Sports: Bombers Beat Kenosha, 5-3
The Battle Creek Bombers beat the Kenosha Kingfish 5-3 on Wednesday. Tom Stoffel’s RBI single in the 7th scored Logan Kaletha and Jacob Blunt to give the Bombers the 5-3 lead. Nick Vacic homered for the Bombers and knocked in three runs. Jake Hawken pitched two scoreless innings in relief to get the win, and Gull Lake graduate Colton Bradley got the save by getting the final four outs, three on strikeouts. The Bombers are home to host the Lakeshore Chinooks tonight and Friday and then the Madison Mallards come in for games on Saturday and Sunday. The Bombers are 11-5 on the season and are in second place behind Wisconsin Rapids. The Rafters are 14-1.
The Tigers lost 2-1 to the Diamondbacks as Arizona sweeps the two game set in Detroit. Jordan Zimmerman gave up two in the first and then shut the D-Backs down over eight innings, striking out six and not walking a batter. The Tigers scored their only run of the game in the 3rd inning on an RBI single by Alex Avila. The Tigers will face Tampa Bay, Thursday evening, in Detroit. Broadcast time is 6:45 on 95.3 WBCK.
Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford is entering the last season of a $53 million, three-year contract. With training camp a few weeks away, the Lions are reportedly setting their sights on extending that contract. That might be a tall order. Stafford has earned $110.7 million in his eight seasons in the NFL and this coming season, he will earn another $16.5 million. It may come down to Stafford wanting to play for a team that can win right away.
The Tigers took 30 more players in baseball’s three-day draft, including 2014 Lakeview High School Graduate Jake Bivens. Bivens was the 27th selection by the Tigers. Bivens, an infielder, just finished his junior year at Michigan, where he’s batting .318 over three seasons with the Wolverines. Bivens was an All-Big Ten third team selection in 2016. Also drafted was Bivens’ teammate, left handed pitcher Grant Reuss. The Tigers drafted 40 players overall. 21 of those picks were pitchers. Michigan had a school record 11 players drafted by Major League teams.