Almont falls in regional championship | June 14, 2017 | – Michigan News

Almont falls in regional championship | June 14, 2017 | –  Michigan News

Almont’s Dan Deblauwe fires off a hit during a game with Armada on May 16.
Photo by Austin VanDaele
ROCHESTER HILLS – The Almont varsity baseball team saw its season come to a close following an 11-0 regional championship loss to Madison Heights Bishop Foley on Saturday. Almont started its day out with a 14-2 victory over Detroit Edison Public School in the regional opener.

Almont shot out to a 7-0 lead after the first three innings in the first game against Detroit Edison and never looked back. Both teams scored two in the fifth, but then Almont added five more in the sixth to secure the victory and its spot in the championship game.

Jace Rinke, Zach Revoldt, Mitch Proper and Griffin DePauw all had two hits with two RBI during the game. Nick Pica, Colton Kruse, Hunter Spies and Adam Campbell all had a hit, with Campbell adding two RBI. Dillon Kruse pitched five innings, giving up six hits with six strikeouts and one walk. Proper pitched one inning, striking out three.

Bishop Foley won 17-1 over Detroit Central to secure its spot in the championship, where it would ultimately defeat Almont 11-0 after scoring three runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and seven in the fifth.

Rinke recorded the lone hit for the Raiders in the championship, while Pica pitched four innings with one walk and nine hits and Chase Kapron pitched one inning, giving up five hits with one strikeout and one walk.

Almont closes its season out with an 18-15 overall, 8-6 Blue Water Area Conference record.

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