Rochester — It’s always a pleasure to see your children succeed, but to coach them brings it to a different level.
That’s just what Farmington head coach Pete Finn got to do as he watched son Collin defeat Rochester 2-1, Thursday.
Collin pitched five innings, striking out eight.
“He was working around the zone, recorded strikeouts with all three pitches,” Pete Finn said.
After his strong performance, Alex Manasa came in to close out the final two innings and pitched out of a jam late.
In the sixth, with runners on first and third, Manasa induced a ground ball and turned a 1-6-3 double play to get out of the inning.
“We made plays when we had to and struck out guys when we needed to,” Finn said.
Manasa provided an RBI double for Farmington (5-1), scoring Alex Magrum, who scored both Farmington runs.
Ben Compton had an RBI double for Rochester (5-2).
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 2, Madison Heights Lamphere 1, 8 innings: Jack Hollander pitched five innings, allowing three hits and collecting two strikeouts, and Dove Seifman got the win in relief, pitching three innings and getting three strikeouts for Kingswood (2-4). Alex Peace threw 7 2/3 innings and had seven strikeouts for Lamphere.
Grosse Pointe South 9, St. Clair Shores Lakeview 7: Jack Maher had two hits and one RBI, Robbie Martinez had a two-run single and Michael Lanzon had an RBI for South (4-1).
Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett 9, Ann Arbor Greenhills 4: Noah Miller went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Connor McCarron hit a two-run homer for Liggett (2-0, 2-0 MIAC Blue). Greenhills is 1-2, 0-2.
Birmingham Groves 4, Southfield Lathrup 3: Andrew Martin threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out eight and allowing one earned run, Chaise Ford collected the save and Xavier Warren hit a triple for Groves (2-1). Amani Godfrey threw six innings, striking out eight for Lathrup.
Lake Orion 1, Clarkston 1: Grace Cady scored for Lake Orion (1-1-1). Clarkston is 0-2-2.
Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart defeated Ann Arbor Richard 8-0: In No.1 singles, Jeannie Nash of Sacred Heart defeated Colleen O’Leary, 6-3, 6-3. In No. 1 doubles, Gretchen Lemon/Abby Hildebrand of Sacred Heart (2-0) defeated Lauren McGovern/Maria Scharrer, 6-4, 6-1.
Detroit Central 22, Detroit Southeastern 0, 4 innings: J’Nai Sykes struck out 11 and pitched a no-hitter, Paris Ross went 4-for-4 with a home run, and Breanna McNeece had three hits for Central in the opener for both teams.
Warren Woods-Tower 20, Roseville 2, 3 innings: LeeAnn Wilson went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and Samantha Morin had three singles for Tower (3-0, 2-1 MAC Gold).
Blake Meakin is a freelance writer. Detroit News staff contributed.