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Crawford to Retire – Thursday Sports Wrap

Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer

MLB: Tigers Sweep Dodgers
Max Scherzer turned in seven strong innings, as the Tigers defeated the Dodgers 4-1 yesterday. Detroit gave their All-Star pitcher all the runs he’d need when they scored twice in the first inning. Scherzer’s only mistake was a home run ball he threw to Miguel Rojas in the fifth inning. He struck out seven, and won his 11th game of the season.

The Tigers open a four-game set at Kansas City tonight. Drew Smyly will start against Jeremy Guthrie. Hear the first pitch at 8:10 on AM 1400, WCCY.

The Royals also won yesterday, so Detroit’s lead in the American League Central remains at four-and-a-half games.

Brewers Swept by Phillies
Milwaukee Brewers Circle LogoThe Brewers lost their fourth game in a row yesterday… falling to the Phillies 4-1. Milwaukee only had three hits in the game.

The Brewers host the Cardinals tonight. Matt Garza will pitch against David Buchanan.

The Cardinals won yesterday… so Milwaukee’s in the National League Central is now just two games over Saint Louis… and two-and-a-half over Cincinnati.

Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball
Copper Country Slow Pitch LogoIn Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball play last night…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Post 90/Lakes Lounge bombed Pat’s Foods/ThermoAnalytics 36-16. Kevin LaRoux had six hits for Post 90, and Brien Ricci hit a home run. Logan Rastello and Ben Steber homered for Pat’s. Nutini’s defeated Auto Value 27-16. D.J. Coponen and Jake Loukus homered for Auto Value.
– At Hurontown, Bucko’s/Labatts beat The Marley Bar 23-9. George VanDenburg had five hits. Bucko’s then defeated The Goal Post 26-11. VanDenburg had four more hits in that game.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, Erickson Crowley Peterson got past North Pointe Trucking 24-18. Erik Nettle, Buddy Londo, Tim Loftquist and Alex Tarvainen homered for Erickson. Tarvainen and Jason Van Straten each had five hits.

Copper Country Twilight League
Twilight LeagueIn Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight…
– At the Stanton Field, the Wildcats host Wolverine-Orbit.
– At the Toivola Field, Mosquito Inn entertains BlueSky Health.

CLK Hockey Coach Crawford to Retire
Calumet Athletics LogoLongtime Calumet High School hockey coach Jim Crawford will retire at the conclusion of the upcoming hockey season. Crawford became the varsity head coach in 1984. Since then, he’s achieved a record of 522 wins, 251 losses and 21 ties. He’s led the Copper Kings to 15 regional championships, and six state titles. Crawford is a member of the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame. CLK Athletic Director Sean Jacques says the district plans to name Crawford’s replacement before the season begins this fall, to ensure a smooth transition when Crawford steps down in March.

Hancock Hockey Golf Fundraiser Set
Hancock Athletics LogoThe Hancock Hockey Three-Person Golf Scramble will be held at the Calumet Golf Club a week from Saturday. Call the course at 337-3911 to reserve your team’s tee time. The $40.00 per person fee includes 18 holes of golf, food and a golf towel.

Huskies NHL 07-2014Former Huskies Sign NHL Contracts
Two more former Michigan Tech hockey players have signed NHL contracts. John Scott has signed a one-year deal with the Sharks. He played for the Sabres last season. Brett Olson inked a two-way deal with the Panthers. He spent the last two seasons with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Earlier in the signing period, Chris Connor agreed to terms with the Capitals.

NMU Adds Two Men’s Hoops Players
NMU Athletics LogoNorthern Michigan University has added two more freshmen to its men’s basketball team. One is guard Larry Burnette III… who led Marquette High School to a 17-2 record this past season. The other is Jordan Perez… a guard who set the all-time career points record at Greendale High School in Wisconsin.

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