In high school baseball today…
• Houghton, Calumet and Hancock compete at the WestPAC Tournament at Iron Mountain.
• Jeffers entertains Ironwood at noon.
In softball today…
• Houghton, Calumet and Hancock play at the WestPAC Tournament at the Hancock Driving Park. In the opening round at 9:00, Ishpeming will play Iron Mountain on field one, and Hancock will face Westwood on field two. At 11:00, Negaunee will take on Gwinn on field one, and Houghton will face Calumet on field two. At 1:00, the field one winners will meet in one semifinal, and the field two winners will play in the other. The championship game will begin at 3:00.
At the Division Two U.P. Track and Field Regional at Iron River yesterday…
• West Iron County won the women’s meet. Hancock, L’Anse and Jeffers finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Hancock’s Ella Keranen placed second in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs, and third in the 800-meter.
• Iron Mountain took the men’s team title. L’Anse was second, Jeffers fourth, and Hancock sixth. For the Purple Hornets, Nathan Hochstein won the 400-meter run, the long jump, and the high jump. Eli Ostermeyer took the discus throw. For the Jets, Simone Barp won the 800-meter run, Tavin Larson took the 1600-meter run, and Chance Bridgers claimed the shot put.
• See full results here.
NHL conference semifinals continued last night…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes blanked the Rangers 2-0. Carolina leads the series 2-0.
• In the Western Conference, the Oilers outscored the Flames 5-3. That series is tied 1-1.
• In the Western Conference, the Blues host the Avalanche. That series is tied 1-1.
In the NBA Western Conference finals last night, the Warriors downed the Mavericks 126-117. Golden State leads that series 2-0.
In the Eastern Conference finals tonight, the Celtics host the Heat. That series is tied 1-1.
The Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Guardians 6-1 last evening. Tarik Skubal tossed five scoreless innings, but left the game after taking a line drive off his shin. He’ll be evaluated today. The Guardians broke through with four runs in the sixth off Jacob Barnes. Detroit’s only run came on a Spencer Torkelson sacrifice fly in the seventh.
The Tigers play in Cleveland again this evening. Alex Faedo will pitch against Shane Bieber. Coverage will begin at 5:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit reliever Will Vest has been placed on the COVID-19 list. Drew Carlton has been called up from Toledo to fill in.
The Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Washington Nationals 7-0 last night. Eric Lauer gave up five hits over seven strong innings. Rowdy Tellez and Tyrone Taylor homered. The Nationals turned an around-the-horn triple play in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Crew hosts the Nationals again tonight. Brandon Woodruff will start against Patrick Corbin.
Milwaukee has brought Andrew McCutcheon off the injured list, and sent pitcher Andrew Kelley down to Nashville.
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