Pregame info: This afternoon we have a pair of high school baseball games for you on the Red Rock Radio sports network. First off, at 4:30pm the home opening game of the Pine City Dragons 2014 spring season will air on 1350AM WCMP. The Dragons are set to host the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars. Both teams enter with 0-2 records. The Jaguars swept Pine City in two one-run victories last season and have a six game win streak dating back to May of 2010 against Pine City. It’s Pine City vs Hinckley-Finlayson in boys baseball at 4:30pm on 1350AM with Jesse Logan.
[FINAL SCORE: Pine City 6 - 4 Hinckley/Finlayson]
The other game this afternoon is on SAM1057 at 4pm when the Grantsburg Pirates travel to Luck to face the Frederic/Luck Co-op. We had Grantsburg’s boys on SAM last night and watched as they defeated the Siren/Webster Co-op 7-3. Grantsburg has traditionally had a very strong program, and will look to run their record to 2-0 on the season after the win last night. Again, it’s Grantsburg at Frederic/Luck in boys baseball this afternoon at 4pm with Josh Miggler on SAM1057.
[FINAL SCORE: Grantsburg 6 - 5 Luck]
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland visited with Jesse Logan on the Morning Show and talked about Severe Weather Awareness Week, distracted drivers and gave us his regular weekly report.
Pregame info: It’s finally here! Our first spring sports broadcast of the season is on SAM1057 this afternoon. The location of the non-conference matchup between the Siren/Webster co-op and the Grantsburg Pirates has changed, and will now be played in Grantsburg. Jesse Logan and Josh Miggler will call the action!
Governor Mark Dayton is calling on hockey fans across the state to rally behind the Minnesota Wild as the team returns to the Xcel Energy Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs.
Proclaiming Monday, April 21, “Go Wild! Day” in Minnesota, Governor Dayton is encouraging Minnesotans to show their support for the Wild by wearing the team colors throughout the day on Monday, and during all upcoming playoff days.
Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Corey Provus from the ballpark after Sunday’s win.
The Twins are off today and open a series against the Rays Tuesday in Tampa on WCMP, Cool Country 100.9.
Cool Country Twins Notes
The Twins have claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland and designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment.
Twins infielder Jason Bartlett made the team out of Spring Training, but has opted to retire amid a rehab assignment, according to a report by the St Paul Pioneer Press.
Chisago County Commissioner Mike Robinson called-in to WCMP on Saturday to talk about the latest board meeting held on April 16. This week Mike discusses a major referendum that would allow Chisago County to give it’s roads back to local townships.
The Twins swept the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday 7-0 and 9-5 at a frigid cold Target Field.
Kyle Gibson threw eight scoreless innings as Minnesota won the opener 7-0. The Twins trailed 5-1 in the fifth of the night game after another lackluster start by Mike Pelfrey.
Corey Provus has the story from the ballpark.