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FinnU Baseball Ends Season with Split – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In high school baseball yesterday…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell v Houghton – was played by the Houghton JV.
• Jeffers pounded Ewen-Trout Creek, 24-1 and 12-2. Andrew Kinnunen was the winning pitcher in the first game, and Simon Rajala got the win in the nightcap. In the second contest, Kinnunen blasted a triple and a grand slam.

On the baseball schedule today…
• Calumet plays at L’Anse.

In softball yesterday…
• Houghton swept Lake Linden-Hubbell 8-0 and 7-1.
• Baraga v Gogebic – no report.
• L’Anse v Gwinn – no report.

On the softball schedule today…
• Houghton plays at L’Anse.
• Calumet visits Iron Mountain.
• Hancock travels to Ishpeming.

In golf today…
• Local teams compete at the Hancock Invitational.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball team concluded its season with a split against Northland College yesterday. The Lions dropped the first contest 4-1, then claimed a 6-4 victory in the nightcap. Jacob Mead set a new school record by scoring his 25th run of the season, and tied a school mark with his 40th hit of the season. The Lions end their campaign with a record of 4-36.


NHL opening-round playoff action continued yesterday.

In the Eastern Conference…
• The Rangers got past the Penguins 5-3. Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2.
• The Panthers shaded the Capitals 5-3. Florida leads that set 3-2.

In the Western Conference…
• The Flames shut down the Suns 3-1. Calgary lead that series 3-2.

In the Eastern Conference tonight…
• The Bruins host the Hurricanes. Carolina is up 3-2 in that series.
• The Maple Leafs visit the Lightning. Toronto leads that set 3-2.

In the Western Conference tonight…
• The Blues entertain the Wild. Saint Louis leads that series 3-2.
• The Kings welcome the Oilers. L-A is up 3-2 in that set.


The NBA conference semifinal playoffs continued yesterday…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks edged the Celtics 110-107. Milwaukee leads that series 3-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies shut down the Warriors 134-95. Golden State is up 3-2 in that series.

• In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers host the Heat. Miami leads that series 3-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Suns visit the Mavericks. Phoenix leads that set 3-2.


The Detroit Tigers’ struggles continued with a 9-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics last night. In his major league debut, Joey Wentz didn’t make it through the third inning, giving up six runs on seven hits.

The Tigers host the Athletics again this afternoon. Beau Brieske will pitch against James Kaprielian. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift. 

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a 14-11 slugfest to the Cincinnati Reds yesterday. Adrian Houser gave up seven runs in the first two innings, and left after the fourth. Cincy put the game away with six runs in the bottom of the eighth, but Milwaukee made it close when they scored six in the top of the ninth. Hunter Renfroe hit two home runs for the Crew, and Jace Peterson and Mike Brosseau each hit one. Christian Yelich hit for the cycle for the third time in his career. He, Bob Meusel, Babe Herman, Adrian Beltre and Trea Turner are the only major leaguers ever to do that.

The Brewers have today off, and host the Washington Nationals tomorrow night. Corbin Burnes will start against Pablo Lopez.

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