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Tigers Fall in 13th – Wednesday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school baseball yesterday…
– Houghton v L’Anse – no report.
– Hancock v Calumet – no report.
– Jeffers v the Gogebic Miners – no report.

In high school golf yesterday, the Calumet boys edged out Houghton by three strokes to take the team title at the Bulldog Invitational at the Portage Lake Course. Ben Strong of the Gremlins was the top individual finisher, with a 75. Houghton took the girls team title. Kaaren Liston of the Gremlins medaled with an 81.

JD Martinez

MLB
The Baltimore Orioles scored two runs in the top of the 13th inning, and defeated the Detroit Tigers 13-11 last night. The Orioles had built an early lead by scoring seven runs off Matthew Boyd and Chad Bell in the third inning. Detroit came back, and took the lead on J.D. Martinez’ grand slam in the seventh – his second homer of the night. The O’s forced extra innings with a solo home run off closer Justin Wilson in the ninth. They were poised for a win after they scored three times off Blaine Hardy in the top of the 12th inning, but Detroit responded with three in the bottom of the inning to extend the game. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the 13th inning, and took the loss.

Nelson

That series continues in Detroit tonight. Michael Fulmer will start against Ubaldo Jiménez. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:45 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Milwaukee Brewers scored five runs in the first inning, and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the San Diego Padres last night. Jimmy Nelson pitched into the seventh inning and got the win.

The Brewers continue that set in San Diego tonight. Matt Garza will pitch against Jhoulys Chacín.

CC Slow Pitch
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play tonight…
– In Laurium, Bucko’s/Labatts faces Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s at 6:15, then takes on Koppers at 7:30.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, McGann’s/Northern Auto meets Post 90 at 6:15, and then plays Coca Cola/Monte Carlo at 7:30.
– At Hurontown, Erickson-Crowley-Peterson takes on Downtowner Two at 6:15, and then faces Library/906 Vapor at 7:30.

CC Women’s Fast Pitch
There will be a planning and informational meeting for the Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League tomorrow at 7:00 at Hardee’s in Houghton. Anyone looking to start a team should attend. Anyone looking to join a team can email ccfastpitch@gmail.com. For more information, click here.

MTU
The Michigan Tech Men’s Tennis team has added three recruits for next season. All are international students. Nico Caviglia hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Emilio Saenz comes from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Simon Xiong is from China.

NHL
In the NHL playoffs last night, the Predators defeated the Ducks 2-1. Nashville leads the Western Conference final 2-1. That series continues tomorrow night in Nashville.

Tonight, the Senators host the Penguins. The Eastern Conference final is tied 1-1.

NBA
In the NBA playoffs last night, the Warriors buried the Spurs 136-100. Golden State leads the Western Conference final 2-0. That series continues Saturday at San Antonio.

The Eastern Conference final opens tonight, as the Celtics host the Cavaliers.

The Detroit Pistons will have the 12th pick in the upcoming NBA draft. The lottery for those teams that missed the playoffs was held yesterday. The Celtics will pick first, thanks to a selection they obtained from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade back in 2013. The Pistons also unveiled an updated logo yesterday.

Our high school spring sports broadcast coverage continues tomorrow, when the Houghton baseball team plays a doubleheader at Calumet. The pregame show will start around 3:40 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

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