Buchanan wins MHSAA baseball Division 3 title over Detroit Edison, 3-1

EAST LANSING — Fueled by pitchers Matthew Hoover and Macoy West and infielder Cade Preising, Buchanan defeated Detroit Edison 3-1 to win the Michigan high school baseball Division 3 state championship Saturday.

The Bucks were outhit, 6-5, by the Pioneers at McLane Stadium but committed just one error to Edison’s four. The title is Buchanan’s first since winning the Class C championship in 1985.

The win was especially sweet for Hoover, whose father Lonnie is now an assistant for the Bucks but was their head coach when they finished runner up in 2015.

“This meant the world to us,” Hoover said. “I just didn’t want it to end, but at least it ended on a happy note. I’ve been playing with these guys since I was 8, so it’s good to finally just win it all.”

Cade Preissing of Buchanan celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run in the 8th inning on an RBI double by Matthew Hoover in their Division 3 Baseball State Semi-final game with Standish-Sterling Friday June 17, 2022 at McLane Stadium on the MSU campus in East Lansing.  KEVIN W. FOWLER PHOTO

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Hoover and West tallied two hits apiece while Preising walked three times, stole two bases and scored all three Buchanan runs. Jordan Jones added two hits for Detroit Edison.

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