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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Blue Grass Bound

MH Lamphere junior catcher, Greg Fettes, was merely a local treasure coming into 2010. Then in mid-January, he attended a national showcase camp in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and blew up on a nationwide level, attracting the interest of some of the country's top college baseball programs. Prior to the New Year, Fettes only had offers from Michigan and Michigan State. Then his knock-out performance in Iowa started bringing in the big boys.
Capping a world-wind three months, in late-April, the 6-3 210 pound thoroughbred of a diamond specimen, verbally committed to the Kentucky Wildcats of the ever-powerful SEC.
UK is lucky to land the services of the man his teammates, simply refer to as, "G". Fettes (pronounced Fet-ESS), has been a kingpin in cleats since the first day he donned a Rams uniform as a freshman starter on the varsity. That season, he flirted with the .400 mark, ending his inaugural campaign at Lamphere hitting .398. Last year as a sophomore, he eclipsed the "Teddy Ballgame"-mark and hit 419 to go along with 8 home runs and 32 RBI. This season, the Rams' "G-man" has upped the ante even further, currently hitting .465 with five home runs and 25 RBI. His dominance continues behind the plate, as Fettes has only allowed one steal in the team's first 20 games of 2010 and less than 10 over his entire prep career thus far.
This kid is a bonafide leader too! In fact, he's LEADING the Rams to a 17-3 overall record and the number ranking in the state in Division 2 as we speak.
I will be sad to lose my main man, "G" to the Blue Grass State in two years, but Burney isn't selfish and he knows he must share with the boys in blue down south. And talking about the color blue, not only is Fettes going to be wearing it in 2012 for KU, he's also going to making opponents blue with his play on both offense and defense.  Get super busy, "G" the rest of the way as a high schooler and let's try to bring a state title home for the Great Burnzini before it's all said and done – that would make me and the whole city of Madison Heights very very happy!


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