2011 Year in Review
The Stevenson baseball team advances to the Division 1 state semifinals, dropping a 10-5 decision to Temperance Bedford, finishing 31-7. The Titans had won the regional title with a 15-10 win over De La Salle in the championship game, before downing Hartland 3-1 in the quarterfinals to reach the state's final four.
The Stevenson baseball team wins the MAC Red Division title with a 9-1 league record, finishing one game ahead of second-place Grosse Pointe South. The Titans go on to win their fourth straight Division 1 district title with a 4-1 win over Ford II in the championship game. Stevenson then advances to the regional final with a 7-4, eight-inning victory over Grosse Pointe South in the regional semifinal.
Congratulations on a great season
2011 Team Honors
2011 State Honors
All-Star Selection: Ryan Lavoie
All State First Team: Ryan Lavoie
All State Second Team: Nathan Rodriguez
All State Second Team: Dylan Cooper
2011 MAC Red Honors
Coach of the Year: Joe Emanuele
Player of the Year: Ryan Lavoie
All-Conference: Dylan Cooper, Nathan Rodriguez, Brad Plec
Titans prepare for State Semifinals game on Friday 6/17
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Stevenson Titans 2011 Distric Champs
Madison Heights Bishop Foley Quarterfinals
Tuesday June 14, 2011 -
The Stevenson Titand defeat the #3 Team in the state the Hartland Eagles by the score of 3-1.
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Semifinals - June 17
Bailey Park, Battle Creek
Friday 6/17 VS Temperance Bedford 3:00 PM Start @ Bailey Park
Address to Baily Park:
1392 Capital Avenue, Ne
Battle Creek, Mi 49017
For the first time, there will be audio coverage of the semifinals and finals of the tournament at MHSAANetwork.com. Here’s Friday’s semifinal schedule:
Temperance Bedford vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson – Morrison Field – 3 p.m.
Grosse Pointe SouthRegionals -
Saturday June 11, 2011 -
Stevenson 7 8 innings
The Titans were led Offensivelyby Steve Minaudo 2 hits, 3 RBI. Dylan Cooper doubled, single,2 runs scored. Bobby Tikkanen double, 2 RBI.
Ryan Lavoie (11-1) was the winning pitcher. Ryan went 8 innings allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and striking out 10.
De La Salle 10
The Titans were led offensively by Dylan Cooper 3 hits including a homerun and double,2 runs scored 5 RBI. Steve Minaudo 3 hits including a homerun and a double, 3 runs scored, 4 RBI. Nathan Rodriguez double, single 1 runs score and 2 RBI. Brandon Krolczyck triple, hit, 1 runs scored 1 RBI. Bobby Griffin 3 hits, 1 runs scored and 1 RBI.
Dylan Copper started the game, followed by Brandon Hughes and Kevin Morning (4-1) who went the last 3 2/3 innings for the Victory.
This game will feature two of the best High School Baseball teams in the State of Michigan.
Stevenson Titans Grosse Pointe Blue Devils
MAC Red Division #1 #2
Michigan Division 1 Rankings # 2 #3
Michigan State Rankings #4 #5
National Rankings #520 #529
Tuesday June 7, 2011 -
Romeo - The Titans travel to Romeo to face the Reds in a cross over game.
Titans are led by Nathan Rodriguez with 2 doubles, single, 3 runs scored, 3 Rbi. Dylan Cooper 3 hits, 2 runs scored, 3 Rbi. Brad Plec 2 hits, 1 run scored, 3 Rbi. Brandon Krolczyk, Anthony Persichino, and Steve Minaudo contributed 2 hits and 2 runs scored each.
Jeremy Waak pitched the first 4.1 innings allowing 6 runs on 10 hits. Brandon Krolczyk pitched 2 innings to get the win.
The Stevenson Titans improved their record to 27-6 overall.
The next game for Stevenson is Wednesday 6/8 against the Eisenhower Eagles for the MAC Red Championship. A win by Stevenson will give them the out right championship. A loss will give Stevenson a share of the MAC Red Championship with Grosse Pointe South.
Friday June 3, 2011 -
Sterling Heights - District Championship Game.
Henry Ford 1
The Stevenson Titans are District Champs.
Offensively the Titans were led by Dylan Cooper with 2 hits, a double and a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 2 Rbi. Steve Minaudo with 2 hits, single and homerun, 1 run scored and 1 Rbi. Brad Plec and Nathan Rodriguez contributed 1 hit each.
