Monday night featured a pitcher’s duel between Warren De La Salle and Macomb Township L’Anse Creuse North.
De La Salle won, 2-0.
Ben Hyndman threw a two-hit shutout for De La Salle (17-12), striking out three and walking two.
“Ben did a great job of attacking the strike zone.” De La Salle coach Matt Cook said. “He really made it easier on our defense. He did a great job of throwing strikes today.”
Rob Zurawski was 3-for-3, with a pair of doubles and the go-ahead RBI in the bottom of the third inning.
“Rob’s a senior hitting in the 4-hole and he was aggressive (and) put some nice swings on the ball,” Cook said. “Both of his doubles were hit the opposite way. He had a great day offensively.”
Both of De La Salle’s runs came in the bottom of the third.
With one out, Darren Rydzewski singled, starting the offense for De La Salle. Two batters later, Zurawski doubled him in, putting De La Salle on the scoreboard. Mac Graybill (2-for-3) followed with an RBI single, scoring Zurawski.
“At that point, Ben kept throwing strikes and the defense did a great job behind him,” Cook said.
Aaron Klebba went the distance for L’anse Creuse North (12-18). He allowed two runs on eight hits, while striking out six and walking one.
“He did a great job today keeping us off balance,” Cook said. “Runs were hard to come by today.”
De La Salle plays Clinton Township Chippewa Valley on Tuesday.
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 5, Sterling Heights Stevenson 0: Kayla Polisano and Rachel Russo each had a goal and an assist for Anchor Bay (10-4-5, 2-3-2 MAC Red). Sam Siegg, Jillian Alongi and Sydney Wolf each added goals, while Amanda Emke made seven saves for Anchor Bay.
Al Willman is a freelance writer