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Liggett Scores 2nd Title in 3 Seasons

Liggett Scores 2nd Title in 3 Seasons
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hits? Who needs hits? Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett had just three hits Saturday. But it used just about every other conceivable way to reach base, move runners along, and get them home in downing Decatur, 9-0, in the MHSAA Division 3 Final at McLane Baseball ...
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New Lothrop 'Nails' Down 1st Title

New Lothrop 'Nails' Down 1st Title
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Beal City did something it hadn’t done in a long time, relatively speaking. New Lothrop did something for the first time, ever.
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Reigning D1 Champ Posts Record Result

Reigning D1 Champ Posts Record Result
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Same school, same uniforms. But an almost entirely different cast. And a piece of MHSAA baseball history.
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Oilers Add to Decade of Dominance

Oilers Add to Decade of Dominance
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Aaron Leasher didn’t need a whole lot of run support. Still, it was a nice luxury to have as the senior left-hander tossed a four-hitter Saturday in leading Mount Pleasant to a 7-2 win over Richmond in the MHSAA Division 2 Final at McLane Baseball Stadium on the...
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D3 Semis: Aces Lead Final Advance

D3 Semis: Aces Lead Final Advance
Friday, June 13, 2014
Cody Huston and Matthew Gushee furthered their reputations as big-game pitchers Friday. Both shined in MHSAA Division 3 Semifinals in helping Decatur and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, respectively, reach what will be the biggest game for both teams this sea...
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D4 Semis: Finalists Seize Opportunities

D4 Semis: Finalists Seize Opportunities
Friday, June 13, 2014
Beal City baseball went viral this week, thanks to a trick play that played a small part in its Regional Final win over top-ranked Muskegon Catholic Central last weekend. But the Aggies showed again Friday morning that they are nothing if not opportunistic – and ...
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D1 Semis: South Seeks to Unseat Champ

D1 Semis: South Seeks to Unseat Champ
Thursday, June 12, 2014
One big inning, one big relief performance. And Grosse Pointe South will play for an MHSAA baseball championship.  Reigning Division 1 champion Bay City Western, meanwhile, rode a five-hitter by its ace into Saturday's title game at McLane Baseball Stadium.
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D2 Semis: Finals Veterans Book Return

D2 Semis: Finals Veterans Book Return
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dillon McInerney delivered at the plate for Richmond on Thursday. On Saturday, it may be his arm that helps bring the Blue Devils an MHSAA Division 2 championship. A strong pitching performance from Mount Pleasant's Hunter Buczkowski lined the Oilers up to be Richmond'...
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Preview: Hopefuls Head to McLane

Preview: Hopefuls Head to McLane
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium will host its first MHSAA Baseball Finals this weekend, and in doing so welcome two reigning champions and two more teams that finished runners-up a year ago. Bay City Western is back in the Division 1 Semifinal...
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Liggett Outlasts Beal City in D4 Classic

Liggett Outlasts Beal City in D4 Classic
Saturday, June 15, 2013
An absolute gem of a high school baseball game, and a shame that one team had to come out on the losing end. That’s sports, and that’s baseball.
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Foley Becomes Baseball's 1st to Win 3 Straight

Foley Becomes Baseball's 1st to Win 3 Straight
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Be it with the bunt, the big hit or anything in between, Madison Heights Bishop Foley showed – once again – it can beat an opponent myriad ways. The Ventures pounded out 12 hits including four doubles Saturday in topping Grandville Calvin Christian, 12-5, ...
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Unexpected Eagles Finish Repeat Run

Unexpected Eagles Finish Repeat Run
Saturday, June 15, 2013
There’s a big difference between a mere thrower and pitcher. Austin Batka epitomized Saturday what it means to be the latter.
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Pitcher Saves Best for Team's 1st Final

Pitcher Saves Best for Team's 1st Final
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Connor Foley saved his absolute best for last, much to the delight of longtime Bay City Western coach Tim McDonald. Foley put on a gutsy mound performance Saturday in pitching the Warriors to a 1-0 win over Birmingham Brother Rice in the MHSAA Division 1 Final at C.O. ...
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Beal City Primed to Make History Again

Beal City Primed to Make History Again
Saturday, June 15, 2013
About three weeks into this season, Beal City coach Brad Antcliff began noticing strong similarities between this team and those that won MHSAA titles in 2009 and 2010.
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Things Change, Result Same for Ventures

Things Change, Result Same for Ventures
Friday, June 14, 2013
Last season as a sophomore, Garrett Schilling was Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s number two starting pitcher and earned a complete-game victory in the team’s Division 3 Semifinal. Now the team’s ace and a junior, he did exactly the same Friday agains...
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Practicing, Playing Like Potential Champs

Practicing, Playing Like Potential Champs
Friday, June 14, 2013
Richmond baseball coach Scott Evans has been something of a drill sergeant during his two seasons running the program, junior Austin Harvey said. But that’s exactly what the Blue Devils needed to reach a game they’d never played in before.
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Bay City Western Ascends to 1st Final

Bay City Western Ascends to 1st Final
Friday, June 14, 2013
Bay City Western baseball coach Tim McDonald has had enough strong teams over 21 seasons to win 563 games. Thursday night, he talked with his players about separating themselves from those previous teams by taking the program to its first MHSAA Final.
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Finals Preview: Making the Numbers Add Up

Finals Preview: Making the Numbers Add Up
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A few numbers are worth noting heading into MHSAA Baseball Finals weekend at Battle Creek's Bailey Park. Seven of the 16 teams taking the field will be playing for their first championships. But there are plenty of coaches this weekend who know about winning; eight ha...
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Glad to Bring Baseball Back to Gladstone

Glad to Bring Baseball Back to Gladstone
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Blake Ballard looked out at the snow covering Gladstone last month and figured it would never melt. When he and his teammates finally played in their first tournament of the season April 20, the temperature couldn’t have broken 30 degrees. It’s the annual p...
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D3 Baseball Final: Ventures Victorious Again

D3 Baseball Final: Ventures Victorious Again
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Brett Sunde’s only official at bat of the Division 3 Final came in the first inning. But with one swing, Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s senior catcher got his team rolling on its second straight MHSAA championship.
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