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Top 5 candidates for 2019 Total Softball Player of the Year: Escanaba's Salo and Nadolny of L'Anse Creuse are on our radar

 | Jonathon Kidd

  Brooke Nadolny, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse, p/ss:  Nadolny owns a share of the state record for HRs in a season (26) and, with 54, is one behind the career record. She walked 25 times this past season season, 20 of which were intentional. Nadolny led her team...  

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Riverview Richard scores 5 in the sixth to defeat Schoolcraft, Bishop Foley hangs on to defeat Gladstone in D3 semifinals

 | Tom Markowski

        East Lansing – Madison Heights Bishop Foley finished the regular season with a sub-.500 record but the Ventures don’t care much for that fact. That’s because they’ll play for a state championship after holding off Glad...  

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Nadolny and Goble set single-season HR record, each finish with 26

 | Tom Markowski

Harrison Township – Brooke Nadolny of Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse tied the state’s single-season home run record on Saturday and she’s one behind the record for home runs in a season. Nadolny, a pitcher and a shortstop, hit a walk-off home run in a regio...  

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Unionville-Sebewaing, Beal City take early leads and go on to win D4 semifinals

 | Tom Markowski

  East Lansing – Unionville-Sebewaing Area led Portland St. Patrick last season 7-3 after three innings in a Division 4 semifinal. Then everything went sour as St. Patrick scored four in the fifth and four more in the seventh to win, 12-8. USA scored four in the top o...  

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Woodhaven defeats Brother Rice in D1 semis; pitching carries Stevensville Lakeshore in D2 semis

 | Tom Markowski

    East Lansing – Pitching dominated play in the Division 2 semifinals on Thursday at McLane Stadium on Michigan State’s campus. Stevensville Lakeshore defeated 2015 champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 3-0, in 10 innings and Saginaw Swan Valley held...  

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Gehrls and Caledonia get past Regina, 1-0, to advance to D1 final for second time in four years

 | Tom Markowski

  East Lansing – Sammie Gehrls will get a second chance at a state title. As a freshman three years ago Gehrls went to the mound for Caledonia but Warren Regina got the better of Gehrls that day as Regina drfeated Caledonia, 5-0. Gehrls and Caledonia paid Regi...  

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Baseball Semifinal Picks: Three familiar faces are in Division 1; Woodhaven, which won a district for the first time, is the fourth

 | Tom Markowski

Brownstown – We’ve reached the semifinal round in baseball and softball and let’s have a look at the four teams in Division 1 for baseball first and compare historical notes. We have three-time champion Birmingham Brother Rice. Check. We have three-time champion M...  

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Softball Semifinal Predictions: Caledonia to play Regina, the team that it lost to in the 2015 D1 final

 | Tom Markowski

Caledonia – Three years ago Sammie Gehrls was the talk not only of the softball being played in the Grand Rapids area but throughout the state. Gehrls was a freshman pitcher who led Caledonia to the Division 1 final and now Gehrls and Caledonia are back in the state semifinal...  

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After playing for a state title last season, Northville looks to get past Brother Rice and make a return trip to East Lansing

 | Tom Markowski

Northville – Much is learned when you finish second. You learn that your team was good, just not good enough to win it all. You learn that through hard work and a little luck you were able to reach a championship game. You learn from your mistakes and you hope that if given t...  

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Woodhaven sets scoreless innings record, wins first district, looks to advance past regionals

 | Tom Markowski

Click above to watch the highlights of the Woodhaven vs. Carlson baseball game from April Brownstown – It never dawned on Corey Farner that his Woodhaven team was about to set a state record, had already set a state record or even had a chance...  

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