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Morning Sports for Wednesday, April 30th

Morning Sports for Wednesday, April 30th:

MLB: Tigers Slip Past White Sox
The new-look Tigers manufactured a run in the ninth inning, and edged the White Sox 4-3 last night. Austin Jackson raced to third base after his fly ball bounced out of the glove of Chicago right fielder Dayan Viciedo… who was charged with a three-base error on the play. Backup catcher Bryan Holaday then rolled a perfect bunt down the third-base line… and beat the throw to first, as Jackson scored. Justin Verlander survived a three-run third inning, and pitched through the seventh. Joba Chamberlain got the win by pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and Joe Nathan earned his fifth save with a perfect ninth. The Tigers wrap up that quick two-game set at Chicago against the White Sox this afternoon. Max Scherzer will face Hector Noesi… who is coming out of the bullpen to make a spot start for the Sox. Hear the first pitch at 2:10 on AM 1400, WCCY.

Catcher Alex Avila missed last night’s game with a recurrence of the back spasms that bothered him during spring training. Manager Brad Ausmus says Avila could pinch-hit this afternoon… but will not work behind the plate.

Brewers Edge Cardinals in Extras
For the second night in a row, the short-handed Brewers went into extra innings against the Cardinals. And, for the second night in a row, they won… edging St. Louis 5-4 in 11 innings. The Cards took an early lead, with three runs in the first off Kyle Lohse. Lohse settled down… and finished six innings. Milwaukee came back with three runs in the fourth. Lohse drove in two of those with a single. Each team scored one in the seventh… and the bats were quiet until Khris Davis opened the top of the 11th with a double, and Lyle Overbay singled him home. Francisco Rodriguez came in to earn his 13th save. The Brewers wrap up that series in Saint Louis this afternoon. Matt Garza will start against Shelby Miller.

Nyquist Commits to Finlandia Hoops
Gwinn basketball standout Justin Nyquist will play college ball at Finlandia University. Coach Mike O’Donnell announced the commitment yesterday. Nyquist is a 6’4” small forward. He averaged 16 points and eight rebounds per game this past season for the Modeltowners. He was named to the Mid Peninsula All-Conference First Team… and the Class A-B-C All-U-P Second Team. It’s the first signing for O’Donnell… who got to see Nyquist frequently while he was coaching at Negaunee.

Tech Hands Out Men’s Hoops Awards
Senior guard Austin Armga has been named the Most Valuable Player for the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team for this past season. Armga received the Ken Hamar Award for leading the Huskies in scoring, rebounding, and minutes played. The Harold Meese Award for sportsmanship went to senior guard Alex Culy. Junior Troy Hecht and sophomore Luke Heller shared the Bill Gappy Award as the most improved players. Freshman Jason Hawke received the Bob Olson Award as the top newcomer.

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