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Seven MTU Sports Hall of Famers Announced – Friday Sports Wrap

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MLB
The Detroit Tigers had yesterday off, and host the Minnesota Twins tonight. Jordan Zimmermann will start against Ervin Santana. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The San Diego Padres scored six runs in the ninth inning, and came from behind to swamp the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 yesterday. The Brewers were up 4-2 heading into the top of the ninth. Cory Knebel allowed one run to score, and left the game with the bases loaded. Joakim Soria relieved Knebel, and gave up a grand slam to Hunter Renroe. Franmil Reyes’ solo shot off Jacob Barnes completed the comeback. The Bullpen meltdown spoiled a quality start by Junior Guerra, who gave up two runs over six innings.

The Brewers begin a series at Atlanta tonight. Freddy Peralta will pitch against Kevin Gausman.

Twilight League
Superior National Bank-Stanton will face Wolverine-Orbit in the finals of the Twilight Baseball League tournament next week. Stanton advanced with a 12-2 victory over REL-Mohawk Technologies in the second game of their semifinal set. Wolverine defeated Dean Kangas-State Farm 9-5 in the second game of that series.

We will broadcast the Twilight League championship series next week on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

MTU
Seven new members will be added to the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame this fall. The inductees are…
– Joe Berger, who starred as a football offensive lineman from 2001 to 2004, and went on to play 13 years in the National Football League…
– Steve Coates, who played 100 hockey games for the Huskies from 1969-73. He then played pro hockey until 1980, including a brief stint with the Detroit Red Wings…
– Dennis Hanks, who was Michigan Tech’s Sports Information Director from 1969-84.
– Mike Kissman, who played basketball from 1993-98, and  ranks 14th on the career scoring list, and is now a member of the Michigan Tech Basketball Advisory Council.
– Kip Noble, the highest-scoring defenseman in Michigan Tech history, and was a Second Team All-American and WCHA First Team selection after leading the Huskies in scoring as a senior in 1990.
– Kristina Owen, who earned all-conference honors in Nordic skiing, cross country, and track and field from 2003-07.
– Jim Peters, who led the football Huskies in rushing and scoring for three seasons in the mid-1950s, and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1955. He joins his daughter, four-time Tech women’s basketball MVP Jodi Peters Maley, in the Hall.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on October 12th. For more details about the new members, click here.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University baseball team has added two new recruits. Austin Green is an infielder from Las Vegas, who has played the past two seasons at Ridgewater College. Will Meade is a pitcher from Mason, Ohio.

Hockey
Longtime University of Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson will be welcomed into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame later this year. Berenson led the Wolverines to two national titles. As a collegian, he was Michigan’s Most Valuable Player in 1961 and 1962 before spending 17 seasons in the NHL.

NBA
Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer has undergone knee surgery for an injury he suffered during off-season workouts. It’s not known how long his recovery will take. Leuer missed most of last season because of a foot injury.

NFL
The Green Bay Packers opened their exhibition season with a 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans last night. As expected, Aaron Rodgers did not play. Tim Boyle tossed two touchdown passes, and Brett Hundley threw one.

The Detroit Lions begin their exhibition schedule tonight, when they play the Raiders in Oakland. Kickoff is at 10:30. We’ll join the game after Tigers baseball on the Keweenaw’s voice of the Lions, 99.3 The Lift.

Email sports stories and game results to mornings@up.net.

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