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Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex is Eric Blakeley's business.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: John Wrona was a no-hit hit

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: John Wrona was a no-hit hit

The odds of throwing a no-hitter are pretty slim.

September 29, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake Central sophomore pitcher Litwicki picks Hoosiers

Lake Central sophomore pitcher Litwicki picks Hoosiers

Matt Litwicki was prepared to ride the recruiting process and visit as many schools as he could while learning all there is to know about college.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Game set to resurface glory days

HILLARY SMITH: Game set to resurface glory days

When the body turns 30 and it's harder to roll out of bed in the morning, and it takes longer to stretch out the muscle kinks, the reminder of…

September 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Todd Evans officially named Valpo baseball coach

Todd Evans officially named Valpo baseball coach

VALPARAISO | After more than a decade assisting the program, Todd Evans has finally seen a dream come true as he was officially named the Valp…

August 31, 2014 5:30 pm

Hobart's Braden Niksich picks Illinois State

Hobart's Braden Niksich picks Illinois State

Braden Niksich was hidden in the Hobart rotation behind a pair of seniors with Division I commitments.

August 25, 2014 1:56 pm

Family, friends rallying to help injured Everaert

Family, friends rallying to help injured Everaert

The boys first met in kindergarten.

August 20, 2014 5:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: CP's 'Koz' gone too soon

HILLARY SMITH: CP's 'Koz' gone too soon

Mike Kozlowski could hit the cover off of a baseball almost as easy as he could blink.

August 17, 2014 8:30 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Helblings enjoying careers in education

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Helblings enjoying careers in education

Gina and Jason Helbling remember the first time they met.

August 04, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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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.

August 01, 2014 10:30 pm Related

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 fu…

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

HAMMOND | Gregory White wasn't fortunate enough to play travel baseball.

July 21, 2014 7:00 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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Baseball teams can use video for coaching purposes

They say old-time managers like Casey Stengel managed by the seat of his pants.

July 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Region puts seven on IHSBCA All-Star team

Region puts seven on IHSBCA All-Star team

As the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association released it's North All-Star roster and its All-State team, many area names looked fam…

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm

STEVE HANLON: Things that need to get blowed up real good

So how was the parade? The picnic? The potato-e salad? (Just like Dan Quayle, I'm from Indiana, too!)

July 04, 2014 5:45 pm

STEVE HANLON: West Side's boys track team is going to church

STEVE HANLON: West Side's boys track team is going to church

In a time where much of the news coming out of Gary isn't cheery, a group of young men at West Side High School did something remarkable. It w…

July 03, 2014 5:45 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Rich Blastic runs Huhtamaki packaging plant

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Rich Blastic runs Huhtamaki packaging plant

HAMMOND | When Rich Blastic walks into a store or sees someone carrying drinks from a restaurant, a sense of pride comes over him.

June 30, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Hobart's Brandon Murray is the Times Baseball Player of the Year

Hobart's Brandon Murray is the Times Baseball Player of the Year

HOBART | If there was one constant asked about Brandon Murray before this season, it was his consistency.

June 28, 2014 7:45 pm Video Photos

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Illinois Lutheran's Mark Kjenstad is the Times Baseball Coach of the Year

Illinois Lutheran's Mark Kjenstad is the Times Baseball Coach of the Year

STEGER | Illinois Lutheran baseball coach Mark Kjenstad spent more time pacing the floor at night than he did pacing in the dugout during one …

June 28, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Illinois Lutheran's Sam Geraci is the Times Baseball Player of the Year

Illinois Lutheran's Sam Geraci is the Times Baseball Player of the Year

STEGER | It caught the ear of Illinois Lutheran baseball coach Mark KJenstad when his 6-year-old son Ryen got everyone's attention at Veterans…

June 28, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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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…

June 28, 2014 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Scouting the 2014 Times All-Area baseball team

First team

June 28, 2014 5:00 pm

STEVE HANLON: Flick Award goes to the perfect winner

STEVE HANLON: Flick Award goes to the perfect winner

Josh Borst wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything he got in life came with great effort after jumping hurdles in his way. Ye…

June 27, 2014 5:45 pm

STEVE HANLON: The best and worst of the 2013-14 school year

It's been written that life is a vapor. Boy, it sure seems that way. It seemed like yesterday we were putting out our football tab last August…

June 26, 2014 6:30 pm

JIM PETERS: Region baseball talent crop continues to grow

There was a time when being a Division I recruit made a player a shoe-in to make our first-team list of all-area players.

