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Friday Highlights: Seaholm Baseball Beats Up On Berkley

The Maples beat the Bears in five innings; full week of highlights from around Oakland County.

* home team in all CAPS

FRIDAY

Baseball

Seaholm over BERKLEY, 14-3 (Five Innings)

Spencer Eick and Josh Leitman were on fire for on Friday, combining for seven RBI in the Maples' 14-3 five-inning mercy-rule win over .

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.

THURSDAY

Soccer

BERKLEY over West Bloomfield, 5-1

Berkley won its Oakland Activities Association matchup over West Bloomfield 5-1 Thursday.

The Lakers went up early on a penalty kick, but they couldn’t hold on to the lead and were down 3-1 by halftime.

Stephanie Miller scored two goals for the Bears. Morgan Swimmer, Sydney Osentoski and Karsyn Baker also scored.

Berkley is 9-0-2 overall and 7-0-2 in the division. A win over Lahser on May 15 would give the Bears a division title.

SEAHOLM over Hazel Park, 3-0 (rain shortened)

Seaholm won a rain-shortened OAA Blue game over Hazel Park 3-0 Thursday night.

The Maples scored three times in the first half to secure the win. Savannah Wiseman scored about 15 minutes into the game from Allison Loeffler. Wiseman also assisted on a goal from Katherine Johnson later in the half. J Bess Ruby also scored.

Seaholm is 6-3-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the Blue. The Maples host Farmington on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Baseball

Troy over LAHSER, 7-4 (eight innings)

Troy and Lahser completed a game from earlier in the season Thursday. Play picked up at the top of the eighth inning with the Colts at-bat and the score tied 4-4.

The Knights couldn’t get in a rhythm and walked the first four batters to lead off an inning. After a strikeout, Lahser walked in another run to make it 6-4 and then a wild pitch gave Troy (10-7; 4-5 OAA Blue) an extra insurance run.

Kevin Simono finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs for the Colts. Nick Guitar was 1-for-3. For the Knights, Reilly Manz had a homerun and two RBIs.

WEDNESDAY

Softball

Troy Athens shortstop Melissa Palmer earned some bragging rights over her future college teammate Wednesday.

Palmer did a little bit of everything to help the to secure first place in the Oakland Activities Association White division.

The senior’s big day came at the expense of Lakers starting pitcher Allyson Kus, who she’ll be taking the field with next year at Western Michigan University.

“When we get Melissa on base, we score, “Athens coach Dave Marr said. “She’s been thrown out on the bases only one time this entire year. She turns routine base running into big plays.”

In game one, Palmer led of the seventh inning with a single. She proceeded to steal second and third base before scoring the winning run on an RBI single from Meg Richter.

Palmer continued to frustrate the Lakers in the second game. She had a hand in producing all three of the Red Hawks’ runs.

In the third inning, Palmer caught West Bloomfield (8-6; 4-3 OAA White) off guard when she stole home with two outs. She was already sliding into home plate by the time Kus threw the ball back to her catcher Brooklynn Powers.

The Lakers would answer with a run in the fourth inning, but then Palmer broke the 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the top of the fifth.

She would come around to score again when Powers tried to catch her stealing third base and the ball rolled into the outfield. Palmer rounded third and scored easily on the error.

“We have some things we have to work on, I know we are going to work on throwing runners out tomorrow,” West Bloomfield coach Jessica Granger said.

SEAHOLM over Royal Oak, 10-0 (five innings), 18-0 (four innings)

Birmngham Seaholm swept a doubleheader over on Wednesday.

The Maples won the first game 10-0 in five innings and the second 18-0 in four innings.

A Seaholm (12-1; 8-0 Oakland Activities Association Blue) base runner crossed home plate in every single inning played in both wins.

Maddy Cormier had three hits in game one and Jordan Lemington picked up two hits. Each of the girls had a pair of RBIs.

Carolyn Gragg pitched a complete game for the win.

“She just goes out there and wins games,” assistant coach Jim Arnold said. “She doesn’t strike out many batters, she just gets girls to put the ball in play and gets outs.”

In the second game, the Maples blew the game open with six runs in the second inning and then finished off the Ravens with seven runs in the fourth.

Cormier had three more hits in the second game. Lexie Hamilton also had three hits and she also had an RBI. Alex Arnold knocked in two RBIs. Elena Brown pitched the first two innings for the win.

“It was hit after hit in the second game,” Arnold said.

