By Daniel Gretzner
Eric Haase, who has had a sensational season at Dearborn Divine Child, was selected in the seventh round of the Major League Baseball draft last week. The DC catcher has signed with Ohio State on a athletic scholarship, giving him a possibility of playing college ball or heading for the professional ranks.
Haase was one of nine seniors on the Falcon varsity roster and can also play third base and pitch. He is listed at 6 feet tall, 190 pounds and hits the cover off the ball, batting around .500 or better. Head coach Tony DeMare is going to miss Haase when next season rolls around.
Haase will be playing on the East team in the Michigan East-West All Star Game being played at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit. You can bet your boots that the DC senior catcher will be in the starting lineup. Haase has plenty of talent on both offense and defense.
Dearbornites will be following his development closely in the coming years. He is headed for the state of Ohio and he just might wind up being another native Michigander that got away from the Detroit Tiger organization.
(Daniel Gretzner, your Times-Herald/Sunday Times “Focus on Sports” columnist will be giving you fresh and local sports news – starting this issue. He can be reached at [email protected])