Sports: Tigers Head to Boston
The Tigers lost to the Mariners 3-2 in 12 innings. Victor Martinez had a two-run double in the first inning for the Tigers. Starter David Price struck out seven over eight-plus innings of five-hit, two-run ball in a no-decision. He took a 2-1 lead into the 9th, but gave up a double and an unearned run. Mike Zunino doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th off reliever Ian Krol, who took the loss. The Tigers begin a three game series against the Reds Sox tonight. Justin Verlander, still searching for his first win, will take the mound for Detroit, up against former Tiger Rick Porcello of the Sox. Broadcast time is 6:45 p.m. on WBCK.
The Battle Creek Bombers lost to the Kenosha Kingfish 13-2 last night at C.O. Brown Stadium. The Bombers play the Kingfish at home again tonight. After tonight, the Bombers have just three home games remaining…next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Pistons Sign GR Drive Player
The Pistons have signed swingman Adonis Thomas. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound Thomas spent last season with the Grand Rapids Drive. In 51 games, he led the team in scoring at 18.9 points per game.
USA Wins at Pan American Games
Brazil beat Team USA men's basketball team 93-83 at the Pan American games in Toronto. The medal rounds start next, as Team USA will face off with hosts Canada, who were unbeaten in pool play.
There is a three-way tie for first on the leader board in the Meijer LPGA Classic after the first round of play. Dori Carter, Lizzette Salas, and Katherine Kirk all shot seven-under 64's Thursday at the Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids. Meanwhile, Meijer announced plans Thursday to continue their LPGA tournament at Blythefield Country Club for the next two years, over the Father’s Day Weekend.
Shamrocks at AABC Series
The Battle Creek Shamrocks, an 8-under youth baseball team, is in Waterbury, Connecticut to play in the AABC Roberto Clemente World Series. The Shamrocks are 2-0 so far and play the Farmington Drillers Friday morning.
City League Baseball
HBC Behnke will take on the Battle Creek Merchants in the City League championship at 5 p.m. Saturday at C.O. Brown Stadium. It’ll be a doubleheader, and Sunday will be a game 3 if-necessary. The winner gets an automatic berth in next month’s NABF World Series in Battle Creek. The loser will head to the NABF Regional in Flint for a chance to make the series.
The Battle Creek Coyotes finish the regular season Saturday as they host the Marion County Crusaders. Kickoff is set for 7:11 p.m. at Harper Creek High School. It’s the final regular season home game for running back Robbie Crockett. The 36 year old former Battle Creek Central star, who played college ball at Iowa, says he’ll retire after the season. Admission is just $5 for anyone 13 and older. It will be Kid's Night and Mascot Mania Night Saturday. Children 12 and under get in free. Money raised will help out 11-year old Sammy Bannister, who is battling a brain tumor.