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Hitmen test their skills in Tennessee

Mid-Michigan Hitmen coaches and players include forward (left to right) Aiden Furneaux, Noah Campbell, Colin Campbell Henry Schmidt and Xavier Rizkallah; midfielder Ian Meyers, Brock Murphy Colten Karbel, Danny Helkowski, Landon Swain and Brayden Giroux; and back coach Mike Furneaux, head coach Rick Furneaux and coach Dan Swain.

TRI-CITY AREA – The Mid Michigan Hitmen 12U baseball team, made up of players from the Imlay City/Almont area, finished 2-4 at the Big Orange Experience at Cal Ripkin Fields last week.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is where the action took place.

The Mid Michigan Hitmen 12U baseball team opened their tournament with a 21-3 loss to the Warriors on Monday, July 18.

Later in the day, they dropped a 12-6 verdict against the LA Orioles.

On Tuesday, July 19, the Mid Michigan Hitmen rebounded with a 15-12 win over the East Coast Titans.

The team followed on Wednesday July 20 with an 8-7 loss to the Texas Stars and an 11-0 win over Waterford Junior Wolverines.

That left them 2-3 at the end of the pool game.

The Mid Michigan Hitmen 12U baseball team then faced off against the B45 Academy team.

When the final scores were added up, the B45 Academy team continued with an 11-1 triumph.

Aiden Furneaux, Noah Campbell, Colin Campbell, Henry Schmidt, Xavier Rizkallah, Ian Meyers. Brock Murphy, Colten Karbel, Danny Helkowski, Landon Swain and Brayden Giroux made up the roster for the Mid Michigan Hitmen 12U baseball team.

They were coached by Rick Furneaux with help from Mike Furneaux and Dan Swain.



Kevin Kissane


Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When he’s not standing on a field or court with his camera and notebook, he loves golf, travel and family. Kevin graduated in 1980 from Capac High School, also graduated from St. Clair Community College, and earned a journalism degree from Central Michigan University.