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Houghton Baseball Sweeps Calumet – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school baseball yesterday…
• Houghton swept Calumet, 12-0 and 15-4. Both games ended early because of the mercy rule.

On the baseball schedule today…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Houghton.
• Jeffers welcomes Ewen-Trout Creek.

In softball yesterday…
• Calumet dropped two to Negaunee, 10-4 and 13-0.

On the softball schedule today…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Houghton.
• Baraga welcomes Gogebic.
• L’Anse travels to Gwinn.

Calumet swept the Hancock Bulldog Invitational track meet yesterday.
• The Copper Kings boys edged Dollar Bay-Tamarack City. Lake Linden-Hubbell, Ontonagon and L’Anse rounded out the top five. Calumet’s Dryden Nelson won the 100 and 200-meter dashes and the long jump, and Richard Probst took the 110 and 300-meter hurdles. Nik Thomas of the Blue Bolts claimed the 800 and 1600-meter runs. Chance Bridgers of Jeffers won the shot put and the discus throw.
• The Calumet girls got past Baraga, with Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Lake Linden-Hubbell and Hancock filling out the top five schools. Caitlyn Strom of the Copper Kings won the high jump and the long jump. Emily Jokela of the Lakes claimed the 200 and 400-meter dashes and the 300-meter hurdles, and Abi Codere won the 100-meter hurdles and the pole vault. The Blue Bolts’ Ashley Datto won the 100-meter dash and the 800-meter run.
• See full results here.

Houghton was scheduled to compete at Kingsford yesterday – results were not reported.

In golf yesterday, at the Negaunee Kiwanis Invitational…
• On the boys side, Calumet and Houghton placed second and third, with Hancock fifth. Lowell Torola of the Copper Kings took second place individually.
• In girls play, Houghton placed fourth.

In golf today…
• Baraga competes at the Ironwood Invitational.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball team concludes its season this afternoon with a doubleheader at Northland College.

The Lions have introduced a new player. Houghton’s Kade Farrell will join the team next season.

NHL

NHL opening-round playoff action continued yesterday.

In the Eastern Conference…
• The Maple Leafs edged the Lightning 4-3. Toronto leads the series 3-2.
• The Hurricanes blasted the Bruins 5-1. Carolina is up 3-2 in that set.

In the Western Conference…
• The Blues tamed the Wild 5-2. Saint Louis takes a 3-2 lead in that series.
• The Kings slipped past the Oilers 5-4 in overtime. L-A leads that series 3-2.

In the Eastern Conference tonight…
• The Penguins visit the Rangers. Pittsburgh is up 3-1 in that series.
• The Panthers host the Capitals. That series is tied 2-2.

In the Western Conference tonight…
• The Flames welcome the Stars. That set is tied 2-2.

The Detroit Red Wings will have the eighth pick in the opening round of the upcoming NHL draft. In last night’s lottery drawing, Detroit came in exactly where their season record would have placed them. The Canadiens will have the first pick, followed by the Devils and Coyotes.

NBA

The NBA conference semifinal playoffs continued yesterday…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Heat pounded the 76ers 120-85. Miami leads that set 3-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Suns melted the Mavericks 110-80. Phoenix is up 3-2 in that set.

Tonight…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks visit the Celtics. That series is tied 2-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies host the Warriors. Golden State leads that series 3-1.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers broke their five-game losing streak with a 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the first game of their doubleheader yesterday afternoon. Tarik Skubal gave up just three hits over seven shutout innings. Jonathan Schoop homered.

The good times didn’t last, as Oakland came back to take the nightcap 4-1. Alex Faedo gave up two runs over five innings, and took a tough loss.

The Tigers host the Athletics again this evening. Joey Wentz will make his major league debut against Zach Logue. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift. 

To make room for Wentz on the roster, the Tigers designated reliever Drew Hutchinson for assignment. Detroit has also returned Faedo to Toledo. Technically, he was the extra player the team was allowed for yesterday’s doubleheader. There’s a good chance he’ll be brought back when the team needs an additional starter next week.

The Milwaukee Brewers held off the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 last night. Freddy Peralta pitched into the sixth inning, giving up a run on four hits. The Reds scored three times off Devin Williams in the bottom of the eighth, but Luis Perdomo came in to get the final out, and Josh Hader recorded his 12th save. Luis Urías homered.

The Brewers visit the Reds again this afternoon. Adrian Houser will start against Vladimir Gutierrez.

Before the game, Milwaukee brought pitcher J.C. Mejía up from Nashville, and sent Jandel Gustave down.

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