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Saturday’s Prep Roundup: WL Northern leads improbable comeback over Groves in baseball action

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Included with the roundup are photos from the Lakeland Coaches Invitational. See the complete story HERE.

WALLED LAKE - In baseball action, Brunet recorded the game-winner in extra innings as he went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI to help Walled Lake Northern grab a 10-9 win over Birmingham Groves in eight innings.

Groves had an 8-1 lead heading into the sixth inning. Northern would come back to score three runs in the six inning and five runs in the seventh inning which set up the late heroics.

A.J. Sterling led off with a walk, Nick Powell bunted the runner over and Brunet finished off the rest.

Corbin Gibson went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Jake Haver and Zack Northcott each had RBI doubles. Domenick Florenzano pitched the last four and two-thirds innings giving up just one hit and recording four strikeouts for the win for Northern.

Zavier Warren went 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI for Groves.

More baseball

- Birmingham Groves 14, Lakeland 2 (5 Innings) - At White Lake, George Cutler went 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, three runs scored and three RBI. Chaise Ford went 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI. Zavier Warren went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Martin went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI. Tyler Newitt recorded the win on the mound with three innings pitched. He gave up just one hit, two runs, one earned and grabbed a strikeout. Matt Bachand closed the game throwing two shutout innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts for Groves (11-2, 4-1 OAA White). Hunter Roberts went 1-for-2 with a double for the Eagles.

- Walled Lake Northern 8, Oxford 5 - At Walled Lake, Nick Powell went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base. Zach Brunet went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and two RBI. Bob Jones went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Knights offensively. Corbin Gibson pitched the first four innings giving up five hits and two runs while striking out two batters. Zack Northcott pitched a clean seventh inning with a strikeout to record the save for Northern (11-6).

- Birmingham Seaholm 7-7, Auburn Hills Avondale 2-9 – At Birmingham, In the first game, Justin Miller went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Miller recorded the win on the mound as he pitched six innings, giving up just two hits, one run and added nine strikeouts. Chase Powers went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Graham Girdler added a double and two RBI. In the second game, Mike Aquino and Girdler had two hits and two RBI. Max Schumaker and Liam Neel had two hits apiece for Seaholm (11-5).

- Royal Oak 8-15, Waterford Mott 2-4 – At Waterford, In the first game, David Lundeen (3-0) pitched a complete game seven-hitter as he gave up one run in five innings of work with two walks and four strikeouts. Jake Isaacson recorded a two-run single and Sean Marshall had two hits and a run scored for the Ravens. In the second game, a two-run home run by David Wade helped Mott jump out to a 4-1 lead in the first inning. The Ravens raced back with four runs in the second inning and pulled away with five runs in the fourth and fifth inning respectively. Rob DeBastos (1-0) earned the win on the mound for Royal Oak as he pitched a complete game giving up four hits and recording four strikeouts. Marshall collected four hits and scored four runs. Lundeen added three hits and four RBI for the Ravens (8-2, 3-0).

- Madison Heights Bishop Foley 1-0, Macomb Lutheran North 0-1 - At Madison Heights, in game one, Jonathan Hubanks earned the win by pitching a shutout on the mound for Bishop Foley, while the nightcap saw Lutheran North win by a 1-0 score.

- Birmingham Seaholm 7-7, Auburn Hills Avondale 2-9 - At Birmingham, in the opener, Justin Miller allowed one earned run on two hits while giving up three walks and striking out eight in six innings pitched to earn the win on the mound for Seaholm. Avondale won the nightcap.

- Novi 5-0, Howell 2-8 - At Howell, in the eight-inning opener, Nate Lys provided the game-winning hit for Novi. In the nightcap, Howell earned the shutout win. Novi is 8-12-1.

- South Lyon East 5-3, Trenton 4-6 - At South Lyon, in the eight-inning opener, Ryan Pishalski tallied the game-winning sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, Anthony Aloisio drove in a run in the first inning and Donny Mifsud totaled two hits for East, while Robert Barker notched an RBI single for Trenton. In the nightcap, Aloisio knocked in a run for East, while Evan Mercure tallied a two-run single, Ean Purcell provided an RBI double and Tyler Richter earned the pitching win in allowing three runs on three hits and striking out two in 5 ⅔ innings for Trenton.

