Tuesday's preps: Uyl is MHSAA’s new executive director

The Detroit News
Mark Uyl

Mark Uyl has been named executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, succeeding John E. “Jack” Roberts, who retired last month.

Uyl, 44, was promoted from his position as MHSAA assistant director. He has been with the MHSAA since 2004 and has been coordinator of officials, director of baseball, cross country and wrestling, and administrator of the MHSAA’s catastrophic and concussion care insurance plans.

“There will be many ways we’ll continue to protect the same values of educational athletics, while also looking for new ways and new opportunities to best serve the students and our member schools in Michigan,” Uyl said.

Uyl graduated from Caledonia High in 1992. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his master’s degree from Grand Valley State University.

Tuesday's baseball

Birmingham Groves 5, Madison Heights Lamphere 1: Roger Motley (6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 8 strikeouts, 3 walks) was the winning pitcher, Tyler Newitt had a pinch-hit RBI single and Josh Salter went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Groves (14-7). Terrence Binion went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Lamphere.

Detroit Delta Prep 18, Detroit Southeastern 5 (5 innings): Robert Beaty (5 innings, 9 strikeouts) was the winning pitcher and went 4-for-4 with six stolen bases and four runs scored, Jason Long went 4-for-4 with six steals and four runs scored and Travon Brown went 3-for-3 with five steals and four runs scored for Delta Prep (5-4).

Detroit Edison 7, Detroit Renaissance 2: Dave Thurman picked up the win with a complete game, also going 1-for-2 with two RBIs, and Kalven Davis went 3-for-3 with an RBI for Edison (9-7, 3-4 PSL MEGA). Renaissance is 2-10, 0-6.

Detroit Osborn 14, Detroit Cody 3 (4 innings): Lamar Murray was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts, and Dayon Taylor hit a three-run home run for Osborn (7-0).

Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 9-9, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 5-2: In the first game, Anthony George got the win and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Logan King had a home run and three RBIs for Liggett (18-2, 14-0 Catholic League AA). In the second game, Logan King pitched six innings and got the win, Kellen Banaczewski went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Tyler Daar went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Liggett.