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Burney's Bites will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Waszak the Wonderful

Well, I got my first taste of the spring sports scene last week by getting the delight of watching Rochester Hills Adams ace Andrew Waszak pitch against a solid Auburn Hills Avondale squad. And boy did he deliver the goods. Like a great magician, Waszak put a spell on opposing batters by overwhelming them with his velocity and then killing them softly with his mid-range arsenal. Only giving up one hit and one walk and striking out 12, the Michigan State-bound hurler was on the mark all game long in his team's 6-3 win. The most intriguing things about Waszak is his command and composure on the mound for a player at such a young age. He doesn't get flustered and he is always jumping in front of hitters, making them easy pickings for k's. This kid can do some damage at the plate as well. Last Thursday in a double header sweep of Clarkston, he went 6-9 with 9 RBI and his first home run of the season, a monster blast in the fourth inning of the opener. Adams, as a team, has an interesting blend of experienced seniors - Waszak, Mike Barber, Andy Moss - and a lot of solid underclassmen - Nick Druziniski, Kyle Casadei, - and the Highlanders and head coach Chuck Van Robays, an Adams Diamond legend himself back in the mid-1990's, are looking to improve on last season's 19-17 record. Off to a 3-0 start and with Wasak the Wonderful already at mid-season form a week into the schedule, chances to do just that appear very good. 


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