For the first time since Comerica Park opened as the new home to the Detroit Tigers in 2000, the Detroit Public School League baseball championship will be decided under the lights.
Tuesday’s 7 p.m. title game between Western International Academy and Martin Luther King High is being billed as DPS Family Fun Day at Comerica Park. And much of the family fun being anticipated for that day is because the game will be played at night.
“More parents, more students and more fans will have a chance to come out and see the game,” said Alvin Ward, DPS administrator of athletics. “It’s a good opportunity to bring the whole family. No matter what school you support, you’ll be able to enjoy the atmosphere of beautiful major league ballpark and, at the same time, see our teams playing PSL baseball at its best.”
Unlike the morning and early afternoon game times of previous years, Tuesday’s action gets under way at 5 p.m. with the consolation game between Renaissance and Cass Tech followed by the championship game. Tickets are just $5.
Western (7-0) and King (8-0) both extended their unbeaten league records in Thursday’s PSL semifinals. Junior second baseman Brandon Austin was 2-for-2 with three RBI and triggered a nice a double play on defense to help Coach Mike Vazquez’s Cowboys (17-4-1) trounce Cass Tech 18-1 in just 2