The Texas Rangers broke open a close game with four runs in the seventh inning, and went on to defeat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 yesterday. Jordan Zimmermann turned in a quality start, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings, and leaving with the game tied. In the seventh, Nick Ramirez served up a bases-loaded triple to Willie Calhoun, who then scored on a wild pitch.
The Tigers host the Chicago White Sox tonight. Spencer Turnbull will return from the injured list to pitch against Lucas Giolito. Pregame coverage starts at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday, 7-2. Adrian Houser took the loss, giving up four runs over five innings. Christian Yelich hit his 37th home run, and rookie Trent Grisham hit his first.
After having been swept by the Cubs, the Brewers begin a series in Pittsburgh tonight. Jordan Lyles will start against Dario Agrazal.
The high school football season is getting closer…
– Houghton High School has scheduled equipment distribution for varsity and junior varsity players today and tomorrow at 5:00 at the school.
– Calumet High School will hand out equipment tonight at Agassiz Field. Juniors and seniors should report at 6:00, and freshmen and sophomores should be there at 6:30.
– Hancock High School will hold its Compliance Night at 7:00 this evening at the school. All athletes wishing to take part in any sport this year should attend to be briefed on rules and policies. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Hancock varsity football players can receive equipment tomorrow between 4:00 and 6:00 at the football field house. Junior varsity players will receive their equipment on Wednesday between 4:00 and 6:00.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell varsity and junior varsity players can pick up their equipment Tuesday at 3:00 at the high school gym.
Football practices begin next week. Our first broadcast on KBear 102.3 will be Thursday, August 29th, when Calumet entertains the Gogebic Miners.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has confirmed that both the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage will compete in the league this season. Both programs have been threatened by Alaska’s state budget crisis, which has forced significant financial cuts at both schools. The decision means that Michigan Tech will be able to play its full schedule this season, including four games against Fairbanks, and two against Anchorage.
No commitment has been made by the Alaska teams for the 2020-2021 season, which is expected to be Tech’s final season in the WCHA. MTU and the six other Midwest teams in the conference have given notice that they plan to leave, and form their own league.
The Copper Country Horseshoe League tournament begins tonight, with the top eight teams in the regular season taking part.
– At the Calumet Dam, top seed Calumet One will face eighth seed Ahmeek Fire Department.
– At the Dreamland Bar, fourth seed Harter’s Party Store will take on fifth seed Rocky’s Bar.
– At the Drift Inn, third seed L and L will play sixth seed Dreamland Two.
– At Rocky’s Bar, second seed Dreamland One will face seventh seed Drift Inn.
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