An amazing quarter-final night on Wednesday at the Diamond Classic-- the two star seniors, Chad Gromek for Lansing Catholic and Josh Wedesky of Fowlerville-- both lost. Their opposite pitchers were a junior and a sophomore and DeWitt beat Lansing Catholic 11-0 and St. Johns knocked out Fowlerville 4-2. The winners move on to the semi-finals on Monday, June 2nd.
I was very impressed with DeWitt junior Logan McAnallen. He gave up one hit over six innings, had terrific velocity and good control. He threw in the 80s on the radar gun and improved his record to 7-2. He'll be heard from next season and if he pitches against either Holt or Okemos in the semi-final, look out, DeWitt could make it to the finals. McAnallen beat Lansing Catholic after the Cougars had hit 12 home runs in their previous six games.
Eric Snow's reputation must be pretty good. Here the Cleveland Cavaliers guard and former Spartan hasn't even retired yet and the Chicago Bulls want to interview him for their head coaching job. And Larry Brown wants to interview Snow about joining his new staff in Charlotte as an assistant. If Snow would become an NBA head coach he'd join Scott Skiles and Sam Vincent as other former MSU guards who went on to become head coaches.
Think about it, the MSU quarterback changes in the last seven days basically are a case of a trade-- Keith Nichol for Nick Foles. When Nichol transferred to MSU, Foles decided he didn't want to fight for playing time in East Lansing anymore and opted out. Was it a good trade? We'll see down the road, but it's a trade I would have made because I think Nichol, from Lowell, has plenty of upside potential.