Tuesday’s preps: Chippewa Valley softball coasts
Freshman pitcher Jordan Kavanagh shook off a 150-pitch performance late Monday night to come back and lead Clinton Township Chippewa Valley to an 11-1 win over St. Clair Shores Lake Shore on Tuesday.
Kavanagh pitched all five innings for Chippewa Valley (9-2, 2-0 MAC White) in a game that ended because of high-school softball’s mercy rule. She struck out nine, and she even chipped in with her bat, driving in two runs to help her own cause.
“It didn’t even phase her today,” Chippewa Valley coach Claire Kapral said of Kavanagh’s 150-pitch outing that ended less than 24 hours before she took the mound again. “I was thinking about (sitting her), but I talked to her in school and she assured me she wanted to start.”
“We’ve gotten lucky with her. She contributes at the plate and on the mound.”
Alisa Twoney had two hits and two RBI for Chippewa Valley, which used an eight-run third inning to break things open against Lake Shore.
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Detroit Central 16, Detroit Davis Aerospace 1 (4 inn.): Mister Golly threw four innings of no-hit baseball and struck out seven, James Cook went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and four stolen bases and Maximus Williams went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Central (3-1).
Detroit Delta Prep 14, Detroit Northwestern 2 (4 inn.): Robert Beatty struck out seven from the mound and went 2-for-4 from the plate with five stolen bases and two runs scored. Olonzo Prescott was 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and two RBIs, and Manvil Poole went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs for Delta Prep (2-3).
Detroit Edison 10, Fraser 6: Bryan Wiggins went 1-for-1 with two RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases, and Kelvin Davis went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Edison (7-2).
Detroit Osborn 15, Detroit Leadership Academy 0 (4 inn.): Lamont Murray pitched four innings and struck out seven, Teionte Waters went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Terrance harris went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three stolen bases for Osborn (3-0).
Detroit Western 14, Detroit Cass Tech 2 (5 inn.): Juan Martinez Jr. had two hits and three RBIs, Gianni Cuevas had two hits and two RBIs, and Christian Vela held Cass Tech to four hits over 5.1 innings for Western (7-3 overall, 3-0 PSL Mega).
Grosse Pointe Woods Liggett 8, Macomb Lutheran North 0 (Game 1): Anthony George threw a complete game two-hitter and struck out nine, and Billy Kopicki went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Liggett.
Grosse Pointe Woods Liggett 3, Macomb Lutheran North 1 (Game 2): Noah Miller picked up the win over 5.1 innings, and Logan King went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Liggett (7-2, 6-0 Cath. League AA). Lutheran North is 4-5, 2-4..
Geoff Robinson is a freelance writer.