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61st IFT Opens Today at Agassiz Field – Saturday Sports Wrap

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Jordan Zimmermann turned in a strong start, as the Detroit Tigers got past the Texas Rangers 3-1 last night. After giving up a leadoff home run to Shin-Soo Choo, Zimmermann shut down the Rangers over eight innings, allowing only three more hits, and striking out 11. Joe Jiménez gave up a hit in the ninth, but earned the save. James McCann and JaCoby Jones homered for Detroit.

The Tigers host the Rangers again this afternoon. Mike Fiers will pitch against Cole Hamels. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers scored five runs in the third inning, and held off the Atlanta Braves 5-4 last night. Tyler Saladino and Jesús Aguilar homered for Milwaukee. Starter Freddy Peralta gave up a run on three hits over six innings. The Braves threatened in the seventh, scoring three runs off Jacob Barnes. Dan Jennings relieved Barnes with runners on second and third and no outs, and retired three straight to stop the rally.

The Brewers entertain the Braves again this afternoon. Milwaukee has called up Aaron Wilkerson from Colorado Springs to fill in for the injured Brent Suter.  Aníbal Sánchez will counter for Atlanta.

Suter was placed on the disabled list after experiencing soreness around his left elbow after his start on Monday. Initial tests have shown no structural damage.

Fast Pitch Softball
In the annual Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch All Star game, the 3rd baseline team defeated the 1st baseline team 5 to 1. Adena Anderson was the winning pitcher, with relief help from Rosalie Anderson. Adena struck out five, and Rosalie struck out four. For the 3rd baseline team, Kyleigh Audette had a double and Mel Baker had two singles. For the 1st baseline team Taylor Shepeard had a triple and a single.

The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Andreas Athanasiou to a two-year contract worth six-million dollars.

The 61st Annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament will be held today and tomorrow at Agassiz Field in Calumet. Some of the best Guts Frisbee players from the region will be here to compete for the Julius T. Nachazel Cup. The field includes the defending champion Appleton Assassins. Preliminary rounds begin this morning around 9:00. Double elimination play will lead to the championship match late tomorrow afternoon.

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