Dylan Cooper was the winning pitcher. Dylan improved his record to 6-0. Dylan pitched 5 innings allowing 2 hits, 0 runs and 5 strike outs. Nathan pitched 1 inning to get his 4th save of theseason.
The Stevenson Titans improved their record to 26-6 overall.
Friday June 3, 2011 -
Sterling Heights - The Titans open District play at Henry Ford High School against L'anse Creuse High School.
L'anse Creuse 1
The Stevenson Titans were led by Brandon Krolczyk 2 hits, 1 double, 1 run, 2 Rbi. Brad Plec and Bobby Tikkanen 2 hits each. Steve Minaudo and Dylan Cooper 2 Rbi's each.
Rylan Lavoie was the winning pitcher. Ryan pitched a complete game allowing 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 9. Ryan improved his record to 9-1.The victory improved Stevenson's record to 25-6 overall.
Tuesday May 31, 2011 -
Sterling Heights - The Stevenson Titans open pre district play against the Chippewa Valley Reds.
Stevenson 3 (9 Ininngs)
Chippewa Valley 2
In a well pitched and played game by both teams saw the Stevenson Titans win the game in nine innings by a final score of 3-2.
Dylan Cooper's solo home run in the top of the ninth inning proved to be the difference in Stevenson's pre-district win over Chippewa Valley on Tuesday afternoon.The Titans scored a run in the fourth and sixth inning to take a 2-0 lead, before the Big Reds' Tyler Freeze tied the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Tuesday May 24, 2011 -
Grosse Pointe - The Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils Beat the Stevenson Titans by a score of 12-2.The game was played on Monday 5/23 and Stevenson was leading 1-0 when the rains came. The game was suspended. On tuesday 5/24 the game was resumed.
Friday May 20, 2011 -
Grosse Pointe - Titans beat the Norseman in 9 innings
Grosse Pointe North 7
In a continuation of of a suspended tie game from Tuesday Stevenson Titans went on to score a run in the ninth inning for the Victory.
After trailing by the score of 7-2 on Tuesday the Titans scored 4 runs in the sixth and 1 run in the seventh inning to tie the game. The game was suspended due to bad weather. The game was resumed on Friday. After a scoreless eight inning the Titans score 1 in the nineth to win the game 8-7.
Stevenson was led by Bobby Tikkanen 2 hits, 1 run score, 2 RBI. Brandon Hughes 2 hits, 1 run score and 2 RBI. (Brandon had the winning hit). Brad Plec doubled and 3 RBI.
Brandon Krolczyk was the winning pitcher and Ryan Lavoie got the save.
Stevenson improves to 8-0 in the MAC Red and 23-5 overall.
Wednesday May 18, 2011 -
Sterling Heights - Titans beat the visiting Dakota Cougars by the score of 5-0
The Utica Stevenson Titans Baseball team won Wednesday's Conference game against the Dakota Cougars by a score of 5-0.
Ryan Lavoie (8-1) pitched for Stevenson allowing 4 hits and finishing with 8 strikeouts.
Brad Plec went 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs, Bobby Tikkanen had a home run, 1 walk and 1 RBI going 1 for 2 for the day and Dylan Cooper went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI for Sterling Heights Stevenson (22-5, 7-0).
Stevenson Titans participated in the 2nd annual Aquinas High School invitational tournament held in Grand Rapids Michigan on May 13-14 2011. Each team participating is coached by a former Aquinas College baseball player and alumnus.
Saturday May 14, 2011 -Grand Rapids - Game one results
East Gran Rapids 4
Kevin Marnon (3-1) went 6 innings for the win allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and striking out 6. Dylan Cooper pitched the seventh for the save.
Offensively the Titans were led by Steve Minaudo 2 doubles, 1 run scored. Nathan Rodriguez 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI. Brad Plec 2 hits, 1 run scored, 1 RBI. Brandon Hughes doubled, 1 run scored.
Stevenson improves to 21-5 over all.
Saturday May 14, 2011 -
Grand Rapids - Game two results
Jeremy Waak (3-1) pitched a complete game victory allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 6 strike outs.
Titans were led by Kevin Marnon doubled, 2 singles, 2 runs scored, 4 RBI. Brandon Hughes 2 hits, 1 run scored, 1 RBI. Alex Garland 2 hits, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI. Bobby Tikkanen double, single, 2 RBI. John Carlin doubled, 1 RBI.
With the victory Stevenson improves to 20-5 over all.
Friday May 13, 2011 -
Hudsonville- The Stevenson Titans (18-5) travel to Hudsonville (17-1) today to face the #2 rank team in Division 1. Game time is 5:00 PM.
