Listen live online Thursday via JoeInsider.com as Kalamazoo Central hosts Portage Central in a baseball doubleheader starting around 4 p.m. ET.
Thursday’s contests serve as another strong late-season test for both teams, as well as a possible district preview. Kalamazoo Central would face Portage Central in the district semifinal in two weeks if the Maroon Giants were to win their postseason opener against Loy Norrix.
Kalamazoo Central enters at 15-9, coming off a split with a solid Gull Lake squad Tuesday with a 1-0 victory and 7-4 defeat. Portage Central is 13-9 after splitting their Wednesday series with Portage Northern, getting an 8-0 blowout win and taking an 11-0 blowout loss.
Last season, the Mustangs defeated the Maroon Giants 10-7 to claim a district championship. Portage Central swept the regular season doubleheader at home as well with 15-0 and 13-12 wins.
Photos by Chris Carpenter and Corey Rhodes.