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Tigers Fall in Ninth – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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Jed Lowrie’s solo homer in the top of the ninth inning gave the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday. The Tigers had broken open a 1-1 tie when Nicholas Castellanos blasted a three-run homer in the seventh. Oakland responded with three off Joe Jiménez in the top of the eighth, and completed the comeback against Shane Greene in the ninth. The loss spoiled a good start by Jordan Zimmermann, who gave up four hits over five scoreless innings.

The Tigers have dropped six straight, and entertain the Athletics again this evening. Blaine Hardy will pitch against Frankie Montas. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit has come to terms with first-round draft pick Casey Mize. He’s getting a 7.5-million dollar signing bonus. After pitching a full spring at the college level, the preliminary plan is to give him a little minor league work this summer, then give him some rest until next spring.

The Milwaukee Brewers had yesterday off, and host the Kansas City Royals in an interleague series beginning tonight. Freddy Peralta will start against Jakob Junis.

Twilight League Baseball
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight…
– Dean Kangas-State Farm meets REL-Mohawk Technologies at the Hancock Driving Park.
– Superior National Bank-Stanton faces Wolverine-Orbit at the Wolverine field.
Both games begin at 6:30.

Fast Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Women’s Fast Pitch Softball League play last night…
– Northern Michigan Land Brokers defeated Mattila Rock and Dock 17-2, in a five-inning, mercy-rule contest. Harlee Froberg had three hits for NMLB. Isabelle Cleary was the winning pitcher, with relief help from Mel Baker. Grace Laitala had three hits for Mattila.
– Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club edged Superior National Bank 10-8. Delaney Heinonen was the winning pitcher. Taylor Vertin had two hits for Loading Zone. Amanda Hermanson and Rachel Kinnunen each had two hits for SNB.
– Loading Zone II/Calumet Golf Club then defeated Auto Pro 13-9. McKenzie LePage got the win. Delany Heinonen, Hannah Rautio and Laura Giachino each had two hits for Loading Zone. Kiersten Codere led Auto Pro with three hits. Sarah Audette and Taylor Shepard each had two.

With the NHL Draft in the books, the Detroit Red Wings are beginning to prepare their roster for the upcoming season. The team announced a couple of re-signings yesterday – a two-year contract with Tyler Bertuzzi, and a one-year deal with Martin Frk. They gave up on defenseman Xavier Ouellet, and placed him on waivers. They traded defenseman Robbie Russo to the Coyotes for a seventh-round draft choice.

Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb has suffered an ankle injury. He’ll likely miss most of training camp, but says he’ll be ready for the start of the season. No one’s saying how the injury occurred.

The schedule for the upcoming season for the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team has been announced. The Huskies will open the season November 10th and 11th at a tournament at Northern Michigan University. GLIAC games against NMU will take place in Marquette on January 26th, and in Houghton on March 2nd. Learn more about the schedule here.

In Copper Country Horseshoe League play last night…
– Calumet One blanked Dreamland Two 9-0.
– Harter’s Carquest slipped past Drift Inn 5-4.
– Rocky’s got past L and L 5-4.
– Harter’s Party Store edged Ahmeek Fire Department 5-4.
– Loading Zone defeated Calumet Electronics 7-2.

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