Tigers 

The Tigers scored 7 runs in the 11th inning to beat Cleveland 11-4 and take three out of four from the Tribe. The Tigers jumped off to a 4-0 lead off Trevor Bauer in the first.  He walked 3 and uncorked a wild pitch, and gave up RBI singles to Bryan Holaday and Rajai Davis. But the Indians came back to close the gap to 4-3 after 6, and then tied it at 4 in the 7th.   Fast forward to the 11th….Eugenio Suarez's two-run single broke the tie. Victor Martinez hit a three-run homer. Kevin Romine had a big hit and knocked in the final two Tiger runs. Phil Coke pitched 1 2-3 innings for another win. Max Scherzer left without a win after having a 4-0 lead.  He pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 runs, two earned. The Royals were off, so the Tigers are now 1 game behind in the Central division.  Kansas City heads to Yankee Stadium for a weekend series, and then head to Detroit for a showdown series starting Monday night.  Rick Porcello goes for his 16th win tonight against the San Francisco Giants in an interleague game at Comerica Park.  The game will not be broadcast on WBCK.

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NFL Opener

The Seattle Seahawks haven't missed a beat in the offseason. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks routed the Green Bay Packers 36-16 as Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns and Russell Wilson added 191 yards passing and two TDs through the air.

College Football

Oregon hosts No. 7 Michigan State in one of the more anticipated non-conference contests of the season. The defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Spartans are known for their stalwart defense.  Broadcast time is 5pm on WBCK.


Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he has no expectations on when he'll hear whether five football players investigated for possible academic dishonesty will be allowed to return to play against Michigan on Saturday.. Kelly says he was told the honor code hearings would take place quickly. He says he hasn't heard anything new since Monday. Broadcast time is 6:30pm on Mix 104.9 WBXX.

 

 

Volleyball

KCC beatLake MichiganCollege3-1.   They lost the first set, and barely won the second, before winning the final two 25-13.  Tristen Ehredt led KCC with 18 Kills, 2 Aces, and 3 Digs.  Coach Amy Julien says they came out a little flat for the first two games and then decided to play Kellogg Volleyball.   KCC is 1-0 in the conference and 3-3 overall.

Calhoun Christian defeated Marshall Academy 3-0.

High School Football

Harper Creek looks to even their record after a first week loss, as the Beavers host Jackson Northwest tonight.  Broadcast time is 6:35 with Nate Adams and Jim Hughes on WBCK.

Benton Harbor vs. Battle CreekCentral  (BCC 0-1)

Lakeview  vs.Portage Central  (L 0-1)

Pennfield  vs.ParmaWestern  (P 0-1)

St. Philip  vs. Litchfield  (St.P 1-0)

Athens vs. Homer  (At 0-1, Ho 1-0)

Martin  vs. Bellevue (Be 0-1)
Bronson  vs. Centreville  (Br 0-1)

NewBuffalo vs. Climax-Scotts  (C-S 1-0)

Delton  vs.MapleValley (D 0-1, MV 0-1)

Galesburg-Augusta vs. KalamazooUnited  (G-A 1-0)
St. Joseph  vs. Gull Lake  (GL 1-0)
Petoskey  vs. Hastings  (Ha 0-1)
Marshall  vs. Coldwater  (Ma 0-1)

Olivet  vs. Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg  (O 1-0)
Springport  vs. Quincy  (Q 1-0)
Union City  vs. Concord  (UC 1-0)
Webberville  vs. Tekonsha  (T 0-1)

BOYS’ SOCCER

Lakeview 3, St. Joseph 0.  Jaden Sebring scored two goals for Lakeview and Jake Herbers made six saves in the nets.

Portage Northern 1, Battle Creek Central 0 in OT.

BOYS’ TENNIS

Parma Western 8, Pennfield 0

Coldwater 8, Marshall 0

Portage Central 8, Lakeview 0

Harper Creek 8, Jackson NW 0

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Battle Creek Central 103, Sturgis 83.

Battle Creek Coyotes in 2nd Round Saturday

Battle Creek Coyotes play round two of the playoffs Saturday as they head to atDetroitFordsonHigh Schoolto play the Michigan Lightning.   The Lightning (8-2) had a first-round bye during the Wildcard Round and had their  first loss of the season at to Battle Creek, 34-21 back in June.

Lions

Detroithosts the New York Giants in the season opener Monday night at Ford Field.

FIBA World Cup

Team USA routed the Ukraine in World Cup basketball, 95-71 on Thursday.  The Americans improved to 5-0 and now heat to the knockout round.  They playMexicoon Saturday.

WMU Players Suspended

Two Western Michigan football players have been suspended indefinitely by Coach P.J. Fleck.  Sophomores Devante Lee and Eddie Rolle, who both played last week at Purdue, are banned from all football activities for breaking team rules.  The two were involved in a retail fraud case earlier this summer.  Court documents indicate Rolle, a linebacker from Miami, is scheduled for arraignment in Kalamazoo County District Court on September 17.  Fleck said he was disappointed in the young men, not only for their poor choice, but for their lack of transparency.  There were two others involved as well--former WMU player Bill Morgan, and an unnamed current player, who was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Athlete of the Week

Go on line to nominate a high school athlete for our “Meijer Athlete of the Week”   Go to wbckfm.com and click on Athlete of the week.   We’ll announce another winner next Wednesday.