One thing is certain about the KLAA baseball season: It’s nearly over.
But who’s where and how they got there is still a little up in the air.
Last month’s series of rainouts filled May’s schedule with games still to be played and others to be reported to the KLAA’s website.
As a result, Brighton and Hartland will be playing to prepare for the state tournament in a little more than 10 days. But where they are in the standings is another story.
“I think we’re in the neighborhood of third, fourth or fifth,” Hartland coach Brian Morrison says.
“I think we’re in fifth or sixth,” Brighton coach Charlie Christner said.
One thing is clear: Neither team has a shot at playing for the division title next week, but there will be plenty to play for when the teams meet at Brighton for a doubleheader today.
“They’re definitely strong. They always are,” Christner said of the Eagles. “It’s a good doubleheader for us to get ready for the tournament, although our league does a good job with that, too.”
And, in the murkiness of the standings, that competitiveness has shone through.
“Our league is going to prepare everyone for postseason play,” Morrison said. “There really hasn’t been an easy week or an easy game the entire year. We were fortunate enuogh to play in a lot of competitive games. That should help us at the end of the year, and it should help Brighton.”
Brighton finishes its KLAA regular season tomorrow with a makeup game against Livonia Franklin. Hartland is off until Monday’s crossover games.