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Brewers Win, but Lose Yelich for Season – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school volleyball last night…
– Hancock v Dollar Bay-Tamarack City – not reported.
– Jeffers defeated Baraga 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23).
Brenna Hill had seven aces for the Jets.
– Ewen-Trout Creek blanked Ontonagon 3-0.

In cross country yesterday, the Houghton girls finished third to Marquette and Kingsford at the Kingsford Invitational. Ingrid Seagren of the Gremlins placed second individually. The Houghton boys finished one point behind first-place Marquette. Joe Wood was the individual winner, and Branden Peterson placed fourth. See full results here.

Finlandia

Finlandia University’s Kirsten L’Esperance has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer. L’Esperance scored a hat trick in the Lions’ 6-0 victory over Crown College Thursday.

MLB

Jordy Mercer drove home Willi Castro with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning last night, as the Detroit Tigers claimed a wild 12-11 victory over the New York Yankees. New York grabbed an early lead, scoring six runs off Edwin Jackson in the first two innings. Detroit roared back, scoring six runs in the third to tie the contest. The Yankees slugged six home runs. Christin Stewart went deep for the Tigers.

The Tigers host the Yankees again tonight. Matthew Boyd will pitch against CC Sabathia. Pregame coverage begins at 6:15 on 99.3 The Lift. 

The Milwaukee Brewers edged the Miami Marlins 4-3 last night, but the win came at great cost. Christian Yelich fouled a pitch off his knee while batting in the first inning. The ball broke his kneecap, and he’ll miss the rest of the season.

The Brewers visit the Marlins again tonight. Zach Davies will start against Pablo López.

The Cardinals and Cubs both lost, so Saint Louis now leads Chicago by 3.5 games in the National League Central Division. The Brewers are five games out.

GLHL

The Calumet Wolverines Hockey Club will open its fall training camp tonight at 9:30 at the Houghton County Arena. Anyone interested in joining the team is invited to attend. Training camp costs $50 per player, which is due at the first skate the player attends. All players must be registered with USA Hockey before hitting the ice. Training camp dates are as follows:

Wednesday, September 11, 9:30 p.m. at Houghton County Arena
Monday, September 16, 9:30 p.m. at Houghton County Arena
Wednesday, September 18, 9:30 p.m. at Houghton County Arena
Monday, September 23, 9:30 p.m. at Houghton County Arena
Tuesday, September 24, Exhibition Game vs. Portage Lake Pioneers
Wednesday, October 2, 9:45 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Monday, October 7, 9:15 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Wednesday, October 9, 9:45 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Saturday, October 12, Exhibition Game vs. Marquette Mutineers
Wednesday, October 16, 9:45 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Wednesday, October 23, 9:45 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Wednesday, October 30, 9:45 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Wednesday, November 6, 9:45 p.m. at Calumet Colosseum
Rosters for both exhibition games will be finalized and posted the Wednesday before each game. A final roster will be posted prior to regular season games starting in November.

Those with questions are invited to reach out to longtime coach Bruce “Cukie” Coppo at (906) 369-1880 or email the team, hockey@calumetwolverines.com

Running

The sixth annual Aspirus Keweenaw Light the Night Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday evening at a new location – Ray Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton. Light the Night kicks off at 7:00 pm with a free 1K for children. The 10k run will begin at 7:30, and the 5K Fun Run/Walk follows at 7:45. For details and online registration, click here. Today is the final day to sign up online.

In Memory

Veteran sportscaster Fred McLeod has died. McLeod called Detroit Pistons games on PASS and Fox Sports Detroit from 1984-2006. He then became the Cleveland Cavaliers’ broadcast voice. He also called Detroit Lions preseason games last month. McLeod was universally respected as a consummate professional. He was 67.

Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, as Hancock entertains Negaunee. The pregame show begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our fall Finlandia University sports coverage begins Friday, when the women’s soccer team entertains Maranatha Baptist. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com. Our first Lions football broadcast is Saturday, when Finlandia hosts Ripon College. Pregame coverage begins at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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