Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Indians 3-2.  Starter Anibal Sanchez was tagged with the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, on two hits while striking out eight and walking four.  Sanchez walked the first three batters in the game, but got out of the first down only 1-0.  Then after a Miguel Cabrera error and another walk, a Cleveland triple gave them all the runs they would need.  The Tigers got the first two on base in the 8th, but Torii Hunter failed to get the bunt down and ended up hitting into a double play.  Miguel Cabrera came through with his second RBI to make it 3-2.  The Tigers had a shot at it in the 9th after Alex Avila legged out a triple, but they couldn’t score.   Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Tigers in this afternoon's series finale.  Broadcast time with the Indians is 12:40 on 95.3 WBCK-FM.

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Pistons       

The Detroit Pistons let an 11 point lead slip away and lost their season finale 112-111 to the Thunder in Oklahoma City last night.  Rookie guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit with 30 points, Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Greg Monroe also contributed 22 points.  The Pistons end the season with a 29-and-53 record and will miss the playoffs for the fifth straight year.

NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are set, with four games Saturday and four on Sunday. Saturday it’s the Nets and Raptors, Warriors at the Clippers, Hawks at the Pacers and the Grizzlies at Oklahoma City.  On Sunday, it’ll be the Spurs and Mavericks, Bobcats at Miami, the Bulls and Wizards and the Rockets against the Trail Blazers.

Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will return to the ice today for the first time since he had surgery to repair a broken finger last month.  There’s no word on when Ericsson might play in a game though. Detroit's first round series with the Boston Bruins begins tomorrow.

NHL Playoffs

Last night, the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets 4-3. Anaheim beat Dallas 4-3, and had a 4-0 lead to in the 2nd. Montreal beat Tampa Bay 5-4 in OT.

High School Golf

Lakeview’s golf team won the first SMAC East Jamboree of the season.  Matt Alderink shot a 37 at Binder Park on Wednesday for medalist honors.   Lakeview shot a team score of 156 with Marshall second at 168. Coldwater finished in third Harper Creek was fourth and Sturgis finished in fifth.

St. Philip 197, Delton Kellogg 180.   Delton Kellogg’s Sarah Shipley took medalist honors, shooting a 39 on the back nine at Mullenhurst.

High School Baseball

Harper Creek 3 beat Lakeview 3-1 in game 1 as Ben Sellen gave up just one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts to earn the win.  Joe Ramos had three hits.  The Spartans won game two 4-3. Nate Jones picked up the win on the mound and Skyler Nichols and Nick Jones had two hits apiece for the Lakeview.

Marshall swept Battle Creek Central 11-1 in both games.

Pennfield split with Parchment, winning 3-0 in a complete-game shutout by Tanner Dean.   Parchment pulled out a 2-1 win in the final inning in game 2.

Softball

Marshall swept BC Central 15-0 and 17-2.

Lakeview and Harper Creek split with identical 14-7 scores.

Parchment swept Pennfield.

Girls Soccer

Lakeview 4, Coldwater 0

Parchment 5, Pennfield 3

Olivet 2, Maple Valley 0.  Olivet’s Lena Peak and Ashley Harmison each scored.

Lacrosse

Pennfield 17, East Lansing 4

Girls’ Tennis

Lakeview 6, Harper Creek 2

Marshall 8, B.C. Central 0

Baseball Trip

You could win a trip for two to see a Major League baseball game of your choice from WBCK! You also get roundtrip airfare for two, hotel for two days/one night, double occupancy and $300 cash.  Just on the VIP/Contests link to Win a Baseball Trip and sign up!  You must be 21 and the contest ends April 30th.