Sports: Bombers, Tigers lose; Redhawks eliminated
The Battle Creek Bombers lost again in Kenosha on Thursday, this time by a score of 5-3. Logan Kaletha had two hits, including his third home run of the season. Nikola Vasic and Tom Stoffel also homered for Battle Creek. Jared Middleton gave up all five runs, four of them earned, in 5 1/3 innings pitched. The Bombers head home to host Kenosha tonight and Saturday, with the two teams tied for second place in the North Division, with 7-3 records.
The Penguins won game five of the Stanley Cup Finals 6-0. With the home victory, Pittsburgh takes a 3-2 series lead and moves one win away from a second consecutive title. Six different players scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists for Pittsburgh. Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne gave up three goals on nine shots in the first period before being pulled. Game 6 will be Sunday night in Nashville, and Game 7, if necessary, will be next Wednesday at Pittsburgh.
The Tigers blew a 4-1 lead as the Angels scored 10 unanswered runs to beat the Tigers 11-4 on Thursday in Detroit. With the loss, the Tigers drop below the .500 mark again, sitting at 29-30 on the year. The Tigers head to Boston for three games at Fenway Park. Detroit is 3-1 on the season against the Red Sox after their four-game series at Comerica Park in early April. Jordan Zimmerman gets the start for the Tigers. Hear the game at 6:45, on 95.3 WBCK.
Marshall’s girls’ soccer team lost to Holland Christian 2-1 in a shootout Thursday in a Division 2 Regional Final at Plainwell. Taryn Long had the only Marshall goal in regulation. In the shootout, Holland Christian put it in the net five times, one better than the Redhawks, who end their season with an 18-4-1 record.
Griffins vs. Crunch in AHL Finals
The Grand Rapids Griffins lead the Syracuse Crunch two games to one in the AHL’s Calder Cup finals. Game 4 will be tonight in Syracuse. Game 5 is Saturday at Syracuse at 7pm
*Game 6: Tuesday, June 13 - at Grand Rapids, 7
*Game 7: Wednesday, June 14 - at Grand Rapids, 7
French Open Tennis
At the French Open this morning, in men’s singles play, top seed Andy Murray plays No. 3 Stan Wawrinka. 4th seed Rafael Nadal goes against No. 6 Dominic Thiem.
On the women’s side #3 seed Simona Halep will meet Jelena Ostapenko in the finals on Saturday morning.
The Golden State Warriors go for the sweep of the NBA Finals and for the entire NBA post-season this Friday night in Cleveland.
High School Baseball
A handful of local teams are playing in regional games Saturday…..
Harper Creek plays Edwardsburg.
St. Philip plays at Hudson.
Colon takes on Concord at Hudson.
Delton Kellogg plays Homer at Napoleon.
Olivet plays Edwardsburg.
The Detroit Lions have signed offensive tackle Tony Hills to bolster an offensive line that will be without Taylor Decker for a while. Decker had shoulder surgery earlier this week and is out indefinitely after playing every snap on offense last year as a first-round pick. Detroit also signed defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston. They waived guard Connor Bozick, defensive tackles Nick James and DT Maurice Swain.
Fairley to See Heart Doctors
Former Lions’ defensive tackle Nick Fairley, now with New Orleans is seeing multiple heart specialists after one physician advised Fairley to stop playing football. Fairley recently signed a four-year extension worth up to $28 million.
Saints coach Sean Payton says the 29 year old Fairley won’t be able to continue to play unless he has "full confidence" that it won't worsen a heart condition he's had throughout his six-year NFL career.
Irish War Cry is the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, the final race in the Triple Crown.
There's a four-way tie for the lead through the first round of the PGA's St. Jude Classic.