Written Friday May 26th at 8:05 AM
Here is my insight and thoughts for the softball districts.
District 20 at Farmington Hills Mercy
NORTH FARMINGTON vs. Farmington Hills Mercy
FARMINGTON vs. WEST BLOOMFIELD
EARLY PICKS: Can’t go against the Marlins in this district.
District 22 at Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK vs. SOUTHFIELD ARTS AND TECH
BERKLEY vs. GROVES
EARLY PICKS: Berkley vs Groves should be a very interesting matchup. The Falcons won the Blue. I see the Battle of Woodward in the district finals with the Bears moving on.
District 23 at Ferndale
FERNDALE vs. OAK PARK
Detroit Mumford vs. Detroit Renaissance
EARLY PICKS: This is not a strong district but the Eagles should move on with ease.
District 24 at Grosse Pointe North
Detroit Cass Tech vs. Detroit Western
Detroit Cass Tech/Detroit Western vs. Grosse Pointe South
Grosse Pointe North vs. HARPER WOODS
EARLY PICKS: I can see a battle of Grosse Pointe in the district finals. I like the Norsemen to win this district.
District 25 at Avondale
SEAHOLM vs. BLOOMFIELD HILLS
AVONDALE vs. TROY
EARLY PICKS: This is a very interesting district. The Blackhawks have a high octane offense and are very prone to shootouts. The Colts are solid as is the Maples. The Yellow Jackets are the wildcard. Bloomfield Hills is the early favorite but something tells me Troy could off a stunner.
District 26 at Utica
Utica Ford II vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson
TROY ATHENS vs. Utica
EARLY PICKS: The Chieftains have been solid all season. I think the Red Hawks are a sleeper but end of the day I like Utica over the Falcons in this district.
District 29 at Oxford
Davison vs. OXFORD
Davison/OXFORD vs. Lapeer
Port Huron vs. Port Huron Northern
EARLY PICKS: It’s hard to go against the Cardinals in this district but the Wildcats could give them some fits. I like Davison to move on in this district.
District 30 at Lake Orion
CLARKSTON vs. Waterford Mott
CLARKSTON/Waterford Mott vs. ADAMS
LAKE ORION vs. Waterford Kettering
EARLY PICKS: The Dragons got a great draw and should get to the district finals. The Wolves have a tough draw especially if they play the Highlanders in the district semifinals. I think Lake Orion gets by this district with their high octane offense but if they run into a good starting pitcher then it could be trouble.
District 31 at Romeo
Utica Eisenhower vs. Romeo
ROCHESTER vs. STONEY CREEK
EARLY PICKS: It would be very hard to go against the Cougars but Macomb County has been solid all year long. Erin Flynn should leave her mark in this district.