Sterling Heights Stevenson defeated Grosse Pointe South, 8-3, in a Macomb Area Conference Red Division baseball showdown on Wednesday.
It was the second straight win for Stevenson over South, following its 12-2 triumph on Monday.
Stevenson has bounced back from a four-game losing streak earlier this season. Coach Joe Emanuele said he likes the direction his team is going in now.
“We’re still trying to put some pieces together,” Emanuele said. “The more games we play, the better we will get.”
Stevenson is 5-6 overall and 3-2 in the MAC Red.
These last two victories were big, defeating one of the state's top teams in Grosse Pointe South (10-2, 2-2 MAC Red). Stevenson had a good outing from senior starting pitcher Johnny Tikkanen. Tikkanen gave three runs, four hits, one walk and struck out six over six innings.
Stevenson got some big help from sophomore Mark Kattula at the plate. Kattula went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two doubles. Senior Mitchell Shamblin had two hits and an RBI.
Offensively Stevenson is starting to come together. In its last game against South, Stevenson used to the long ball to help secure the win as senior Johnny Teolis and junior Austin Owens each homered.
Stevenson will travel to Rochester Adams on Friday for a doubleheader.
Birmingham Groves 6, Farmington 2: George Cutler was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs, Aerik Joe was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Chaise Ford and Nick Ringler each had a double and Ryan Laub pitched a complete game allowing one earned run, no walks, five strikeouts and six hits for Groves (8-3). Deven Mahanti was 2-for-3 with a home run for Farmington (8-3).
Detroit Country Day 4, Detroit Western 3 (9 innings): Aaron Dolney was 3-for-5 and had the winning hit in the ninth, John Malcom was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the seventh to tie the game, Saborn Campbell was 2-for-4 with a double in the ninth and he scored the winning run and Mason Kolean pitched struck out seven in seven innings for Country Day (9-1). Detroit Western is 7-4.
Dearborn 8, Garden City 7
Madison Heights Lamphere 15, St. Clair Shores Lakeview 2
Utica Ford 3, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 2
Warren De La Salle 4-10, Dearborn Divine Child 0-0
Boys track and field
Harper Woods Chandler Park 537, Warren Michigan Collegiate 428: Anthony Hutson won four events; 200-meter dash in 22.1 seconds, 400 dash (52.1), 110 hurdles (14.8) and long jump (20 feet, 6 inches).
Girls track and field
Harper Woods Chandler Park 554, Romulus Summit Academy 359: Auquay Dean won three events, the 100-meter dash in 13.1 seconds, 200 dash (27.5) and long jump (15 feet, 5 inches).
Garden City 17, Dearborn 3 (5 innings)