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Robin Allen; With Respect 06/26/22

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John’s guest this week is Robin Allen, the owner of Forever Books in Saint Joseph, Michigan. They talk over the books of interest for the summer of 2022. Focusing on detective stories to begin with, they move on to highlight other fiction, and non-fiction books of interest. Finally, Robin narrates what is necessary to being a good bookseller: Read, read and know your customers.

Jun 26 2022

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Got Something to Say: Local Author Candi Purdiman

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Got Something to Say is brought to you by United Federal Credit Union and South Bend International Airport.

Local Author Candi Purdiman is a Benton Harbor native that has written two children’s books: Madalin Learns How to Pray and Grandma is an Angel Now. Candi talked with Jonny Reinhardt about why she wrote these books and what she will write about next!

Jun 25 2022

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Flick Pick – Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

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Flick Pick is a podcast about movies. In today’s episode, Andrew Green reviews Top Gun: Maverick, which is a movie currently in theaters.

This is – you guessed it! – the sequel to Top Gun, the 1986 film in which Tom Cruise plays a U.S. Navy pilot.

Did enjoy enjoy Top Gun: Maverick, or did he regret taking a highway into this danger zone? Did he want to eject from the theater? Does he feel the film crashed and burned?

Find out by scrolling down and clicking the Play icon to listen to this high flying edition of Flick Pick!

Click here to listen to additional episodes of Flick Pick.

Jun 24 2022

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Interview with State Champion Lakeshore Softball Team

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The Lakeshore Softball Team recently won the state championship for the 8th time in school history. Coach Denny Dock and a few of his seniors join Jonny Reinhardt to talk about the tradition of working hard not only on the field but also in the classroom.

Jun 24 2022

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Got Something to Say: Veteran Walks Around Lake MI to Raise Awareness

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Got Something to Say is brought to you by United Federal Credit Union and South Bend International Airport.

Travis Snyder is a veteran of the United States Marines and a few years ago he lost one of his fellow comrades to suicide. Nearly 20 veterans in the United States are lost to suicide every single day. Travis’ journey around Lake Michigan is not just a physically feat for himself personally but it is a way to raise awareness as well as funds for Mission 22, an organization that offers resources and help to veterans in crisis.

Photo courtesy Travis Snyder Facebook

Travis will finish his nearly 900 mile trek tomorrow in Holland, MI but his mission is not over. Follow his journey HERE.

Jun 24 2022

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Pride Fest & More – The Weekend Planner with St. Joe Today

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Daniele from St. Joe Today joins us to tell us about all of the great event happening this weekend! Plus Gerik from the OutCenter of Southwest Michigan joins us to talk about Pride Fest weekend in the Arts District in Benton Harbor!

Jun 24 2022

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Update your air conditioning with Boss Services!

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Spencer Rivers and Jeff Street chat about keeping cool this Summer!

Jun 24 2022

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Week In Review June 24 2022

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Jun 24 2022

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Toenails for Sale?! Daily BuZz!!

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Instruments parents want their kids to play. Got pickle juice? And your Mac ‘n Cheese is about to get a new name. That’s what Paul Layendecker is BuZzin’ about today on The Daily  BuZz!!

Jun 24 2022

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WSJM News for Alexa-06/24/2022

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Jun 24 2022

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Update on Berrien County Broadband – WSJM Morning News

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Jun 24 2022

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06-23-22 WSJM Afternoon News

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06-23-22 WSJM Afternoon News

Jun 23 2022

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Buchanan Baseball Team Stops By The Morning Show

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Jonny had a chance to talk with the Buchanan Baseball team that recently won the State title!

Jun 23 2022

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Ketchup Popsicles? Daily BuZz!!

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Does your partner’s driving make you nervous? Pass the Guac! And Bear Brawl. That’s what Paul Layendecker is BuZzin’ about today on The Daily BuZz!!

