It’s been a tough start to the season for the Roosevelt baseball team as a difficult non-league portion of the campaign has given way to an equally tough start in the Downriver League.
It certainly did not help that Roosevelt’s league schedule included two of the most powerful DRL teams right at the top of the list.
After beating Taylor High School 9-3 in its Downriver League opener, the Bears fell to Woodhaven 12-1 and Carlson 10-0 in back-to-back games. Last year Woodhaven reached the Division 1 state title game.
Donavan Canterberry had two hits against Woodhaven and scored his team’s only run during the outings against the league-leading foes.
The 2019 Bears are, Canterberry, Brayden Calhoun, Calvin Castillo, Jacob Denison, Dominic Duprie, Jacob Gilbert, Joshua Hughes, Ryan Kuzma, Julian Ladesma, Logan McGraw, Ryan Meade, Jose Pacheco, Nicholas Szolach and Christopher Taylor.
Things lighten up a bit for Coach Brian Cotner’s Bears in the coming weeks as Edsel Ford, Anderson, Melvindale and Taylor are among the scheduled opponents.