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Crockett Tech’s Kalissa Harrell scores against Pershing April 17. Fellow Crockett Brianna Harrell-Bassett (16) looks on. The Rockets beat the Doughgirls 23-7.

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By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen

DETROIT — Crockett Tech pitcher Terricka Byers continues to throw fireballs from the mound as the Rockets (4-0) are keeping in step with PSL East leaders Cass Tech, King and Southeastern. The senior pitched two victories last week as Crockett Tech defeated Pershing 23-7 on April 17 and Osborn 26-1 on April 19 to stay unbeaten in the PSL East.

Against Pershing, Byers struck out eight and allowed four hits. Demetria Berry and Corneshia Lawrence carried the big sticks for the Rockets. Berry went three-for-three, which included a home run. She also had three RBIs and scored three times. Lawrence also went three-for-three with a home run. She scored twice and had two runs batted in. Against Osborn, Byers threw some more heat, striking out 12 and not allowing a hit. Berry, Lawrence and Brianna Harrell-Bassett all went three-for-three at the plate.

“We want to keep in step with King, Cass Tech and Southeastern so we can make the playoffs,” said Crockett Tech head coach Robert Giles.

Senior pitcher Misty Sykes was the winning pitcher on April 16 as Cody (2-2) defeated Henry Ford 12-8 in a PSL West matchup. Junior catcher Christen Smith managed one hit in a game in which the scoring was comprised mostly of walks. The losing pitcher for Henry Ford Senior was Amani Killingham. At the plate, Killingham went two-for-three with two RBIs and two runs.

Henry Ford lost to Cody on April 19 in a PSL crossover game 20-16.

But the Trojans bounced back on Thursday, April 19, with a 19-8 rout of Northwestern. Senior pitcher Lakeisha Greer struck out four and allowed two hits for the Trojans. Junior second baseman Jasmine Harris-Anderson went three-for-three (two singles and a double), with three RBIs and scored three times.

Tashi Arroyo struck out three and didn’t allow a hit as Southwestern (2-2 PSL West, 3-2 overall) defeated Communication Media Arts 16-1 in three innings (mercy rule) on April 16. Alandro Garcia went two-for-three, with a three-run homer and three runs. Senior catcher Cheyann Barber also hit a three-run homer for the Prospectors. Southwestern earned another win on April 19 with a 1-0 forfeit over Central.


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