Jun 23 2022

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Tigers get swept as Skuball loses third straight start – WSJM Morning Sports

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MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Boston Red Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 2
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Chicago White Sox 5
Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh Pirates 5

Red Sox 6, Tigers 2 – Refsnyder hits 2-run homer as Red Sox sweep Tigers, 6-2
Rob Refsnyder hit a two-run homer in the third inning and the Boston Red Sox posted their third series sweep of the season, powering past the Detroit Tigers 6-2. Jarren Duran and Alex Verdugo each added a two-run double as Boston won for the eighth time in 10 games. Michael Wacha pitched six innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He struck out seven to help the Red Sox improve to a season-high eight games above .500. Javier Báez hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have lost 9 of 11. Tarik Skubal went 4 2/3 innings and allowed 6 runs on 6 hits. He’s lost his last 3 starts.

Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5 – Bichette slam, Kirk HR as Blue Jays beat Chisox, avoid sweep
Bo Bichette hit a grand slam and Alejandro Kirk homered for the second straight game, leading Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays over the injury-riddled Chicago White Sox 9-5. Bichette’s second career slam capped a five-run fourth inning as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game series sweep. Kirk hit an RBI single in the first and a homer to center in the third. He tops All-Star fan voting for AL catchers and leads all qualified catchers in batting average (.307) and OPS (.857).

Cubs 14, Pirates 5 – Rivas slam, Happ and Wisdom homer, Cubs rout Pirates 14-5
Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom hit two-run homers early and Alfonso Rivas added a grand slam off a position player late as the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-5. Held to a total of two runs in the first two games of the series, Chicago broke out for seven runs in the second inning. The Cubs loaded the bases and Jared Eickhoff then hit Rivas with a pitch. Rafael Ortega doubled to score two and Patrick Wisdom singled home two more. Happ sent a first-pitch fastball to the shrubbery atop the center field wall. The Pittsburgh native continued his torrid June and is now hitting .380 with eight RBIs and three home runs this month.

Tonight
Chicago Cubs (Steele 2-5) at Pittsburgh (Quintana 1-4), 12:35 p.m.
Baltimore (Kremer 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Cueto 1-3), 8:10 p.m.
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NHL – National Hockey League – 2022 Stanley Cup Finals
Last Night
Colorado Avalanche 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 – OT           (COL Leads 3-1)

Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 – OT – Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title
Nazem Kadri scored at 12:02 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to move within a victory of dethroning the two-time defending champion Lightning. Playing for the first time since June 4 due to a thumb injury, Kadri skated in on Andrei Vasilevskiy and slipped a shot under the goaltender’s right arm to give Colorado a 3-1 series lead. The Avalanche outshot the Lightning 11-3 in the extra period. Vasilevskiy stopped Logan O’Connor on a breakaway, and Colorado had a shot clang off the post and another hit the crossbar before Kadri ended it. Game 5 is Friday night in Denver.

NHL – Blackhawks’ Hunter becomes 4th woman named NHL assistant GM
The Chicago Blackhawks have promoted Meghan Hunter to assistant general manger among several front office moves. She is the fourth woman to be named an assistant GM in NHL history. Hunter joins Vancouver’s Cammi Granato and Emilie Castonguay as the women currently serving in that role with a club. She will be in charge of contracts, budgeting and other departments as AGM of hockey operations. Mark Eaton will remain AGM of development under Brandon Davidson. Karilyn Pilch was also promoted to director of player personnel.

NHL – Two more NHL teams name head coaches
There were two NHL clubs that named their new head coaches on Wednesday, the Florida Panthers have names former Winnipeg and Carolina Head Coach Paul Maurice.  The Dallas Stars have named former Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer as their new coach.


WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Tonight
Indiana Fever at Dallas Wings, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks, 10:30 p.m.

