In high school baseball yesterday…
• Houghton downed L’Anse 18-2 in the first game of their doubleheader. In the nightcap, the Houghton JV defeated the L’Anse varsity 19-12.
• Jeffers swept Hancock, 7-0 and 7-5. Levi Frahm was the winning pitcher in the opener, and Dean Jurmu the winner in the nightcap. Each struck out six.
• Calumet dispatched Lake Linden-Hubbell, 14-0 and 13-3.
On the baseball schedule today…
• Calumet plays at Houghton. Coverage will begin at 3:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
In softball yesterday…
• Hancock won the CopperBall by sweeping Calumet 8-5 and 15-0. Sadie Biekkola got the win in the opener, striking out 11 and driving in three runs. Emilie Scholie had two hits and two RBI’s for the Bulldogs. Kaylee Halonen had three hits for the Copper Kings. Game two ended after four innings because of the mercy rule. Biekkola again picked up the win, and had two hits. Laura Giachino had two hits for Calumet.
• Houghton cruised past Iron Mountain, 16-13 and 12-2.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell defeated the Calumet JV 10-7. Emily Jokela had three hits, including a home run.
On the softball schedule today…
• Calumet entertains Negaunee.
In track and field today…
• Houghton travels to Kingsford.
• Other local teams compete at the Hancock Bulldog Invitational.
• Houghton and Calumet play at the Negaunee Kiwanis Invitational.
The Finlandia University men’s soccer team has added a new recruit. Eduardo Argueta is from Houston, Texas.
NHL opening-round playoff action continued yesterday.
In the Eastern Conference…
• The Panthers edged the Capitals 3-2 in overtime. That series is tied 2-2.
• The Penguins buried the Rangers 7-2. Pittsburgh leads that set 3-1.
In the Western Conference…
• The Flames stopped the Stars 4-1. That series is tied 2-2.
• The Avalanche dispatched the Predators 5-3. Colorado sweeps that series 4-0.
In the Eastern Conference today…
• The Hurricanes host the Bruins. That series is tied 2-2.
• The Lightning visit the Maple Leafs. That set is tied 2-2.
In the Western Conference today…
• The Wild entertains the Blues. That series is tied 2-2.
• The Oilers welcome the Kings. That set is tied 2-2.
The NBA conference semifinal playoffs continued yesterday…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Celtics outscored the Bucks 116-108. That series is tied 2-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Warriors edged the Grizzlies 101-98. Golden State leads that set 3-1.
• In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers visit the Heat. That series is tied 2-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Mavericks visit the Suns. That set is tied 2-2.
The Detroit Tigers’ struggles continued with a 2-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics last night. Detroit collected just four hits. Michael Pineda took the tough loss, giving both runs while pitching into the seventh inning. Detroit has now gone 24 innings without scoring a run.
The Tigers host the Athletics for a straight doubleheader this afternoon. Tarik Skubal will pitch against Frankie Montas in the opener. Alex Faedo will start for Detroit in the nightcap. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
One of the slumping Tigers has been demoted. Akil Baddoo has been sent down to Toledo. Detroit has brought up pitcher Joey Wentz, who is scheduled to start tomorrow night. They’ve also recalled reliever Rony García.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 yesterday. Brandon Woodruff gave up a run in the second inning, then left as the Reds plated five in the fifth. Omar Narváez homered.
The Brewers visit the Reds again this evening. Freddy Peralta will start against Hunter Greene.
The Detroit Lions have signed their top draft pick, defensive end Aiden Hutchinson. It’s a four-year deal worth $35.7 million, which includes a $23.1 million signing bonus.
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