Sports: Bombers win 21-3. Take a break this week.
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 21-3 to cap a four game weekend at C.O. Brown Stadium. The Bombers scored seven runs in the first inning to lead 7-2. They added five in the third and six in the fourth to cruise to the win. Two Arkansas State players did most of the damage for the Bombers. Shortstop Alex Howard went three for four with a home run to raise his average to .374. Catcher Justin Felix hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third and knocked in six runs. The Bombers split the two games with the Woodchucks, and also split two with Fon du Lac. Most of the Bombers are off for the Northwood’s League All-Star Break. They resume the season in Green Bay on Thursday. Playing in the All-Star game for Battle Creek are JD Mundy (Virginia Tech), Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech), Alex Howard (Arkansas State) and Trent Johnson (Tulane University). The four were voted by Northwoods League field staffs and media contacts into the Game at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin tomorrow. The Bombers are 7-5 in the second half of the season, and a half game behind Wisconsin Rapids in the South Division, along with three other teams.
The 90th Annual Goguac Swim was held Saturday morning, and the fastest swimmer was men’s division champion Ethan Wilson. The Harper Creek Junior won for the second straight year, but the big story was the winner of the women’s division. Lisa Esahak-Gage won the Goguac Swim three times back in the 70’s as Lakeview High School student Lisa Gage. When she heard about the 90th anniversary of the event, the 55 year old Scottsdale Arizona swim coach came back to be in the event once more. Sponsored by the Battle Creek YMCA, proceeds from the event go to help teach kids to swim in the YMCA’s “Begin to Swim” program.
Roger Federer has won his record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles title, beating Marin Cilic. Spain’s Garbine Muguruza beat Venus Williams in the Wimbledon women’s finals on Saturday.
Bryson DeChambeau won the PGA’s John Deere Classic and gets a spot in this week’s British Open.
Scott McCarron won the Senior Players Championship by a shot over Bernhard Langer and Brandt Jobe.
Sung Hyun Park takes the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Club.
Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Hamlin took the lead with 33 laps left to beat Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. was third.
Mackinac Boat Race
The Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race is going on, but 29 boats called it quits by Sunday afternoon because of strong winds and high waves.
Legendary Broadcaster Dies
Legendary sportscaster Bob Woolf has died at age 96. Woolf was behind the mic for Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956. He did play-by-play for the Knicks and Rangers and called the Colts’ overtime win over the Giants in 1958. Bob Woolf was on the air as a sports broadcaster for 78 years.
The Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 in Detroit. Anibal Sanchez started for the Tigers, and gave up two home runs in the first inning, but the Tigers tied it at three in their half of the first. The Tigers took a 4-3 lead in the fourth. James McCann doubled in Alex Presley. But the Jays retook the lead in the fifth on Jose Bautista’s two run homer. In the bottom of the eighth, J.D. Martinez hit his 16th home run to tie it up. The game went into extra innings, and the Tigers won it in the 11th without a hit. Two walks and an error in between gave Miguel Cabrera a chance to win it for the Tigers. Lucas Harrell walked Cabrera and the Tigers had a 6-5 win and they win the series, 2 games to 1. Anibal Sanchez went six innings, giving up the five runs. Six Tiger relievers gave up just one hit over the final five innings, with Warwick Saupold getting the win. With the Indians losing their fourth straight, the Tigers are now just 6 games out of first place. The Tigers hit the road for four in Kansas City and three in Minnesota. Jordan Zimmerman starts tonight against the Royals. Hear it at 7:50, on 95.3 WBCK.