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Richards to Join Lions – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Morning Sports for Tuesday, June 10th:

MLB: Tigers Drop Another
The Tigers’ struggles continued last night, with a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. Rick Porcello gave up six runs, and was hurt by three errors – one of them his own. Detroit stayed in the game, thanks to homers by Miguel Cabrera, Eugenio Suarez and Victor Martinez. They had a chance to tie it in the ninth. With one run in, and a runner at third base, Ian Kinsler hit a shot to left field that would have been a double… but landed just foul. Kinsler subsequently struck out on a borderline pitch… and Torii Hunter grounded out to end the game.

The Tigers continue that series against the White Sox in Chicago tonight. Justin Verlander will face John Danks. Hear the first pitch at 8:10 on AM 1400, WCCY.

Miguel Cabrera was the designated hitter in last night’s game. Manager Brad Ausmus says he’ll keep Cabrera in that role until his tight hamstring heals. Team officials say they don’t think the injury is serious enough to warrant a stay on the disabled list.

Brewers Visit Mets Tonight
The Brewers had yesterday off, and open a series at New York against the Mets tonight. Marco Estrada will start against Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Copper Country Slow Pitch LogoCopper Country Slow Pitch
Only two scores were reported from Copper Country Slow Pitch League softball last night…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Nutini’s defeated  Pat’s Foods/ThermoAnalytics 19-13.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, McGann’s/Northern Auto blasted Erickson Crowley Peterson 33-9.
Follow the Copper Country Slow Pitch League here.

Twilight League Baseball
In Twilight League baseball tonight…
– At the Dollar Bay field, the Stanton Wildcats face Blue Sky Health.
– At the Wolverine field, Pat’s Foods takes on Wolverine-Orbit.
Follow the Twilight League here.

Copper Country Horseshoe League
In Week Three play in the Copper Country Horseshoe League…
– Out Of The Norm Tattoo blanked Gasoline Alley 9-0.
– Loading Zone shut out No Name 9-0.
– L and L defeated Calumet Two 8-1.
– Calumet One stopped Borings Bargain Barn 8-1.
– Dreamland beat Drift Inn 6-3.
– Ahmeek Fire Department got past North End Two 6-3.

Richards to Play for Lions
Finlandia LionsHoughton High School basketball standout Kelsie Richards will play for the Finlandia University women’s team next fall. Richards helped the Gremlins to a 20-3 mark in her senior season, and the state semifinals in her junior year. She was named twice to the West-Pac All-Conference Second Team.

Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

Johnson to Stand Trial in Second Rape Case
Calumet native Ben Johnson has been ordered to stand trial on a second charge of rape in Windsor, Ontario. Johnson appeared in court last week, and did not challenge the proceeding. He has requested a bench trial, with no jury. Johnson is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl in a washroom at a Windsor nightclub. The allegation came just three weeks after he was accused of a similar assault on a 20-year-old woman. The Windsor Star reports that trial is expected to begin later this summer. Despite his legal problems, Johnson had a productive season playing for the Windsor Spitfires, and signed a three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils this spring.

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