PREVIEW: #6 Schoolcraft Faces #4 Homer in Division 3 Baseball Quarterfinal

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Listen live online Tuesday at 5 p.m. through the Slocum Sports Network and Michigan Sports Radio as the Schoolcraft Eagles meet the Homer Trojans in a MHSAA Division 3 baseball quarterfinal from Hope College in Holland.  Schoolcraft is in the final eight for back-to-back seasons, while Homer is back for the first time since 2013.  The Eagles have never advanced beyond the quarterfinals, while Homer won the Division 4 championship in 2006 and Division 3 crown in 2004.

Schoolcraft enters with an overall record of 24-9-1, with district tournament wins over Galesburg-Augusta (17-1), Constantine (18-5), and seventh-ranked Comstock (10-0).   Saturday, they dropped Watervliet (2-1) and Buchanan (4-2) in the regional tournament.   Meanwhile, Homer is 36-5 with district tournament wins over Hillsdale (11-0), eighth-ranked Bronson (1-0), and 14th-ranked Jonesville (3-2).  Saturday, they downed Delton-Kellogg (6-0) and rallied to beat Michigan Center (7-6).

In the final Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association poll for Division 3, Homer was ranked fourth with Schoolcraft placed sixth.  The only team rated higher still remaining in the field is first-ranked Traverse City St. Francis.   The winner between them and 11th-ranked Grand Rapids West Catholic will play the Homer/Schoolcraft victor at Michigan State Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the state semifinals.

Listen live to Tuesday’s quarterfinal game online via the Slocum Sports Network and Michigan Sports Radio.   First pitch is set for 5 p.m. from Hope College.

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