As much as Burney loves the high school hoops season, he also loves baseball and softball season in the spring. On that note, while I was overly-enjoying myself this weekend in my own personal cager nirvana at the BBall state championships at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, I sometime found myself day dreaming of the upcoming spring sports calender that is about to go into full swing over the next few weeks.
Here's a sample of some of the things I was day dreaming about in between games:
The outstanding hitting attacks of several top-echelon boys baseball teams in the county this year and the outstanding pitching rotations of several top flight girls softball squads.
RH Adams ead coach Chuck Van Robays and his super slugging bunch of Highlanders led by one of the area's top home run hitters in senior first baseman Nick Druzinski. (If Van Robay's team can find a consistent mound presence to replace all-state hurler, Andrew Wasack (MSU), they will have a very good shot to make a run into the Final Four in Cereal City, a place their skipper is quite familiar with since he went there as a player with Adams as both a junior and a senior back in te mid-90s)
Debating back-and-fourth to myslef in my head about whether DCD's Kevin Conway is going to be just as good or better than his big brother Matt Conway (Wake Forest), an all-state pitcher and first basemen at Brother Rice the past two years
Lakeland's Carlee Meek completing her unbeliably prolific prep career with a softball state championship in June
Speaking of "Coach Joe's" Eagles, the Krazy K Konnection of juniors Kelsey Cleary and Kelsey Johnson, are just too good, whether it be with the stick or in the field with their 'D'. Cleary is the best lead-off hitter in the area!
Troy Athens Jake Duzey blasting monster home runs
Senior Bobby Pardun's savvy and leadership for head coach Frank De Vito and the Troy Colts
Standout softballer Taylor Hassleback tcatching a number of gem outings from teammate Sara Altene and throwing out scores of runners from behind the plate for the C-Town Wolves
Junior hurler Nick Bradley giving quality outing after quality outing once again fthis season on the mound for the Rochester Falcons