Morning Sports for Monday, March 24th:
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In the N-H-L yesterday… the Red Wings lost to the Wild 4-3 in overtime. Gustav Nyquist scored twice for Detroit. The Wings skate at Columbus tomorrow night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400, WCCY.
In college hockey, Minnesota State defeated Ferris State 4-1 Saturday to win the W-C-H-A tournament. Both teams were invited to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs will be the second-seed in the Midwest Region… and the Mavericks will be the third-seed in the Northeast Region.
In G-L-H-L action… the score of the Portage Lake Pioneers game against the DePere Deacons Friday night was not reported.
Logan Rastello’s goal with four seconds remaining lifted the Calumet Wolverines to a 6-5 victory at Eagle River Friday evening. The goal was Rastello’s fourth of the night. The Wolverines wrapped up their regular season with a 5-4 loss to DePere Saturday night.
The Gibson Cup series between the Pioneers and Wolverines opens Thursday night. We’ll broadcast all the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
In the N-B-A… the Pistons play at Utah tonight. Tip-off is at 9:00 on AM 1400, WCCY.
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the round of 16 is set. The University of Michigan will face Tennessee Friday evening at 7:15. Michigan State will meet Virginia Friday night at 10:00. Listen for our continuing coverage of the tournament beginning Thursday on AM 1400, WCCY.
In baseball spring training action yesterday, the Tigers fell to the Marlins 8-4. Detroit tied the game in the eighth inning on Danny Worth’s three-run homer, but Miami scored four runs off closer Joe Nathan in the top of the ninth to win it. The Tigers will play the Pirates this afternoon. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400, WCCY.
Add yet another Tiger to the injured list. Don Kelly left yesterday’s game after he suffered a strained hamstring while trying to run out a bunt. He’ll be evaluated today.
Infielder Eugenio Suarez was among those assigned to the minor leagues yesterday. Suarez was among those being considered as a fill-in for injured shortstop Jose Iglesias.
The Tigers’ attempts to sign pitcher Max Scherzer to a long-term contract extension have fallen short… for now. Both sides have agreed that they’ll put negotiations aside during the regular season.
Matt Garza shook off his spring training struggles, and gave up just one run over six innings as the Brewers defeated the Reds 9-1. Jonathan Lucroy homered. Lyle Overbay had three hits… and learned that he had made the team, after being signed as a minor-league free agent. He’ll share time at first base with Mark Reynolds. The Brewers have this afternoon off.
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