Tigers Fall to Giants
Rick Porcello gave up six runs over three innings, and the Tigers lost to the Giants 8-2 last night. 10 of the 19 San Francisco hitters Porcello faced got hits. He left after the third, when the game was delayed for nearly three hours by rain.
The Tigers host the Giants again this afternoon. David Price will start against Madison Bumgarner. Hear the first pitch at 1:08 on FM 99.3 and AM 1400, WCCY.
Kansas City won yesterday, so the Tigers now trail the Royals by two games in the American League Central Division. They are a half-game behind in the race for the second wild card spot.
Catcher Alex Avila missed his third straight game, and is experiencing some signs that the foul ball that hit him in the facemask on Tuesday may, indeed, have caused a minor concussion. Manager Brad Ausmus says Bryan Holaday will fill in until Avila is symptom-free.
Brewers Snap Losing Streak
The Brewers broke their nine-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Cardinals last night. Mike Fiers continued his string of quality starts, giving up two runs over 6-2/3rds innings. Scooter Gennett drove in three runs, and Khris Davis homered.
The Brewers host the Cardinals again tonight. Kyle Lohse will start against Lance Lynn.
Milwaukee now trails Saint Louis by three games the National League Central Division, and has sole possession of the second wild card spot.
Lions Prep for Season Opener
The Lions host the Giants Monday night. We’ll join the game after Tigers baseball on FM 99.3 and AM 1400 WCCY.
High School Football
In high school football last night…
– Jack Fenton scored five touchdowns, as Hancock defeated Baraga 33-12. Fenton rolled up 310 yards of total offense, including a short screen pass that he turned into a 92-yard touchdown play.
– Houghton took an early lead, but lost to Westwood 52-14.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell took an early lead with a 77-yard Arthur Lyons to Brendan Middleton touchdown play, but eventually lost at Hurley 28-6.
– Calumet took the lead early in the fourth quarter, but Negaunee scored two late touchdowns to beat the Copper Kings 31-22.
– West Iron County swamped L’Anse 54-8.
– Ewen-Trout Creek fell to Engadine 39-16.
– Ontonagon plays at Gogebic today, in the only 11-man game the Gladiators will play this season.
High School Cross Country
In high school volleyball cross country…
– Hancock runs at the Superior Central Invitational.
MTU V’Ball Splits at Keweenaw Classic
The MTU volleyball team split Friday’s matches at the Keweenaw Classic, defeating Bemidji State 3-1, and losing to Upper Iowa 3-2. The Huskies opened the Classic with a 3-1 loss to Wisconsin-Parkside Thursday night. They’ll wrap up play in the Classic today, with matches against Winona State at 1:00, and Minnesota-Duluth at 7:00.
The MTU women’s soccer team opened its season with a 2-1 loss to Winona State. The game starts at 5:00 at Sherman Field. Jenna Proctor scored the Huskies’ only goal, off a pass from Janelle Riedl. The Huskies will host Saint Cloud State tomorrow at noon.
NMU Football Opens Tonight
The Northern Michigan University football team opens its season tonight against Northwood at the Superior Dome.
At the Ashland Invitational, the Finlandia University volleyball team lost 3-0 to Concordia-Chicago on Friday. The score of their match against Maranatha Baptist was not posted. The Lions will face Rockford University and Northland College today.
The Finlandia men’s soccer team plays at the Moody Bible Institute today, and the Illinois Institute of Technology tomorrow. The women’s team visits Minnesota-Crookston today.
Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer with Pistons
Pistons’ forward Greg Monroe has signed a one-year, 5.5-million dollar qualifying offer with Detroit. Monroe turned down Detroit’s offer of a lucrative, long-term contract, and will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, as Houghton entertains Ironwood. On Saturday, we’ll bring you Lake Linden-Hubbell’s game against L’Anse. Hear both broadcasts on the Keweenaw’s High School Sports leader, KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.