Farmington pitcher Stephen Satterfield cruised Monday night, in his team’s 2-1 walk-off win over cross-town rival North Farmington in the first of a three-game series.
He tossed a complete-game four-hitter, allowing only one run while striking out three and walking a batter.
“He was great,” Farmington coach Pete Finn said of his pitcher, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. “He spotted his fastball and moved it around pretty good. He had a nice split-finger ball going well, too. The split was the best I’ve seen him throw it tonight.”
In the bottom of the seventh, Farmington leadoff hitter Alex Manasa hit a one-out single, before stealing second. He advanced to third on a wild pitch.
After Jordan Hoke and Dan Carty (intentional) walked to load the bases, Artie Bentley singled in Manasa to win it for Farmington (10-4, 3-1 OAA White).
“We got the hit we needed,” Finn said.
He said Manasa, who went 3-for-4 and scored both runs for Farmington, is crucial to its offense.
“He’s a great leadoff hitter,” Finn said. “He’s a big catalyst. He’s tough to throw it by. He sets the table for us and he’s got great speed when he gets on.”
North Farmington got its three hits, including Alex Darden’s RBI single in the top of the sixth.
Darden also started for North Farmington. He threw six innings, giving up one run and striking out nine. He got a no-decision.
“He was fantastic,” Finn said. “He was hard to square up.”
Birmingham Groves 7, Farmington Hills Harrison 0: Max Novick tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout while walking three and striking out five for Groves (10-3). Xavier Warren (three-run) and Joe Roberts (two-run) hit home runs for Groves in the first inning. Thomas was 1-for-1 with a walk for Harrison.
Grosse Pointe North 8, Romeo 0: Chad Lorkowski threw a complete-game five-hit shutout, with 13 strikeouts for North (5-4, 2-2 MAC White). Steven Levick was 1-for-3 with a home run, and Henry Burghardt was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Romeo is 5-5, 3-1.
Detroit Community 29, Hamtramck 13: Kambria Cochran was 3-for-4 with five steals, and Alana Jackson was 3-for-3 with five RBIs for Community (1-2). Hamtramck is 0-4.
Detroit Renaissance 14, Detroit Mumford 1 (3 innings): Kayla Brown threw a complete game, allowing a run on no hits while striking out seven and walking three for Renaissance (10-1). Brianne Hill was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Warren Woods Tower 20, Royal Oak 8 (6 innings): Kylie Ray went the distance and threw seven strikeouts, while going 3-for-5 at the plate for Tower (9-2, 4-0 MAC Gold). Tori Iannucci was 4-for-4, Sabrina Shankin 3-for-4 and Madison Glass 3-for-5.
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 4, Port Huron Northern 1: Rachel Russo had three goals and an assist and Izzy Bertolini one goal for Anchor Bay (6-1-3). Hannah Jones scored for Northern.
Boys track and field
Birmingham Brother Rice 93, Detroit U-D Jesuit 35: Riley Maher won the 100 meter dash in 11.4 seconds for Brother Rice (3-0). English won the 800 meter run with a 2:03.2 for U-D (0-3).
Al Willman is a freelance writer