Saline Hornet Baseball
Saline opened the 2015 varsity baseball season by splitting with the Canton Chiefs Monday at Canton High School. Saline looked strong on the mound and at the plate in the 8-3 victory to open the season. Early mistakes seemed to derail the Hornets in a 5-1 loss in the nightcap.
Great pitching, solid defense and timely hitting have been the hallmarks of Saline baseball this year. All three of those traits abandoned the Hornets in a 9-5 loss to Battle Creek Lakeview in the MHSAA Division 1 quarterfinal at University of Michigan’s Ray Fisher Stadium.
In Michael Hendrickson and Josh Smith, the Saline Hornets may have the best 1-2 punch of any pitching staff in Michigan High School baseball. Saturday, the Hornets needed every ounce of their skill and talent, as Saline defeated Lincoln Park, 1-0, and then Taylor Kennedy, 3-0, to win the MHSAA Division 1 Regional tournament at Saline High School.
Saline, already SEC Red Champs, defeated Lincoln and Monroe Saturday at Bedford to win the MHSAA Division 1 District Championship.