Written Friday May 26th at 8:05 AM
Here is my insight and thoughts heading into the baseball districts.
District 16 at Livonia Stevenson
FARMINGTON vs. Novi Detroit Catholic Central
FARMINGTON/Novi Detroit Catholic Central vs. NORTH FARMINGTON
Novi vs. Livonia Stevenson
EARLY PICKS: This district looks like it could be the Shamrocks vs the Spartans. The Wildcats are the sleeper in this district. I like Novi Detroit Catholic Central to move on.
District 20 at Grosse Pointe South
Grosse Pointe South vs. St. Clair Shores Lakeview
Grosse Pointe North vs. HARPER WOODS
EARLY PICKS: The battle of Grosse Pointe could be on again between the Blue Devils and the Norsemen. I like Grosse Pointe North to move on.
District 22 at Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK vs. Sterling Heights
ROYAL OAK/Sterling Heights vs. BERKLEY
Warren Cousino vs. Warren Mott
EARLY PICKS: The Ravens and Bears would be a fun district semifinals, whoever wins that game wins the district. With apologies to the school on Lexington Blvd, the team from Catalpa should move on.
District 24 at Birmingham Brother Rice
SEAHOLM vs. SOUTHFIELD ARTS AND TECH
GROVES vs. Birmingham Brother Rice
EARLY PICKS: This has the makings of a Warriors vs Maples district finals. Too much pitching leads Seaholm to a major upset.
District 27 at Romeo
Romeo vs. ROCHESTER
Romeo/ROCHESTER vs. ADAMS
STONEY CREEK vs. Utica Eisenhower
EARLY PICKS: This is a very tough district. The Eagles are solid as is the Bulldogs but the Highlanders senior class has another deep run in them.
District 28 at Avondale
AVONDALE vs. TROY ATHENS
AVONDALE/TROY ATHENS vs. TROY
BLOOMFIELD HILLS vs. Utica
EARLY PICKS: This is a pick me district. There is a lot of good teams in this district. If I had to pick one to win this district, it’s the Blackhawks.
District 29 at West Bloomfield
Waterford Mott vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
Waterford Mott/Orchard Lake St. Mary’s vs. Waterford Kettering
WEST BLOOMFIELD vs. LAKE ORION
EARLY PICKS: This is a very tough district. The Eaglets got a great draw while the Dragons and Lakers have to go through each other. Orchard Lake St. Marys is the best team in this district but they have been vulnerable lately. I think Lake Orion or West Bloomfield has a chance to upset them.
District 31 at Oxford
Fenton vs. Holly
Fenton/Holly vs. OXFORD
CLARKSTON vs. Grand Blanc
EARLY PICKS: Clarkston vs Grand Blanc should be a doozy. Oxford got a great draw. I see a Wildcats vs Bobcats district final with Grand Blanc moving on.