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Finlandia Volleyball Drops Close Match – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In high school volleyball tonight…
– Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Wakefeld-Marenisco.
– Baraga plays at L’Anse.
– Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Watersmeet.

In cross country today, local teams run at the Hancock Invitational at McLain State Park.

The Finlandia University volleyball team lost a tough 3-2 (25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 19-25, 11-15) match to Northland College last night. Makayla Mickam led the Lions with 16 kills. Marina Dalton and former Hancock Bulldog Shannon Anderson each added 13. Jesse Diaz had 29 digs. Hancock’s Nicole Anderson had a career-best 47 assists.

The Cleveland Indians set an American League record with their 21st straight win, as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-3 yesterday. Detroit took a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Cleveland surged ahead on Jay Bruce’s three-run homer off Buck Farmer in the bottom of the inning. Farmer labored through four innings, and took the loss.

The Tigers return home to host the Chicago White Sox today. Chad Bell will start against James Shields. Pregame coverage will begin at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

Manager Brad Ausmus and catcher James McCann were thrown out of yesterday’s game in the third inning, after disputing a pitch call by umpire Quinn Wolcott. Shortly afterward, new catcher John Hicks failed to catch a pitch, which hit Wolcott in the shoulder. Wolcott laughed it off, but Cleveland broadcasters suggested that the Tigers might have thrown at Wolcott intentionally. Ausmus angrily denied the accusation after the game.

Eric Thames hit his 30th home run of the season, as the Milwaukee Brewers dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 last night. Brett Phillips drove in three runs, and also threw out a runner at the plate from center field. Working on three days rest, Chase Anderson pitched into the sixth, gave up two runs, and earned the win.

The Brewers have today off, and play the Marlins tomorrow night. That series was originally scheduled for Miami, but has been moved to Milwaukee because of Hurricane Irma.

The Cubs won yesterday, and the Cardinals lost, so Milwaukee moves into second place in the National League Central Division, two-and-a-half games behind Chicago, and a half-game ahead of Saint Louis.

In tonight’s NFL game, the Texans visit the Bengals. If you’re playing The Wolf Football Challenge, please turn your picks in by noon at one of our sponsors.

Our high school football coverage continues tomorrow night, when Houghton plays at Calumet. The pregame show will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our coverage of Finlandia University sports continues Saturday afternoon, as the Lions women’s soccer team entertains Mount Mary and the men’s team hosts Maranatha Baptist. The pregame show will begin at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

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



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