- Royal Oak Shrine 10-15, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 0-5 - At Royal Oak, in the five-inning opener, Joe Brueckman finished 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI and also earned the pitching win with a complete-game shutout in which he allowed three hits and struck out six, Trevor Piazzon went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI at the plate and Jack Salerno, Cam Eckert and Jay Hester all chipped in with an RBI apiece for Shrine. In the six-inning finale, Ben Wright went 2-for-3 with three RBI and also earned the win on the mound, Tom Peaslee was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Brennan Carr, Hester, Eckert and Salerno all had at least one hit and a run driven in for Shrine (9-4 overall, 6-0 CHSL).

- Woodhaven 8-3, Northville 0-0 - At Northville, in the opener, Drew Szczepaniak allowed four hits and three walks while striking out seven in a complete-game pitching effort, Justin Charron and Brad Deboutte each contributed a pair of hits and two RBI, Kyle Ray totaled two hits and a run driven in and Szczepaniak posted a base hit and two RBI at the plate for Woodhaven. In the finale, Colin Czajkowski dealt a one-hit shutout in which he walked none and fanned two, Charron finished 3-for-4 at the plate and Avery Carnicom drove in a run for Woodhaven (11-1).

Softball

- In the Midland Dow Tournament, Clarkston went 2-1 on the day. Clarkston lost to Inland Lakes 2-1. Abby Tolmie was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases and Naya Ansel drove in a run. Olivia Warrington had nine strikeouts for the Wolves (10-5). Clarkston defeated Alpena (12-0), where Thome was 2-for-4, and Cierra Kersten was 2-for-3 and Warrington was 2-for-4 with a grand slam. Sarah Gladding homered. Clarkston also beat Traverse City 10-0 as Gladding had three RBI, Ansel homered and Alex Gladding was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Kassidy Moonen added two hits and an RBI for the Wolves.

- Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 10-20, Dryden 0-3 - At Rochester Hills, In the first five inning game, Madison Macy pitched a complete game giving up just two hits and recording nine strikeouts. Ali Magiera had a two-run home run. Macy knocked in two RBI. Hannah Stanko added a double two run scored. Brynn Cudney added a double, hit by a pitch, a walk and stole two bases for Northwest. In the second three inning game, Grace VanDellen went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Macy went 3-for-3 with three doubles and five RBI. Kensi Wilson went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Magiera recorded the win in the circle with five strikeouts for Northwest (7-3, 2-1 MIAC Blue).

- At Troy, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep finished 2-1 on the day at an invitational at Troy Athens, netting wins against Warren Woods Tower (by a score of 10-4) and Utica (12-5) after falling short against Rochester (11-6) in the opener. The Fighting Irish were led on the day by Madison McClune, who finished 8-for-11 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and nine runs scored, Lauren Koenig, who was 5-for-10 with three RBI and three runs scored, Fullerton, who went 5-for-10 with four RBI, and Caley Gleason, who went 4-for-7 with four runs driven in, five runs scored and a pair of wins in the circle for Notre Dame Prep.

- A New Boston, Walled Lake Northern went 4-0 on the day to take first place at the New Boston Huron tournament. Northern recorded wins against Blissfield (by a score of 14-4), Carleton Airport (7-4), Trenton (20-4), before getting past Huron (3-1) in the final game. Cassie Frankowiak earned the pitching win in totaling four strikeouts and yielding no earned runs in the championship game against Huron for Northern (10-3 overall).

- At New Boston, Farmington Hills Mercy finished 1-3 on the day at a tournament at New Boston Huron. Mercy dropped its first two games against Dundee (by a score of 4-2) and New Boston Huron (8-2), bounced back to top Dearborn Divine Child (4-1) in game three, and closed the tournament with a loss against Blissfield (9-7). In the opener against Dundee, Anna Dixon totaled a triple, a walk, a run driven in and a run scored, Shannon Gibbons added a single and an RBI and Olivia Iafrate dealt six innings in the circle and allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out four. In the six-inning second game against Huron, Gibbons tallied a double, a pair of singles and a run scored, Sophia Van Acker added two hits and a run scored, Mary Reeber contributed a single and Nicole Belans chipped in with a double for Mercy. In the third game against Divine Child, Gibbons went 3-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, a stolen base and an RBI, Anna Dixon went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base, Dunya Kizy went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base and Iafrate recorded the win in the circle as she pitched a complete game with one run, seven hits, one walk and three strikeouts. In the fourth game against Blissfield, Belans went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, Gibbons went 3-for-4 with with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Emily Rzepecki went 2-for-3 with two RBI, Sarah Cassidy went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI and Samantha Shea and Gibbons pitched in the circle as Gibbons took the loss for the Marlins.

