Sports: Nashville Evens Cup Series; Bombers win 6th Straight
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators are tied at two games each in the Stanley Cup Finals after a 4-1 Predators’ win. Frederick Gaudreau snapped a 1-1 tie early in the second period. Goalie Pekka Rinne gave up an early goal to Sidney Crosby but was stellar in goal the rest of the way, stopping 23 shots. Game 5 is Thursday night in Pittsburgh. Game 6 will be Sunday night in Nashville, and Game 7, if necessary, will be a week from Wednesday at Pittsburgh.
The Bombers beat Green Bay 6-5 on Monday night at C.O. Brown Stadium. Winston Welch knocked in two runs in the 8th and had four RBI on the night. The Battle Creek Bombers are 6-1, and tied with Wisconsin Rapids atop the North Division. Today is an 11:05am start against the Bullfrogs, as many local school kids will be getting out of class to go to the game.
MSU Players in Court
Three MSU football players will be in court today to face sexual assault charges, stemming from an incident in January. The charges follow a four month investigation by MSU Police. The three have been suspended from the University and no longer live on campus. On Monday, the MSU Board of Regents voted overwhelming support for football coach Mark Dantonio and athletic director Mark Hollis, after an investigation showed they have handled things properly since the allegation first came to light.
Griffins vs. Crunch in AHL Finals
The Grand Rapids Griffins travel to Syracuse to play the Crunch on Wednesday in Game 3 of the AHL’s Calder Cup finals. The Griffins are up 2-0. Game 4 will be Friday at Syracuse.
*Game 5: Saturday, June 10 - at Syracuse, 7
*Game 6: Tuesday, June 13 - at Grand Rapids, 7
*Game 7: Wednesday, June 14 - at Grand Rapids, 7
Golden State leads Cleveland 2-0 in the best of 7 NBA Finals. Game 3 is Wednesday at Cleveland
Friday, June 9: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
x-Monday, June 12: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m.
x-Thursday, June 15: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
x-Sunday, June 18: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.
The Tigers have won four straight and are .500 for the season, after winning the series in Kansas City and sweeping the White Sox at home. The Tigers had the day off on Monday.
The Tigers are expected to recall second baseman Ian Kinsler and catcher James McCann today before the game with the Angels, and also plan to bring up Buck Farmer to start in place of the recently demoted Matt Boyd. That means they’ll have to send three players down.
Ausmus says Justin Verlander’s early exit from Sunday’s game was just a precaution, due to a groin issue. The MRI on Verlander was clean and the Tigers say the test revealed no structural damage. He may or may not make his next scheduled start this Friday in Boston.
The Tigers are 2 ½ behind the first place Twins in the Central Division. They host the first of three versus the LA Angels, tonight. Daniel Norris will start for the Tigers. Broadcast time is 6:45 on 95.3 WBCK.
Marshall plays Middleville Thornapple Kellogg in a regional semifinal today at Plainwell.
High School Baseball
In regional games this Saturday…..
Harper Creek faces Edwardsburg at 12:30pm.
St. Philip plays at Hudson.
Colon takes on Concord.
Delton Kellogg plays Homer.
Olivet plays Edwardsburg this Saturday.
Matta Out at OSU
Thad Matta is out as Ohio State's basketball coach after 13 seasons. Matta will be part of the search for a new coach.