WNBA – Brittney Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter
Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game. League commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced the Mercury center will be an honorary starter. Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson were selected as co-captains, having received the most votes from fans. They will be joined this year by Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who both have announced they will retire at the end of the season. It’s Bird’s 13th All-Star appearance, which is a WNBA record. Stewart and Fowles will be paired up, as will Wilson and Bird to choose their teams. Other starters include Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones, Los Angeles’s Nneka Ogwumike, Chicago’s Candace Parker, New York’s Sabrina Ionescu and Las Vegas teammates Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young.

NBA – AP source: Jerami Grant to be traded to Portland by Detroit
A person with knowledge of the situation said the Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade Olympic gold medalist Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers, with the biggest part of the return being a first-round pick in the 2025 draft. Detroit gets the No. 36 pick in the draft Thursday and what would have been Milwaukee’s first-round pick in 2025, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team had announced the agreement publicly.

NFL – Tony Siragusa, who helped Ravens win Super Bowl, dies at 55
Tony Siragusa, the charismatic defensive tackle who helped lead a stout Baltimore defense to a Super Bowl title, died Wednesday. He was 55. Siragusa’s broadcast agent, Jim Ornstein, confirmed the death Wednesday. The cause of death was not immediately available. The man known as “the Goose" played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Ravens. Baltimore’s 2000 team won the Super Bowl behind a defense that included Siragusa, Ray Lewis and Sam Adams. Siragusa was popular with fans because of his fun-loving personality, which also helped him transition to broadcasting after his playing career.

Golf – PGA/LIV – PGA Tour in ‘arms race’ of dollars and leaning on loyalty
Commissioner Jay Monahan says the PGA Tour is in an arms race it can’t win with LIV Golf when the weapon is Saudi-funded money. His response is to boost prize money in eight elite events and rely on his players’ loyalty and sense of purpose. The new schedule has at least an extra $50 million in prize money. Monahan offers a streamlined schedule for top players that goes from January to August. Also planned are three international events during the fall for only the top performers. He spoke just as LIV Golf officially announced Brooks Koepka was the latest to sign.

Golf – The Open – British Open allows golfers from Saudi-backed series to play
Players who have joined the new Saudi Arabia-funded league will still be allowed to compete at the British Open next month. The U.S. Open had allowed players who were banned by the PGA Tour for signing up to the LIV Golf series to play at last week’s tournament. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers says, “Players who are exempt or have earned a place through qualifying for the 150th Open in accordance with the entry terms and conditions will be able to compete in the Championship at St. Andrews. The world’s oldest major championship begins July 14.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Yesterday
South Bend 1, Peoria 0
Beloit 1, Lansing 0
Great Lakes 4, Fort Wayne 2
Cedar Rapids 4, West Michigan 2

Tonight
Beloit Sky Carp at Lansing Lugnuts, 7:05 p.m.
Peoria Chiefs at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.
Great Lakes Loons at Fort Wayne Tin Caps, 7:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Cedar Rapids Kernels, 7:35 p.m.

Jun 23 2022

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06-22-22 WSJM Afternoon News

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06-22-22 WSJM Afternoon News

Jun 22 2022

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Got Something to Say: The Mendel Center 2022-23 Season

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Got Something to Say is brought to you by United Federal Credit Union and South Bend International Airport.

Mike Nadolski, Executive Director at The Mendel Center talks about all of the great performances, speakers, and events happening for the 2022-2023 season!

Jun 22 2022

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Joique Bell Talks About Upcoming Charity Weekend

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Joique Bell stops by The Morning Show with Jonny Reinhardt to talk about his upcoming charity weekend that involves bowling, golf outing as well the youth football and dance camp! Learn more at JoiqueBell.com

Joique Bell Charity works as a catalyst for change in its communities. By way of sports, (JBC) facilitates programs for youth that promote healthy lifestyles, physical fitness, mental health awareness, wealth building, educational advancement and scholarship programs. JBC strives to not only bring awareness to social issues, but to effectuate change by engaging in community activism.

