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ROUNDUP: Mackin, Warren-Mott win pitching duel against De La Salle

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Shane Mackin has become a steadying influence for the Warren-Mott baseball team.

The senior left-hander on Thursday turned in his second sterling performance in less than a week as he one-hit De La Salle in the Marauders’ 1-0 non-league road victory.

“He mixed his pitches well,” Warren-Mott coach Shawn Maloney said after Mackin struck out a season-high eight. “He kept the hitters off balance.”

Mackin last Saturday defeated Stevenson 2-1, handing the Titans their first defeat of the season.

Warren-Mott has won five games this season. Mackin has two of the victories for the team that is 5-17 overall.

“We’re starting to play better,” Maloney said. “We’re catching the ball better.”

The Marauders scored without a hit in the third inning.

Chad Velasco and Collin Skorupski walked. After two Marauders struck out, Velasco and Skorupski moved up a base on a wild pitch, and Velasco scored on another wild pitch.

De La Salle’s Zack Zschering also pitched a one-hitter. He allowed a one-out single by Pierson Heythaler in the sixth inning.

Zschering, a lefty, struck out 12.

Sam Badalamenti got the Pilots’ hit against Mackin, a two-out, line-drive single in the sixth.

Warren-Mott plays Grosse Pointe North at home Friday.

ARMADA 10-7, ALGONAC 0-4: Travis Penzien tossed a no-hitter, fanning seven to lead the Tigers in the opener. Trevor Holston (walk, RBI) scored two runs, Logan Vettraino (walk) stole three bases and Wyatt Demuyt drove in two.

In the nightcap, Frank Gerlando blasted a three-run homer to break 3-3 tie in the bottom of fifth. Riley Fistler had three hits, while Jordan Zapinski (two hits, RBI) scored two runs and Penzien (walk) plated two. Holston allowed two hits and struck out two for the win.

The Tigers have won 15 in a row, improving to 10-0 in the BWAC and 17-4 overall.

STEVENSON 6, L’ANSE CREUSE NORTH 2: Brandon Hughes went the first three innings to earn the win, giving up two hits and fanning three, while Riley McCauley was credited with the save. Hughes also had two hits and scored a run.

Zack McGuire hit a two-run homer in the first inning and also was walked intentionally. Brandon Williams (double, two RBI) and Greg McDade (double, RBI, run) each had two hits for the Titans (12-0 MAC Red, 22-1).

DAKOTA 7, EISENHOWER 6 (9 INNINGS): With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Andrew Manduzzi (two hits, two RBI) plated Brendan Mangan with the winning run for the Cougars (8-2 MAC Red, 16-6).

Brendan Areana helped continue the game with a solo homer in the sixth to tie the score.

Alex Pogasic (RBI) added two hits and Jared Younkin got the win in relief, allowing three hits in 2 1/3 innings and no earned runs. Zach Heines pitched the previous 2 1/3 innings and didn’t allow an earned run and gave up three hits.

For Eisenhower, Jake Wichlacz smacked a two-run homer and Steve Parker added a solo shot.

GROSSE POINTE SOUTH 8, CHIPPEWA VALLEY 1: Brett Bigham was the big man for the Blue Devils. His three hits included a solo home run and a double in the MAC Red win. Jimmy Menchl also had three hits.

Winning pitcher Richie Kish tossed a four-hitter. He had one strikeout and did not walk anyone.

Grosse Pointe South (5-6, 13-12) plays at Midland Dow Saturday. On Monday, the Blue Devils host L’Anse Creuse North.

ANCHOR BAY 12, MARYSVILLE 8: The Tars’ Nate Bolotta B-lasted the ball in this MAC Blue game; he went 3-for-5 and scored three runs. Austin Koleski’s two hits were both doubles. He also scored twice and had two RBI. Pitcher Gary Landless got the win.

Anchor Bay (10-2, 16-6) plays a doubleheader at Eisenhower Saturday.

FRASER 16, COUSINO 12: Dylan Walker’s three-run dinger keyed a six-run fourth inning as the Ramblers raised their record to 7-5 in the MAC Gold, 15-7 overall. Fraser also scored six in the fifth inning.

Jeff Mainhardt had two hits, three RBI. Scott Latessa went 3-for-3, was on base five times, and knocked in two runs. He also pitched the final 2/3rds inning. Winning pitcher Justin Logan went three innings in relief. He allowed just two earned runs.

Fraser plays at Warren Woods-Tower Monday.

LAMPHERE 7-3, LAKEVIEW 3-5: In the first game, Hunter Brown was 2-for-3 and had two hits for the Huskies (4-8 MAC Gold, 7-17 overall). In the second game, Steven Selleck went seven innings on the mound, allowing seven hits, three runs, two earned runs and three Ks. Kevin Selleck was 1-for-2 with two RBI, two walks and one run scored, Ben Shaw as 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, Mitchell Teolis was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI and Dion Fenderson was 2-for-3 with a single and double.

STERLING HEIGHTS 12-21, FITZGERALD 2-12: Thomas Zula drove in three runs on two hits, while Tony Slagle and Joe Erickson had two hits each, one of which was a double. Chuckie Grade went the distance for the win, fanning seven and allowing five hits.

In Game 2, Erickson (three hits) and Brett Wilson (four hits) each plated four runs, while Grade knocked in two on three hits and Ryan O’Neil went 4 1/3 innings and struck out six for the decision for the Stallions (5-7 MAC Silver, 6-17).

CLINTONDALE 10, LINCOLN 1: Sophomore Jerryl Thompson had three hits, including a first-inning leadoff home run, and Jordan Edwards struck out four to lead Clintondale. Thompson also doubled, stole three bases, drove in three runs and scored three as the Dragons improved to 4-5 in the MAC Bronze. Aurelio Fields had two hits, two stolen bases and two RBI for the Dragons, who scored seven runs in the second inning.

PARKWAY CHRISTIAN 3, GREENHILLS 2: Ryan Stewart went all seven innings on the mound for the Eagles (7-5 MIAC Blue, 17-5), giving up two hits and striking out five while also going 2-for-4 on offense with a double and a RBI. Todd Krolewski was 3-for-4, Nick Halaas was 1-for-2 with a double and a RBI and Phil Lapinski had one hit and scored a run. Parkway Christian takes on Inner City Baptist on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 5/8/2014 9:58:42 PM EST