HFCC baseball team looks to improve

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
The pitching staff of Henry Ford Community College pitching coach Tim Leighton (right) includes A.J. Garza Hall from Dearborn Heights Annapolis, Kevin Karsnick from Westland John Glenn, Andrew Jeter from Allen Park Cabrini

Dearborn’s Henry Ford Community College has fielded a number of above-average baseball teams through the years and past decades.

At the moment, this season is still in the questionable category. As of last week, the 2013 Hawks have found themselves with a 6-10 overall record going into the final weeks of play.

Steven Brown, now in his fourth year at the helm of the HFCC varsity team, has high hopes that his Hawks diamondmen can get above the .500 mark before the season’s end. The skipper has assembled a squad mainly made up of players from a number of communities in western Wayne County.

Going into the final part of the scheduled games, HFCC has the potential to claim victory in most of them. Brown has a roster made up of 19 sophomores and 11 freshman. This group makes for a good mixture of rookies and more experienced players to help them along.

A number of current players hail from Downriver communities like Trenton, Taylor and Lincoln Park. Brown does his best to recruit local student-athletes.

On Saturday, the Hawks played at home (Papp Park in Taylor) against Lansing Community College. They will travel to Port Huron on May 2 to play St. Clair County Community College in a scheduled double header.