Jun 22 2022

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Addicted to your phone? Daily BuZz!!

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Soundproof wallpaper. The Scandinavian Method. And who you gonna call? George Hinks! That’s what Paul Layendecker is BuZzin’ about on The Daily BuZz!!

Jun 22 2022

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Tigers offense sputters again in loss at Boston – WSJM Morning Sports

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MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Boston Red Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 4
Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6 – 12 Innings
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Chicago Cubs 1

Red Sox 5, Tigers 4 – Story’s 3-run HR out of Fenway helps Red Sox beat Tigers 5-4
Trevor Story hit a three-run homer out of Fenway Park, Christian Vázquez added a solo shot for a key run in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4. Story put Boston ahead 4-3 in the fourth when he put a hanging a slider from rookie Beau Brieske on Lansdowne Street for his 11th homer this season. Vázquez lined Andrew Chafin’s first pitch into the Green Monster seats for a 5-3 lead.

White Sox 8, Blue Jays 6 – F/12 – Harrison lifts White Sox over Blue Jays 7-6 in 12 innings
Josh Harrison hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 12th inning and the Chicago White Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays for a wild 7-6 victory. Luis Robert matched a career high with four RBIs and made a sliding grab in center field in the top of the 12th, helping the White Sox win for the sixth time in eight games. The reigning AL Central champions returned to .500 for the first time since a 5-4 victory over the crosstown Cubs on May 29.

Pirates 7, Cubs 1 – Rookies Madris, Contreras lead Pirates to 7-1 win over Cubs
Bligh Madris hit his first major league home run and fellow rookie Roansy Contreras pitched five solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Madris connected in the sixth for a solo shot to right-center field off Mark Leiter Jr. to close the scoring. It came a day after Madris had three hits in his big league debut. Contreras allowed one run and four hits while striking out three and walking two. The Pirates won their third straight game and the Cubs lost for the 13th time in 15 games.

Today
Toronto (Stripling 3-2) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 4-3), 2:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Thompson 6-2) at Pittsburgh (Eickhoff 0-0), 7:05 p.m.
Detroit (Skubal 5-4) at Boston (Wacha 5-1), 7:10 p.m.               WSJM/WCSY 6:50

MLB – MLB standardizes how baseballs are prepped to be put in play
Major League Baseball is standardizing procedures for rubbing baseballs and their removal from humidors in an effort to establish more consistency amid complaints about slickness that followed the crackdown on sticky substances. MLB has been working on standards over the course of the season in response to feedback from players and sent a memorandum outlining the changes. MLB is mandating a ball be stored in a humidor for at least 14 days before game use, and ball storage must be recorded in a signed form by the clubhouse manager.

MLB – Dodgers acquire OF Trayce Thompson, NBA star Klay’s brother
The Los Angeles Dodgers have added outfielder Trayce Thompson to the active roster after acquiring him from the Detroit Tigers for cash. Thompson is the younger brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson. Trayce Thompson returns to the Dodgers after spending parts of the 2016 and 2017 seasons with them. He had been at Triple-A Toledo, where he was batting .299 with eight homers and 19 RBIs in 25 games. Thompson figures to help fill the void left by right fielder Mookie Betts, who is on the injured list with a cracked rib.

NHL – National Hockey League – 2022 Stanley Cup Finals
Tonight
Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning, 8:00 p.m.       (COL Leads 2-1)

NHL – Matthews wins Hart Trophy as NHL’s MVP; Red Wings Seider named top rookie
Toronto’s Auston Matthews won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player, beating out Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers to win the award for the first time. Shesterkin claimed the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender. Colorado’s Cale Maker took the Norris Trophy, presented to the league’s best defenseman, and Detroit’s Moritz Seider was the lanslide winner of the Calder Trophy as the top rookie.  Seider gained 170 of 195 first place votes.  The awards were handed out during the NHL Awards Show in Tampa, Florida.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Last Night
Chicago Sky 104, Las Vegas Aces 95

