Baseball

Published May 16, 2011

The adage is that “numbers don’t lie,” but as Clinton Township Chippewa Valley baseball coach points out, numbers rarely tell the whole story.

With his team at 5-11 heading into the final weeks of the 2011 season, Murphy said that win total does little justice to his team’s effort and how much pride he has leading the Big Reds.

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Published May 10, 2011

If the players on the St. Clair Shores South Lake baseball team didn’t know who Jose Jimenez was before the start of the 2011 season, all they had to do is was look through the Catholic High School League record book.

As the head baseball coach at Center Line St. Clement, his squads won the 2004 Catholic League title, qualified for two Catholic League championship games, won five division championships, four Division 4 district crowns and one regional title.
And he was an assistant coach for the St. Clement squad that made it to the 1996 Class D state final.

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Published May 10, 2011

Clinton Township Clintondale baseball coach Scott Evans is sick and tired of the gym at Clintondale.

With massive cancellations and indoor practices because of rain, Evans has tired of seeing his team in batting cages, and it’s forced him to change just about everything in his plans to keep his team in shape.

“We’ve only had five games, and I haven’t been able to find out where we’re at,” Evans said May 4 prior to his team’s game against St. Clair Shores South Lake.

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Published May 9, 2011

ROYAL OAK — The exact genesis of his motivation is, admittedly, unknown.

But Dan Noble vividly remembers his playing days with the Royal Oak Shrine baseball team, and more so, the desire to one day come back to the Knights and serve as coach.

Following graduation in 2002, four years on Michigan State University’s baseball team and countless other coaching endeavors, Noble’s back.

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Published May 3, 2011

FARMINGTON HILLS — He’s seen it happen before, which is why he knows it can happen again.

Mike O’Connell has been a part of the North Farmington baseball program for the past 14 years, serving as the junior varsity head coach for the past 10.

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Published April 27, 2011

TROY — There was going to be some hesitation and second-guessing.

Over the prior eight years, Jim Ellis had transformed the Berkley High baseball program into a winner. He’d taken his alma mater from a struggling team and created an annual contender in the Oakland Activities Association.

So, walking away was never going to be easy.

“Tough,” was the only way Ellis could describe his decision to leave Berkley for the same position with the Troy High program.

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Published April 26, 2011

FARMINGTON HILLS — April 19 was one of those days football linemen dream of — cold and rainy, a gray sky and a murky feel to the air.

What offensive guard, center or tackle wouldn’t love to dig in and clash helmets in weather like that?

Unfortunately, the recent fall-like conditions aren’t exactly ideal for spring players and coaches, especially when they occur on a day when longtime rivals are set to face one another.

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Published April 25, 2011

Fraser High baseball coach Dave Kuppe could get used to his team surprising him this year.

A week from starting their Macomb Area Conference Gold Division season, the Ramblers improved to 4-2 April 21 with a 4-3 win against Utica Ford II of the MAC White.

“I don’t think the kids even realize who is in which league,” Kuppe said when asked how his players responded to the win.

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Published April 21, 2011

Eastpointe East Detroit will host Utica High, Temperance Bedford and Dearborn Heights Robichaud at 10 a.m. April 23 at Memorial Park in Eastpointe.

Following the first-round games, the championship and third-place games are slated for a 1 p.m. start time.

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Published April 13, 2011

The Grosse Pointe Times selected its 2011 All-Grosse Pointe preseason team with players from Grosse Pointe South, Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett to form a single team that would be quite formidable.

Pitcher, North senior Sean Koerber — North’s 6-foot-5-inch 212-pound ace is the “little” brother of 2000’s Mr. Baseball, Scott Koerber. Sean made a name for himself going 6-1 as a junior,

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Published March 30, 2011

BERKLEY — Jordan Gruppen is ready to tweak.

More than that really isn’t needed.

If a first-year coach ever inherited a team that exemplifies the saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” it’s the Berkley High baseball coach.

“We’ll change a few things and work on some small stuff in a different way, but there isn’t a lot I need or want to do differently,” Gruppen said last week. “Things worked last year with this group, and they look pretty strong right off the bat.”

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Published March 22, 2011

FARMINGTON — There’s a fine line baseball coaches must walk at this time of year, one that they have very little control over and is often determined by the previous night’s 11 p.m. newscast.

“If we get outside a couple times in the first couple weeks, I’ll be more than happy,” first-year North Farmington coach Mike O’Connell said last week. “It’s a blessing you can only hope for. You certainly can’t plan for it.”

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