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Crush, SNB Claim Fast Pitch Wins – Thursday Sports Wrap

Twilight League Baseball

In Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight…
 • At the Stanton Field, Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker plays Northern Driveline.

Slow Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play last evening…
• A and S Industrial/Loukus Tech v Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics
– no report.
• A and S Industrial/Loukus Tech v Downtowner Two – no report.
• McGann’s/Northern Auto defeated Pat’s Foods/Buckos 20-11.

• Koppers edged Paul Hyrkas Construction 19-18.

Fast Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League play last night…
Crush/Baby E’s BBQ/Diamond House defeated Tervo Agency 12-9. MacKenzie LePage was the winning pitcher for Crush, with help from Kara Kinnunen. Mel Baker took the loss. At the plate for Crush, Laura Lyons and Keirstyn Codere each had a triple and a single, Erin Gast had a double and a single and Megan Corrigan and Kirstyn Codere each had two singles. Alana Nolan hit a home run for Tervo Agency.
• Superior National Bank
downed JB’s 4-2. Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher with relief from Larissa Anderson. Stella Suomis, Grace Brunet and Isabelle Cleary all pitched for JBs Sales and Service. Sylvia L’Esperance had a double for Superior National Bank with Ashley Lehto, Vera Peterson, Maddie Johnson and Kim Aho each hitting a single. For JBs, Isabelle Cleary and Aydra Williamson each had a single and a double and Brynn Arko had a double and Clea Olllanketo had a single.

College Basketball

Former Michigan Tech men’s basketball standout Ben Stelzer is rejoining the team as an assistant coach. Stelzer graduated in 2015 as the Huskies’ all-time leader in three-pointers. He was named an NCAA Division II All-American, and Midwest Region Player of the Year. Following his graduation, he played professionally in Spain, spent a year back in Houghton as a men’s team assistant, and has held a number of other coaching and player development positions.

NBA

In the opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals last night, the Hawks edged the Bucks 116-113.

Tonight, the Clippers host the Suns. Phoenix leads the Western Conference final 2-0.

NHL

In the Stanley Cup semifinals last evening, the Islanders edged the Lightning 3-2 in overtime. That series is tied 3-3, and will be decided Friday in Tampa.

Tonight, the Canadiens host the Golden Knights. Montreal leads that set 3-2.

MLB

Matt Manning earned his first major league victory, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 6-2 yesterday. Manning pitched into the sixth, giving up two runs on five hits. Daz Cameron homered for Detroit, and Jonathan Schoop continued his hot streak with a home run and an RBI double.

The Tigers open a home set against the Houston Astros tonight. José Ureña will pitch against Luis Garcia. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 yesterday. Brandon Woodruff pitched seven strong innings, giving up a run on three hits, and earning the win. He struck out nine, and singled home Jace Peterson in the fifth inning with the game’s first run. Josh Hader got the save.

The Brewers have today off, and begin a home series against the Colorado Rockies tomorrow night.

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