Sports: Future Red Wings Win in Grand Rapids, 4-2
The Red Wings may not be in the NHL playoffs, but a lot of future Red Wings at the team's top farm club are giving fans hope.
The Grand Rapids Griffins trailed most of the game, but a late goal and an empty netter gave them the 4-2 win over the San Jose Barracuda. The Griffins lead two games to one in the AHL’s Western Conference finals. Mitch Callahan scored with 3:40 left. The Griffins also had goals from Matt Lorito, Nathan Paetsch and Tomas Nosek. Game four is Friday in Grand Rapids.
It’s down to a deciding game seven in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals. The Senators and Penguins is play tonight in Pittsburgh. The winner hosts the Nashville Predators starting Monday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Boston Celtics three games to one in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals. Game five is tonight in Boston. Cleveland needs one more win to go to their third straight NBA Finals series with Golden State.
Moe Wagner will stay with the Michigan Wolverines for his junior year, but D.J. Wilson has decided to stay in the NBA Draft. Both said last month they were putting their names in the draft without hiring agents. Purdue’s Big Ten player of the year Caleb Swanigan has decided to stay in this year's NBA draft.
Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams has decided to return to school for his senior season
High School Baseball
Marshall beat Charlotte 17-1 and 17-1.
Charlotte swept Marshall, 5-1 and 9-0.
Harper Creek 2, Coldwater 1 in OT. Anna Gandy had the winning goal in OT.
Olivet 1, Sturgis 0.
East Grand Rapids 21, Lakeview 7.
The Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-3 in game three of a four game series, Wednesday evening in Houston. The Tigers got the most of their 8 hits, three by Jose Iglesias and two from Ian Kinsler. They pushed across two runs in the third, on a wild pitch and double play. Houston chipped away at starter Daniel Norris to tie it at two. Norris pitched into the seventh, giving up just four hits and one earned run, but didn’t get a decision in the game. The Tigers scored twice in the 8th to take the lead. Iglesias doubled, Kinsler singled, and both scored on a couple of ground ball outs. Iglesias hit a two run homer in the 9th. Closer Justin Wilson gave up a solo home run to Alex Bregman in the 9th, but that was all of the scoring as Detroit won the game, 6-3. Shane Greene got five straight outs in the late innings to get his first win of the season. He’s 1-0. Justin Verlander starts for the Tigers on Thursday night in game 4 of the series, as they go for a split before heading to Chicago for a series with the White Sox. Hear the game at 7:45pm on 95.3 WBCK.