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Bucko’s Earns Slow Pitch Sweep – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Slow Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play last night…
• Bucko’s/Labatts downed Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics 32-14, and then beat Downtowner Two 23-9.
• Koppers defeated Sayen’s Auto/Coca Cola 33-11, then lost to A and S Industrial/Loukus Tech 20-14.

Fast Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League play last evening…
• Tervo Agency scored five runs in the final inning, and defeated JB’s 11-9. Kyllee Puuri drove home Jill Keskimaki and Delaney McLaughin with the winning runs. Sadie Biekkola had two hits for JB’s. Mel Baker was the winning pitcher.
• Superior National Bank edged Superior Service 10-9. Leah Kiilunen had a home run and a single for SNB, and Sylvia L’Esperance and Jonna Berg each had two doubles. Josie and Cass Becia each had two hits for Superior Service.

Twilight League Baseball

In Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight…
• At the Hancock Driving Park, Garnet Garage faces REL – Mohawk Technology.
• At the Stanton field, Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker plays Houghton Building Supply-Stanton.

College Football

The Finlandia University football team has added a new recruit. Marcus Walker played high school ball downstate in Ecorse.

College Soccer

The Finlandia men’s soccer team has also introduced a new player. Jeremiah Amador was a four-year high school team captain at Round Rock, Texas.

Nordic Skiing

Jim Tervo has been awarded the prestigious West Family Cup by U.S. Ski and Snowboard. Tervo is a member of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski competition organizing committee, and is one of the nation’s longest-serving volunteer competition officials. He also manages and grooms the Chassell Classic Ski Trail. The West Family Cup is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves as officials.

NBA

The Clippers stopped the Suns 116-102 last night. Phoenix lead the Western Conference final 3-2.

Tonight, the Bucks visit the Hawks. Milwaukee leads the Eastern Conference final 2-1.

NHL

The Lightning defeated the Canadiens 5-1 in the opening game of the Stanley Cup championship series last night. Game two will be played tomorrow in Tampa.

MLB

Matt Manning was roughed up early, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians 13-5 last night. Manning gave up nine hits before leaving in the fourth inning, and was charged with nine runs. Miguel Cabrera, Jake Rogers and Robbie Grossman homered for Detroit.

The Tigers continue that series at Cleveland tonight. José Ureña will start against J.C. Mejia. Coverage begins at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers scored 10 runs in the eighth inning, and clubbed the Chicago Cubs 14-4 last evening. Freddy Peralta turned in an effective start, giving up two runs on two hits over six frames, while striking out eight. Avisaíl García homered early for the Crew, and Willy Adames and Keston Hiura both blasted three-run shots in the eighth.

The Brewers host the Cubs again tonight. Brandon Woodruff will pitch against former Brewer Zach Davies.

Kolton Wong missed his second straight game for Milwaukee last night. He’s dealing with a tight left calf muscle, and is considered day-to-day. The Brewers made some roster moves yesterday, sending outfielder Derek Fisher and pitcher Ryan Weber down to Nashville. They brought up third baseman Pablo Reyes. Milwaukee also obtained outfielder Matt Lipka from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations. He’s been assigned to Nashville. Pitcher Zack Godley is no longer with the Brewers. After having been designated for assignment and clearing waivers, he elected to become a free agent.

Horseshoes

In Copper Country Horseshoe League play last night…
• Calumet One shut down Dreamland Two 8-1.
• Dreamland One blanked Harter’s Party Store 9-0.
• L and L outscored Rocky’s Bar 8-2.
• Drift Inn downed Bucko’s Party Store 6-3.
• 41 Lumber stopped Ahmeek Fire Department 8-1.
• Loading Zone defeated Calumet Electronics 6-3.

Just over halfway through the season, Dreamland One holds a slim two-win lead over Calumet One, with L and L four wins off the pace.

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