Troy over NORTH FARMINGTON, 4-0, 5-1

Solid pitching performances from Katy Karjenta and Cory Mittelbrun helped Troy sweep a doubleheader 4-0 and 5-1 over North Farmington on Wednesday.

Karjenta pitched a complete game shutout in the first game. She gave up five hits and a walk over seven innings. Karjenta struck out six batters.

She worked out of a jam in the first inning and after that it was smooth sailing from there.

“They left the bases loaded with one out in the first inning,” Colts coach Tom Calnen said. “If they would’ve scored it would’ve been a completely different game. She made some nice pitches to get out of trouble.”

Troy went up 1-0 in the third inning and added three runs in the sixth. Allie Cianciolo was 2-for-2 with a run. Laney Hart was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

In game two, Mittelbrun was just as solid. She went the distance giving up one run on two hits and a walk.

The Colts (12-4; 4-2 OAA Red) were up 3-0 going into the fifth inning when North Farmington scored its lone run of the game. Troy answered in the bottom half of the fifth with two insurance runs.

At the plate, Mittelbrun was 1-for-1 with an RBI. was 3-for-3 with three runs. Hannah Emerich was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run.

Baseball

Troy over ATHENS, 6-4

ATHENS over Troy, 4-3 (Six Innings; Darkness)

City rivals Troy and Athens split a hotly contested doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Colts erased a 4-2 deficit in the sixth inning of the first game and went on to win 6-4.

“They came back on us,” Red Hawks coach Mike Morris said. “We were up 4-2 going into the sixth and we let it slip away. We had two errors that really cost us, it was a demoralizing inning.”

In the seventh inning, Athens walked the bases loaded and allowed the winning run to score.

The Colts Matt Oppenlander was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Tyler Smith was 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and two RBIs. He also pitched a scoreless sixth and seven inning to pick up the win.

For the Red Hawks, Grant Sweeny was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI.

Athens (4-10; 1-6 OAA Blue) came back in the second game and almost gave the win away again.

“It was a very similar game,” Morris said. “We kicked the ball around in the fifth inning and let them tie it up 3-3.”

Brett Kaft prevented the sweep by hitting a game-winning single in the sixth inning to give his team a 4-3 win. He finished the game 2-for-2.

Tennis

ROYAL OAK over Ferndale. 8-0

The Royal Oak tennis team continued its tear through the OAA Blue with an 8-0 win over Ferndale on Wednesday.

In singles action, the Ravens only lost one set in the top three flights. Both Jorah Huntington and Susan Rusinowski won their matches in two sets 6-0, 6-0. The doubles team of Riana Manabat and Sarah Rusinowski also didn’t drop a set.

Royal Oak improved to 7-2-1 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in the Blue. The Ravens hosts the Daily Tribune Tournament on Saturday.

Singles

  • 1. Jorah Huntington d. Lauren Huang 6-0, 6-0
  • 2. Catherine Gray d. Truelove Achin 6-1, 6-0
  • 3. Susan Rusinowski d. Amanda Lewis 6-0, 6-0
  • 4. Abby Rogers d. Sydney Donaldson 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

  • 1. Anna Orletski/Delaney Ryan d. Katlynn Hughes/Kayla Hughes 6-1, 6-1
  • 2. Riana Manabat/Sarah Rusinowski d. Shannon Santos/Alina Foreman 6-0, 6-0
  • 3. Meghan McCarthy/Rachel Rusinowski d. Madeline Keller/Haley Jackson 6-2, 6-2
  • 4. Robin Nancarrow/Ashlee Morris d. Brenda Kisy/Harrmoni Sargent 6-1, 6-2

TUESDAY

Soccer

ANDOVER over Oxford, 2-0

Bloomfield Hills Andover picked up a much-needed 2-0 win over Oxford on Tuesday. The Barons came into the game with a streak of five consecutive ties going back to April 17.

“We put it all together today,” coach Aaron Seaton said. “I’ve never coached a team that had five ties in a row, it was a first for me.”

A strong performance in net by Emily Atkinson helped Andover (2-4-5; 2-3-4 Oakland Activities Association White) shut out the Wildcats. Isabel Mularowi scored in the first half and Olivia Urwiller added an insurance goal after halftime.

“We just reinforced the positives,” Seaton said of the streak. “We would obviously prefer to have won those games, but we played some good teams and fought hard to get those ties.”

Andover will play its final league game at Royal Oak on Thursday.

Ferndale over HAZEL PARK, 7-0

Ferndale didn’t let Hazel Park hang around for very long Tuesday.

The Eagles scored five goals in the first half and cruised to a 7-0 win over their OAA Blue opponent.

