Twilight League Baseball
In Copper Country Twilight League Baseball last night…
– Dean Kangas State Farm downed Superior National Bank-Stanton 8-1.
– Rob Brooks threw a shutout, as Garnet Garage edged REL-Mohawk Technology 1-0.
Matthew Boyd struggled, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-3 last night. In a game played at the home of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, Boyd gave up five runs over four innings. He struck out seven, but allowed six hits. The Tigers didn’t score until the game was out of hand, with single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth.
The Tigers entertain the Cleveland Indians tonight. Ryan Carpenter will start against Adam Plutko. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Jacoby Jones left last night’s game after he was hit on the elbow by a pitch. He’ll be evaluated today, and is considered day-to-day.
Top Tigers pitching prospect Casey Mize was pulled from last night’s Erie Seawolves game with shoulder soreness. He’ll be evaluated today.
The Milwaukee Brewers had yesterday off, and open a series in San Francisco against the Giants tonight. Zach Davies will pitch against Drew Pomeranz.
The Toronto Raptors win their first NBA title last night, defeating the injury-depleted Golden State Warriors 114-110 to take the championship series four games to two. Kawhi Leonard was named the finals’ Most Valuable Player.
The 34th annual U.P. All-Star Classic basketball games will be played tomorrow in Newberry. Local girls on the North Team roster include Martina Jahfetson from Baraga and Jenna Pietila from Chassell. The boys North Team roster includes Matt Ojala from Calumet, George Butvilas from Houghton, Eddy Polakowski from Ontonagon and Brendon LeClaire from Dollar Bay.
The Thatcher Markham Memorial 5k will take place this evening. Runners and walkers will leave from the west edge of downtown Hancock at 7:00, just ahead of the Bridgefest Parade. The event will end at Bridgeview Park in Houghton. Online registration has closed, but onsite registration will be open between 4:30 and 6:30 on Scott Street in downtown Hancock. See full details here.
Late registration and packet pickup for the Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival will take place this evening between 5:00 and 7:00 at Rhythm Bike and Board in Houghton. The Festival includes events tomorrow at the Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids Trails, and Sunday at the Tech Trails. See full details here.
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