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‘Dogs, Hornets in Softball Regionals Today – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

Two high school softball teams will make their first-ever appearances at the regional level of the state tournament today. In Division Four at Norway, L’Anse will face Bark River-Harris at 11:00 Eastern Time. Hancock will play Rudyard at 1:00. We’ll broadcast both games, and the regional title match if either local team advances, on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers fell to the Minnesota Twins 6-3 last night. Matthew Boyd turned in an effective start, giving up three runs over seven innings, and leaving with the score tied. The Twins took the lead with two runs off Joe Jiménez in the eighth, and added an insurance tally off Zac Reininger in the ninth. Miguel Cabrera had three hits for Detroit.

The Tigers will host the Twins again this afternoon. Manager Ron Gardenhire plans to use an opener in the first inning, then bring in Nick Ramirez. Kyle Gibson will counter for Minnesota. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

Eric Thames and Ryan Braun homered, as the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 last night. Brandon Woodruff earned the win, giving up three runs over six innings, and striking out 10.

The Brewers entertain the Pirates again this afternoon. Zach Davies will pitch against Jordan Lyles.

NHL

In the NHL, the Saint Louis Blues lead the Stanley Cup championship series 3-1, and could claim the Cup with a victory at home tomorrow night.

NBA

In the NBA Championship Series, the Toronto Raptors downed the Golden State Warriors 105-92 last night. Toronto leads the series 3-1, and could clinch the title Monday night at home.

Fishing

The annual Rice Lake Fishing Derby will be held tomorrow. Registration begins at 7:00 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen’s Association Clubhouse on Rice Lake road. This is a family-oriented event, with fishing, food, fun and games for kids and adults. No fishing licenses are necessary, because of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend. For more details, visit their website or Facebook page.

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