Michigan’s top baseball prospect was not selected in the MLB Draft. He’s OK with it
For over $2 million, Mooney would consider giving up a scholarship to play baseball at Duke for a spot on an MLB team’s roster. But July 11 and the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft came and went without Mooney’s name getting called. Because of that, the one Michigan high school baseball player who everyone bet to be selected was going to play college ball instead. He approached his rise to prominence in the prep baseball world by focusing on the one simple thing: playing good baseball. “Having gone through it as a high schooler, nothing’s really going to be new to me,” he said.mlive.com
Portage Central’s Luke Leto, St. Mary’s Alex Mooney split Michigan’s 2021 Mr. Baseball award
Luke Leto and Alex Mooney shared a dugout as members of the Motor City Hit Dogs travel baseball team, and now they’ll share a prestigious award to cap their high school hardball careers. The Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association picked the seniors from Portage Central and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s as this year’s Mr. Baseball winners, marking the first time the award has been split since 2016, when Portage Northern’s Tommy Henry and Hartland’s John Baker shared the honor. Once on base, Leto used his speed and baseball savvy to score 72 runs and swipe 31 bags in 32 attempts. More high school baseball coverageMeet MLive’s 2021 Kalamazoo-area Baseball Dream TeamMeet MLive’s 2021 baseball Dream Team from Metro DetroitMeet the MLive baseball Dream Team from Grand RapidsMeet MLive’s 2021 baseball Dream Team from MuskegonMeet the 2021 MLive baseball Dream Team from JacksonMeet the 2021 MLive Baseball Dream Team from the Saginaw areaMeet the 2021 MLive Bay City Baseball Dream TeamMeet MLive’s 2021 baseball Dream Team from FlintMeet MLive’s 2021 baseball Dream Team from Ann ArborHere are the players selected to the MHSBCA all-star baseball game rostersTop 10 Michigan high school baseball performances from 2021 state finalsState champ St. Mary’s can exhale after living up to billing as nation’s No.mlive.com
Meet MLive’s 2021 baseball Dream Team from Metro Detroit
The 2021 baseball season provided many great and well-deserved moments after the 2020 season was canceled. Below is MLive’s 2021 baseball Dream Team from the Metro Detroit area. Orchard Lake St. Mary's won the game, 5-1. METRO DETROIT BASEBALL DREAM TEAMKurt Barr, Grosse Pointe Woods University LiggettPitcherJuniorWith every pitcher in Liggett’s rotation capable of being an ace, Barr was worthy of ace status this year. Aside from a 3-2 loss to Saline at the end of April, St. Mary’s was perfect and nearly untouchable.mlive.com
St. Mary’s baseball continues to flex its might with wins over Notre Dame Prep and Lutheran North
That’s because St. Mary’s is reserving its celebration for later as it needs just two more wins to claim the Division 2 state championship. “We expect to play well,” St. Mary’s coach Matt Petry said. So far in the state tournament, St. Mary’s has outscored opponents, 64-5, over six games. If St. Mary’s wins, it will play in the championship game the next day Saturday for a chance to defend its 2019 title. A 2-1 loss to Saline back on April 30 is the only blemish on St. Mary’s record.mlive.com
Vote Metro Detroit spring sports Player of the Week for May 24-29 competition
It is time to vote for the next Metro Detroit Player of the Week poll for spring athletes. Check out this week’s nominees and vote as often as you want in the poll at the bottom until 9 a.m. on Friday. If you want to nominate someone for player of the week voting in the future, please send stats and info to firstname.lastname@example.org. She won the Macomb County title with the mark and it places her among the top 10 in the state. Annamarie Fosmoen, Lake Orion soccerShe scored a hat trick in Lake Orion’s 4-1 win over Clarkston to open Division 1 districts last week.mlive.com
House approves resolution calling on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment
Washington — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to convene the Cabinet and remove President Trump from office under the 25th Amendment. But before the House concluded its vote, Pence said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he will not be invoking the 25th Amendment. Pence said it's his belief the 25th Amendment is intended to be invoked when the president is incapacitated, not in a situation such as this, and said invoking the 25th Amendment now would create a "terrible precedent." Appearing at the event on the Ellipse near the White House, Mr. Trump urged supporters in attendance to "fight like hell." House Democrats said that if Pence does not invoke the 25th Amendment, they will proceed with the impeachment process starting Wednesday.cbsnews.com
House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next
The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. Trump, meanwhile, warned the lawmakers off impeachment and suggested it was the drive to oust him that was dividing the country. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — in the impeachment resolution after the most serious and deadly domestic incursion at the Capitol in the nation’s history. Trump was impeached by the House in 2019 over dealings with Ukraine and acquitted in 2020 by the Senate.
McConnell warns GOP off Electoral College brawl in Congress
Then he pivoted, privately warning Republican senators away from disputing the Electoral College tally when Congress convenes in a joint session Jan. 6 to confirm the results. “I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said as he opened the Senate. Some GOP lawmakers have vowed to carry the fight to Jan. 6 when Congress votes to accept or reject the Electoral College results. One House Republican, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, is planning to challenge the Electoral College results when Congress convenes for the joint session. The GOP leaders further warned senators that forcing their colleagues into a vote on Electoral College challenges would prove difficult, especially for those facing their own reelections in 2022.
In a first, leading Republicans call Biden president-elect
He said Monday’s Electoral College vote “was significant.”Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn said barring further legal challenges it appears Biden will be president. Others have said Trump's legal battles should continue toward resolution by inauguration day, Jan. 20. "Once the Electoral College has voted, most people are going to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect." "Although I supported President Trump, the Electoral College vote today makes clear that Joe Biden is now President-Elect,” said Sen. Many Republicans are unwilling to declare Biden the winner for the same reasons they avoided standing up to Trump during his presidency.
President-elect? GOP may wait for January to say Biden won
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, to announce his health care team. Next week’s Dec. 14 Electoral College deadline may produce just a few more congratulatory GOP calls to Biden. Increasingly, GOP lawmakers say the Jan. 6 vote in Congress to accept the Electoral College outcome may be when the presidential winner becomes official. They're relying on Trump voters to power the Georgia runoff elections Jan. 5 that will determine control of the Senate. Until then, his group is trying to push Georgia's Trump voters to the polls, even as the president disputes Biden's win of the state.
Biden: Trump diagnosis is 'bracing reminder' of virus stakes
Meanwhile, Trump has proceeded with large in-person rallies where attendees often go maskless, and he regularly mocks Biden’s decision to wear a mask in public. The Biden campaign just began launching in-person canvassing, after largely focusing on virtual events because of the pandemic. The Biden campaign declined to comment on whether those plans would change in the days ahead. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh slammed Biden for his campaign’s decision to begin in-person campaigning after expressing concern for volunteers’ safety for months. “Biden’s been hiding in his basement for months — but now he’s coming out to do in-person rallies,” he said.