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In high school baseball yesterday…
– The Houghton game at Calumet was postponed because of field conditions, and will be played Monday at the Hancock Driving Park. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell earned the first two wins in school history by defeating Ontonagon 11-0 and 16-6. Both games ended after four innings because of the mercy rule. Carter Crouch gave up just two hits in the opener. The Gladiators took a brief lead in the second game when they scored six times in the top of the third inning, but the Lakes tied the game with five in the bottom of the third, and put the game away with 10 runs in the fourth. Cole Gregoire had two hits and scored four runs.
– Jeffers v L’Anse – no report
The WestPAC baseball tournament will be played tomorrow in Iron Mountain.
In softball yesterday…
– L’Anse v Calumet – no report.
– Delaney Heinonen hit two extra-inning walk-off home runs yesterday, as Hancock defeated Houghton by identical 9-8 scores. Heininen also homered earlier in the first game. She was the winning pitcher in both, pitching the full first game, and the final two innings of the nightcap. Josie Connors homered in the nightcap for the Gremlins.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell swept Jeffers, 8-4 and 6-5. MacKenzie LePage struck out eight in the first game, and nine in the second. Megan Corrigan had two triples and a double in the opener. Kali DeMars had a double, and an inside-the-park home run. Corrigan added three more hits in the nightcap. Madi Holombo hit an inside-the-park home run for the Jets.
The WestPAC softball tournament will take place tomorrow at Calumet. Houghton will face L’Anse at 10:00, and Calumet will take on Gwinn at noon. We’ll broadcast all of the games involving local teams on KBear 102.3 and KBea102.com, with coverage beginning at 9:40.
In high school golf, at the West Iron County Boys Invitational yesterday, West Iron took the team title, three strokes better than Houghton. Calumet finished fourth, and Ontonagon fifth. Jiseung Choi of the Gremlins medaled, with Hancock’s Kyle Maki two shots back.
In Division One U.P. track regional in Negaunee yesterday…
– The Houghton boys finished second, and Calumet fourth. Joe Wood of the Gremlins won the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Nick Laux took the 800-meter run. Nick Djerf of the Copper Kings won the long jump, and Jayden Gariepy took the discus throw.
– The Houghton girls also placed second, with Calumet fifth. Lillian Williston of the Gremlins won the shot put and the discus throw.
At the Division Two meet at West Iron County…
– Hancock took the girls title, with L’Anse fourth. For the Gremlins, Ellie Sturos won the 1600-meter run. Kalli Chynoweth took the 800-meter run. Sloane Driscoll won the pole vault. Kyra Sipe of the Purple Hornets win the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and Alayna Waara took the high jump.
– On the boys side, L’Anse finished fourth, and Hancock fifth.
Local Division Three teams will compete today at Lake Linden.
The Detroit Tigers’ struggles continued yesterday, with a 17-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The recently reliable Spencer Turnbull gave up six runs in the third inning. Detroit’s only runs came in the ninth, on a Dawel Lugo home run.
The Tigers will host the Athletics again this evening. Daniel Norris will start against Frankie Montas. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Lugo was brought up before the game to replace Jeimer Candelario, who was demoted to Toledo. After the game, Rule Five draft pick reliever Reed Garrett was designated for assignment. Sandy Baez has been called up from the Mud Hens.
Christian Yelich homered twice, as the Milwaukee Brewers trounced the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 yesterday. Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal also homered. Zach Davies gave up three runs over six innings, and had two hits.
The Brewers visit the Atlanta Braves tonight. Jhoulys Chacín will pitch against Max Fried.
In the NHL playoffs last night, the Boston Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals, completing a sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes with a 4-0 victory.
The San Jose Sharks visit the Saint Louis Blues tonight. The Sharks lead the Western Conference final 2-1.
In NBA playoff action, the Golden State Warriors edged the Portlane Trail Blazers 114-111. Golden State leads the Western Conference final 2-0.
Tonight, the Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors. The Bucks lead the Eastern Conference final 1-0.
The Finlandia University hockey team has added a new recruit. Lucas Patton is a defenseman from Sechelt, British Columbia. The Lions have also signed a men’s soccer player. Chelan Gonzalez is from Tecumseh, downstate.
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