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PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, Aug. 1, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, Aug. 1, 2014

Listen to Greg Tagert talk about Friday's 8-5 win over Kansas City.

5 hours ago

RailCats sign Bishop Noll grad Andy Loomis

GARY | Andy Loomis has spent nearly a year rehabbing his pitching arm from Tommy John surgery and was out of professional baseball only a week.

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Fall baseball league grows to four states

Fall baseball league grows to four states

When the High School Fall Baseball League started in 2009 in Schererville, there were five teams of prep players playing with wood bats for fun on the weekend. 

8 hours ago
LIVE: RailCats vs. T-Bones, Central Division showdown continues

LIVE: RailCats vs. T-Bones, Central Division showdown continues

GARY | As expected, the RailCats signed Bishop Noll grad and former Whiting resident Andy Loomis to a contract, anticipating making him a closer.

11 hours ago
PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 31, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 31, 2014

Listen to Greg Tagert talk about Thursday's 8-3 loss to Kansas City.

July 31, 2014 10:27 pm

First American Association trade deadline passes without RailCats deals Thursday

GARY | As Major League Baseball's trade deadline reached Thursday with movement across the country, the American Association hit its first deadline on the roster calendar.

July 31, 2014 10:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs. KC, rumble in the Central Division

LIVE: RailCats vs. KC, rumble in the Central Division

GARY | The RailCats enter the second game of the four-game stand against Kansas City enjoying a win Wednesday and a loss by the Lincoln Saltdogs.

July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 30, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 30, 2014

Listen to Greg Tagert discuss the RailCats' 6-3 win over Kansas City.

July 30, 2014 10:25 pm
RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

GARY | The RailCats sent eight members of the team to the American Association All-Star game in Winnipeg and all came back with something different.

July 30, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs KC, push for postseason begins

LIVE: RailCats vs KC, push for postseason begins

GARY | The RailCats return from their two-day all-star break with the biggest of big homestand series at U.S. Steel Yard.

July 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

GARY | After Dustin Crenshaw had Tommy John surgery in 2009, he found it was tough to throw a changeup.

July 28, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 27, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 27, 2014

Listen to RailCats manager Greg Tagert discuss the 12-0 loss to Winnipeg.

July 27, 2014 8:41 pm
HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

GARY | Longtime RailCats fans could count on two things at U.S. Steel Yard: a foul ball and a long game.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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RailCats trounced by Winnipeg

RailCats trounced by Winnipeg

GARY | The RailCats' hope of using the two-day all-star break as momentum for the final month of the season was washed away in a dismal sixth inning Sunday.

July 27, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs Winnipeg, rubber match edition

LIVE: RailCats vs Winnipeg, rubber match edition

GARY | The RailCats haven't lost a series since dropping three straight to Kansas City June 27-29.

July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
PODCAST: Greg Tagert's postgame, July 26, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert's postgame, July 26, 2014

Listen to Greg Tagert talk about the RailCats' 6-5 loss to Winnipeg.

July 26, 2014 9:48 pm
RailCats have chance for advantage before all-star break

RailCats have chance for advantage before all-star break

GARY | The American Association heads into its two-day all-star break beginning Monday, and the RailCats are in the middle of a series being watched throughout the league.

July 26, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs. Goldeyes, No. 1 vs. No. 1

LIVE: RailCats vs. Goldeyes, No. 1 vs. No. 1

GARY | The RailCats and Winnipeg Goldeyes remain No. 1 in their respective American Association divisions, but neither is safe.

July 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Cubs fans can dream reading 'Killing the Curse'

If there's any question that "Killing the Curse" is a work of fiction, it opens with the Cubs playing in Game 6 of the World Series.

July 26, 2014 5:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 21: Hoosier Bat Company

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 21: Hoosier Bat Company

Frank Thomas used a distinctive bat to hit his 500th home run.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 25, 2014

PODCAST: Greg Tagert postgame, July 25, 2014

Listen to Greg Tagert talk to the media about the RailCats' win over Winnipeg.

July 25, 2014 9:59 pm

Morgan Coombs happy to return after spasms send him to DL

GARY | Among Morgan Coombs' many goals as he entered the RailCats' season was what could have been a simple one: don't miss a start.

July 25, 2014 9:45 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats vs Goldeyes, pump up the volume on a weekend series

LIVE: RailCats vs Goldeyes, pump up the volume on a weekend series

GARY | After winning five straight series, the RailCats return home from Sioux City with their first series tie since June 30-July3.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Who's next in best of the 'Cats?

GARY | With Willie Glen's number secured in the outfield at U.S. Steel Yard earlier this month, the next question quickly becomes: who's next?

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm

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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HILLARY SMITH: Jordan Minch was meant to be a Cub

HILLARY SMITH: Jordan Minch was meant to be a Cub

SCHERERVILLE | Dawn Minch remembers her son, Jordan, looking for Cubs scores in the paper before he could even read.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm
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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HILLARY SMITH: Grading the RailCats at midseason

GARY | The RailCats hit the (almost) midway point of their season with a solid hold on the top of the American Association's Central Division standings and winning record.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm
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

HILLARY SMITH: Mind your 'minors'

In the trial of Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA, an antitrust lawsuit brought by a former UCLA basketball player, NCAA president Mark Emmert was called to testify.

June 29, 2014 8:30 pm
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