Despite the falling rain and flashing lightning that caused postponements this week, Clawson High School varsity baseball coach Ralph Haney says he's excited for the prospects of the Trojans team this season.
On Monday, in its first and, to date, only completed game of the season, Clawson topped Sterling Heights High, 15-1.
However, the rain itself also has Haney excited, since it's watering the new grass infield that the Trojans are playing on, following a plan to refurbish the diamond at City Park.
(Check out the full story from Aug. 2012 on Clawson Patch here.)
Clawson is scheduled to host doubleheaders on Friday versus Pontiac Academy (4:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.) and on Saturday against Parkway Christian (5 p.m.; 7 p.m.).
Among the highlights from Monday's win over Sterling Heights:
- Jake Smith went five innings and gave up two hits with five strikeouts.
- Craig Bynum hit a home run, finishing 2-for-2 with two stolen bases and three RBI.
- Matt Pike went 2-for-4.
- David Harlukowicz and Edrey Ocampo each went 2-for-3.
Donations for the baseball field can be sent to the Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct., Clawson, MI 48017. Make checks payable to "Friends of the Clawson City Park."