Western International High erupted for eight runs in the second inning and cruised to an 11-1 victory against King in the Detroit Public School League boys’ baseball Mega Division title game Monday night at Comerica Park.
“Winning never gets old,” Sanchez said. “This one feels as good as the first one.”
Junior outfielder Tratez Henton’s RBI double started the Cowboys’ scoring as they sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning.
Senior shortstop Hector Gutierrez, Jr., who is headed to the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship, had a two-run single in the second inning and eventually scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-0. Junior Louis Chapa and senior Jose Solis had RBI singles in the onslaught.
Senior Jose Ramon Morales went six innings and struck out eight as the winning pitcher.
King avoided the shutout with a run in the fourth inning. Avont’e Maddox walked and stole second and third before Clemia Jackson’s single drove him home.
East English Village won the PSL East-West Division game, overcoming the odds of competing and winning as a first-year school. Junior pitcher Trevon Godfrey posted 10 strikeouts and ignited Coach Elbert Williams’ Bulldogs’ offense with a double and an inside-the-park home run.
Between games, players chosen by their coaches to the 2013 PSL All-City baseball and softball teams were introduced during an on-field ceremony. The players are listed below.
2013 Detroit Public School League All-City Baseball Players
Cass Tech: David Barksdale, Sr. P-C; Julius Striggles, Sr. P-IF; CMA: Reginal King, Sr. P-C-OF-IF; Cody: Robert Arndt,Sr. C; Denby: Deyonte Butler, Jr. P-SS; Anthony York, Jr. P-SS; East English Village: Jaylyn Stephens-King, Jr. SS; Melvin Coleman, Jr. LF; Trevon Godfrey, Jr. 3B; Kavon Moore, Fr. C; Ford: Marquise Hatfield, Sr. LF; Cortez Rodgers, Sr. P-SS; Delvante Paul, Sr. P-SS; Darryl Champion, So. C-3B; King: Terrell Walker, Sr. OF-P; Michael Jamieson, Sr. IF-P; Avont’e Maddox, Jr. IF; Mumford: Brandon Washington, Jr. P; Darius Jones, Jr. C; Harold Montgomery, Jr. 2B; Northwestern: Jalen Dunbar, Sr. C-CF; Osborn: Nicholas Phillips, Sr. CF; Brandon Hunt, Jr. P-OF-3B; Javon Meeks, Sr. C-CF; Pershing: Malik Harcum, So. C-SS; Renaissance: Kanzoni Ramsey, Jr. OF-P; Western: Hector Gutierrez, Jr., Jr. P-SS; Jose Ramon Morales, Sr. IF-P; Louis Chapa, Jr. IF-P; Anthony Gutierrez 1B-DH
2013 Detroit Public School League All-City Softball Players
Renaissance: Shivonne Marshall, Sr. LF; Essence England , Jr. CF; Breanna Lawrence, So. 2B; Ann Jones, So. SS; Cass Tech: Tierra Traylor, Sr. SS; De’jah Darkins, Sr. 2B; Taryn Butler, Jr. P; Mariah Johnson, Jr. 1B; Central: Danielle Cornelius, Sr. SS; CMA: Vannesha Williams, Sr. SS; Cody: Kristina Smith, Sr. P; Denby: Sannia Walls, Sr. P; Jazzmond Williams, Jr. 1B; Ella Shelton, Jr. SS; DIA – Takyra Lee, Fr. IF; East English Village – Andrea Edwards, Jr. C-IF; Malia Smith, So. P-IF-OF; Ford: Tiera Thomas, Fr. 3B; Autumm Carlisle, So. C; King: Jenice Myles, Jr. 3B; Mumford: Alexis Milliner, Sr. 3B; Arlecia Parker, Fr. 1B; Northwestern: Sapphire Ellington, Sr. 2B; Osborn: Daisha Adams, Jr. P; Pershing: Daysiana Gardner, Sr. P-SS; Southeastern: Dominique Sanders, Jr. SS; Western: Ashley Wilson, Jr. SS; Aitza Rodriguez, Sr. P; Perla Hernandez, Senior, C