Sports: Bombers Resume Action with a Win
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Bullfrogs 12-8 in Green Bay on Thursday night. A six-run third inning and three more in the fourth gave the Bombers enough runs to win it. Nik Vasic knocked in four runs for the Bombers.
Cody Hawken and Nick Walker homered for Battle Creek. Battle Creek is 8-5 in the second half of the season, tied for second place in the South Division with two other teams. The Bombers play in Green Bay again tonight and then head to Fond du Lac on Saturday and Sunday. They’re home to host Green Bay on Monday.
Three Americans were in the lead after Thursday’s Day 1 of the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Jordan Spieth, U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar all fired 5-under par 65s. Rory McIlroy made three birdies and shot 31 on the front nine Friday at Royal Birkdale. That's eight shots better than his opening round. Matt Kuchar is even for the day and still atop the leaderboard at 5 under. The other co-leaders, Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka, don't tee off until Friday afternoon when the wind is supposed to get even stronger.
Cavs Could Sign Rose
The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster. Looking to close the gap on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland is in contract talks with free agent guard Derrick Rose. Rose could sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.
Mississippi Coach Resigns
Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after school officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with an investigation into a call to an escort service. Freeze's resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations.
The Tigers split a four game series against the Kansas City Royals, losing to them Thursday evening, 16-4. Kansas City broke out in the 1st inning with 4 runs off Tiger’s pitcher, Michael Fulmer. The Tigers made three errors in the inning, forcing Fulmer to throw 38 pitches in the 95 degree heat at Kauffman Stadium. It was the most errors the Tigers have made in an inning in seven years. Kansas City added four more in the 3rd inning making it an 8-0 game. Michael Fulmer was gone after facing 18 batters. He retired only eight, and eight scored. It was the shortest outing of his career. The Tigers scored three in the fifth and one in the sixth. That was it for the offense, and the Royals kept piling on runs. Merrifield homered to left field, in the bottom of the 6th, scoring a run off Chad Bell. Bonifacio, Cain and Hosmer also crossed the plate, making it 12-4 at the end of the 6th. Kansas City added four more runs in the 8th to win it, 16-4.
The Indians and Twins were idle, so the Tigers drop to 5 ½ games back in the Central division. Minnesota is a half game out of first. The Tigers play in Minnesota tonight in the first of three games there. Hear it at 7:45 on 95.3 WBCK.