Lexi Brisson-Fast led the team with three goals. Kelsey Wilson, Karly Wilson, Molly Breen-Bondie and Sarah Barzeau all put the ball in the back of the net. Barzeau is one of Ferndale’s reserves who saw extended playing team against Hazel Park.

“Our subs came in and played half the game,” coach Mike Kuznair said. “They really controlled the game as well as the starters. They are improving every game.”

Emma Whipple and Lily Arnett combined for the shutout in goal.

The Eagles are now 11-2-1 and 8-0-1 in the Blue. They play Groves on Friday in another division game.

BERKLEY over North Farmington, 3-1

Berkley won an OAA White game 3-1 over North Farmington on Tuesday.

Stephanie Miller put the Bears up 1-0 in the first half. Emily Koerner and Karsyn Baker each added goals in the second half before the Raiders got on the board.

“We conceded a goal with about five minutes left in the game,” coach Alan Zakaria said.

The win kept Berkley undefeated on the season with an 8-0-2 overall record and 6-0-2 in the White. It hosts West Bloomfield at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Baseball

ANDOVER over Groves, 5-3

Andover continues to find ways to win.

The Barons beat Groves 5-3 on Tuesday to extend their winning streak to 10 games.

Jake Balicki put the Falcons ahead with a three-run homerun in the third inning, but Andover rallied.

Emerson Misch knocked in two runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth. Winston Urwiller also had an RBI single in the fifth. Ryan Kavanagh added an insurance run with an RBI single to deep center field.

The Barons are now 15-3 on the season.

West Bloomfield over WALLED LAKE CENTRAL, 5-1

West Bloomfield’s Marcus Armstrong closed the door on Walled Lake Central on Tuesday.

Armstrong hit a three-run homerun to put his team ahead and closed the door by getting the final five outs in a 5-1 win for the Lakers (9-7).

Starter Joey Hartfelder pitched a solid five and a third innings. He struck out 11 batters and walked eight. Armstrong only allowed a hit in relief.

Tennis

ROYAL OAK over Farmington, 6-2

The Royal Oak High School varsity tennis team swept all four singles matches against Farmington on Tuesday to help take the match 6-2.

The Ravens improved to 6-2-1 on the season and 6-0 in the OAA Blue. They host Ferndale next Wednesday.

Singles

  • 1. Jorah Hungtingon (Royal Oak) d. Briana Patton 6-3, 6-3
  • 2. Catherine Gray (Royal Oak) d. Mrudhula Takasala 6-4, 6-1
  • 3. Susan Rusinowski (Royal Oak) d. Srinidi Subranian 7-6(5) 6-2
  • 4. Abby Rogers (Royal Oak) d. Lekha Mutyala 6-1, 7-5

Doubles

  • 1. Anna Orletski/Christiana Schoenherr (Royal Oak) d. Grade Couture/Ashley Tran 6-3, 7-4
  • 2. Delaney Ryan/Riana Manabat (Royal Oak) d. Darci Sakthikuma/Maithri Malladi 7-5, 6-2
  • 3. Laura Meyer/Trania Girgla (Farmington) d. Meghan McCarthy/Rachel Rusinowski 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • 4. Erin Wojkiewicz/Anna DeVeaux (Farmington) d. Robin Nancarrow/Ashlee Morris 6-0, 6-2

MONDAY

Baseball

ANDOVER over Berkley, 6-3

Andover is on a roll. The Barons varsity baseball team won its ninth straight game Monday with a 6-3 victory over .

Zach Wolfe shut down the Bears' offense, striking out six batters and limited them to only four hits.

Patch Athlete of the Week nominee Tim Zobl hit his fourth home run of the season and had three RBIs. Emerson Misch and Alec Mares each hit doubles. Ryan Kavanagh, Perry Klemanski and Gabe Berman each had a hit.

Andover is now 14-3 on the season and hosts Birmingham Groves on Tuesday.

Clawson over EAST DETROIT, 11-1 (Five Innings)

The Clawson High School varsity baseball team (10-3; 4-1 Macomb Area Conference Silver) didn’t let a little rain bother it Monday in an 11-1 five inning win over East Detroit.

“We started off slow at the plate,” assistant coach Scott Weaver said. “The bats got hot in the fifth, scoring eights runs to finish the game.”

Justin Smith (3-0) pitched a complete game. He gave up one hit and struck out six batters. David Harlukowicz was 3-for-4 and Matt Pike 2-for-3.

