Sports: Districts Heat Up in Baseball, Softball, Soccer
High School Baseball
Harper Creek advances to Saturday's district semi-final against Pennfield.
Bronson 12, Quincy 2. Bronson plays Union City on Saturday.
Battle Creek Central plays Jackson and Gull Lake on Saturday.
Homer vs. Jonesville, Saturday.
St. Philip plays Reading.
Bellevue plays Hackett.
Climax-Scotts vs. K-Christian
Mendon vs. Athens
Marshall 14, Harper Creek 10. The Redhawks rallied for six runs in the final inning for the win. They play Pennfield in the District semi-final on Saturday at Coldwater.
Holt 17, Lakeview 0.
Bronson 3, Quincy 1. Bronson plays Union City on Saturday.
Climax-Scotts vs. Olivet, Wednesday.
Gull Lake vs. Portage Central, Wednesday.
Athens vs. Mendon
Tekonsha vs. Camden-Frontier
Climax Scotts vs. K-Christian
Delton Kellogg vs. Pewamo-Westphalia
Jackson vs. Battle Creek Central
Pennfield beat Lansing Sexton 8-0. Pennfield advances to Thursday's district semifinal at Lansing Catholic.
Lakeview beat Jackson 5-0 and plays Loy Norrix on Wednesday in a district semifinal at Portage Northern.
Marshall 8, Charlotte 0.
Harper Creek beat Parma Western 1-0 in a shootout. The Beavers will next face Marshall in Thursday's district semifinals at Harper Creek.
Delton Kellogg 5, Olivet 0. The Panthers play Lake Odessa Lakewood on Thursday at Lansing Catholic.
Calhoun Christian plays Lawton on Thursday.
Lions Sign Two
The Detroit Lions have signed two players. Veteran running back Matt Asiata signed a one-year deal. The Lions waved fullback Michael Burton, who had a reputation as a good blocking fullback, but wasn’t going to fit into the Lions’ offensive scheme. Asiata, who had six rushing touchdowns for the Minnesota Vikings last year, will compete for a job in a backfield that already includes Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington and undrafted rookie Tion Green. Guard Connor Bozick also joins the Lions.
MSU Won’t Renew Suspended Football Employee
Michigan State is not renewing the contract of football staff employee Curtis Blackwell. Blackwell had been suspended with pay but his contract with MSU expires May 31st.
The Pittsburgh Penguins lead the Nashville Predators 1-0 in the best of seven Stanley Cup finals. Game 2 is tonight at Pittsburgh, and Game 3 is Saturday June 3rd in Nashville.
Griffins Host Crunch in AHL Finals
The Grand Rapids Griffins are headed to the AHL’s Calder Cup finals. The Red Wings’ top farm team starts the best of seven this Friday against the Syracuse Crunch. Game one will be in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Syracuse Crunch
Game 1: Friday, June 2 - at Grand Rapids, 7
Game 2: Saturday, June 3 - at Grand Rapids, 7
Game 3: Wednesday, June 7 -at Syracuse, 7
Game 4: Friday, June 9 - at Syracuse, 7
*Game 5: Saturday, June 10 - at Syracuse, 7
*Game 6: Tuesday, June 13 - at Grand Rapids, 7
*Game 7: Wednesday, June 14 - at Grand Rapids, 7
It’ll be the Cavaliers and Warriors in the NBA finals for a third straight year. The best of seven starts on Thursday at Golden State. Game 2 is Sunday night June 4th at Golden State, and Game 3 is Wednesday June 7th at Cleveland.
NBA Finals Best of 7 Golden State vs. Cleveland
Thursday, June 1: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 4: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
Friday, June 9: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
x-Monday, June 12: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m.
x-Thursday, June 15: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
x-Sunday, June 18: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.
The Tigers lost 1-0 to the Royals Tuesday in a pitching battle between Justin Verlander and Eric Skoglund. Skoglund was making his first major league start, and pitched a 3-hit shutout.
The Tigers wrap up their three game series with Kansas City Wednesday night, and also wrap up their twelve game road trip, before taking on the White Sox again, Friday night in Comerica Park. Wednesday night’s match up will pair Matt Boyd (2-5 5.40 ERA) up against Royal starter, Ian Kennedy (0-4 4.43 ERA). Hear the game at 7:50 on 95.3 WBCK.
The Battle Creek Bombers lost their season opener to the Lakeshore Chinooks 5-3 in 13 innings. Lakeshore scored a run in the top of the 9th off reliever Christian Griffin and then managed to push across two runs in the top of the 13th inning off Griffin, who was still in there.
Outfielder Tom Stoffel had two of the Bombers’ seven hits. Cody Hawken’s double knocked in two of the Bombers’ three runs.
The same two teams play again tonight in Battle Creek. First pitch is 7:05pm at C.O. Brown Stadium. They have a home and home series with the Kalamazoo Growlers, playing Thursday in Battle Creek and Friday in Kalamazoo.