Sports Roundup: Tigers stopped by Seattle Rookie
The Tigers went 3-4 on the West Coast trip, losing 4-0 to Seattle on Sunday. Seattle rookie lefty Roenis Elias pitched a complete game, 3-hit shutout, striking out 8. Meanwhile, the light-hitting Mariners kept chipping away at Tiger starter Max Scherzer. Scherzer gave up four runs and stuck out 7 in less than 7 innings of work. The Tigers are off today, and open a home stand Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Anibal Sanchez pitches for the Tigers.
The Lakeshore Chinooks beat the Battle Creek Bombers 9-5 Sunday. The 1-5 Bombers have lost five straight. Battle Creek hosts the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters tonight at 7, and also Tuesday morning at 10. The home stand continues Wednesday and Thursday as the Waterloo Bucks come into town.
Battle Creek Coyotes Win
The Battle Creek Coyotes started off their 2014 Crossroads Football League schedule with a 25-0 road victory over the Allen County Wildcats in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday. The Coyotes defense caused five turnovers, converting two into scores. Quarterback James Snider connected on 9 of 13 including a 47 yard touchdown pass to Steve Van Dam. Steward William rushed for 74 yards on 10 carries. The Coyotes have their home opener Saturday at Harper Creek against the Indiana Cardinals. Longtime fan Ron Ludwa will be the beneficiary for the home opener.
San Antonio beat Oklahoma City 112-107 to win the series 4-2. Game 1 of the NBA playoffs is Thursday, as the Miami Heat travel to San Antonio.
The L.A Kings won game 7 in Chicago, 5-4 in overtime. Alec Martinez got the game winner.
It’ll be a coast to coast Stanley Cup series: New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings. Game 1 is Wednesday night in LA.
High School Baseball
Harper Creek beat Pennfield 6-5 Saturday to win the Division 2 district title. The Beavers play in the Regionals next Saturday at Chelsea High School.
Also moving on to Regionals: Lakeview, Gull Lake, Union City, and Olivet.
Lakeview beat Grand Ledge 7-6 in nine innings to advance to Regionals against Howell next Saturday at Holt.
Gull Lake won the district championship and advance to the Regionals next Saturday at Otsego, against Stevensville-Lakeshore.
Union City won it’s first district championship since 1999 and take on Decatur next Saturday at Bronson.
Olivet claimed the district championship and play Grand Rapids West Catholic on Saturday.
Homer, Delton-Kellogg, Galesburg-Augusta and Athens all lost in the District Finals.
Harper Creek beat Parma Western 11-5 to win the Division 2 District Championship. The Beavers will play next Saturday at Chelsea High School in regional play.
Gull Lake won the district title. Lakeview, Pennfield, Bellevue, Galesburg-Augusta and Athens all lost in District final games.
The Marshall girls’ soccer team won their fourth straight district championship Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Jackson Lumen Christi. The Redhawks advance to tomorrow’s Division 3 regional semifinal match against Williamston.
Gull Lake 3, Thornapple Kellogg 0. The defending state champs advance to host the regional on Wednesday against Stevensville-Lakeshore.
Detroit Grand Prix
Helio Castroneves capped the racing weekend in Detroit by winning Race Two of the Dual in Detroit yesterday. Will Power won Race One on Saturday. Power was also second on Sunday.
Jimmie Johnson won the FedEx 400 Sunday. Johnson led 272 of 400 laps to win at Dover for a record-extending ninth time. The race at Dover International Speedway was delayed 22 minutes when a red flag came out after debris from a pothole damaged the car of driver Jamie McMurray. Crews were not allowed to work on cars during the delay, including McMurray's team, which appealed the ruling and lost. Brad Keselowski was second, and Matt Kenseth 3rd.
Clint Dempsey scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 52nd minute as the United States defeated Turkey 2-1 in a World Cup tune-up from Red Bull Arena. The U.S. plays Nigeria in Jacksonville on Saturday for their final send off before the World Cup.
Hideki Matsuyama parred the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Kevin Na and claim the title at the Memorial Tournament. Matsuyama, who earned his first career win on the PGA Tour, carded a 3-under 69 during his final round at Muirfield Village Golf Club to finish the tournament at 13-under-par 275.
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