In high school baseball yesterday afternoon…
– L’Anse swept its doubleheader against Lake Linden-Hubbell, winning the first game 21-3 in four innings, and taking the second contest 12-4. The Purple Hornets took control of the opener with an 11-run second inning. The top four in the L’Anse batting lineup contributed 16 runs, with each of them scoring their first four times through the order. The Lakes took an early lead in the second game, but a nine-run fourth inning put L’Anse on top.
– Calumet v Northland Pines – no report.
In softball yesterday…
– Calumet v Northland Pines – no report.
– Hancock v Rapid River – no report.
– Jeffers v the Gogebic Miners – no report.
The Finlandia University baseball team lost three games at Wisconsin-Platteville yesterday, 11-2, 11-3 and 5-3. Joey Krug hit a two-run double in the opener. Krug pitched the third game, struck out six, and became the second Lion in school history to record more than 100 strikeouts in his career.
The unusual tripleheader was scheduled because of threatening weather this weekend. The doubleheader that was scheduled for today will not be played. A single contest will wrap up the four-game set tomorrow, if weather and conditions allow.
Tim Anderson’s solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 12-11 victory over the Detroit Tigers last night. The Tigers built an early lead. Homers by Miguel Cabrera, Grayson Greiner, Nicholas Castellanos and Jacoby Jones helped them build a 9-2 lead by the middle of the fifth inning. The Sox’ comeback began with two more runs off starter Daniel Norris in the fifth. They added five in the sixth off Zac Reininger and Drew VerHagen, and tacked on two more in the seventh off Reed Garrett to take a one-run lead. Ronny Rodriguez’ homer in the eighth brought Detroit back into a tie, before Joe Jiménez served up the game-winning shot in the ninth.
The Tigers continue that series against the White Sox in Chicago tonight. Ryan Carpenter has been called up to make his first start of the season for the Tigers. Reynaldo López will counter for the Sox. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers broke their four-game losing streak with a 10-2 victory over the New York Mets last night. After a nearly three-hour rain delay, Milwaukee chased New York ace Jacob deGrom from the game after four innings. deGrom struck out seven, but gave up five runs on five hits. Chase Anderson gave up two runs before leaving in the fifth. Matt Albers, Jacob Barnes and Jake Petricka pitched scoreless relief.
The Brewers will face the Mets in New York again tonight. Brandon Woodruff will pitch against Noah Syndergaard.
Two injured Milwaukee starters will begin rehab assignments this weekend. Freddy Peralta has been sent to Double-A Biloxi. He’s been out with shoulder irritation. Jimmy Nelson has been assigned to Triple-A San Antonio. He’s missed more than a year because of shoulder surgery.
In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs last night…
– The Carolina Hurricanes edged the New York Islanders 1-0 in overtime. Carolina leads that series 1-0.
– The San Jose Sharks bit the Colorado Avalanche 5-2. San Jose leads that set 1-0.
The other two second-round series begin today…
– The Dallas Stars visit the Saint Louis Blues.
– The Columbus Blue Jackets face the Bruins in Boston.
In NBA playoff action last night, the Golden State Warriors advanced, with a 129-110 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Golden State won that opening-round series 4-3.
– The final first-round series will be decided when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Denver Nuggets. That set is tied 3-3.
– The second round begins, as the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Toronto Raptors.
In the NFL Draft last night, the Detroit Lions used the 11th pick of the second round to take Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai – a move some have described as a reach. With the 18th pick of the third round, they traded up to select Boston College safety Will Harris.
The Green Bay Packers selected Mississippi center Elgton Jenkins with the 12th pick of the second round, and then took Texas A and M tight end Jace Sternberger with the 12th pick of the third round.
The draft wraps up today.
The annual Sisu Shuffle will begin this morning at 10:00 at the U.P. Health System-Portage Hancock campus. The shuffle is a fun, family-oriented 5k run/walk. There is no charge, but registration is required. Sign up beginning at 9:30.
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