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Kinsler, Tigers Walk Off – Friday Sports Wrap

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MLB – Tigers
Ian Kinsler’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to an 8-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals yesterday afternoon. The see-saw battle saw the Royals take an early lead. The Tigers blasted their way to a 6-3 advantage, powered by two Victor Martinez home runs. Kansas City tied it with three runs in the seventh… setting the stage for Kinsler’s walk-off blow in the ninth.


The Tigers open a home set against the Red Sox tonight. Daniel Norris will pitch against Joe Kelly. Hear the first pitch at 7:08 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

Khris Davis blasted two three-run homers, as the Milwaukee Brewers pounded the San Diego Padres 10-1. Matt Garza turned in seven strong innings, giving up just a run on two hits to earn the win.

The Brewers host the Cardinals tonight. Tyler Cravy will replace the struggling Kyle Lohse as Milwaukee’s starter. Lance Lynn will pitch for the Cardinals.

Twilight League Playoffs Continue
In the Copper Country Twilight League baseball tournament semifinals…
– At the Hancock Driving Park, Dean Kangas – State Farm defeated Pat’s Foods/Mosquito Inn 4-1. Pat’s won the opener of the best-of-three series Tuesday evening, so those teams will play a deciding game this weekend. The date and time have not been posted.
– At the Stanton field, the result of the game between the Stanton Wildcats and Wolverine/Orbit was not reported. Wolverine won the opener Tuesday night.

The Twilight League championship series will be played next week. We’ll broadcast the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.


Stelzer to Play in Spain
Former Michigan Tech men’s basketball player Ben Stelzer will continue his hoops career in Europe. Stelzer has signed a two-year deal with Leyma Basquet Coruña in A Coruña, Spain. A Coruña is on the Atlantic coast in the northwest corner of the country, north of Portugal.


Finlandia Hires Tennis Coach
Finlandia University has hired Rick Halverson as its first tennis coach. Halverson will lead both the men’s and women’s teams when they begin play in the fall of 2016. Halverson was a three-time U.P. tennis champ while a student at marquette High School. He played at Michigan Tech, then spent four seasons as an assistant coach for the Huskies. He went on to serve as head coach at Olivet College. For the past two years, he’s been the head coach at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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