Sports: Kronwall Suspended for Game 7
(The Associated Press and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.)
The Red Wings play game 7 against the Lightning tonight in Tampa. The Wings will be without Niklas Kronwall, the Red Wings' top defenseman, who was suspended one game for his hit on Nikita Kucherov in Game 6. Kronwall knocked off Kucherov's helmet with the high hit late in the second period Monday night in Detroit in the Lightning's 5-2 win. Kucherov was able to play on. Tonight’s winner will play the Montreal Canadiens in the second round in a series that begins Friday.
The Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey struck out seven and allowed one earned run on three hits over seven innings. Anthony Gose and Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the runs for Detroit. Kurt Suzuki had two hits and the go-ahead single in the seventh inning. Anibal Sanchez allowed all three runs in seven frames to fall to 1-and-3. The two teams square off this afternoon in Minnesota, with Shane Greene (3-1) on the mound for the Tigers against the Twins Phil Hughes, who is winless (0-4). Broadcast time is 12:45 on WBCK.
The Portland Trailblazers take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis tonight, with Memphis up 3 games to 1. The Houston Rockets moved on to Round Two with a 103-94 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. The San Antonio Spurs beat the LA Clippers 111-to-107 on Tuesday night.San Antonio leads that series 3-2. Game 6 is on Thursday. The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets are in Atlanta for Game Five. Hawks lead the series 3-2.
Gibson Diagnosed with Parkinson’s
Kirk Gibson says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The former Tigers star has not been seen on television broadcasts since Opening Day and made the announcement Tuesday through Fox Sports Detroit. In a statement Gibson, said the while the diagnosis poses a new challenge he plans to meet it with "determination and unwavering intensity." The 57-year-old Gibson returned to the Tigers broadcasting booth this season after being fired as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks last year. Fox Sports Detroit said that it will "welcome Kirk back as his treatment permits" and looks forward to his return. Gibson had been expected to be the FSD analyst on about 60 games this season.
Rioting Moves Game
The rioting in Baltimore is prompting the Orioles and Chicago White Sox to play Wednesday's game in what is believed to be the first contest without fans in major league baseball's 145-season history. The unrest caused the first two games of the Orioles-White Sox series to be postponed. No fans will be in the park in Baltimore for today’s game with the Sox. The Orioles will play their three-game weekend series against the Rays at Tropicana Field instead of Camden Yards.
Hillsdale 6, St.Philip 2. Annie Newton and McKennah Haley with wins for the Tigers.
Parma Western 6, Harper Creek 2
Marshall 8, Charlotte 0
Galesburg-Augusta 5, Schoolcraft 3.
Lakeview 123, Kalamazoo Central 40
B.C. Central 112, Mattawan 46
Lakeview 128, Kalamazoo Central 32
Mattawan 94, B.C. Central 57
High School Baseball
Harper Creek and Pennfield split a doubleheader. The Beavers won 3-2 behind Joe Stasa and Joe Ramos. Jeremiah Davis had a double and an RBI. Jordan Hultink pitched a complete game four-hitter to lead Pennfield to a 9-1 win in game 2. It was Harper Creek’s first loss of the season.
Lakeview swept Kalamazoo Central 2-1 and 11-1. Jake Herbers was the Game 1 winning pitcher.
Union City swept Springport 8-1 and 10-0
Homer won two at Reading.
North Adams-Jerome beat Bellevue 12-2 and 4-1
Quincy swept Athens 7-1 and 6-2.
Pennfield beat Harper Creek 11-0 and the Beavers won game two, 5-2.
Pennfield's Alexa Stephenson got the win for the Panthers and had three hits and three RBIs. In Game 2, Taylor Shellenberger got the win for the Beavers with six strikeouts.
Gull Lake won two at Battle Creek Central.
Jackson Lumen Christi swept a pair at Marshall.
Olivet took two from Maple Valley.
Quincywon a pair atAthens.
North Adams-Jerome with a sweep at Bellevue.
Athlete of the Week
Our WBCK/Mejier Athlete of the Week is Pennfield senior baseball player Jordan Hultink. Hultink allowed one run on four hits in the complete game 9-1 victory Tuesday over Harper Creek, handing the Beavers their first loss of the season. In the 6-1 victory to open the season against Lakeview, he allowed the lone run in a three-inning start. The Panthers are five wins away from matching their win total from last season thanks in part to Jordan Hultink, this week's WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!