Brighton, Howell to finish suspended game today

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A day after wrapping up the KLAA baseball title, the Howell baseball team has a little unfinished business today.

The Highlanders will have their Senior Day today while completing a suspended game against Brighton.

The game will be broadcast on The Livingston Post at around 4:20 p.m.

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The game was suspended after two innings on April 20 with the Highlanders leading 2-0, meaning the contest could go only 4 1/2 innings if the lead stands.

“We didn’t play last weekend, so some of our Saturday arms will be ready to go,” Howell co-coach Mike Weatherly said. “And, it’s our rival. We just want to keep playing good baseball. Things fall into place if you pick up the baseball and keep battling.”

Both teams come into the contest on winning streaks.

Since losing the second game of a doubleheader to Hartland on April 29, the Bulldogs have won 13 in a row, while Howell comes into the game on an 11-game winning tear.

The game will be Howell’s Senior Day and will give the Highlanders (24-6 overall, 14-1 KLAA West) a chance to set a Lakes Conference record for wins and winning percentage.

Several teams, including Hartland this season, have won 14 games in a season, while Brighton went 14-1-1 last year. Its winning percentage of .906 has been bested only by Northville, which has gone 16-0 twice in the Kensington Conference and 15-1 on another occasion.

One of the Howell players being honored on Senior Day, Brett Chaperon, says the Highlanders will be prepared to take on the Bulldogs.

“It’s still Brighton,” he said. “We don’t like to lose to Brighton. We plan on coming out wiht our A game and taking it to them.”