Sky 104, Aces 95 – Sky complete 28-point comeback to set WNBA record
Courtney Vandersloot scored 25 points and the Chicago Sky completed the biggest comeback in WNBA history, rallying from 28-down to beat the Las Vegas Aces 104-95 on Tuesday night. The previous record was a 25-point rally most recently done in 2013 by the Sky. Las Vegas shot 63% from the field in the first quarter, and scored 41 points to set a franchise record for points in a quarter. But Chicago outscored Las Vegas 59-25, after falling behind by 28 points, to enter the fourth quarter with a lead. The Sky went on an 18-0 run in the third quarter to take its first lead, 67-66, since it was 4-2. Candace Parker added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago (11-5).

WNBA – Phone call between WNBA’s Griner and wife being rescheduled
The White House says a phone call between jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner and her wife has been rescheduled after an earlier attempt to connect on the couple’s anniversary failed because of an “unfortunate mistake." White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday that the State Department was working to arrange a new call but did not say when that would be. Griner has been jailed in Russia since February. She was supposed to speak by phone on Saturday with her wife, Cherelle, but that did not happen. She told The Associated Press on Monday that Brittney Griner tried to reach her 11 times through the American embassy, but no one picked up at the number she was given to call.

NCAABSB – Dettmer’s 7 shutout innings send Texas A&M past Irish at CWS
Texas A&M will play Oklahoma in its bracket final at the College World Series after beating Notre Dame 5-1 in an elimination game. Nathan Dettmer pitched three-hit ball over seven shutout innings and Texas A&M capitalized on Notre Dame’s mistakes. The Aggies will play Oklahoma on Wednesday. They must beat the Sooners twice to reach the CWS finals this weekend. Dettmer struck out six and walked none in his longest outing since April 28. The Aggies converted two walks, a balk, two singles and a throwing error into three runs in the third.

NCAA – Michigan State sued over failure to release big donor deals
A newspaper is suing to try to force Michigan State University to release agreements with two donors who are helping pay the salary of football coach Mel Tucker. The Detroit Free Press says Michigan State won’t give up the documents, citing privacy. Attorney Herschel Fink says the deals clearly fall under the state’s public records law. Michigan State has acknowledged that Matt Ishbia and Steve St. Andre have donated money to help meet a 10-year, $95 million contract for Tucker. The Free Press lawyer says the public has a right to know what promises were made to get the donations. Michigan State declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Golf – LIV – Koepka the latest to join Saudi-backed LIV series
The Associated Press has learned Brooks Koepka is the latest PGA Tour player to sign on with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour is looking to reshape its fall series and limit who makes the postseason. Koepka gives LIV another big name because of his four majors. He’s also the first player who originally denounced the idea of guaranteed money and limited fields. Koepka told The AP in March 2020 that he has a hard time thinking golf should be about 48 players. Koepka withdrew late Tuesday night from the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

Golf – LPGA – Women’s PGA Championship doubles prize money to $9 million
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is doubling the size of its purse to $9 million. It’s another boost to the women’s game that brings prize money for the five majors to nearly triple the amount from a decade ago. It’s also a 300% increase from the 2014 Women’s PGA Championship. That was the year before KPMG and the PGA of America partnered with the LPGA Tour. The idea was to increase the prize money and the profile of the 2nd oldest LPGA major by taking it to fabled courses.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Yesterday
Peoria 7, South Bend 4
Lansing 10, Beloit 0
Great Lakes 4, Fort Wayne 3
Cedar Rapids 2, West Michigan 1

Today
Beloit Sky Carp at Lansing Lugnuts, 1:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Cedar Rapids Kernels, 1:05 p.m.
Peoria Chiefs at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.
Great Lakes Loons at Fort Wayne Tin Caps, 7:05 p.m.

Jun 22 2022

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