Sports Roundup: Hunter Stays Hot, Tigers Fall
Tigers Suffer First Loss
Torii Hunter crushed his third homer of the season and the weekend, but it was the lone offense the Detroit Tigers could muster in a 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon. It's also the first loss of the season for the Tigers, who opened the 2014 season with four straight wins. Hunter's homer added to his RBI total, with seven over the weekend. Victor Martinez added two hits in the loss. Justin Verlander was stuck with the loss, giving up two runs in eight innings of work. The Tigers make their way west to open their road schedule Tuesday. Max Scherzer will get the nod in the first of two games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Catch the action Tuesday night at 9:45pm on WBCK-FM!
Kuchar Falls Short For Second Straight Week
Texas has not been pleasant for Matt Kuchar. After falling apart the previous week in San Antonio while holding the lead, he was on top heading into the final round of the Shell Houston Open. After Matt Jones buried a 67-foot putt to birdie the final hole, Kuchar just needed to par to win the title. His second shot would splash in the water and Kuchar would complete the 18th with a bogey to tie at 15-under. Jones put it away in the first playoff hole, chipping it in from the greenside bunker for his first PGA win. He also earns a spot in next weekend's Masters, the first major of the season.
In other golf news, 19-year-old Lexi Thompson shot a 4-under 68 in the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship to win by three strokes over Michelle Wie in the LPGA's first major. The two friends were paired in the final tee time. Wie shot a 1-under 71. It's Thompson's fourth career win and her first major.
Bruins Sweep Twinbill in the Tri-Cities
After two consecutive days of postponements, the Kellogg Community College Bruins returned to the diamond in the Bay City area to take on the Delta College Pioneers Sunday. The Bruins come home with wins of 3-2 and 9-8 for their fourth and fifth straight wins. They're now 10-10 on the season and 2-0 to start their Michigan Community College Athletic Association season. They hope to play their first home games of the season Tuesday at Bailey Park, as they host the Ancilla College Chargers in a pair of games.
The KCC Softball team will hope to do the same, as the Lady Bruins host the Lansing Community College Stars Tuesday. They are 9-8 on the year after sweeping the 19th-ranked Ancilla Chargers last Friday.