Dennell Kemp Jr Death – The 2023 baseball season in Downriver and Dearborn was one of the most competitive and balanced in recent memory. Several teams cannibalized one another during the regular season, only to see the same thing happen in the playoffs. Despite the carnage in the neighborhood and around the state during the postseason, four local teams advanced to the regional final round.
That quartet of regional baseball finalists includes five of the six local players who were recently named all-state by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association. Evan Langlois and Jacob Wright of Brownstown Woodhaven each earned all-state accolades in Division 1 for their schools. The two were crucial in guiding the Warriors to the D1 state championship game for the second time in program history and the first time since 2018. Langlois was chosen to the all-state first team.
This season, the senior and Wayne State commit was Woodhaven’s primary go-to pitcher, tallying 70.1 innings of work and 98 strikeouts in 14 outings. Langlois was also a minor offensive threat for the Warriors, hitting close to.300 with five doubles and 26 RBI. Meanwhile, the coaches association picked Wright second-team all-state. Wright was the primary table-setter at the top of the Woodhaven lineup, posting a.365 batting average and.966 OPS on the season, both of which led the team.
His nine doubles and 13 extra-base hits equaled him for the team lead with Gary Pilgrim. In 2023, the junior outfielder is expected to be a challenge for the perennial state powerhouses from Woodhaven. With him and Langlois winning all-state accolades, a Warrior player has now garnered such recognition from the MHSBCA for the sixth consecutive season.