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MTU, Kings, Lakes Earn V’ball Wins – Friday Sports Wrap

MLB – Tigers Fall, Brewers Win in 13th
Detroit Tigers Circle LogoMichael Brantley’s second home run of the game powered the Cleveland Indians past the Detroit Tigers 7-5 last evening. The Tigers had tied the seesaw battle with two runs in the top of the eighth inning, before Brantley’s blow in the bottom of the inning decided it. Alfredo Simon was effective early, but wound up allowing five runs before leaving in the seventh. Blaine Hardy took the loss in relief. Game details are here.

The Tigers continue that series at Cleveland this evening. Justin Verlander will start against Cody Anderson. Hear the first pitch at 7:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Schafer
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Rumors are swirling that the Tigers are planning to fire manager Brad Ausmus at the end of the season. WDIV television in Detroit quotes a team source as saying the decision has already been made. Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is being mentioned as the frontrunner for the job.

Logan Schafer singled home the winning run, as the Milwaukee Brewers got past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 in 13 innings. Milwaukee had made a bid to win it in the top of the 12th, when Ryan Braun drove in a run with a single. Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco tied it with a home run off Francisco Rodriguez in the bottom of the inning. Ironically, Rodriguez got the win. Kyle Lohse got the save. Game details are here.

The Brewers continue that set at Pittsburgh tonight. Jimmy Nelson will pitch against Charlie Morton.

High School
Calumet Lake Linden LogosIn high school volleyball last night…
– Calumet shut out Chassell 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-13).
– Lake Linden-Hubbell downed Wakefield-Marenisco 3-1, and Bessemer 3-0.
– L’Anse v West Iron County and Northland Pines at triangular in Iron River – not reported.

Tomorrow…
– Houghton and Hancock play at the Gladstone Invitational.
– Chassell, Dollar Bay and Baraga compete at the Baraga Invitational.

At the Golden K cross country meet in Escanaba yesterday…
Chassell Panthers Logo– In the large school division, Calumet placed fourth, and the Houghton boys came in fifth. Mitch DeLong and Ryan Nelson from Calumet placed third and fourth individually, and Houghton’s Seth Holman was fifth. The Calumet girls team came in second, and Houghton placed fourth. Leah Kilunen of the Copper Kings took first individually. Houghton’s Annabel Needham finished sixth.
– In the small school division, the Chassell boys team took first place, and Panthers girls team tied for first with Munising. On the boys side, Abe Gockenbach finished second, and Hunter Rautiola placed fourth. On the girls side, Lela Rautiola, Shitaye Sam, and Julie Pietila finished fourth, fifth and sixth.

In high school football last night, Ewen-Trout Creek lost to Posen 30-24.

Tonight…
Houghton-Gremlins-Logo– Houghton plays at Ironwood. Our broadcast coverage on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com begins around 7:10. Kickoff will be at 7:30 Eastern Time.
– Ishpeming travels to Calumet.
– Hancock entertains Northland Pines.
– Lake Linden Hubbell takes on Baldwin at the Superior Dome.
– L’Anse visits Westwood.

Tomorrow…
– Baraga welcomes the Charlton Heston Academy at noon.
– Ontonagon entertains Brimley.

The Team Copper Country U18 hockey team is heading to Sault Ste. Marie for the weekend. They’ll face the Soo Indians tomorrow at noon and Sunday at 10:00, and take on Soo Canada tomorrow at 6:00.

MTU Volleyball Still Unbeaten
MTU Huskies LogoThe Michigan Tech volleyball team improved to 5-0 on the season by shutting out Upper Iowa 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-20) at the Upper Iowa Invitational in Fayette, Iowa, last night. Full details are here. The Huskies will take on Minot State this afternoon, and will meet South Dakota Mines and Saint Cloud State tomorrow.

The MTU women’s tennis team plays at Walsh this afternoon, and Ashland tomorrow morning.

Both MTU cross country teams will take part in a race at Kenosha tomorrow.

The Michigan Tech football team hosts Malone tomorrow afternoon. Kickoff is at 1:00 at Sherman Field.

The Northern Michigan University football team entertains Quincy tomorrow afternoon.

Finlandia
Finlandia Lions New LogoThe Finlandia University football team travels to Wisconsin-Oshkosh tomorrow.

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team plays at Mount Mary University Sunday afternoon.

The Finlandia volleyball team hosts its own invitational this weekend. The Lions will open against Wisconsin-Superior this afternoon at 1:00, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 5:30 at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Tomorrow, they’ll take on Rockford University at noon, and Northland College at 3:00.

NFL – Patriots Open with Win
In last night’s NFL game, Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, as the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21.

The Detroit Lions open their regular season Sunday afternoon at San Diego. Kickoff is at 4:05. We’ll join the broadcast after Tigers baseball on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Packers begin their regular season at Chicago on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1:00.

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