FLUSHING — While the Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball team had the good fortune to draw a bye for the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association championship tournament on Tuesday, so has every other team assigned to Flushing district No. 3-1. That turned out to be a good thing as rain canceled most pre-district rounds across the area.
That means the Cavs, 10-15 overall, 8-4 Saginaw Valley League, won’t have any extra advantage when they face Kearsley, 12-14 overall, 5-8 Flint Metro League, in game two of the semifinals on Saturday.
On the other side of this bracket, Flushing, 21-4 overall, takes on Swartz Creek, 6-6 Metro, at 10 a.m. on Saturday and the finals will take place 30 minutes after game two has ended. During the regular season the Cavs didn’t play Kearsley or Creek, but did fall to Flushing on April 25 in a SVL twinbill, 9-1 and 6-2. Flushing also defeated Kearsley, 5-2 and 9-4, on April 22 and Kearsley edged out Creek, 3-1 and 5-4, on May 6.
In 2012 the Cavs had a bye for round one and defeated Clio, 5-3, before losing the district title game to Flushing, 11-0.