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Calumet Retains Gibson Cup – Sunday Sports Wrap

Gibson Cup

The Calumet Wolverines retained possession of the Gibson Cup with an 8-5 victory over the Portage Lake Pioneers Saturday night. It’s the third straight victory for the Wolverines in the series, which was not played last season because of COVID-19 concerns.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team fell 3-2 at Northern Michigan University Saturday. The loss in the final match of the regular campaign dropped the Huskies into a first-place tie with NMU for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season title. Anna Joynas led the Huskies with 23 kills. Laura De Marchi had 56 assists and 17 digs. Tech standout Olivia Ghormley missed both of this weekend’s matches.

Both MTU and NMU carry conference records of 9-3 into the GLIAC tournament next weekend at Saginaw Valley State.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team blanked Saginaw Valley State 5-0 Saturday. Haley Ruiter scored the eventual game-winner nine-and-a-half minutes into the contest. Jesse Jacobusse scored twice, and Grace Shaw and Allison Thelen also found the net. Erika Gabriel had to stop just two shots to earn the shutout in goal.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball team lost three games at Wisconsin-Platteville Saturday. The teams first wrapped up the contest that had been suspended because of darkness Friday. Platteville led 8-2 when play was stopped in the eighth inning, and that wound up as the final score. The Lions then dropped the two regularly-scheduled games, 6-3 and 12-2. Eastyn Culp had two hits for Finlandia in the opener, and Nik Geiser scored two runs. Harrison Kampf had two hits in the nightcap.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings lost 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday afternoon. Adam Erne’s third-period goal was Detroit’s only score. Thomas Greiss stopped 21 shots, and took the loss in net.

The Wings will plays at Tampa Bay again this afternoon.

NBA

Killian Hayes returned to the lineup, but the Detroit Pistons suffered a lopsided 125-81 loss to the New York Knicks Saturday night. Hayes played 20 minutes, after missing three months because of a hip injury. Jerami Grant led Detroit with 16 points.

The Pistons visit the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow. Coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Saturday. A Willi Castro triple helped Detroit score twice in the first inning. Jeimer Candelario had three hits, and scored twice. Julio Teheran allowed just four hits over five innings, and gave up one run on a solo homer to Eddie Rosario.

The Tigers conclude their season-opening series against the Indians this afternoon. Tarki Skubal will pitch against Aaron Civale. Coverage begins at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Most of the Tigers players and traveling staff members received the one-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after Thursday’s season opener. Team officials revealed yesterday that some other staffers and family members were vaccinated Friday. It’s hoped that the protection will ward off problems like the Washington Nationals are experiencing. The Nats had to cancel their opening series, because four players are infected, and five are quarantined because of contact tracing.

The Milwaukee Brewers managed just one hit in a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins Saturday. Twins starter José Berríos tossed six no-hit innings, and struck out 12. Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes was almost as good, pitching no-hit ball into the seventh inning, and striking out 11. He left after surrendering a solo home run to Byron Buxton.

The Brewers entertain the Twins again this afternoon. Adrian Houser will start against Michael Pineda.

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