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Bulldogs Win Softball Tourney Opener – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school baseball yesterday…
– Lake Linden-Hubbell fell to Ironwood 4-3 in 10 innings in the opening game of their Division Four district tournament. Cole Gregoire and Caleb Gregoire each had three hits, as the Lakes outhit the Red Devils 11-4.

In regular-season action…
– Jeffers and Houghton split their doubleheader. The Jets won the first game 9-4. Andrew Kinnunen was the winning pitcher. Elias Rajala had three hits and scored twice. The Gremlins took the second contest 14-4. Kevin Bostwick was the winning pitcher. He also had two hits and scored three runs.
– Calumet v L’Anse – no report.

In high school softball yesterday…
– Hancock blanked Lake Linden-Hubbell 10-0 in the opening game of their Division Four district tournament. Delaney Heinonen struck out 12 over five innings for the Bulldogs. Emma Almquist drove in four runs.

In regular season softball yesterday…
– Houghton dropped two to Westwood, 14-0 and 11-1.
– Calumet v Rapid River – no report.
– L’Anse split its pair against Ishpeming, with an 8-1 victory and a 21-9 loss.

In softball today…
– Jeffers entertains Gogebic – that game has been moved to the Bone Yard in Lake Linden because of field conditions.
– The Calumet game at Iron Mountain has been postponed to tomorrow.

In golf…
– The Division One Boys U.P. Finals will be played today at the Escanaba Country Club.
– The Division One Girls U.P. Finals will be played at Sweetgrass, in Harris.

Slow Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play this evening…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Bucko’s/Labatt’s will play Koppers at 6:15, and A and S Industrial at 7:30.
– At Hurontown, Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s will face Coca Cola/Monte Carlo at 6:15, and Harter’s Carquest at 7:30.
– At Tapiola, Lake Superior Design meets Auto Pro/ThermoAnalytics at 6:15, and Luigi’s at 7:30.

MLB

Matthew Boyd played the stopper last night, as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Baltimore Orioles 3-0. Boyd struck out eight over six innings. Four relievers completed the shutout. Niko Goodrum homered.

The Tigers play at Baltimore again tonight. Ryan Carpenter will start against John Means. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit brought third baseman Jeimer Candelario and outfielder Victor Reyes back from Triple-A Toledo ahead of last night’s game. Starter Spencer Turnbull has been placed on the bereavement list because of the death of his grandfather. He’s expected to be back in time for his next scheduled start on Friday. Second baseman Josh Harrison was placed on the injured list with a strained hamstring.

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Minnesota Twins 5-3 last night. Zach Davies pitched six shutout innings, but the Twins scored all five of their runs in the seventh off relievers Alex Claudio and Junior Guerra. Keston Hiura and Yasmani Grandal homered for Milwaukee.

The Brewers have today off, and begin a series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh tomorrow night.

NHL

The Stanley Cup final continues tonight, as the Saint Louis Blues visit the Boston Bruins. Boston leads the series 1-0.

The Detroit Red Wings have officially signed Finnish defenseman Oliwer Kaski to a one-year entry level contract. Kaski was named the best defensive player Finland’s top professional league last season.

The website WalletHub has released its annual list of the best cities for hockey fans. Houghton was ranked eighth in the nation on the college list. Marquette was 13th. Detroit was number-one on the NHL list.

Horseshoes

In Copper Country Horseshoe League play last night…
– Dreamland One blanked Loading Zone 9-0.
– Ahmeek Fire Department shut out 41 Lumber 9-0.
– Harter’s Party Store defeated Rocky’s Bar 6-3.
– Calumet Electronics edged Drift Inn 5-4.
– L and L shut down Dreamland Two 8-1.
– Calumet One stopped Bucko’s Party Store 8-1.

Our high school softball tournament coverage continues Friday from Ironwood. Hancock / Lake Linden-Hubbell meets the Gogebic Miners at noon Eastern Time, and Jeffers will face Ironwood at 2:30. Our broadcast will start at 11:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. We’ll also air the championship game at 5:30, if a local team is involved.

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

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