Girls lacrosse

BLOOMFIELD HILLS UNITED over Lake Orion, 20-9

The Bloomfield Hills varsity girls lacrosse team picked up a big 20-9 win over Lake Orion on Monday.

Junior captain Margaret Metzger led all scorers with six goals and had an assist. Sophomore Maria D'Angelo also had a very productive night with five goals and an assist and junior Blair Osgood added two goals.

Maddie Monahan had a very strong defensive game with five ground balls and she consistently pressured the ball. The junior also finished with one goal and one assist.

Freshman goalie Annie Reed was very active with nine saves and three ground balls.

Birmingham United over CLARKSTON, 14-13

The Birmingham United girls lacrosse team won a tough game against Clarkston Monday night 14-13.

Multiple scorers for Birmingham included top scorer Sarah Feiten with five goals, as well as Carrie Quigley, Kathy Quigley and Brenna Bolton with two goals apiece.

Birmingham United also traveled to Illinois over the weekend, defeating Montini Catholic and Lyons Township, pushing the girls' overall record to 6-3.

FROM THE WEEKEND

Baseball

BERKLEY over Lahser, 12-7 and 4-1

Berkley swept a doubleheader over Lahser on Saturday, 12-7 and 4-1.

went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in the first game. Taylor Morrissey went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Tony Tenaglia got the win.

In the second game, Nick Bauer had two RBIs, Tyler Tollefson had an RBI and Nick Tenaglia pitched a complete game to get the win in the second game for the Bears (11-1).

Andover over ROYAL OAK, 12-5 and 15-0 (five innings)

Bloomfield Hills Andover (13-3-1) swept a doubleheader at Royal Oak High School on Friday, 12-5 and 15-0 in five innings.

Harry Singer pitched the first game for the Barons. He struck out seven batters over five innings. Zach Wolfe came in the game in the sixth and closed out the victory.

Tim Zobl hit a homerun and had two RBIs. Truman Lorick had two singles and two RBIs. Gabe Berman was a perfect 4-for-4 on the day and knocked in two runs.

Berman also led the charge in the second game by striking out eight in the first three innings, on the mound.

Andover gave him a lot of run support by putting up a 10 spot in the first inning. Emerson Misch went 3-for-4 and had three RBIs. Winston Urwiller hit a single and triple with four RBIs.

Track and Field

Oxford Invitational (at Oxford)

A lot of local athletes and teams grabbed the spotlight at the Oxford Invitational on Saturday.

The Lake Orion track and field team won the boys meet with 107 points. It had a comfortable margin of victory over the second place Davison Cardinals (60 points).

Other teams finishing in the top 10 included Avondale (sixth place; 44 points) and (10th place; 27 points).

On their way to first place, the Lake Orion Dragons won five events.

Patch Athlete of the Week nominee T.J. Carey won the 1600 meter run (4:23.42). He was also part of the team – David Arenz, George Modrak and David Diaz – that won the 3200 meter relay (8:03.61).

Corey Ester, Joe Deneau, Dashawn Tolbert and Nick Balavich won the 400 meter relay (44.29), Alex Roberts won the 300 meter intermediate hurdles (39.19) and Ester, David Diaz, Zach Arnold and Balavich won the 1600 meter relay (3:24.63).

Football standout CJ Brathwaite won the long jump for West Bloomfield High School (22’09.00).

Avondale’s Kyle Redwine won the 100 meter dash (10.90) and was part of the 800 meter relay team that finished in first. His teammates Joshuwa Holloman, Jeff Douglas and Myles Wright finished with a 1:30.27.

The Yellow Jackets’ Nathan Chapman won the 400 meter dash (49.30) and the 800 meter run (1:57.57).

Rochester’s Blake Pozolo won the 3200 meter run (9:36.90).

On the girls side, Ortonville-Brandon edged out Rochester Adams for first place. The Highlanders finished nine points behind Brandon with 73 points.

Detroit Country Day (fifth), West Bloomfield (seventh), Rochester (ninth) and Lake Orion (10th) all finished in the top 10.

Brittany Mann won two events for Country Day. She won the shot put (42'05.50") and the discus (148'03.00") Saturday.

Erin Finn continued her fantastic season for the West Bloomfield girls track team by winning the 3200 meter run (10:25.14).

The team of Jessica Howell, Jennifer Gerlach, Sophie Smith and Jamie Morrissey (4:06.00) won the 1600 meter relay for Rochester Adams.

Do you have scores, photos or information to add? You can do so in the comments below or send an email to Patch sportswriter Mike Niziolek or to the local editor at the top of this website.

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