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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. 

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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
Crown Point's Abby Kvachkoff is Times Female Athlete of the Year

Crown Point's Abby Kvachkoff is Times Female Athlete of the Year

CROWN POINT | Abby Kvachkoff played three sports at Crown Point, all the same way.

July 04, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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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
Fearless Chuck Alexa is Mr. Clutch for Lake Central

Fearless Chuck Alexa is Mr. Clutch for Lake Central

ST. JOHN | Chuck Alexa is so good at first base for the Lake Central baseball team, he's made one error all season.

June 12, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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PODCAST: RailCat manager Greg Tagert, June 11 postgame

PODCAST: RailCat manager Greg Tagert, June 11 postgame

Greg Tagert talks about the June 11 doubleheader losses to Sioux City.

June 11, 2014 11:49 pm

RailCats drop series to division's worst team

GARY | The RailCats lost a home series to the worst team in the American Association's Central Division after an extra-inning first-game loss in a doubleheader.

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Andrean's Nick Podkul puts name among some of Niners' best

Andrean's Nick Podkul puts name among some of Niners' best

MERRILLVILLE | Nick Podkul's ascent into the high ranks of Andrean shortstops was almost inevitable.

June 11, 2014 6:00 pm
LIVE: RailCats vs Explorers, two-for-one doubleheader

LIVE: RailCats vs Explorers, two-for-one doubleheader

GARY | Thanks to the rainout Tuesday, the RailCats are back in the position of playing a doubleheader, something that tends to force readjustments to the four-man rotation.

June 11, 2014 3:45 pm

Drew Martinez excelling in new role in lineup, on RailCats field

GARY | After his first game in right field, Drew Martinez sent a text to Mike Massaro.

June 10, 2014 8:00 pm
Catcher Alex Mantel controls Lake Central's menagerie of pitchers

Catcher Alex Mantel controls Lake Central's menagerie of pitchers

ST. JOHN | Before Alex Mantel had to know anything about any of the eight pitchers on the Lake Central baseball team, he had to learn assistant coach Brett Summers' system.

June 10, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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LIVE: RailCats vs. Sioux City, rainout edition

LIVE: RailCats vs. Sioux City, rainout edition

GARY | The RailCats are hoping to knock off the doldrums from the one-game hiccup, but to do so, they'll need Mother Nature to cooperate.

June 10, 2014 4:45 pm
PODCAST: RailCats manager Greg Tagert, June 9 postgame

PODCAST: RailCats manager Greg Tagert, June 9 postgame

Greg Tagert talks about Monday's 7-3 loss to Sioux City.

June 09, 2014 10:23 pm

RailCats rotation seeing early season success

GARY | The RailCats coaching staff took a different approach to their starting pitchers before the season began.

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm Related
LIVE: RailCats blog vs Sioux City, keep the streak alive

LIVE: RailCats blog vs Sioux City, keep the streak alive

GARY | Nursing a seven-game winning streak, the RailCats face a Sioux City Explorers team that has lost eight in a row (including four to the 'Cats).

June 09, 2014 5:00 pm
PODCAST: Greg Tagert's postgame interview

PODCAST: Greg Tagert's postgame interview

Listen to the complete postgame interview with RailCats manager Greg Tagert.

June 08, 2014 7:50 pm
RailCats use big inning to extend winning streak to seven

RailCats use big inning to extend winning streak to seven

GARY | Craig Maddox hit his first home run of the year off of the first pitch he saw from Sioux Falls relief pitcher Kyle Kingsley.

June 08, 2014 7:45 pm Related
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