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RailCats drop series finale to Sox

GARY | The RailCats have gone 13-5 since July 1, but Sunday's late-inning loss to Amarillo prompted a closed-door, postgame clubhouse meeting.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm Related
PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 20, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 20, 2014

List to Greg Tagert discuss Sunday's 7-6 loss to Amarillo.

July 20, 2014 8:16 pm
Merrillville junior all-star tears ACL

Merrillville junior all-star tears ACL

Victoria Gaines knows the feeling of an ACL tear.

July 20, 2014 8:00 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Sox, series finale with sweep on the line

LIVE: RailCats vs Sox, series finale with sweep on the line

GARY | Should the RailCats sweep the weekend series against Amarillo, it will be the second sweep in four series, the last against Fargo-Moorhead.

July 20, 2014 1:30 pm

RailCats catchers having career seasons in dual roles

GARY | Ryan Babineau and Craig Maddox bargained with RailCats manager Greg Tagert for a new way to use the platooned catching position.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs. Sox, start of weekend series

LIVE: RailCats vs. Sox, start of weekend series

son aGARY | Morgan Coombs was slated to start Friday's series opener against Amarillo, but instead was placed on the disabled list before the game with Travis McGee added to the roster.

July 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Bougher bounces back but 'Cats fall to RedHawks

Bougher bounces back but 'Cats fall to RedHawks

GARY | After Stephen Bougher's last start in Winnipeg, RailCats pitching coach Chad Rhoades told his righty to think of one thing: pink elephants.

July 16, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs. Fargo-Moorhead, Day game edition

LIVE: RailCats vs. Fargo-Moorhead, Day game edition

GARY | The RailCats have a quick turnaround, back at the ballpark nearly 12 hours after they left Tuesday.

July 16, 2014 12:00 pm

'Cats pitcher Barry Fowler making best of his 'second' second chance

GARY | In Barry Fowler's first professional start, he was wearing a Winnipeg Goldeyes jersey and pitched five perfect innings against the RailCats. 

July 15, 2014 11:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs RedHawks, Keep the sweep alive

LIVE: RailCats vs RedHawks, Keep the sweep alive

GARY | The RailCats haven't lost to Fargo-Moorhead since Sept. 4, 2013, when they dropped the first of the American Association semifinals to the RedHawks.

July 15, 2014 5:00 pm
RailCats set to send six to American Association all-Star game

RailCats set to send six to American Association all-Star game

GARY | Craig Maddox has played professional baseball for seven seasons, and on Monday saw a text that gave him something he's never experienced before.

July 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs. RedHawks, All-Star announcement

LIVE: RailCats vs. RedHawks, All-Star announcement

GARY | The RailCats open their week of games with the announcement that the team will send five players -- and a manager -- to the American Association All-Star game in two weeks in Winnipeg.

July 14, 2014 5:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 9: U.S. Steel Yard

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 9: U.S. Steel Yard

U.S. Steel Yard was certainly not built in a day. Or a month. Or even in the promised time allowed.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Munster's Alex Del Rio returns for All-Star stint

Munster's Alex Del Rio returns for All-Star stint

Alex Del Rio was about to leave for the University of Missouri when he took that call telling him his high school baseball career wasn't over yet. 

July 10, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Highland grad Jordan Minch signs with Cubs

Highland grad Jordan Minch signs with Cubs

Jordan Minch announced late Monday that he's opted to forgo his final two years at Purdue and sign a professional contract with the Cubs.

July 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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RailCats head on the road with win over Saints

RailCats head on the road with win over Saints

GARY | RailCats manager Greg Tagert was concerned as his team hit a three-game homestand against St. Paul that finding a complete-team win was hindering success.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs. Saints, Day side rubber match

LIVE: RailCats vs. Saints, Day side rubber match

GARY | The St. Paul Saints hold the season series record against the RailCats 4-2.

July 06, 2014 1:45 pm
RailCats retire Willie Glen's No. 23

RailCats retire Willie Glen's No. 23

GARY | In the 13 years of the RailCats franchise, the team has held two jersey numbers in retirement, both posted in center field.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs. Saints, Honoring Willie Glen Day

LIVE: RailCats vs. Saints, Honoring Willie Glen Day

GARY | The RailCats opened their second game of the three-game homestand with a trade.

July 05, 2014 3:30 pm

RailCats avoid 'big inning' in win over Saints

GARY | Returning home from a seven-game road trip in which the RailCats went 2-5, the team is suffering the woes of baseball, manager Greg Tagert said.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs. Saints, the Red, White and Blue edition

LIVE: RailCats vs. Saints, the Red, White and Blue edition

GARY | The RailCats are celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, reduced tickets for veterans and active military, and outfield running.

July 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Whiting picks 2008 alum Ashley Kieltyka to head volleyball program

Ashley Kieltyka graduated from Whiting in 2008, but didn't venture far from the school district.

June 30, 2014 2:17 pm
Andrean's Dave Pishkur is the Times Baseball Coach of the Year

Andrean's Dave Pishkur is the Times Baseball Coach of the Year

MERRILLVILLE | After a third straight loss in the regional round of the postseason, Dave Pishkur asked around about how to fix what was ailing the Andrean baseball team.

June 28, 2014 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Schedule helps 'Cats breed familiarity with non-divisional foe

GARY | The RailCats have played 39 games in the American Association season and nine of them have been against the same team.