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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Trent Howard retires from pro baseball career to coach and instruct

Trent Howard retires from pro baseball career to coach and instruct

SCHERERVILLE | During a flat-lined road trip to Sioux City, Iowa, Trent Howard arrived at the second act of his life.

June 23, 2014 10:00 pm

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jeff Stur has a 'Golden Eagle' eye view of things

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Jeff Stur has a 'Golden Eagle' eye view of things

Jeff Stur knew he would have to have some creativity if he wanted to work in the sports marketing and media relations field.

June 23, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Reflecting on the baseball season that was

Thanks to Andrean, the one-year hiatus of the region's appearance at Victory Field in Indianapolis has been eliminated. 

June 22, 2014 8:30 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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Podkuls honor their dad's memory with state baseball title

Podkuls honor their dad's memory with state baseball title

INDIANAPOLIS | The images were palpable, the softball state championship ring around Frank Podkul's neck and the word 'Dad' printed in marker …

June 21, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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Andrean's DeSomer completes quarterback-pitcher state title double

Andrean's DeSomer completes quarterback-pitcher state title double

INDIANAPOLIS | Only one player, Lafayette Central Catholic's Austin Munn in 2012, had turned the quarterback-winning pitcher state championshi…

June 21, 2014 9:00 pm Video

Catholic League All-Stars hold off Public League at U.S. Cellular Field

Catholic League All-Stars hold off Public League at U.S. Cellular Field

CHICAGO | Once the awe of playing at U.S. Cellular Field wore off and all the pregame photos were taken by family members, the Catholic League…

June 20, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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STEVE HANLON: 'The Bench Mob' is Andrean's MVP

STEVE HANLON: 'The Bench Mob' is Andrean's MVP

A 6-1 spanking by Munster late in the baseball season might've been what propelled Andrean into today's Class 3A state championship game in In…

June 20, 2014 6:30 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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St. Francis de Sales' Simmons is a self-made hitter

St. Francis de Sales' Simmons is a self-made hitter

It will be like Christmas in June for St. Francis de Sales' senior Kemari Simmons when he steps onto the field at U.S. Cellular Field today fo…

June 19, 2014 6:30 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

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 baseball cruises to Class 3A title game with semistate blowout win

Andrean baseball cruises to Class 3A title game with semistate blowout win

PLYMOUTH | Centennial Park and Andrean baseball have a history, and it has been mostly unglamorous for the 59ers.

June 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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SEMISTATE NOTES: Crowd favorite Terry takes advantage of the moment

As senior Patrick Terry came to bat in the fourth inning Saturday, Andrean led 13-2 and not much was at stake.

June 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake Central found itself, just not another title

Lake Central found itself, just not another title

PLYMOUTH | As Noblesville players rushed to the home bleachers to sing the school song, Lake Central was still ready to go.

June 14, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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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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Four-run first inning carries Rockville past Washington Township in Class A semistate

Four-run first inning carries Rockville past Washington Township in Class A semistate

KOKOMO | The first inning told the story of Saturday's Class A Northern Semistate and it wasn't a happy ending for Washington Township at High…

June 14, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Washington Township aced out by Rockville sophomore Layne

Washington Township aced out by Rockville sophomore Layne

KOKOMO | Standing 6-foot-4 with a fastball in the mid 80s and an off-the-table curve ball, Rockville's Dalton Laney has a bright future.

June 14, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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