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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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Unlikely Thoroughbreds

Don't look now, but the Holly Bronchos have been really taking it to opponents on the baseball diamond this spring.
On Thursday, TEAM HORSE garnered two wins on their home field, both completions of prior suspended games to up their record to a more than respectable 22-8.
Holly senior Blake Ordiway tossed a no-no and David McNeely belted a pair of home runs and collected a total of 6 RBI in a 11-0 shutout of Fenton in the day's opener, followed by the Bronchos sneaking past Lapeer East 7-6 on a walk-off RBI single by Pat O' Connor in the finale, with hurler Chris Green being credited with the win from the pitching rubber.
Never known for its prowess on the diamond, Holly's surprising success in 2012 can be greatly attributed to the influence and tactical managing skills of first-year skipper Benny Jackson.
Besides proving quite the handful to deal with in the Flint Metro League, Jackson's Bronchos have defeated some pretty good other area clubs like two-time defending OAA White champ Birmingham Groves, Milford, Flint Powers and Flint Carman-Ainsworth. A few weekends back, Jackson led his squad to a first-place finish in the Eagle Invite up in Ann Arbor, beating Manchester in the first game of the tourney and host Ann Arbor Skyline in the championship game.
The Bronchos have a good shot at winning a district title this season, too, considering their district pool draw was kind to them and there resides no world-beater to overcome for the crown.
Great job, BOYZ!!!!


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