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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Thursday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school softball this afternoon, Houghton entertains L’Anse, Hancock plays at Calumet, and Jeffers visits Baraga.


MLB – Tigers, Brewers Fall
Kyle Lobstein struggled, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 6-2 last night. Lobstein gave up a run in the first, and was chased in the third inning after surrendering five more. That series wraps up in Detroit this afternoon. Anibal Sanchez will start against Mike Pelfrey. Hear the first pitch at 1:08 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.


Tigers’ outfielder J.D. Martinez left last night’s game in the sixth inning with tightness in his back. He’ll be evaluated today. Detroit catcher Alex Avila has decided to hold off on knee surgery. Avila was originally diagnosed as having a “loose body” in the joint, but subsequent evaluations have suggested that may not be the case. He’ll try a rehab program, instead.

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the White Sox 4-2 last night. Avisail Garcia and Adam LaRoche hit back-to-back homers off Jimmy Nelson in the first inning, and Chicago starter Jose Quintana struck out 10. The Brewers have today off, and open a set at New York against the Mets tomorrow night. Kyle Lohse will pitch against Bartolo Colon.

Copper Country Slow Pitch LogoIn Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play last night…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Library/ThermoAnalytics defeated Bucko’s/Labatts 11-7. Bucko’s/Labatts then edged Auto Value 11-10. Jack Benson homered in the second game.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, McGann’s/Northern Auto scored 18 runs in the second inning, and pounded Post 90/Lakes Lounge 29-5.
– At Tapiola, Matt’s Auto Glass outslugged Erickson Crowley Peterson 28-24.

Other results were not posted, but may be available here.

MTU Plans Hockey Celebration
MTU Huskies LogoThe Michigan Tech hockey team and the Blue Line Club will host a year-end celebration at the Continental Fire Company Saturday at 11:30. The event will include a brunch and a program. The team will hand out its 2014-15 season awards. The celebration is open to all. RSVPs are requested by emailing blueline@mtu.edu by close of business today. The cost is $15.00 per person. You can pay at the door.

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