FLINT — With all four of the teams in the Kearsley No. 3-1 district drawing a round-one bye, Carman- Ainsworth starts the Michigan High School Athletic Association championship tournament on May 31 at noon against Swartz Creek, 0-14 Flint Metro League. In the other district semifinal Kearsley, 3-11 Metro, plays Flushing at 10 a.m. and the finals are slated for 2 p.m.
During the regular season the Cavaliers lost a Saginaw Valley League-South doubleheader at Flushing 12-2 in five innings and 10-2. Carman-Ainsworth also got beat by Swartz Creek in the second game of the Greater Flint Tournament 8-7 on April 25 and on May 10 at the Mt. Morris tourney the team lost to Kearsley 5-0 in the title game.
On the mound this season, the pitching duties have been handled by a staff that includes Cooper Betancourt, Austin Jerome, Chris Smith, Noah Reed and Ryan Macko.
As for the other side of this equation, Brennen Gleason and Andrew Ramirez have had quite the year at the plate.
Complimenting all of this has been the efforts of athletes like Jawanza Edwards, Alfonso Foster and Austin Yost.