By John Johnson
MHSAA Communications Director
The field for the 2016 MHSAA Baseball and Softball Finals are now set, with the last four teams in each sport posting Semifinal victories Friday at Old College Field on the Michigan State University campus.
Below are links to video highlights from Friday’s games. Click on the final scores to watch them in their entirety and purchase DVDs.
Mogel Makes It A Tie Game - Connor Mogle drove the ball into the gap in the third inning for Jackson Lumen Christi to plate a run and tie things up at 1-1 in the third inning.
Wendling’s First RBI Single - Putting New Lothrop in the lead to stay was Max Wendling, with RBI singles in back to back innings.
Bases-Clearing Double - The big hit in a four-run second inning for Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett was a bases loaded double by William Morrison.
Eagles Take Flight - Sterling Heights Parkway Christian jumped out to a 4-0 lead on Centerville in its first at bat, featuring a two-run single by Jacob Bambrick.
Centreville On The Board - Centreville scores in the seventh inning on this two-out single by Collin Kirby to plate Michael Kool.
St. Patrick Scores In First - Portland St. Patrick got the only run it would need in the opening inning when Dan Mackowiak bunted for a single, scoring Brendan Schrauben.
Andrews Catches Them Stealing - Gaylord St. Mary catcher Gage Andrews ended two Portland St. Patrick innings by catching runners stealing. Here's the play to end the third inning, when he retired Brendan Schrauben at third base.
Cardinals Go Up In Fourth - Millington took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning on this RBI single by Kayli Leix, who had two hits in the contest.
Big Hit By VanDenBerg - Driving in the game-winning runs in the sixth inning for Grandville Calvin Christian was shortstop Marissa VanDenBerg with a triple to centerfield.
Defense-Defense-Defense - Here's a series of great defensive plays by Grandville Calvin Christian against Millington. The first and third plays are great catches by shortstop Marissa VanDenBerg, and the middle play from third baseman Sarah Elderkin was nice as well.
Brooke Goes 3 For 3 - Brooke Angerer was one of two players for Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central to pick up three hits against Gladstone. Here's a first inning RBI single.
And Garst Goes 3 For 3 - The other player for Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central with three hits against Gladstone was Kenna Garst, who laced this run-scoring triple in the second inning.
Borton Bounces Two Runs Home - Morenci took a 2-1 lead on Unionville-Sebewaing in the second inning when Hannah Borton bounced one over the second baseman.
Cady Can Do - Alexis Cady smacked a two-run double in the sixth inning for Unionville-Sebewaing against Morenci. She finished the game with three hits.
Pitcher Wins Her Own Game - Cloe Mallory of Indian River Inland Lakes did it all against Holton, striking out 13 and blasting a two-run homer in the second inning for the only runs of the game.
PHOTO: A Grandville Calvin Christian batter is about to make contact during her team's Division 3 Semifinal win.