- Hartland 16-8. Milford 5-3 (From Friday) – In the first game, Madelin Skene went 3-for-5 with a home run and had four RBI. Bri Robeson, Brooke Cowan, Hannah Mourad, Sam Nagel and Delanie Grundman each collected multiple hits for the Eagles. Skene earned the win in the circle as she pitched four and a third innings allowing three hits, three runs and recording eight strikeouts. In the second game, Skene recorded the win in the circle as she pitched a complete game giving up six hits, three runs and recording four strikeouts. Lauren Plasky, Robeson, Cowan and Skene each collected multiple hits for the Eagles. Skene went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Eagles.

- Farmington Hills Mercy 18-14, Livonia Ladywood 5-4 (From Friday) - In the first five inning game, Sophia Van Acker went 4-for-4 with a home run, four runs scored, a stolen base and three RBI. Nicole Belans went 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI. Anna Dixon went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, two stolen bases and three RBI. Sarah Cassidy went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk, three RBI and a stolen base. Olivia Iafrate recorded the win in the circle as she pitched five innings, gave up five runs, four walks and five strikeouts for Mercy. In the second game, Van Acker went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, two stolen bases, three runs scored and two RBI. Cassidy went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Anna Dixon went 1-for-4 with a run scored, hit by pitch, stolen base and had three RBI. Samantha Shea recorded the win in the circle pitching five innings, giving up four runs, six hits, with four walks and three strikeouts.

- Southfield Christian 10, Warren Woods Tower 6 (From Thursday) – In the first game, Emma Paryaski went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, three runs scored and five RBI. Tiara Francisco went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, three runs scored and two RBI. Grace Gilson recorded the win in the circle as she pitched four innings, gave up two hits, one walk and recorded four strikeouts for Southfield Christian (6-1).

Girls Tennis

- At Royal Oak, Auburn Hills Avondale took first place with 16 points at an invitational held at Royal Oak, topping second-place Royal Oak and Oxford, which had 11 points each, and fourth-placed Sterling Heights Stevenson, which finished with 10 points.

Boys Lacrosse

- Hartland 18, Tecumseh 4 (From Friday) - Garnet Potter had seven points. Maveric Muscat had six points and Reece Potter had five points for the Eagles.

Girls Lacrosse

- Birmingham Marian 17, Farmington Hills Mercy 10 (From Wednesday) – Lauren Cosgrove and Mia Hannawa scored four goals for Marian.

Boys Track and Field

- (From Friday) - Holly competed in the Spartan Classic held at Michigan State University. Placers included: Randy Douthitt (8th, 100 Dash, 11.71); Francisco Valdovinos (7th, 800 Run, 2:01.21; Samuel Schneider (9th, 3200 Run, 10:09.83); The 1600 Relay Team (7th, Jose Vivanco, Tyler Thomason, Emilio Gomez, Francisco Valdovinos, 3:39.14); The 3200 Relay Team (4th, Samuel Schneider, Emilio Gomez, Jose Vivanco, Francisco Valdovinos, 8:23.17); Ryan Beltz (3rd, Long Jump, 21-8.5) for the Bronchos.

Girls Track and Field

- (From Friday) - Holly competed in the Spartan Classic held at Michigan State University. Placers included: Isabelle Brown (7th, Pole Vault, 9-0); Sara Johnston (9th, Discus, 91-7).

Top Performers

- Madison Macy, Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest softball – Macy pitched a complete game giving up just two hits and recording nine strikeouts. On offense, she went 3-for-3 with three doubles in the nightcap and recorded five RBI in the doubleheader as Lutheran Northwest recorded the sweep over Dryden 10-0 and 20-3 respectively on Saturday.

- Zach Brunet, Walled Lake Northern baseball - Brunet recorded the game-winning hit as he went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI as WL Northern defeated Birmingham Groves 10-9 in eight innings after rallying from an 8-1 deficit on Saturday.

- George Cutler, Birmingham Groves baseball - Cutler was 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, three RBI and three runs scored to help lift Groves to a 14-2 win against Lakeland in five innings Saturday.

- Madison McClune, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep softball - McClune was 8-for-11 during the course of three games Saturday, finishing with two home runs, three RBI and nine runs scored as her team went 2-1 on the day at a tournament at Troy Athens. The Fighting Irish fell short against Rochester, 11-6, then bested Warren Woods Tower, 10-4, and Utica, 12-5.

Last Updated: 4/29/2017 8:58:18 PM EST


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