The Finlandia University softball team’s games at Lawrence University yesterday were postponed. The Lions’ doubleheader against the Vikings scheduled for today has been moved to the Mel Nicks Sports Complex in De Pere.
The Finlandia softball team has added a recruit for next season. Marlene Rodriguez-Meiche is currently batting .647 for Manor High School in Elgin, Texas.
Two more former Michigan Tech hockey players have signed professional contracts. Both Justin Misiak and Tommy Parrottino have inked deals with the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. The Steelheads are based in Boise and are affiliated with the NHL’s Dallas Stars and AHL’s Texas Stars.
The Detroit Red Wings snapped their six-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins last night. After falling behind 2-0, Detroit took control with successive goals by Dylan Larkin, Michael Rasmussen, Filip Zadina and Jakub Vrana. San Gagner added an empty-netter. Alex Nedeljkovic made 47 saves and had an assist.
The Wings visit the Winnipeg Jets tonight. Coverage will begin at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons entertain the Dallas Mavericks this evening.
The Detroit Tigers concluded their Grapefruit League schedule with a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees yesterday. Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, and Akil Baddoo hit a two-run shot. Matt Manning pitched into the fifth inning, and gave up a run on just one hit.
The Tigers were supposed to have one more game against the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon, but it has been called off because of a lack of available pitchers. Detroit finishes its exhibition schedule with a record of 7-9.
The Tigers will begin the regular season Friday at home against the Chicago White Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez will pitch against Lucas Giolito. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit has signed pitcher Spencer Turnbull to a two-year, $3.65 million contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing. Turnbull is recovering from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, and will likely miss all of the 2022 season.
The Milwaukee Brewers edged the Kansas City Royals 5-4 in their final Cactus League game yesterday. Brent Diaz homered. Adrian Houser turned in six shutout innings, allowing just two hits. Milwaukee also finishes its spring schedule with a record of 7-9.
The Brewers open the regular season tomorrow against the Cubs in Chicago. Corbin Burnes will start against Kyle Hendricks.
Milwaukee catcher Pedro Severino has been suspended for 80 games, following a positive drug test. The explanation is a bit different than most. Severino said he and his wife have been following a drug regimen as they try to start a family. It included Clomiphene, which is on MLB’s banned medication list.
Upcoming Local Sports Broadcasts
• Saturday – Softball (Spring Swing at Superior Dome) – Houghton v Northland Pines – 10:10 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Saturday – Softball (Spring Swing at Superior Dome) – Calumet v Bonduel – 5:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Saturday – Softball (Spring Swing at Superior Dome) – Houghton v Newberry – 7:10 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Sunday – Softball (Spring Swing at Superior Dome) – Houghton v Kingsford – 12:10 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Sunday – Softball (Spring Swing at Superior Dome) – Calumet v Norway – 1:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
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