Krzywiecki earns Miss Softball Award

For the second year in a row, the Miss Softball Award for position players goes to a member of the Farmington Hills Mercy team.

Abby Krzywiecki received the honor at the end of an outstanding senior season in which she set a state record for home runs with 20.

Tom Calnen, president of the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association, made the announcement Saturday in the wake of Mercy’s 4-0 win over Macomb Dakota in the Division 1 state final.

Alex Sobczak, a former Mercy standout who now plays for the University of Michigan, won the award last year.

“To be able to do it back-to back-with her, that’s unreal,” Krzywiecki said. “She’s one of my good friends. It’s great to have the award, but I think the win is better, truthfully.”



Congratulations to Mercy Varsity Softball for an extraordinary 2016 season and winning the MHSAA Division 1 Softball State Championship by defeating No.1 ranked Macomb Dakota 4-0 Saturday. Way to go, Abby Krzywiecki, for being named Michigan's Miss Softball for 2016!

Marlins win return trip to state semis

Anna Dixon saw the ball drop in center field and never stopped running. When she finally did, she was on home plate.

The sophomore catcher’s inside-the-park home run helped Farmington Hills Mercy clinch an 11-7 victory over Lake Orion in a Division 1 quarterfinal softball game Tuesday.

She came to bat in the top of the sixth inning at Wayne State University after back-to-back singles by the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters, Megan Satawa and Mary Reeber.

Dixon lined a two-out pitch that got past the outfielder and rolled to the wooden fence in the deepest part of the stadium.

“I was running for at least a double,” Dixon said. “Once I saw it get past her, I was trying to run for three.”

FH Mercy's Abby Krzywiecki named 2016 Total Softball Michigan HS Softball Player of the Year

Farmington Hills Mercy’s Abby Krzywiecki named 2016 Total Softball Michigan High School Softball Player of the Year

June 18, 2015 – On Tuesday afternoon, State Champs! Sports Network and Total Softball announced that Farmington Hills Mercy’s Abby Krzywiecki has been named the recipient of the 2016 Total Softball Michigan High School Softball Player of the Year Award.

Marlins survive quarterfinal slugfest with Lake Orion, return to semis

DETROIT >> The key to surviving in the postseason isn’t to think you’ll never get hit hard — it’s merely to avoid being the one that gets squished.

While both teams in the Division 1 softball quarterfinal at Wayne State may feel like bugs on a windshield after Tuesday’s dual offensive maulings, only one of them flew away from the encounter.

No. 2-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy survived a series of persistent comeback attempts by No. 6-ranked Lake Orion, to hold on to an 11-7 win, and advance to the semifinals for the second straight season.

Krzywiecki’s assault on state record books ‘rewarding’: ‘I’ve worked my butt off to get where I am today’

FARMINGTON HILLS >> It’s not always easy to remember your first home run, when you’ve hit so many that each new one attracts attention like it’s your first.

For Abby Krzywiecki, Michigan’s newly-minted home run queen after breaking the state’s single-season record in districts, an early one still resonates as one of the most memorable.

“It wasn’t my first one, but my first memory — I think I was in Florida, at the ESPN fields, at Disney, and it went out, and we won the game because of it,” she reminisced recently.

172 Marlins maul Knights in regional final

Farmington Hills Mercy hitters produced 21 hits in support of senior pitcher Andrea Elmore to win a Division 1 regional softball tournament for the second straight year Saturday.

The Marlins (40-2) had a dozen of those hits in the championship game as they rolled over Walled Lake Northern in five innings at Novi High School, 11-1.

Elmore was solid and consistent as usual in the circle, scattering seven hits in the doubleheader, which included a 3-0 win over White Lake Lakeland in an earlier semifinal.

She recorded a two-game total of six strikeouts, a low number by her standards, but she issued only two walks on the day and hit one batter.

Mercy outslugs Lakeland, Northern to win regional title

DETROIT >> Sometimes, it’s not as much about how hard you hit, but rather about how hard you hit back.

Walled Lake Northern got to the regional championship game by counter-punching when Novi threatened to tie it up in Saturday’s first semifinal.

The Knights, though, weren’t as effective at counterpunching as No. 2-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy proved to be, as the Marlins scored nine unanswered runs after the two teams swapped early scores in the title game, winning it easily, 11-1 in five innings.

Mercy tops Lakeland in regional, 3-0

Farmington Hills Mercy hit the ball in the right places and made the most of its opportunities to defeat Lakeland in a regional softball game Saturday, 3-0.

The Marlins, who had nine hits, scored early in the game and held on to win the battle between perennial Division 1 powers at Novi High School.

Mercy (40-2) went on to win the regional championship later that afternoon with an 11-1 victory in five innings over Walled Lake Northern.

“As long as I’ve been around, Lakeland has always been scrappy,” Mercy coach Alec Lesko said. “They’ve always been a team that puts pressure on you on the bases.