Saturday's prep roundup: Young arms aid Detroit Western in diamond sweep
Detroit Western baseball swept a doubleheader against two different opponents Saturday, beating L’Anse Creuse, 7-4, before knocking off Capac 15-5 in a five-inning affair.
Freshman Enrique Gutierrez scattered seven hits while striking out five in the opener. Emmanuel Clark went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
In the nightcap, sophomore Brendan Ray allowed four hits and while striking out seven. Senior outfielder Miguel Ambriz went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs and junior catcher Gianni Cuevas slammed a three-run homer.
“Right now I like our youth. We only have two seniors,” said coach Juan Sanchez, who is in his 14th year. “And I really like our pitching depth. Of 15 guys, I have 12 I know I can put on the mound.”
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 3, Berkley 2: Josh Yellen went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Kyle Rechter added a hit and an RBI for Cranbrook (3-5) in a game played at Comerica Park. Tristan Knore pitched two hitless innings with two strikeouts to get the win in relief. David Austin went 2-for-4 and Wyatt Deeds had a hit and an RBI for Berkley (2-5).
Detroit Country Day 7-6, Waterford Kettering 3-4: Steve Mann struck out five in picking up the win while going 2-for-3 with a home run at the plate. Nick Neibauer went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer and Parker Pilat was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in Game 1. In Game 2, Jonathan Dougherty struck out four in six innings to pick up the win while Neibauer doubled, tripled and had three RBIs. Jon Campbell went 2-for-3 for Country Day (13-1).
Farmington 1-7, East Lansing 0-3: In Game 1, Scott Newhard struck out three and scattered five hits in six innings to earn the win and Damon Manasa went 3-for-4. In Game 2, Matt Lane went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Devin Mahnti went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Farmington (8-4).
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 6, Traverse City 1: Bri Rumps had two goals and assists while Kayla Polisano added a goal and two assists for Anchor Bay (7-0-1).
Birmingham Groves Invitational
Warren Woods Tower 9, Birmingham Seaholm 7: Hannah Chaffee struck out 10 and LeeAnn Wilson went 4-for-4 for Tower.
Birmingham Groves 6, Warren Woods Tower 3: Gabby McElrath went 2-for-3 and LeeAnn Wilson had two RBIs for Tower.
Warren Woods Tower 7, Bloomfield Hills 5: Samantha Morin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, Gabby McElrath went 4-for-4, Ashley Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Hannah Chaffee had four strikeouts and was the winning pitcher for Tower (5-5, 1-0 MAC Gold), which lost on a tiebreaker and finished in second place in the tournament.