In a battle of two top Detroit Public School League baseball teams, Detroit Western beat Detriot King, 5-3, on Friday.
(7-4, 2-0 PSL Mega Divison)
On Monday, senior pitcher Miguel Ambriz threw a no-hitter against Detroit Catholic Central. On Friday, it was all about Western’s young guys. With the score tied in the bottom of the sixth inning, junior center fielder Will English stepped up and delivered a two-run single.
“We’re not playing bad, we’re on a winning streak right now,” said Western coach Juan Sanchez, whose team improved to 7-4, 2-0.
The injury bug has bit Western this season, but Sanchez said the team is getting better each day.
“We have already loss two kids for the season due to injury,” Sanchez said. “We have to stay healthy.”
Sophomore pitcher Brendan Ray picked up the win in relief and also had a two-run home run in the fifth inning to tie the game.
“Our young guys have stepped up in the past few games,” Sanchez said. “I’m looking forward to see how well they progress over the season.”
Senior Jonathan Darby led King’s offense, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Birmingham Groves 15, St. Thomas Villanova (Ontario) 0: George Cutler doubled and hit a three-run homer, and Harrison Cole had two hits and an RBI for Groves.
Detroit Central 10, Detroit CMA 5: DeAngelo Bell threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts, Aireonte Washington went 1-for-2 and scored two runs and Demario Bell scored two runs for Central (3-1).
Detroit Osborn 15, Detroit Southeastern 2: Juan Thomas was the winning pitcher, with seven strikeouts for Osborn (2-1).
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 15, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 0 (4 innings): Logan King got the win and was 2-for-2 with a three-run double and a grand slam, and Connor McCarron went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Liggett (11-0, 6-0 MIAC Blue). Parkway Christian is 2-8, 0-4.
Birmingham Groves 15, Windsor St. Thomas of Villanova 0
Birmingham Seaholm 10, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 8
Dearborn 3, Livonia Churchill 2
Utica Eisenhower 13, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 5
Warren De La Salle 1-3, Birmingham Brother Rice 0-5
Warren Woods Tower 6, Royal Oak 0: Richelle Michalak was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits with nine strikeouts, Samantha Morin was 2-for-4 with a RBI for Tower (7-6, 2-1 MAC Gold).
Howell 5, Walled Lake Northern 4
Livonia Churchill 16, Dearborn 1 (4 innings)
Madison Heights Bishop Foley 13-9, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 3-1
Novi Franklin Road Christian 10, Lutheran Westland 0 (6 innings)
Rochester 5-11, Farmington 3-0
Southfield Christian 10, Sterling Heights Strong Tower 6
Warren Woods Tower 6, Royal Oak 0
Wixom St. Catherine 13-2, Waterford Our Lady of Lakes 6-8
Berkley won the OAA White team championship with 325 at Farmington Golf Club, and Berkley’s Jake Radom was medalist with a 75. Birmingham Groves finished second at 333, followed by Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (335), Oxford (341), Troy Athens (365) and Farmington (368).
Birmingham Brother Rice 170, Macomb Lutheran North 180
Culver Academy (IND) 17, Detroit Country Day 3
Birmingham United 18, North Farmington-Harrison 4
Brighton 13, Northville 12
Fenton 20, Lake Fenton 11
Oxford 16, Holly 6
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 17, Detroit Henry Ford 6
Rochester 14, Warren Regina 6
Allen Park Cabrini 2, Waterford Our Lady of Lakes 1
Ferndale 6, Pontiac 0
Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 1, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 0
St. Clair 2, Richmond 0
Warren Mott 8, Sterling Heights 0
Madison Heights Lamphere 5, Ferndale 3
Kevin Moore is a freelance writer.