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Wolverines Tie Gibson Cup Series – Sunday Sports Wrap

Gibson Cup

The Calumet Wolverines evened up the Gibson Cup series with a 6-1 victory over the Portage Lake Pioneers last evening at Dee Stadium. Aaron Sturos put Portage Lake on the board 33 seconds in, but Calumet dominated the rest of the game. Mike Babcock and Rory Anderson each scored twice. Brendan Jacques and Jeff Erkkila had one goal each.

The deciding game in the best-of-three series will be played tonight at 6:30 at the Colosseum. Doors open at 5:30, and our broadcast will begin around 6:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.


Christin Stewart’s seventh-inning grand slam powered the Detroit Tigers to a 7-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals yesterday. The timely blow came after the Royals had surged ahead with three runs in the top of the seventh. Nicholas Castellanos had already driven one run home in the bottom of the inning, when Stewart lofted a fly ball off the right field foul pole to complete the comeback.

The Tigers host the Royals again this afternoon. Tyson Ross will start against Brad Keller. Pregame coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Tigers starter Matt Moore left yesterday’s game after the third inning with a strained knee. The injury occurred as he slit awkwardly while trying to field a bunt. It’s not yet known how much time Moore will miss, but he has been placed on the 10-day injured list. Daniel Norris will take his place in the starting rotation.

The Chicago Cubs scored seven runs in the seventh inning to cap off a 14-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. Starter Corbin Burnes was charged with seven runs – four over the first five innings, and three more as he left the game in the sixth. Alex Wilson was charged with six of the seventh-inning scores, while retiring only one batter. Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun and Eric Thames homered for Milwaukee.

The Brewers host the Cubs again this afternoon. Zach Davies will pitch against Kyle Hendricks.


The Detroit Red Wings ended their season with a 7-1 home loss to the Buffalo Sabres yesterday. Anthony Mantha netted Detroit’s only score – his 25th goal of the season. With Jonathan Bernier injured, Jimmy Howard tried to play past a groin pull sustained in the first period. He was pulled midway through the game after allowing five goals. 20-year-old rookie Kaden Fulcher replaced him, and gave up two goals on 11 shots in his NHL debut.

The Wings finish their campaign with a record of 32-40-10. They missed the playoffs for the third straight season, and are ranked third in the lottery in the upcoming amateur draft.


The Pistons will host the Charlotte Hornets this afternoon. With three regular-season games remaining, the Pistons have dropped into eighth place in the NBA Eastern Conference, thanks to the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. Eight teams make the playoffs. Detroit is a game up on the ninth-place Miami, but also holds the the tie-breaking advantage over the Heat.


The Finlandia University baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheaders against Wisconsin-Stout yesterday, 9-0 and 6-1. Brian Doyle singled home the Lions’ only run of the afternoon. Those teams will play two more today. Because of poor field conditions in Menomonie, the games have been moved to the Sun Prairie High School field near Madison.

NCAA Basketball

Michigan State University’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament run ended yesterday with a tough 61-51 semifinal loss to Texas Tech. Virginia edged Auburn 63-62 in the other semifinal. The Red Raiders and Cavaliers will play for the title tomorrow night at 9:20. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

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