a ground out, followed by a flyout and grounder to end the game.
DeLaSalle junior Matt Held connected for a home run off Eastern Michigan-bound right-hander Davis Feldman to open a 3-0 lead in the fifth.
Plummer, a potential first-round pick in the June draft, entered the night hitting .560 (14-for-25) for the Warriors (9-3, 5-3) with two homers and 18 runs scored. He was 1-for-4 in the opener, popping up to Michalak while trying to bunt in the first, grounding out in the third and singling in the fifth.
DeLaSalle (6-4) scored four runs in the opening inning of the nightcap and went on to earn the win behind the strong pitching of senior Addison Pawelek, limiting Plummer to a 1-for-3 outing with a walk.
Held was 2-for-3 in Game 2 with Michalak also going 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and three runs scored.