PSL IN THE PARK: Western vs. King, CMA vs. Ford set for baseball championship doubleheader Wednesday at Comerica Park

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

Western International High will be gunning for its fifth consecutive Detroit Public School League boys’ baseball championship Wednesday at 7 p.m. when it faces King High in the second game of a PSL championship doubleheader at Comerica Park.

Be there for “PSL In The Park” when Coach Juan Sanchez’s Cowboys and Coach Norm Taylor’s Crusaders battle for the Mega Division city championship.

The action gets started at 5 p.m. with the East-West Division city championship game between CMA High’s Pharaohs, coached by Ray Stephen, and Henry Ford High’s Trojans, coached by Kenneth Jackson.

In the semifinals Friday, Western defeated Cass Tech 13-7 and King nipped Renaissance 2-1 to advance to the Mega Division finals. The West Division won against the East in the semifinals as CMA shut out Finney 8-0 and Ford advanced past Osborn 14-6.

Last year’s PSL championship game produced the first perfect game in the history of Comerica Park as Western’s Todd Phelps shut down Renaissance. This year’s championship doubleheader holds promise for more action-packed suspense.

The entire school district will be represented in what has become an annual occasion for league-wide pride as the PSL All-City boys’ baseball and girls’ softball teams will be introduced during an on-field ceremony between games.

Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased the day of the game at the Comerica Park box office. Gates open at 4 p.m. Bring the whole family. Come watch our Proud Strong Learners swinging PSL-style in the park!

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