Detroit Catholic Central is getting hot at the right time entering the MHSAA Division 1 district baseball tournament.
The Shamrocks won their eight game in their last nine starts Saturday while squaring their overall record at 18-18 by sweeping a double-header against host Salem, 2-0 and 7-2.
Junior Dantethrew six scoreless innings allowing just four hits on no walks and nine strikeouts to pick up the win in the opener. Reliever Grant pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the save.
Salem losing pitcher Tyler Brooks threw a complete game allowing one earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts.
Mike Scott and Justin Green each had an RBI for CC.
In Game Two, Jordan Jenkins had two hits, including a 3-run homer, to complete the sweep in the nightcap.Robson also had two hits for the victorious Shamrocks.
, who pitched the first five innings, gave up just one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out five to record the victory.
CC opens district play beginning at noon Saturday, May 30 at Brighton against South Lyon.
DETROIT CC 11, WALLED LAKE CENTRAL 4: Dantepicked up the win in relief to go along with two hits and two Friday as Detroit Catholic Central (16-18) earned a non-league victory at home over Walled Lake Central (17-17).
Jordan Jenkins also added two, while had two hits for the Vikings.
“It was our senior day and a nice way to send off our seniors,” CC coach Dansaid.
DETROIT CC 15, LIGGETT 1:Detroit Catholic Central (15-18) put on its hitting shoes and made the trip May 21 to Woods (17-10) all the worthwhile with a run-rule non-league win over the host Knights (17-10), ranked No. 1 in Division 3 and defending state champions.
Danteled the way with three hits, including a 2-run homer and three for CC. Mike Scott also added two hits, including a solo homer and two .
Also getting into the act for the Shamrocks were Grantand Justin Green with two hits and two apiece.
Winning pitcher Grantwent all six innings in the run-rule game allowing one earned run on five hits. The junior struck out eight.
DETROIT CC 3-9, SOUTH LYON 1-1:Detroit Catholic Central (14-18) earned its fourth win in five games May 19 at home by sweeping a non-league double-header from the visiting Lions (14-16).
The Shamrocks captured the opener, 3-1, thanks to Grantbases loading clearing double.
CC starting pitcher Samthrew the first 6.1 innings allowing one run to earn victory, while Sean Garcia got the final two outs to pick up the save.
Losing pitcher Ethanthrew a complete game for South Lyon and suffered the loss. He allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out nine.
The Shamrocks also captured the nightcap, 9-1, in five innings as Jordan Jenkins and Jackeach collected three hits, while Anthony added two hits and three RBI.
Winning pitcher Mattwent all five innings for CC.