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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | Along their journey to the Cal Ripken World Series, the Opp, Ala., Bobcats showed a lot of heart.
HAMMOND | There's a good chance a local team will advance to the finals of the Cal Ripken World Series.
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.
HAMMOND | This is not the type of tournament where "everyone's a winner" in spite of the final scores.
HAMMOND | Crown Point suffered its first loss of the tournament, losing 12-1 in four innings to South Lexington, Ky.
Crown Point's Nick Geisen watches his foul ball in the third inning of the Bullldog's 12-1 loss to South Lexington on Tuesday night at the Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex in the Cal Ripken World Series.
Crown Point's Luke Bianco watches a homerun hit by South Lexington's Gavin Hall in the second inning as the Bulldogs lose to South Lexington, 12-1 on Tuesday night at the Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex in the Cal Ripken World Series.
Crown Point's Alec Matalin, far left, is congratulated by teammates following a homerun in the third inning, the Bulldog's only run as they fall to South Lexington, 12-1 at the end of four innings Tuesday night at the Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex in the Cal Ripken World Series.
Crown Point's Kyle Gilmack at two and three pitch with the last out in the fourth inning as the bulldogs lose to South Lexington, 12-1 on Tuesday night at the Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex in the Cal Ripken World Series.
Marek Bauner pitches for the Bulldogs in the first inning as Crown Point falls to South Lexington, 12-1 at the end of four innings during the Cal Ripken World Series on Tuesday night at the Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex.
HAMMOND | It's a long way to Hammond from El Dorado, Ark., and a long way back.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Optimist Bulldogs could have relieved themselves of a little drama for a couple of days had they beaten the Opp, Ala., Bobcats.
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