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Welcome to the homepage of the Villanova Wildcats baseball team. Villanova competes exclusively in Michigan, in the AA Division of the Detroit Catholic League. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School is located in LaSalle, Ontario, just 20 minutes from the Canada-US border.

The 2005 Wildcats: AA Division Champs!

Wednesday, May 18
Comerica Bound!

Field of Dreams?
The Wildcats traveled to a neutral diamond in Madison Heights and defeated Birmingham Brother Rice in a Catholic League A-B semi-final game 2-1 today. With the win, Villanova advances to the league championship game at Comerica Park on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00 pm.

Brother Rice took the lead in the top of the second with on a walk, an error and a double play on a bunt.

The Wildcats roared back in the third inning. Dale Kryway and Bobby Daragon led off the inning with singles. After a pickoff and a strikeout, a promising inning looked squandered. But junior centerfielder Brian Simone hit the first pitch he saw over the 360 foot sign in centerfield for a critical 2-run home run.

That blast proved to be all that the Wildcat pitching staff would need. Junior lefty Karl Guthrie earned the start, pitching 4 strong innings to pick up the victory. Guthrie did not allow a hit, striking out 7 batters while issuing 3 walks. Senior southpaw Steve Teno earned the save with 3 innings of shutout ball, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.

This game helped the Wildcats earn some measure of revenge against Brother Rice, who had eliminated Villanova in the semi-finals each of the previous two seasons.

At Comerica, the Wildcats will face their division rival, Dearborn Divine Child, who advanced with a 5-2 semi-final win over Redford Catholic Central. The Falcons are two-time defending Catholic League champions, and the defending state Division II champions. The Wildcats and Falcons split their 4 games this year.

Thursday, May 12
Wildcats Win 2005 Sinclair High School Invitational Tournament

The Wildcats took advantage of a bye in the schedule to travel to the Toronto area and accepted an invitation to participate in the prestigious, 16-team Sinclair High School Invitational Tournament. Some of the best high school teams in the province were invited to attend the two-day tournament.

The Wildcats swept their 3 pool games, winning their division easily. Scores were:
Villanova 16, Burlington Notre Dame 0
Villanova 7, Toronto Northern 0
Villanova 13, Pickering 3

They then advanced to the semi-finals as the tournament's number-one seed:
Villanova 15, Ajax 2

In the championship game, it was:
Villanova 6, Mississauga Lorne Park 2

Congratulations to the players and coaches who spent 48 long hours on the road and brought home the championship.

Here's hoping that the winning feeling keeps on going for the next two weeks!

Saturday, May 7
Wildcats Clinch AA Division Title

With a pair of shutout victories at Riverview Gabriel Richard today (11-0, 7-0), Villanova finished regular season play with a 14-2 record and clinched first place in the Detroit Catholic League's AA Division.

Propelled by a deep and talented pitching staff and excellent team defence, the Wildcats' 14 victories included 9 shutouts.

The Wildcats will play Brother Rice of the Central Division in a Catholic League A/B semi-final on Wednesday May 18th at Bishop Foley. Game time is 4:30 pm.

Should Villanova win that game, they would advance to the Catholic League championship game at Comerica Park on Thursday, May 26th at 8:00 pm.


Check out our Record Book

The Wildcat Record Book has been updated to include statistics for the 2004 season. Click here to see how your favorite player stacks up against the Wildcats of the past.

Due to school board policy, current students' names may not be used on this site without parental permission. Current students should see Mr. Patterson in the library to pick up a permission form.

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