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Officials from the University of Illinois at Chicago are preparing to officially unveil the school's new baseball stadium this week.
Valparaiso sophomore outfielder Kaitlyn Ranieri (Lake Central) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after hitting .550 (11-of-20) with three runs and five RBIs.
Valparaiso (14-24, 6-3) bounced back from a 3-2 loss in the opener against Cleveland State (18-12, 2-2), overcoming a three-run deficit in the nightcap for a 6-4 win Saturday in a Horizon League doubleheader.
Purdue Calumet, in just its first season, improved to 21-5 Friday by sweeping St. Mary of the Woods, 8-2 and 8-5, at Community Park in Munster.
Chesterton's Justin Zosso is among seven Valparaiso student-athletes named to the Horizon League Winter Academic teams.
The RailCats annual open tryout will take place April 30 at U.S. Steel Yard, with registration for position players beginning at 9:30 a.m. and for pitchers at noon.
Indianapolis Tech's Trey Lyles made it a clean sweep Tuesday. Less than two weeks after winning the Class 4A state title and the Class 4A Trester Mental Attitude Award, Lyles added another title to his sterling resume — The Indianapolis Star's Mr. Basketball.
Cole Webb and Dalton Lundeen each threw seven strong innings, and Karch Kowalczyk saved both games as Valparaiso swept Horizon League-leading Wright State (14-14, 8-2) in a doubleheader, 3-1 and 2-0, Saturday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
Thomas Mosley (Portage) was 1-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in Calumet College’s 10-5 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Olivet Nazarene on Friday.
Former Valparaiso goalie Kyle Zobeck has signed with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.
A one-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh by Kyle Hernandez (Hebron) gave Purdue North Central a 4-3, 1-0 doubleheader sweep of Roosevelt in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday.
John Ward (Chesterton) and seven others are part of Valparaiso's 2014 recruiting class.
Highland graduates Aby and Vanessa Madrigal helped Wright State sweep Valparaiso 7-0 in Horizon League play Saturday.
Valparaiso University's spring schedule will begin Wednesday, with all practices open to the public.
After advancing to the national tournament for the second year in a row and recording its first tourney win in program history, Purdue Calumet finished 12th in the NAIA Division II postseason coaches poll.
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