HAMMOND | Crown Point manager Bob Bauner said he was retiring from coaching baseball after watching his Bulldogs cap a stunning run on their way to winning the region's first Cal Ripken World Series title Friday night at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex.
Crown Point rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Kingsbridge, N.Y., for the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series title in Hammond.
HAMMOND | Hate to say it and we have nothing against the young man, but Kingsbridge Knights left-handed slugger George Valera has a power stroke reminiscent of Barry Bonds.
HAMMOND | Harold Hull is often quick with an irreverent joke and an easy laugh, but there is one thing the 72-year-old Hammond native and resident is dead serious about.
Kingbridge's Gabriel Zambrana makes an out on South Lexington's Austin Jones in the sixth inning on their way to a 7-3 win over South Lexington Thursday night in the semi-final game of the Cal Riken World Series at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex. Kingsbridge will play in the champ…
HAMMOND | Nick Geisen retired the final two batters in order with the bases loaded, leading Crown Point to a 4-3 nail biting win over host Hammond in Thursday night's semifinals of the Cal Ripken World Series.
HAMMOND | Through three innings, George Valera was doing the unthinkable.
Kingsbridge, N.Y., celebrates their semifinal win over South Lexington, Ky., Thursday night in the Cal Ripken World Series at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex.
New York Bronx Kingsbridge celebrate their 7-3 win over South Lexington Thursday night in the semi-championship game of the Cal Riken World Series at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex. They go on to play the winner of tonight's 8pm game between Hammond and Crown Point Friday at 7pm.
HAMMOND | Along their journey to the Cal Ripken World Series, the Opp, Ala., Bobcats showed a lot of heart.
Kingbridge's Gabriel Zambrano records an out against South Lexington's Blake Pulliam in the second inning of Thursday's semifinals.
Kingsbridge's George Valera pitches for the Royals during the third inning of Thursday's semifinals at the Cal Ripken World Series.
Kingbridge's Sammy Delacruz hits a home run in the third inning against South Lexington on Thursday night at Cal Ripken World Series.
Kingsbridge's George Valera pitches for the Royals in the 3rd inning they play South Lexington Thursday night in the semi-championship game of the Cal Riken World Series at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex.
HAMMOND | There's a good chance a local team will advance to the finals of the Cal Ripken World Series.
HAMMOND | Either the Kingsbridge, N.Y., Knights don't like losing, or they're a sleeping giant who was rudely awakened. Or a combination of both.
HAMMOND | If you ever find Daniel Villarreal staring at you from across a poker table, cash in whatever chips you have remaining while you still have a chance.
HAMMOND | Grand Forks, N.D., punched its ticket to the single-elimination championship round with a nail-biting 8-7 win over Opp, Ala., which was also vying to reach the next level.
HAMMOND | Tommy McDermott hit a walk-off RBI single in the fourth inning to end the Hammond Optimist's final pool-play game in the fourth inning against East Boise, Idaho.
HAMMOND | Brendan Hord saw enough of Marek Bauner's curveball Tuesday night.
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