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Veteran St Francis Earns Top Billing

Veteran St Francis Earns Top Billing
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tom Passinault does not like to put unnecessary pressure on his Traverse City St. Francis baseball team. So, when his team took over the No. 1 ranking in the Division 3 baseball coaches poll, he made it more of a lighthearted moment.
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Frankfort Carries Perfect Start into May

Frankfort Carries Perfect Start into May
Friday, May 12, 2017
It’s no secret in the small town of Frankfort that longtime coach Mike Zimmerman plans to retire after the 2018 season. In the meantime, his Panthers – most of them juniors who will finish up next spring as well – are off to an incredible start to wha...
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Heritage Coach 'Connects' for Milestone

Heritage Coach 'Connects' for Milestone
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Baseball has always been a big part of Bob Andrezejewski’s life. “I was one of those guys that would sneak a radio in his bed when he was younger to listen to the Tiger ballgame,” he said. “This was back when I was 8, 9, 10-years old. I’ve ...
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West Rides Hot Start after Record Finish

West Rides Hot Start after Record Finish
Friday, April 21, 2017
Traverse City West has the blueprint. Now the Titans are hoping to build off their success from last spring when they won a school-record 41 games and reached the MHSAA Division 1 Baseball Semifinals.
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Mann Makes Great on High Expectations

Mann Makes Great on High Expectations
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Entering high school, Steve Mann faced high expectations. His mother and father both experienced much success as student-athletes at Detroit Country Day, and his sister, Brittany, was one of the top track athletes to compete at and graduate from the school. But while i...
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New Holland Christian, Same Title Drive

New Holland Christian, Same Title Drive
Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Holland Christian baseball team doesn’t want to reflect too much on the accomplishments of last year. While they included winning the program’s first Division 2 championship last spring, it’s a new season with a fresh cast of experienced and youth...
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Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)

Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)
Monday, August 15, 2016
Michigan celebrated its eighth inductee to the National High School Sports Hall of Fame with the honoring of Vermontville baseball star Ken Beardslee during the annual National Federation of State High School Associations summer meeting, this summer in Reno, Nevada. Cl...
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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
Friday, August 5, 2016
Michigan’s climate and culture within high school baseball probably makes a change in the MHSAA pitching rule unnecessary for the high school season. 
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Through the Years: Baseball 1971-2015

Through the Years: Baseball 1971-2015
Friday, July 1, 2016
It's often a surprise to fans that the first MHSAA Baseball Finals were played in 1971, despite a long history of the sport among the state's high schools.  But that history, while shorter than for some of our other sports, has had its share of highlights as one o...
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Liggett Caps Memorable, Meaningful Run

Liggett Caps Memorable, Meaningful Run
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Dan Cimini led Grosse Point Woods University Liggett to its fourth MHSAA baseball championship Saturday. None of the previous three could come close to matching the emotion of this one.
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Parkway Runs Away for 1st Championship

Parkway Runs Away for 1st Championship
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Sterling Heights Parkway Christian baseball coach Rich Koch worried heading into the MHSAA tournament about run production.  His concerns were clearly unfounded.
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Early Bumps, Smooth Landing for DeLaSalle

Early Bumps, Smooth Landing for DeLaSalle
Saturday, June 18, 2016
A bunch of young Warren DeLaSalle Pilots earned their wings Saturday. And from the looks of it, DeLaSalle baseball could be flying high for a while.
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Maroons 'Make Most' of 1st Finals Trip

Maroons 'Make Most' of 1st Finals Trip
Saturday, June 18, 2016
When the cart wobbled, Mike Mokma grabbed the wheel. Mokma allowed four hits and struck out 14 on Saturday as Holland Christian won its first MHSAA baseball championship with an 8-5 victory over Linden in the Division 2 title game.
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Recent Champions to Meet for D3 Title

Recent Champions to Meet for D3 Title
Friday, June 17, 2016
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett has much to play for this season. As the favorite entering the Division 3 tournament, the Knights have had their eyes set on winning the school’s fourth title in six years. On June 1, their focus became even sharper.
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D4 Finalists Ride Pitching to Saturday

D4 Finalists Ride Pitching to Saturday
Friday, June 17, 2016
No one knows better how good of a pitcher Andrew Manier is than Sterling Heights Parkway Christian catcher Alex Julio. “He was something special today,” Julio said. “He’s a good pitcher, and has been. But today he was special.”
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Cool, Calm Contenders Move On in D1

Cool, Calm Contenders Move On in D1
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wildly effective, and his record is deceptive. Both phrases accurately described Warren DeLaSalle sophomore Nino Puckett as he pitched – and won – the biggest game of his life Thursday.
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Aces Lead Holland Christian, Linden in D2

Aces Lead Holland Christian, Linden in D2
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Mike Mokma had four innings Thursday morning to scout DeWitt’s lineup as he watched his school’s first MHSAA Semifinal from his post at first base. As if the Holland Christian ace needed help, he also appears to take exceptional mental notes.
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Preview: First-Time Winner Guaranteed

Preview: First-Time Winner Guaranteed
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Reigning MHSAA champions Hartland and Jackson Lumen Christi will return to Michigan State University's McLane Stadium this weekend hoping to enjoy another celebration on the final weekend of the 2015-16 school year.  But nine of 16 contenders at this season's Semi...
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1971: MHSAA Launches 'Big One' for Baseball

1971: MHSAA Launches 'Big One' for Baseball
Monday, June 13, 2016
“It’s a big one,” said state director of athletics Al Bush, when asked about organizing the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s inaugural baseball tournament back in January 1971.  “The idea has been under study for more than ...
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'One more reason why baseball is awesome'

'One more reason why baseball is awesome'
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Maple City Glen Lake and Bellaire baseball teams found themselves confined to their dugouts Wednesday afternoon as rain clouded an otherwise typical late-spring doubleheader.  Typically "awesome," that is.
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