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Houghton Boys, LL-H Girls Claim Track Titles – Saturday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school baseball yesterday…
– Jeffers and L’Anse split a doubleheader. The Jets dominated the first game 14-0. Carson Turner struck out 10 for Jeffers. Justin Heinonen, David Jukkala and Eli Larson each had two hits for the Jets. The Purple Hornets came back to win the nightcap 9-3. Tanner Lane had three hits and drove in three runs for L’Anse.

In high school baseball today…
– L’Anse plays at Jeffers. Our broadcast coverage will begin around 3:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock plays at Gogebic.

Today, Calumet plays at a tournament at Negaunee.

In softball today, Westwood visits Calumet for games against the Copper Kings and Houghton.

Houghton took the boys title, and Lake Linden-Hubbell won girls honors at the Houghton County Track and Field Meet yesterday. The meet took place at the Lake Linden track, because its scheduled home, Agassiz Field, hasn’t yet dried out from the long winter.

On the boys side, Calumet came in second, followed by Lake Linden-Hubbell, Hancock, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City and Jeffers. The Gremlins prevailed despite missing their senior class members, who were away on an academic trip. Only one competitor notched multiple victories – Calumet’s Cooper Twardzik won the discus throw and the shot put. Houghton’s Nathan Erva won the 110-meter hurdles, and finished second in the 300-meter hurdles. See full results from the boys meet here.

On the girls side, Houghton finished second, followed by Chassell, Hancock, Calumet, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City and Jeffers. The Lakes’ Laura Lyons claimed four victories, in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, and the long jump. Houghton’s Anabel Needham won the 1600-meter run, anchored the winning 3200-meter relay team, and placed second in the 200-meter run. See full results from the girls meet here.

MLB
The Detroit Tigers’ game against the Seattle Mariners last night was rained out. It will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader today. Matthew Boyd will pitch against Marco Gonzales in the opener. Michael Fulmer will start against Felix Hernandez in the nightcap. Pregame coverage will begin at 3:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Tigers optioned reliever Johnny Barbato to Toledo yesterday, although his return the the Glass City may be delayed if the team decides to use him as the extra player they’re permitted in today’s doubleheader. The team will call up a replacement for the regular roster position today.

The Milwaukee Brewers eked out an 11-10, 10-inning comeback victory over the Colorado Rockies last night. Colorado bolted out to a big early lead, scoring nine runs off Brandon Woodruff and Jacob Barnes over the first four innings. Milwaukee chipped away, with single runs in the first, second, third and fifth innings, then narrowed the gap with a four-run outburst in the sixth. Manny Piña’s home run in the top of the ninth tied the game. In the 10th, Travis Shaw singled home Lorenzo Cain with the game-winner. Jeremy Jeffress got the win in relief.  Josh Hader retired the Rockies in order in the bottom of the 10th to earn the save.

The Brewers play at Colorado again tonight. Chase Anderson will pitch against Kyle Freeland.

NHL
In the NHL playoffs last night, Washington opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Game two will be played tomorrow evening.

The Western Conference final opens tonight, when Las Vegas skates at Winnipeg.

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