What: Division 1 pre-district game at Dexter
Who: Brighton vs. Ann Arbor Skyline
When: 4:30 p.m.
Broadcast time: 4:20 p.m. on The Livingston Post
The Eagles are 15-15 this season. They are led by Eamon Horwedel, who has thrown two no-hitters and was part of a combined three-inning no-hitter last week (May 22, in the second game of a doubleheader against Harper Woods). Horwedel is 5-1 with one save. In 40 innings, he has allowed 21 hits, four earned runs (10 overall), with a 0.70 ERA annd 0.63 WHIP. At the plate, he is hitting .349. Darryn Davis leads the Eagles in hits (31), average (.403) and doubles (9). Skyline has struggled down the stretch, losing five of its last seven. The wins came in a doubleheader sweep of Harper Woods.
The Bulldogs are 26-8, with six wins in the eight games after they lost to Canton in the KLAA championship game. “We were trying to get guys at-bats and in position for the postseason,” coach Charlie Christner said Monday evening. “We got our arms lined up so we hopefully have a good amount of rest.”
Projected pitchers: Cameron Tullar for Brighton. After Canton hit him hard, Tullar rebounded against South Lyon last week, throwing a 3-hitter and striking out eight with no walks and no earned runs. For Skyline, it should be Horwedel. “From here on out, you’re going to see really good arms,” Christner said. “Whether it’s Skyline, Dexter, Howell or Pinckney, everyone’s going to throw their best and you have to beat their best.”
Druthers — Tuesday or Saturday?
“It doesn’t make a big difference whether we play Tuesday or Saturday,” Christner said. “We have to play anyway, and we’re ready to go …. We’re where we need to be. Now we have to play good baseball.”
Tuesday’s winner plays host Dexter at 10 a.m., followed by Pinckney vs. Howell. The championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m.