Friday, February 8, 2013
Ferndale Baseball Boosters currently seeking members, volunteers.
A new non-profit organization has formed to help support Ferndale baseball programs. The goal of the Ferndale Baseball Boosters is to provide ongoing support to the Ferndale Public Schools baseball programs, including the middle school teams and high school teams, according to group vice president Jim Michalak. People are needed to join the Boosters and volunteer opportunities are also available, Michalak said in an announcement of the new organization. Because the sport is not pay-to-play, the Boosters will work to help the teams with needs such as equipment, uniforms, hats and more. The group is working on improving the field, dugouts and concessions area, and has a goal to get a scoreboard for the varsity field. The Ferndale Baseball …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of World Series at Comerica Park.
The Detroit Tigers face elimination today in Game 4 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. The San Francisco Giants hold a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven series heading into today's game. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Max Scherzer (16-7, 3.74 ERA regular season; 1-0, 0.82 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Matt Cain, (16-5, 2.79 ERA regular season; 2-2, 3.52 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The boys baseball teams have had a great season, says Coach Jim Michalak.
The Ferndale Tigers and the Ferndale Red Sox boys baseball teams have both had great seasons so far, says Coach Jim Michalak. The teams are both comprised of 13- and 14-year-olds. The Tigers are undefeated 8-0 and the Red Sox are in second place in the league heading into the playoffs. The first playoff game will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Martin Road Park. The winners will play Aug. 2 for the championship. Michalak, who serves as coach along with Jim Sweeney, called the teams an "amazing group of boys." "A real team," he said. "All the players truly like each other and root for each other. I am lucky to be able to coach them."
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Knights win city rivalry game 6-1 on the big stage; girls lacrosse playoff results; Seaholm soccer wins final regular season game.
* home team in all CAPS Lahser over Andover, 6-1 (at Comerica Park) Bloomfield Hills Lahser enjoyed playing on the big stage Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park against city-rival Andover. Knights starter Neal Krentz shut down the Barons' powerful lineup to give his team a 6-1 win. With the teams scoreless at the end of the second inning, Lahser got on the board first with two runs in the top of the third. Steven Terryn and Charlie Dauch reached base with a pair of hits and scored on an error. The Knights pushed their lead to 6-0 in the top of the fifth inning with four runs. Another error scored two runs with the bases loaded. Robbie Emmitt and Steven Terryn each hit RBI singles. Krentz kept a no-hitter going into the fifth inning. It …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Maples beat the Bears in five innings; full week of highlights from around Oakland County.
* home team in all CAPS Seaholm over BERKLEY, 14-3 (Five Innings) Spencer Eick and Josh Leitman were on fire for Birmingham Seaholm on Friday, combining for seven RBI in the Maples' 14-3 five-inning mercy-rule win over Berkley. Eick finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs. Leitman was also 3-for-4 with two extra base hits and three RBI. Tommy Scheidt hit a homerun. The Bears actually had an early 3-1 after the first inning, but Seaholm came roaring back with four runs in the third and fourth. Michael Levitsky was the winning pitcher giving up three runs, two earned, over five innings. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out three. BERKLEY over West Bloomfield, 5-1 Berkley won its Oakland Activities …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Berkley soccer wins, Troy lacrosse beats Walled Lake Northern 13-6.
* home team in all CAPS Bloomfield Hills Lahser over TROY, 2-1 Charlie Dauch was Charlie clutch Friday night for the Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School varsity baseball team. In the fifth inning, Zach Tornow led off the inning with a hit. Dauch came to the plate and belted an RBI double to break a 1-1 tie. Reliever Neal Krentz pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh to secure the win. Krentz closed down a Colts rally in the fifth by forcing a groundout and getting a strikeout. He also had an RBI double in the top of the first. Krentz combined with starter Patrick Monahan and Jack Corbell to limit Troy to only three hits in the game. Dauch and Krentz spoiled a solid pitching performance from Colts starter John Wassel. Wassel allowed twos on …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Vote for your favorite high school athlete in Oakland County or write in someone you think deserves recognition. You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to register your vote!
Vote here to help choose the Patch Athlete of the Week of Oakland County for the week ending April 21. Last week, Patch announced the winners for the Winter Athlete of the Season. All winners of our weekly polls are eligible for the end of the season honors. Vote for one of the following or write in your own candidate in the comments: Dominic Valente – Royal Oak High School (baseball): Dominic Valente pitched a gem Friday for the Royal Oak High School baseball team in a 2-0 win over Troy. The senior only allowed three hits over seven shutout innings and finished the game with 10 strikeouts. At the plate, he reached base twice and scored both of the Ravens' runs. Ian Kobernick – Berkley High School (baseball): Ian Kobernick did a little bit…
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Ravens win 2-0 game over Troy on Friday in the rain; Berkley tennis beats Harrison 5-3; Troy boys lacrosse wins easy over Avondale.
* home team in all CAPS Royal Oak over TROY, 2-0 A little bit of rain wasn’t going to slow down Royal Oak starting pitcher Dominic Valente. Valente went the distance in a 2-0 win over the Troy High School varsity baseball team on Friday in an Oakland Activities Association Blue division game. The senior only allowed three-hits over seven shutout innings and finished the game with 10 strikeouts. Rain started coming down in the fifth inning, but the inclement weather didn’t spoil what was a terrific pitchers’ duel between Valente and Colts starter Michael Thomas. “The last two innings were difficult,” Valente said of the conditions. “I couldn’t land at all and it was tough to throw strikes with my curve ball.” Valente walked Matt Oppenlander…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Catch up on local high school sports games from throughout the week.
* home team in all CAPS Berkley over PONTIAC, 12-1 (six innings) Sean Calender’s dominant pitching performance Friday propelled the Berkley High School varsity baseball team (2-0) to a 12-1 win in six innings at Pontiac. Calender went the full six innings, allowing only one run on two hits and striking out an impressive 15 batters. Three Bears hitters had at least two or more RBI: Tony Tenaglia was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Jake Ward was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Riley Klein was 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Seaholm over HARRISON, 17-10 The Birmingham Seaholm and Farmington Harrison varsity baseball teams combined for 27 runs and 33 hits Friday in an Oakland Activities Association White division game. The Seaholm Maples ended …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
They'll be bagging groceries at Meijer in Auburn Hills, giving away free movie passes in Birmingham and hanging out with shoppers at Somerset Collection in Troy.
The Tigers Winter Caravan is making the rounds this week. Two buses and a crew of a dozen additional vehicles will spread across Oakland County and beyond on Thursday and Friday to spread baseball fever. "We're thrilled to get baseball at the top of our minds again with the Winter Caravan," said Elaine Lewis, vice president of Community and Public Affairs. "What is most impressive is how nearly the entire 40-man roster of players and our coaching staff are set to return to Detroit in the middle of winter, embrace the caravan, and engage the fans." Scheduled to be part of the caravan are David Dombrowski, Tigers president, chief executive officer and general manager; Al Avila, vice president/assistant general manager; Manager Jim Leyland, …