Senior right hander Ryan Lavoie raised his record to 7-1 by throwing a two-hitter Friday. He struck out four, walked three and did not allow any earned runs.
Offensively the Titans were led by Brad Plec doubled, Single, 2 run scored and 2 RBI. Brandon Hughes 2 hits , 1 run score. Connor Harvey singled, 2 RBI. Steve Minaudo singled, 1 RBI.
Stevenson has games against East Grand Rapids and Ionia scheduled for today. The Titans are 19-5 overall.
Wednesday May 11, 2011 -
Sterling Heights - Titans beat the visiting Chippewa Valley Reds by the score of 4-1.
Dylan cooper improved his pitching record to 5-0 by defeating Chippewa Valley on Wednesday. Nathan Rodriguez pitched the 7th inning to get the save.
The Titans were led by Senior Short Stop Nathan Rodriguez who hit a 3 run homerun in the third inning. Nathan also score and run and had three RBI's. Dylan Cooper trippled and sigle and had 1 RBI. Steve Minaudo doubled and single
With the Win Stevenson improved their record to 6-0 in the MAC Read and 18-5 over all.
Congratulations Coach Emanuele on your 300th career win
Monday May 9, 2011 -
Shelby Township - The Stevenson Titans gave Coach Emanuele his 300th Career victory with a win over Eisenhower.
Ryan Lavoie was dominant today by pitching a complete game shutout. The numbers for Ryan were 7 innings, no runs, 3 hits and 10 strike outs. The Victory gives Ryan a record of 6-1.
Offensibly the Titans were led by Freshman Brandon Hughes 3 hits including a double, 1 run score and 1 RBI. Anthony Persichino and Nathan Rodriguez had big RBI Hits. Anthony had a hit, a walk, 2 runs score and 2 RBI's. Nathan had double and 2 RBI's. Dylan Cooper had a double, single and 1 RBI. Bobby Griffin contributes 2 hits.Stevenson is 5-0 in the MAC Red Division and 17-5 overall.
Saturday May 7, 2011 -
Sterling Heights - The Stevenson Titans take two from Rochester High School.
Kevin Marnon pitches a complete game shutout allowing five hits and striking out eight.
The offense was led by Anthony Persichino who went 3-3 with a grand slam home run, 3 runs score and 4 RBI. Connor Harvey had 2 doubles, 1 run score and 1 RBI. Nathan Rodriguez had a double, single, 1 runscore and 1 RBI. Dylan Cooper 2 hits, 1 run score. Steve Minaudo a double and 2 RBI.
This was a total team win. The Titans bang out 20 hits and score 22 runs. Stevenson was led by Dylan Cooper 2 hits including a grand slam, 1 run, 5 RBI. Anthony Persichino 3 hits, 3 run score, 2 RBI. Brad Plec doubled, single, 3 run score, 3 RBI. Connor Harvey doubled, single, 2 walks, 4 run score, 1 RBI. Nathan Rodriguez 2 hits, 2 runs score, 1 RBI. Bobby Tikkanen, Jesse Schmittler, and Alex Garland contributed 2 hits each.
Thursday May 5, 2011 -
Grosse Pointe North 8
Sterling Heights - The Titans get a great come from behind Team win against Grosse Pointe North. After falling behind 4-0 in the first and 5-4 in the fifth Stevenson came back and score 5 runs in the six inning to put the game away.
Stevenson had great contribution from different players. Bobby Griffin led the Titans by going 4-4 and 2 RBI's. Nathan Rodriguez had 2 hits, 2 runs score and 2 RBI. Brandon Hughes had 2 hits 1 run score. Steve Minaudo hit his third homerun of the season, 2 runs score and 1 RBI. Brad Plec, Dylan Cooper, and Connor Harvey all contrinuted an RBI.
Nathan Rodriguez pitched two innings of relief for the win.
Stevenson is 4-0 in the MAC Red Division and 14-5 overall.
Wednesday May 4, 2011 -
Grosse Pointe South 0
Sterling Heights - The Utica Stevenson Titans Baseball team won Wednesday's Conference game against the Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils by a score of 3-0.
Ryan Lavoie went the distance (W5 - L1) picking up the win. He allowed no runs, 3 hits and struck out 8.
Brad Plec led the Titans with 2 hits and 2 RBI's. Nathan Rodriguez 1 hit and 1 RBI. Griffin, Persichino, and Hughes each singled.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 -
Chippewa Valley 1
Clinton Township - The Utica Stevenson Titans Baseball team won Tuesday's Conference game against the Chippewa Valley Big Reds by a score of 3-1.
