Sports: Bombers Hammer Lakeshore 14-6; Thompson wins Michigan Open
The Battle Creek beat the Lakeshore Chinooks 14-6 on Thursday night at C.O. Brown Stadium. Battle Creek hammered out 14 hits, including three from J.D. Mundy. DH Storm Joop was four for five. Tom Stoffel and Cale Hennemann each had two hits. Tom Stoffel is the top hitter in the Northwoods League with a .448 average and JD Mundy is fourth with a .396 average. The two teams meet again tonight. Thomas Parsons, 2-0, is expected to start for the Bombers. The Madison Mallards come in for games on Saturday and Sunday. The Bombers are 12-5 on the season and are in second place behind Wisconsin Rapids. The Rafters are 15-1.
Lions Trade for OT
The Detroit Lions have added to their offensive line Detroit got offensive tackle Greg Robinson from the Rams for a draft pick. The Lions also signed free agent Cyrus Kouandjio. Starting tackle Taylor Decker is out indefinitely after an offseason injury led to shoulder surgery.
Pope Sentenced in DUI
Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been sentenced to a year of probation after police say he was driving drunk last March in Rochester Hills. Caldwell-Pope was in court Thursday and pleaded guilty to allowing a person to drive under the influence. A charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.
Battle Creek’s Matt Thompson has won the Michigan Open. Thompson had five birdies on the back nine to at Prestwick Village Golf Club. He shot a 16-under 272 overall. Thompson gets $8,500 and a two-year lease on a new Cadillac. The Lakeview High grad and U of M standout recently took a job as the new golf pro at Marshall Country Club.
Brooke Henderson shot an 8-under 63 Thursday at in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The 19-year-old Canadian had six birdies and an eagle at Blythefield.
Rickie Fowler has a one-stroke lead after one round of the U.S. Open. Fowler shot a 7-under 65. He had seven birdies on the day.
Blimp Pilot OK
An official with the company operating an advertising blimp at the U.S. Open says the pilot is “OK” after a fiery crash.
A walk-off two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers a 5-3 win.
Former closer Francisco Rodriguez blew the lead in the 8th, giving up a home run to Steven Souza, Jr.
In the 9th, Alex Avila singled and Cabrera ended it with one swing of the bat.
The two teams face each other once again, in game two of a four game series. Daniel Norris will start for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 6:45 on 95.3 WBCK.