Friday’s prep roundup: Pitching is key to Cranbrook victory

Connor Muldowney
The Detroit News

Strong defense and pitching led Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood past visiting Royal Oak on Friday evening, 4-3.

While the pitching and defense stole the show, the biggest play of the game happened to be a walk-off RBI single by Trevor McConnell in the bottom of the seventh for Cranbrook-Kingswood (7-15).

Griffin Levine got the threat started with a one-out single and Theo Pistner came in as a pinch-runner. Pistner stole second base and McConnell proceeded to drive him in.

McConnell also got the start for Cranbrook-Kingswood, pitching five innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs.

“Trevor had an outstanding performance,” Cranbrook-Kingswood coach Andy Fairman said. “He was locating his pitches very well and kept hitters off-balance.”

Max Musyj got the win in relief, pitching two innings and allowing just two hits and a run. McConnell finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

“We had a good day fielding,” Fairman said. “Pitching and defense (stood out) for sure.”

Brennan Harbert pitched six innings for Royal Oak (13-3), allowing seven hits and two earned runs while striking out two.

Cranbrook-Kingswood will host Waterford Lakes on Tuesday evening and Royal Oak hosts Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy for a Saturday doubleheader.


Detroit Central 9, Detroit Cody 3 (5 inn.): DeAngelo Bell pitched a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing two hits and two earned runs for Central (9-2). DeMario Bell was 1-for-1 with two runs scored and Aireonte Washington was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Cody is 2-5.

Detroit Country Day 10, Garden City 9: Parker Pilat was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and an RBI, Nick Neibauer was 3-for-5 with the winning double and three RBIs and Ben Yared was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Country Day (19-5).

Girls soccer

New Baltimore Anchor Bay 3, Romeo 0: Sydney Wolf and Haley Finazzo each scored and Carlie Barone had one goal and an assist for Anchor Bay (11-1-3).



Berkley 9, Ferndale 6

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 4, Royal Oak 3

Hartland 4, Walled Lake Central 3

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 10, Royal Oak Shrine 2

Girls soccer

Birmingham Groves 1, Madison Heights Lamphere 0

Northville 9, Dearborn 1

Romulus Summit Academy 6, Detroit Renaissance 2


Farmington Hills Mercy 6-3, Warren Regina 4-6

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 13, Novi Franklin Road Christian 1

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 10-10, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 0-0