Brandon Hughes earns the win by going 6 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 7 and walked 2 batters.
Brandon Krolczyk pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the save.
Nathan Rodriguez hit a solo homerun, scored a run and had an RBI. Brandon Krolczyk had a single and an RBI.
Monday, May 02, 2011 -
Macomb Township - Titans open MAC Red play against Dakota.
The Stevenson fans saw an exciting game as the Titans came from behind by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the score at 3-3 and then went on to score one more in the 9th inning to win it.
The Titans were led offensively by Brandon Krolczyk who had a single, a double, score 1 run and had 1 RBI. Anthony Persichino had a single and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning. Kevin Marnon had 2 RBI’s.
Senior right handed Dylan Cooper went eight innings to get the win and raised his record to 4-0. Dylan allowed six hits and struck out four. Senior Right handed Nathan Rodriguez pitched the 9th inning to earn a save.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 -Stevenson 16
The Utica Stevenson Titans Baseball team won Saturday's Tournament game against the Sterling Heights Stallions by a score of 16-0.
Titans were led by Bobby Griffin 2 doubles, 2 run score and 1 RBI. Dylan Cooper Homerun, single, 1 run score and 3 RBI's. Brad Plec 3 hits, 1 run score and 2 RBI's
Jeremy Waak was the winning pitcher allowing no runs, 1 hit and 2 strike outs.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 -
The Utica Stevenson Titans Baseball team lost Saturday's Tournament game against the L'Anse Creuse Lancers by a score of 9-3.
Titans were led by Brandon Krolczyk who has 2 hits, 1 run score, 2 RBI's and Kevin Marnon who had 2 hits, 1 runs score.
Friday, April 29, 2011 -
The Stevenson Titans played the De La Salle Pilots in a non league game on Friday.
The game was won by De La Salle by the score of 8-6.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 -
The Utica Stevenson Titans Baseball team lost Tuesday's NonConference game against the St. Clair Saints by a score of 7-5.
St Clair Pitcher Jacob Cronenworth was cruising along until the sixth inning when Hughes led off the inning with a double, breaking up the no-hitter. Nathan Rodriguez followed with an RBI double, closing the Saint lead to 5-1.
After a pop out, Brad Plec singled, before Dylan Cooper plated Rodriguez with an RBI double, moving Plec over to third. Plec scored on a wild pitch, before Connor Harvey came off the bench to pinch hit and drilled a home run over the right-centerfield fence, tying the game 5-5.
Hughes, a freshman left-hander, pitched the first five innings, allowing five hits and striking out six.
Offensively, Rodriguez led the Titans with two hits, including a double, scoring a run and driving in a run. The loss dropped Stevenson's record to 9-3 overall.Watch the Clip
Thursday, April 21, 2011 -
Stevenson Titans split doubleheader with Anchor Bay
Stevenson 4 Anchor Bay 0
Anchor Bay 2 Stevenson 0
The Titans win game one 4-0 led by Stevenson pitcher Ryan Lavoie who pitched a two hitter while striking out 11.
The Titans (9-2) took the lead in the second inning and never relinquished it. Stevenson led off the inning with a Brad Plec single, which was followed by a Dylan Cooper double. A sacrifice bunt from Bobby Griffin scored Plec, and later in the frame Cooper scored off of a Kevin Marnon single.
The Titans added two more in the fifth after the team loaded the bases with no one out. Marnon singled, Anthony Persichino walked and Brandon Hughes added a bunt single to put the Tars into a jam. Plec scored on a Nathan Rodriguez single, and after Persichino was out on a fielder’s choice at home, Cooper drew a walk that scored Hughes.
The Titans lose game two by the score of 2-0. Anchor Bay pitcher Collin Capaldi earned a complete game shutout win allowing two hits while striking out nine.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 -
L'Anse Creuse North 1
Tied 1-1 through four innings, the visiting Titans scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings, coasting to the MAC crossover win over LCN on Wednesday afternoon.
Nathan Rodriguez led Stevenson with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored, while Dylan Cooper added two hits, including a double, scoring a run. Steve Minaudo chipped in a single, two RBIs and a run scored, while Brandon Hughes had an RBI double, and Bobby Griffin finished with an RBI single.
Ryan Lavoie went the distance on the hill for the win, scattering four hits and striking out nine with only one walk.
The win improved the Titans' record to 8-1 overall.
2011 Varsity Baseball
2009-2010 District Champs
2010 Varsity Baseball
Click on picture below to watch the 2010 District game against L'Anse Creuse