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Elite Eight - The Top Eight Performances from the MHSAA Baseball and Softball State Finals

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Elite Eight - The Top Eight Performances from the MHSAA Baseball and Softball State Finals

8. Andrew Manier – Sterling Heights Parkway Christian Baseball – After an impressive performance on the mound in the semifinal, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out five, Manier had a strong showing offensively in Saturday’s state final, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Eagles to their first ever baseball title.

7. Connor McCarron – Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett Baseball – In a dominant all-around performance by Liggett, McCarron went 3-for-3 at the dish, tallying two RBI and scored three runs to help lead the Knights to their third title in four years.

6. Andrea Elmore – Farmington Hills Mercy Softball – After a big of a struggle in the quarterfinals and semifinals, Elmore was once again her dominant self in the Division 1 State Final. The senior ace struck out five batters, scattered five hits without allowing a run and went 2-for-3 at the plate as she helped lead the Marlins to their first ever Softball title.

5. Bryce Bush – Warren De La Salle Baseball – Bush had a memorable postseason for the Pilots, which included a three-hit game in the quarterfinals and then notched the game-winning two-RBI single in the sixth inning of the Division 1 state championship game against Saline as De La Salle won its first state title since 2009.

4. Nikki Bauer – Unionville-Sebewaing  Softball – For a second straight year, the Patriots ace pitched a 1-hitter in the Division 4 final with 11 strikeouts as the senior finished her high school career in memorable fashion, winning a second straight title.

3. Mike Mokma – Holland Christian Baseball – Aside from a tough fourth inning, Mokma was simply dominant on Saturday, as the senior stuck out two batters in every inning of the Division 2 state championship, leading the Maroons to their first baseball title.

2. Erin Shuboy – Richmond Softball – As a freshman, on the biggest stage of her high school career, it would have been understandable if Shuboy needed some time to find a rhythm on Saturday. But instead, Shuboy was dialed in from the start, tossing a no-hitter, allowing just one walk while striking out seven batters in seven innings to lead Richmond to its first softball title in school history.

1. Meghan Beaubien – Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Softball – A five inning perfect game in the semifinals and a 7-inning perfect game with 15 strikeouts to lead the Kestrels to a second straight Division 3 Title? It doesn’t get more impressive than that.