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Calumet’s high school baseball tournament run ended yesterday, with a 14-0 loss to Traverse City St. Francis in the regional semifinals in Charlevoix. Copper Kings’ batters struck out 11 times, and got only one hit and one walk against the top-ranked Division Three team in the state.
That top ranking didn’t help St. Francis in the regional final, however, as the Gladiators were upset by Gladstone 8-4 in a game that went 10 innings.
Jeimer Candelario’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning powered the Detroit Tigers to a dramatic 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians yesterday. The long game was extended even further by a two-hour rain delay. Both starters pitched effectively. Detroit’s Mike Fiers gave up a run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out six. Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger allowed two runs on four hits, while pitching into the seventh. Those efforts were but a fading memory by the time Miguel Cabrera singled with two out in the bottom of the 12th. On a 2-0 pitch, Candelario blasted a drive deep into the right field seats off Cleveland closer Cody Allen to win the game.
The Tigers host the Indians again this afternoon. Artie Lewicki will pitch against Cory Kluber. Pregame coverage will begin at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Philadelphia Phillies 12-2 yesterday. It was the second game in a row in which the Crew scored a dozen runs. Jesús Aguilar gave Milwaukee an early lead, but the Brewers trailed 3-2 when pinch-hitter Ji-Man Choi hit his first major league grand slam to break the game open in the sixth. Jonathan Villar homered as Milwaukee added four more in the seventh. Brent Suter gave up three runs over five innings to earn the win.
The Brewers conclude that series at Philadelphia this afternoon. Brandon Woodruff will start against Zach Eflin.
Finlandia University has added an assistant to the football coaching staff. Corey Bell will work with quarterbacks and receivers as the passing game coordinator under head coach Travis Wiltzius. Bell was a standout football and lacrosse player for Alma College. He served as an assistant coach for the Scots after his graduation in 2016. Last season, he coached wide receivers at Alfred University, where he is working on a master’s degree. The Lions also announced that D.J. Pirkle will become Wiltzius’ assistant head coach.
A near-record turnout of 132 teams competed at the Keweenaw Bay Classic Fishing Tournament at the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival yesterday. The Four C’s took first place in the lake trout division, with a catch of 38.45 pounds. The Hilltop Restaurant won the salmon division, with a catch of 41.24 pounds. First place in each division paid $1,500, with a total prize payout of more than $16,000. To see full results, click on the image of the leader board, and enlarge it. Scroll down for additional images.
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