Western, East English Village win PSL baseball titles on DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park

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DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park is becoming a tradition. Western International High School’s habit of winning Detroit Public School League baseball championships is already one.

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Western International 2014 PSL Mega Division baseball champions

Coach Juan Sanchez’s Cowboys (12-0 league, 16-5-1 overall) have not lost to a PSL team in three seasons and they once again exerted their dominance Monday as senior Louis Chapa pitched a complete-game, one-hit 6-0 shutout against King (7-4 league, 9-13 overall) in the PSL Mega Division championship game at Comerica Park.

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East English Village 2014 PSL East-West Division baseball champions

The victory extended Western’s PSL baseball championship streak to seven years in a row and was its ninth in 11 seasons. “There’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence, and we’ve managed to stay on the right side of the line,’’ Sanchez said.|

East English Village, in only its second year as a school, is also building a winning baseball tradition. Coach Elbert Williams’ Bulldogs (11-1 league, 14-2 overall) won the East-West Division title for the second year in a row with a 13-1 victory against Henry Ford (7-5 league and overall).  Senior pitcher Trevon Godfrey struck out 11 in five innings for the Bulldogs.

Between games of the championship doubleheader, players chosen to the PSL All-City baseball and softball teams introduced themselves during an on-field ceremony – part of the festivities in the fifth year of DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park.

For more media coverage of PSL Mega Division title game, click on
Detroit News article  http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140519/SPORTS05/305190111/0/sports05/Luis-Chapa-throws-1-hit-gem-Western-downs-King-claim-7th-straight-PSL-title|
Detroit Free Press article http://lms.usatodayhss.com/detroit/articles/item/2156-psl-baseball-mega-title-western-remains-perfect-in-league-play

For more media coverage of  PSL East-West title game, click on
Detroit Free Press article
http://lms.usatodayhss.com/detroit/articles/item/2155-psl-baseball-east-west-title-east-english-village-romps-henry-ford-13-1
Detroit News article
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140519/SPORTS05/305190101/0/sports05/East-English-s-big-4th-inning-dismantles-Henry-Ford-East-West-title-game-Comerica

 

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