Friday’s roundup: G.P. South rallies past Woods Tower
It didn’t happen in the prettiest fashion, but Grosse Pointe South fought its way back from a four-run deficit to walk off with a win on a throwing error to beat Warren Woods Tower, 5-4, Friday.
Down 4-0 early on, South (5-1) scored three runs in the fifth inning before staging its comeback in the seventh.
Alex Parthum singled and Logan Mico attempted to sacrifice him to second base before a throwing error allowed Mico to reach. With men on first and second, a passed ball moved both runners up. Jack Froelich grounded out, scoring Parthum to tie the game. With two outs, Davis Graham put the ball in play and another throwing error allowed the winning run to score.
“In high school baseball, when you put the ball in play, you’re going to be dangerous,” South coach Dan Griesbaum said. “We’re still not playing the way we’re capable of playing, but it’s early-season baseball. Everyone will get better.”
Mark Schneider was the winning pitcher, tossing two scoreless innings. Will Poplawski and Froelich each had two RBIs for South.
Detroit CMA 10, Detroit Pershing 0: Damonte Jones pitched 42/3 innings, striking out 10 and giving up just one hit, and Kameran Williams went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for CMA (1-0).
Detroit Denby 13, Detroit Northwestern 9: Cornelius Stevenson had stole five bases and scored two runs, and Donovan Watson and Calvin Moore each had four steals and an RBI and scored twice for Denby (1-0). Kollin Gant went 2-for-3 for Northwestern (0-1).
Detroit Renaissance 22, Detroit East English 1 (4 inn.): Brian Jackson pitched four hitless innings with nine strikeouts and Caleb Nelson went 4-for-5 with a double, triple, four runs scored and two RBIs for Renaissance (3-1, 2-0 PSL).
Melvindale ABT 15, Dearborn Heights Star International 0 (3 inn.): Thomas Chandler went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Cameron Pope went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Zjzjai Smith struck out eight in three hitless innings for ABT (3-4, 1-0 MMAC).
Warren De La Salle 8, Warren Cousino 1: Ben Hyndman gave up two hits over five innings to get the win, and Rob Zuawski went 3-for-4 with an RBI for De La Salle (4-2). Andrew Burke went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Cousino.
Troy Athens 7, Birmingham Marian 5: Alina Kirtland had two hits and scored two runs, and Jillian Laudenslager had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run for Athens (1-3).
Warren Woods Tower 9-3, Port Huron Northern 4-6: In Game 1, Madison Glass went 2-for-4 with a triple, Kylie Ray went 2-for-4 with a double and Hannah Chaffee pitched a complete game for Woods Tower (4-1).
Geoff Robinson is a freelance writer; New staff contributed