SOUTH BEND, IN – The Lansing Lugnuts received three solo home runs in a 4-3 victory over the South Bend Silver Hawks yesterday afternoon at Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium. The Nuts and Hawks play the finale game of their four-game series at 7:00 p. m. tonight.
DETROIT – Max Scherzer struck out 14 in 5 2-3 shutout innings hours after he was recalled from the minors, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 10-2 on Sunday.
Scherzer allowed two hits, walked four and hit a batter in his first game with Detroit since he was sent down following an awful start. The right-hander fell just two strikeouts short of Mickey Lolich's team record despite being taken out in the sixth inning.
LANSING, MI – Thirteen service members from Michigan have died in combat since Memorial Day last year. Petty Officer Third Class Ben Castiglione of Howell was one of them. He was killed by an I-E-D in Afghanistan. His father, Joel Castiglione, his mother, Carrie Castiglione, and his stepmother, Gloria Castiglione, remembered their son at a memorial ceremony at the state Capitol.
EAST LANSING, MI – WKAR'S "Under the Radar" segment this month features a novel set in the world of classical music. Lev Raphael spoke with Melissa Ingells about the book An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell.
Michigan has filed its new application to try and win extra federal money for public schools.
The Michigan Department of Education says Thursday it has turned in its latest application for Race to the Top money. The application seeks about $400 million and outlines how Michigan would use the money to try and improve school performance.
The Michigan plan focuses on improving student achievement and builds on new laws approved in January.
The state Senate honored on Thursday the thirteen servicemen from Michigan who died in combat in the past 12 months. The Senate holds a Memorial Day service every year.
Dawn Peterson spoke at the ceremony. She is the mother of Senior Airman Jason Plite, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2003. She told the lawmakers and visiting families and servicemen and women that Memorial Day has become more than just a day off of work.