Sports: Bombers slip out of First Place
The Battle Creek Bombers lost to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 11-4. KCC’s Max Swan started but lasted just a third of an inning, giving up three runs on three hits. Dakota Edwards gave up the next 7 runs on eight hits and walked four to take the loss. Battle Creek managed just 8 hits on the night, two by Nick Walker and Aaron Antonini. Wyatt Cross hit his first homer for the Bombers, a three run shot in the 4th. Those same two teams play tonight in Battle Creek. Tyler Garam is the expected starter for the Bombers. The Bombers host Fond du Lak on Saturday and Sunday in the final two home games of the regular season . The Rafters are tied for the division lead with Rockford, and the Bombers are now one game off the pace in the South Division. Fond du Lak is just 2 ½ games back of the leaders. The Bombers will play their final seven games on the road, as the NABF World Series gets underway next week.
The BC Merchants will host the NABF World Series starting Wednesday August 9th at Bailey Park. HBC/Behnke plays this weekend in a regional tournament in Fort Wayne with hopes to still make it into the series. Other Michigan teams, including one from Flint, will battle it out in the Saginaw District, so it’s possible that three teams from the state could compete in Battle Creek next week.
Fulmer to the DL
The Detroit Tigers have placed right-hander Michael Fulmer on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow injury. Fulmer, the 2016 AL rookie of the year, had been dealing with elbow discomfort for years before it worsened during his last start. An MRI revealed fluid around the elbow, but manager Brad Ausmus says there's no ligament damage.
The Tigers beat the Orioles 7-5 in Balitmore. Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton homered for the Tigers, and Shane Greene pitched a perfect 9th for his third save.
Tonight, it’ll be Justin Verlander on the mound against the Orioles in Baltimore as he tries to even his record on the season. Hear the game at 6:40 tonight on 95.3 WBCK.
Shermanator Triathlon August 5
Coming up Saturday is the 15th Annual Shermanator Triathlon at the Sherman Lake YMCA near Augusta. More than 200 athletes from around the region will be competing in several event divisions. The event is a fund raiser for the Sherman Lake YMCA & Outdoor Center Community Scholarship Fund. Motorists might want to avoid the area on Saturday morning on 39th St, "G" Ave, and 37th St.
NFL Hall Game
The NFL preseason started in Canton Ohio with the Hall of Fame game. Very few starters played in the game as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18.
Pistons Move Approved by NBA
The NBA's board of governors made it official: After playing 29 seasons in the suburbs at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the Pistons will move to downtown Detroit. The Pistons will begin playing next season at Little Caesars Arena, the new venue that will also house the Detroit Red Wings.
Thomas Pieters is the leader through one round of the PGA's Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are two shots back.
Michelle Wie has the lead after a round of the Women's British Open at St. Andrews.
WMU Star Hurt in NFL Camp
Former WMU Bronco and Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis is having an MRI exam on his hamstring after being hurt catching a pass during a 1-on-1 drill. The fifth overall pick out of Western Michigan and the first wide receiver drafted limped off the field after making a catch in practice.
Appling Sentenced to a Year in Jail
Former MSU basketball star Keith Appling will spend a year in jail after being convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police. The 25 year old Appling, who pleaded guilty, told the court he was extremely disappointed in himself and ready to get his life back on track.