Pre-district baseball action is now completed. This past weekend, more than likely will see either Edsel Ford or Allen Park, win the Dearborn High School district championship. Both teams, Edsel and Allen Park faced each other on Saturday, with the victor playing the winner of the Fordson vs. Lincoln Park game.
The host Pioneers were knocked out early by the Jaguars on May 29 in a pre-district tilt. Pioneer bats were relatively silent as the Parker nine exploaded for a dozen runs behind the big bats of Jake Makowski and Jose Salinas. Makowski was 3-for-4 and drove in 4 runs. He has proved to be one of coach Glenn Gulliver’s most consistent hitters. Allen Park owns an overall 19-14 record and has done well on the diamond this year.
The Thunderbirds had their work cut out for them in the district finals Saturday. Head coach Rob Fay hopes that his team could reverse what happend last year. That’s when the Jaguars took the 2011 district title against the Thunderbirds.
This season, Edsel and Allen Park are the strongest teams competing while Fordson and Lincoln Park are of a so-so caliber. The local teams within the district are a mix between squads that compete in the Western Wayne Athletic Association and a few (Allen Park and Lincoln Park) who are members of the Downriver League.
If Edsel Ford can get by Allen Park, it should have little trouble winning the district and moving on to the regional round of play. The Thunderbirds have a solid team and have a good shot of going deeper into the tournament.
EX-TRENTON HOCKEY ACE PLAYS FOR STANLEY CUP
Andy Greene of Trenton is living a hockey player’s dream. He has gone from playing high school hockey for the Trenton Trojans, college hockey for Miami of Ohio and to being a defenseman on the National Hockey League New Jersey Devils’ No. 1 line.
New Jersey is in the midst of playing the Los Angelas Kings for the Stanley Cup. Not bad for a local skater who has worked his way up the ladder and is considered to be one the better players on defense in the professional ranks.
The NHL’s final games are close at hand and we wish the best for the native son of the nearby Downriver community. The series takes on a local twist, especially since the Detroit Red Wings were knocked out early this season.
Maybe Greene would look good in a Red Wings uniform. What do you, the sports reader of this publication, think? Marc Howe, Gordie’s son, is the director of scouting for the Detroit franchise. Could it be the scouting staff missed the boat on some backyard neighborhood local talent?
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