GARY | Lake Central senior Brandon Egebrecht was welcomed to his first baseball game with a team jersey and the announcement that he'd be throwing out the first pitch.
GARY | Krystle Golumbeck wanted to see the world, so she found a way for the government to pay for her trip.
GARY | Johnny "Lefty" Washington doesn't get out much to play catch any more.
GARY | Tom Hadt has been to enough RailCats games and thrown out enough first pitches that he has his own jersey.
GARY | Twin sisters Barb Burke and Bev McClain see each other only a few times a year since Bev moved from the region to Texas 16 years ago.
GARY | Brandon Mirza's seventh birthday is one he'll remember even more than who won or lost Friday's RailCats game.
Hillary Smith has covered prep, pro and college sports -- and even a Dixie Baseball World Series -- for newspapers north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line since 1995.
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