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Martinez Power Lifts Tigers – Friday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school baseball today…
– Houghton entertains the Gogebic Miners.
– Calumet travels to L’Anse.
– Hancock welcomes Jeffers.

In softball today…
– Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Hancock.

In track and field, the Upper Peninsula Regionals will be held today…
– Calumet and Houghton compete in Division One at Westwood.
– Hancock and L’Anse compete in Division Two at Ishpeming.
– Baraga, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Ewen-Trout Creek, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Ontonagon and Jeffers compete in Division Three at Wakefield-Marenisco.

Local golf teams will play at the Lake Linden Invitational at the Calumet Course.

JD Martinez

J.D. Martinez and Victor Martinez homered, as the Detroit Tigers edged the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 yesterday. Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings, but was good enough to get the win. Alex Wilson pitched a perfect ninth to earn the save.

V. Martinez

The Tigers host the Texas Rangers tonight. Daniel Norris will start against Nick Martinez. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Tigers will be without Victor Martinez this weekend. He’s heading home to be with his wife for the birth of a baby. Pitcher Buck Farmer will be called up to fill the vacant roster position.


The Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to defeat the San Diego Padres 4-2 yesterday. Eric Sogard had four hits and drove in three runs. Zach Davies gave up two runs over six innings to get the win. Cory Knebel allowed a couple of baserunners in the ninth, but struck out the side to earn the save.

The Brewers open a series in Chicago against the Cubs this afternoon. After toiling for more than a decade in the minors, Paolo Espino make his major league debut for the Brewers. Eddie Butler will counter for the Cubs.

To make room for Espino on the roster, Milwaukee sent reliever Brent Suter down to Colorado Springs.

In the NHL playoffs last night, the Ducks edged the Predators 3-2. The Western Conference final is tied 2-2, and continues tomorrow at Anaheim.

The Senators host the Penguins tonight. Ottawa leads the Eastern Conference final 2-1.

In the NBA playoffs, the Celtics host the Cavaliers tonight. Cleveland leads the Eastern Conference final 1-0.

The Western Conference final continues tomorrow, as the Spurs host the Warriors. Golden State leads that series 2-0.

Michigan Tech’s Spring Hockey Carnival will be held tonight from 6:00 until 8:00 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Youth are encouraged to bring their own sticks to play floor hockey with Michigan Tech players. Kids can also enjoy a bounce house, and video games on the arena’s video board. There is no charge. Free hot dogs, popcorn, soda and bottled water will be served. Other food will be available for purchase.

The Huskies have added an extra game to the upcoming hockey season. Tech will open against Wisconsin in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Game, October 1st at the Kohl Center. That is an exempt game with much of the proceeds supporting the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum.

Tech has also announced its middle school and high school basketball camp schedule for this summer. Multiple sessions will be held in June. Click here for the boys schedule, and here for the girls schedule.

Our high school baseball coverage continues Monday when Calumet plays at Jeffers. The pregame show will begin around 3:45 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Email sports stories and results to mornings@up.net.

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