Sports Roundup: The Masters Are Under Way
Bill Haas Leads After Round 1 of The Masters
The annual tradition in Augusta, Georgia kicked off Thursday, as 19 players finished under par after the first round of The Masters. Teeing off early helped some players, including Bill Haas, who opened with a four-under 68 to lead by a stroke over three players. In the trio chasing is defending Masters' champion Adam Scott, along with Louis Oosthuizen and 2012 Masters' champ Bubba Watson. Haas will tee it up in the afternoon in the second round Friday.
KCC Baseball & Softball Split Doubleheaders
After the Kellogg Community College Bruins baseball squad won their eighth straight in a 11-8 victory against the Jackson College Jets, they fell short 6-5 in the nightcap to lose their first game in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. The Bruins fall to 5-1 in the MCCAA and hold their lead over the Jets and Muskegon Community College Jayhawks, who are both 3-1 in the conference. KCC Baseball is back home Saturday with two against the Henry Ford Community College Bears. First pitch at Bailey Park is at 1pm.
On the softball side, the Lady Bruins dropped a 12-2 thumping in five innings from the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Cougars before upsetting them 7-5 to end a three-game skid. The two teams are battling again in another twinbill Saturday at KVCC Saturday at 1pm.
Tigers Return To Action In San Diego
The Detroit Tigers West Coast Interleague road trip continues Friday night in San Diego with a weekend series with the Padres. On Wednesday, Victor Martinez drove his second homer of the season in the 10th to pull ahead 7-6 over the Los Angeles Dodgers to earn a two-game split. The Padres avoided a three-game sweep from the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, winning 2-1 in the second game of a double-header. Rick Porcello will look for his second victory on the mound for the Tigers, while the Padres will send out Andrew Cashner. Coverage begins on WBCK tonight at 9:45pm!
Playoff-Bound Red Wings Host The Hurricanes Tonight
The Detroit Red Wings are just two games away from next week's NHL Playoffs, and they host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. After the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday, the Red Wings clinch a postseason spot in the Eastern Conference. They're now battling for any of the bottom three spots with the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets. The Canes are well out of the race. Face-off at The Joe is at 7:30pm.
Pistons Conclude Three-Game Trip in Chicago
The Detroit Pistons will look to win one of their final three games tonight, as they wrap up a three-game trip in Chicago with the Bulls. The Pistons two-game winning streak stalled in Cleveland Wednesday in a 122-100 beating from the Cavaliers. The Pistons have already matched their win total from 2012-2013. The Bulls are battling for the third seed in the East with the Toronto Raptors and have won their last six games. Tip-off tonight at the United Center is at 8pm.