Tigers Fall to D’Backs
Torii Hunter singled in two runs in the top of the eighth to give the Tigers a one-run lead… but Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth… Ian Kroll gave up a two-run single… and the Tigers lost to the Diamondbacks 5-4. The loss spoiled a good start by Rick Porcello… who allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings.
The Tigers conclude that interleague set at Arizona this afternoon. Anibal Sanchez will start against Trevor Cahill. Hear the first pitch at 3:40 on AM 1400, WCCY.
Cleveland won… so the Tiger’s lead over the Indians in the American League Central Division is five-and-a-half games.
Mudhens’ pitcher Drew VerHagen has been placed on the minor-league disabled list with a sore back. Team officials say it’s been bothering him on and off through the season. He’ll be examined by a doctor today. VerHagen struggled in a spot start for the Tigers over the weekend.
Brewers Claim Walk-Off Win
Jonathan Lucroy’s homer in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the Reds last night. The blast was Lucroy’s second of the night… and it guaranteed Milwaukee its first series win in a month.
The Brewers wrap up that home series against the Reds this afternoon. Kyle Lohse will start against Mike Leake.
Saint Louis lost… so Milwaukee’s lead in the National League Central Division increases to a game-and-a-half.
Scooter Gennett left last night’s game with tightness in his right leg. He experienced a similar problem over the weekend. Manager Ron Roenicke says he’ll probably rest Gennett today.
In Twilight League baseball last night…
– At the Dollar Bay field, Owen Kariniemi earned a complete-game win as BlueSky Health defeated Pat’s Food’s 8-2. Jason Koski had three hits, including a home run, for BlueSky. Lee Naugle hit a two-run homer for Pat’s.
– At the Stanton field, Cole Jepson’s grand slam powered the Wildcats to a 14-7 win over Mosquito Inn. Jepson drove in seven runs in the game. Nick Bolton homered for Toivola.
Copper Country Slow Pitch
In the final night of action in the Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League…
– At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Bucko’s/Labatts takes on Post 90/Lakes Lounge at 6:15… then meets Osmose at 7:30.
– At Hurontown, 906/Pilgrim River Steakhouse faces Auto Value at 6:15. Coca Cola/Miller’s Recreation meets The Marley Bar at 7:30.
– At the Hancock Driving Park, The Goal Post plays Erickson Crowley Peterson at 6:15.
Woodworth Falls in UPLGA Tourney Final
Calumet’s Zoe Woodworth lost to Avery Rochester in the final of the Upper Peninsula Ladies’ Golf Association Tournament at the Highland Golf Club yesterday. Rochester took a quick lead by winning the first two holes. Woodworth came back… but Rochester closed a three and two win by taking the 16th hole. Woodworth advanced to the championship match by defeating JoAnn Poncino earlier in the day. At age 18, Rochester has now won three straight UPLGA titles.
Hokenson, Seven Others Join Finlandia Volleyball
Former Hancock High School volleyball player Lynnette Hokenson is one of eight players who will join the Finlandia team this year. Hokenson is a senior at Finlandia this year… but has not played volleyball until now. She was named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Volleyball Coaches All-Region team in 2009, when she played for coach Kristan Schuster… who is now the Finlandia coach. The other players are from outside the area. Five are incoming freshman, one is a junior college transfer, and one other has also been a student at Finlandia. You can find out more about all of them here.
Gundlach Shelter Golf Outing Scheduled
The third annual Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter golf scramble will be held a week from Saturday at Wyandotte Hills. It’s a four-person scramble, with a shotgun start at 10:00. The 50-dollar per person cost includes dinner. To sign up, call Wyandotte Hills at 288-3720. View the event flyer here.