No average Joe
As legendary as softball coach around these parts as it gets, Alsup recorded his 800th career win last week for the Eagles, who have become a powerhouse since he took over earlier this decade.
Not only is he a great coach, but his wit, honesty and willingness to speak his mind are also qualities you don't see in all coaches, which is a shame.
Hopefully, Alsup and Lakeland can be back next month where they've been the last three years, and that's in Battle Creek competing for a state title.
- It's amazing in every sport how de facto state championship games take place on the first day of the playoffs, and the opening of the state baseball, softball and girls soccer tournaments on Tuesday is no exception.
Rochester Adams vs. Oxford in baseball, Fenton vs. Milford in softball and Bloomfield Hills Lahser vs. Birmingham Marian and Troy vs. Troy Athens in soccer are all games that probably deserve a bigger stage than the first round of the playoffs, but that's how it goes.