June 26, 2014 8:45 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries, end of the homestand

LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries, end of the homestand

GARY | The tarp hasn't seen the field at U.S. Steel Yard for hours and the RailCats played a simulated game as well as took batting practice to open the final pregame of their home stand.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Munster's Connor Manous commits to Miami

Munster's Connor Manous commits to Miami

Munster pitcher Connor Manous won't have his driver's license until next week, but he's already picked a college to take his baseball talents.

June 26, 2014 4:46 pm Photos

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RailCats trade Hamilton, add young infielder

RailCats trade Hamilton, add young infielder

GARY | The RailCats made a trade Wednesday that took a veteran out of the clubhouse in an effort to give him more at-bats this season.

June 25, 2014 10:10 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries, Wednesday edition

LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries, Wednesday edition

GARY | The RailCats are finally able to take some batting practice thanks to a break in the clouds. The tarp was on the field at 4 p.m., but was extracted at 4:38 so that the team didn't miss a third straight day of BP.

June 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Ryan Brockett returns after second stint on DL

Ryan Brockett returns after second stint on DL

GARY | Ryan Brockett appeared on the RailCats' radar mid-June of last season and played sparingly as the team won an American Association Championship.

June 24, 2014 10:30 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries, turnaround Tuesday

LIVE: RailCats vs. Canaries, turnaround Tuesday

GARY | The tarp came off the field in time for the RailCats to take batting practice.

June 24, 2014 4:15 pm
PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, June 23, 2014 after 6-3 lost to Sioux Falls

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, June 23, 2014 after 6-3 lost to Sioux Falls

RailCats manager Greg Tagert discusses his team's loss to the Sioux Falls Canaries.

June 23, 2014 10:19 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Canaries, watching the skies for rain

LIVE: RailCats vs Canaries, watching the skies for rain

GARY | The RailCats held an on-field team meeting at their usual "batting practice" time, but the field at U.S. Steel Yard remains tarped.

June 23, 2014 5:00 pm
PODCAST: Greg Tagert Postgame, June 22

PODCAST: Greg Tagert Postgame, June 22

Greg Tagert talks about his team's doubleheader split against Lincoln.

June 22, 2014 8:13 pm

RailCats split doubleheader, fall in series to Lincoln

GARY | The RailCats have played in four doubleheaders this season, thanks to rain plaguing the first half of the schedule.

June 22, 2014 8:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs Saltdogs, doubleheader Sunday

LIVE: RailCats vs Saltdogs, doubleheader Sunday

GARY | The RailCats head into today's doubleheader in a tough pitching conundrum.

June 22, 2014 1:45 pm
Andrean captures fourth baseball state title

Andrean captures fourth baseball state title

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Northwest Crossroads Conference baseball season came to a close, Andrean's captains envisioned two moments.

June 21, 2014 9:30 pm Video Photos

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Andrean earns fourth baseball state title

Andrean earns fourth baseball state title

INDIANAPOLIS | Andrean High School captured its second state title of the school year Saturday, winning the Class 3A baseball championship over Gibson Southern.

June 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Niners have chance to repeat special dual-win year

Niners have chance to repeat special dual-win year

MERRILLVILLE | As soon as the baseball season started, Andrean pitcher Matt DeSomer was approached with a challenge.

June 20, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Andrean producing more than just baseball players

Andrean producing more than just baseball players

MERRILLVILLE | Early in Dave Pishkur's coaching career, he hoped that any player on his Andrean baseball team would pick one sport and stick to it.

June 19, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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David Cox makes easy move from replacement to starter for Andrean baseball team

David Cox makes easy move from replacement to starter for Andrean baseball team

MERRILLVILLE | As the baseball season started, Andrean's David Cox was told he'd be a backup on multiple positions on the field.

June 18, 2014 6:30 pm
Oilers pick former Portage assistant Gonzalez to head Whiting girls hoops

Oilers pick former Portage assistant Gonzalez to head Whiting girls hoops

After seven years in the Portage basketball system, former assistant Jovanny Gonzalez is heading out on his own.

June 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Recruiting ramps up for Crossroads players

GARY | Kody Hoese has a goal in mind for his college recruiting process.

June 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Small ball helps Andrean reach state finals

Small ball helps Andrean reach state finals

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean baseball coach Dave Pishkur hasn't shown his team its offensive stats this season.

June 17, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Crossroads adds pro evaluation to showcase

The Crossroads Baseball Series has added a new dimension to the scouting process for baseball players hoping to land a slot in college.

June 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Andrean's DeSomer earns win to put Niners in state finals

Andrean's DeSomer earns win to put Niners in state finals

PLYMOUTH | It was a fluke of the typewriter, marking Matt DeSomer's name on the Plymouth Semistate roster as "KeSomer."

June 14, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake Central falls in Class 4A semistate

Lake Central falls in Class 4A semistate

PLYMOUTH | Lake Central battled back from a 4-1 deficit in the regional final to reach the Class 4A North Semistate.

June 14, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Andrean's Jimmy Skiff is best under pressure

Andrean's Jimmy Skiff is best under pressure

MERRILLVILLE | Jimmy Skiff was called to duty when his comrade in (pitching) arms was laid up with an injury.

June 13, 2014 7:00 pm Video
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