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MTU Volleyball Picked for Second Place Finish – Wednesday Sports Wrap


The Detroit Tigers split their two games against the Chicago White Sox yesterday.

In the afternoon make-up game, Daniel Noris gave up four runs before leaving in the sixth inning, and Detroit fell 5-3. Jake Rogers homered.

In the nightcap, Drew VerHagen earned his first major league win as a starter, giving up a run on seven hits over five innings in a 10-6 victory. Miguel Cabrera and John Hicks each had three hits, and Jordy Mercer homered, in a game that was delayed for an hour in the bottom of the fifth inning because of rain.

The Tigers wrap up that home set against the Sox this afternoon. Tyler Alexander will pitch against Ivan Nova. Pregame coverage starts at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift. 

The thumb sprain third baseman Jeimer Candelario suffered in Sunday’s game has sent him to the injured list. Dawel Lugo has been called up from Toledo to fill in. Left fielder Christin Stewart began a rehab stint with the Mud Hens last night, after sitting out for a week because of a concussion.

The Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 last night. Chase Anderson pitched into the sixth inning, and gave up two runs. Matt Albers gave up a run in the ninth, but earned the save.

The Brewers conclude that series in Pittsburgh tonight. Drew Pomeranz will start against Trevor Williams. Pomeranz is filling in for Zach Davies, who is on the injured list.

Christian Yelich was held out of last night’s game because of back stiffness. Manager Craig Counsell said the team was just being careful. Lorenzo Cain left last night’s contest after fouling a ball off his knee. He’s considered day to day.

Twilight League

The Copper Country Twilight League playoffs opened last evening…
– Fourth seed Garnet Garage surprised top seed REL-Mohawk Technologies 4-2.
– Second seed Superior National Bank-Stanton v third seed Dean Kangas State Farm – no report.

Game two of the best-of-three semifinal series will be played tomorrow, with the third game to be scheduled as needed. The best-of-three championship series will begin Tuesday next week. We will broadcast the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.


The Michigan Tech volleyball team has been picked to finish second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division this fall. The Huskies finished just behind Ferris State in the preseason coaches poll. The Bulldogs received eight first place votes, and Tech got the other four. Saginaw Valley State placed third. Northern Michigan University was picked to finish fourth, followed by Northwood and Lake Superior State. Ashland was picked to win the South Division.


Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson made it official yesterday, confirming his retirement from the NFL. Nelson played 10 seasons in Green Bay before finishing his career last year with the Raiders. He signed a one-day contract with the Packers, so he could end his career in a green and gold uniform. Nelson ranks third on the Packers’ all-time receptions list.

The Detroit Lions have signed offensive lineman Joe Dahl to a two-year contract extension.

High School

The Calumet High School baseball team is collecting returnable cans and bottles as a fundraiser. Donations may be dropped off outside Pat’s Foods in Calumet, or you may call 337-3421 to arrange a pickup.


The first Bootjack Fun Run 9.06k will be held Saturday. It’s a walk/run open to participants of all abilities. The full course is 9.06k, and the Mini 906 will be half that distance. Registration will open at 8:00 at the Dreamland Bar, with the various events beginning in staggered starts at 9:00. Transportation to the starting sites will be provided, and all events will end at the Dreamland Bar. Money raised will support the Bootjack First Responders. For more information, and online registration, click here.

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