SCHERERVILLE | If Bobby Morris could travel back in time, what advice or assistance would he give a younger version of himself trying to follow an older brother into the big leagues?
LYNWOOD | Maybe he didn't take the "ACE" part that seriously.
LANSING | An art project adorns the front door of Tyler Jett Earmsmuth's home.
DYER | ABC Fastpitch Training Academy is not the first business to include "ABC" in its title.
The Brewers have adopted the name of a Wisconsin-based Major League Baseball team.
HAMMOND | Crown Point manager Bob Bauner said he was retiring from coaching baseball after watching his Bulldogs cap a stunning run on their way to winning the region's first Cal Ripken World Series title Friday night at the Hammond Optimist …
HAMMOND | Hate to say it and we have nothing against the young man, but Kingsbridge Knights left-handed slugger George Valera has a power stroke reminiscent of Barry Bonds.
"It was almost like a Bayer commercial," Paula Liles said of the incident.
HAMMOND | Harold Hull is often quick with an irreverent joke and an easy laugh, but there is one thing the 72-year-old Hammond native and resident is dead serious about.
HAMMOND | Nick Geisen retired the final two batters in order with the bases loaded, leading Crown Point to a 4-3 nail biting win over host Hammond in Thursday night's semifinals of the Cal Ripken World Series.
HAMMOND | Through three innings, George Valera was doing the unthinkable.
HAMMOND | Along their journey to the Cal Ripken World Series, the Opp, Ala., Bobcats showed a lot of heart.
HAMMOND | There's a good chance a local team will advance to the finals of the Cal Ripken World Series.
HAMMOND | Either the Kingsbridge, N.Y., Knights don't like losing, or they're a sleeping giant who was rudely awakened. Or a combination of both.
HAMMOND | If you ever find Daniel Villarreal staring at you from across a poker table, cash in whatever chips you have remaining while you still have a chance.
HAMMOND | Brendan Hord saw enough of Marek Bauner's curveball Tuesday night.
HAMMOND | Grand Forks, N.D., punched its ticket to the single-elimination championship round with a nail-biting 8-7 win over Opp, Ala., which was also vying to reach the next level.
HAMMOND | Tommy McDermott hit a walk-off RBI single in the fourth inning to end the Hammond Optimist's final pool-play game in the fourth inning against East Boise, Idaho.
HAMMOND | This is not the type of tournament where "everyone's a winner" in spite of the final scores.
HAMMOND | Crown Point suffered its first loss of the tournament, losing 12-1 in four innings to South Lexington, Ky.
HAMMOND | It's a long way to Hammond from El Dorado, Ark., and a long way back.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Optimist Bulldogs could have relieved themselves of a little drama for a couple of days had they beaten the Opp, Ala., Bobcats.
HAMMOND | Derek Jobe picked up the first save of the World Series as he helped his El Dorado, Ark., team save some face in a thrilling come-from-behind victory against Quincy, Mass.
HAMMOND | One of things that differentiates Cal Ripken baseball from Little League is how pitchers are monitored.
HAMMOND | Darrel Chaney is not the only Hammond-spawned major leaguer.
HAMMOND | Maybe Grand Forks, N.D., ran into Kingsbridge, N.Y., at the wrong time.
HAMMOND | Starter Nick Geisen struck out six and reliever Ryan Fender fanned four, combining on a no-hitter as Crown Point blanked El Dorado, Ark., 12-0 in four innings.
HAMMOND | In its pool-play win over Honolulu, South Lexington, Ky., proved it can single you to death as well as shell you into submission with a series of homer runs.
HAMMOND | The usual role of the hosting team for the Cal Ripken World Series is to serve as resident patsies.
HAMMOND | Alex McFarland-Smith drove in the tying and go-ahead runs during a three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning to help East Boise, Ida. win a crucial pool-play game against Opp, Ala.
HAMMOND | Randall Perrin struck out a career-high 14 hitters, and Isaac Rosa started the game with a lead-off homer -- what has become a common occurrence at the WS -- to pace the Hammond Optimist Bulldogs past the formerly undefeated Kingsbr…
HAMMOND | "You've got to love the game," Jerry Mulberry says.
HAMMOND | When Bulldog starter Logan Ryan was greeted by Quincy, Mass. lead-off hitter Curtis Frazier with a home run over the right-field fence, it was an indication of things to come ... that Frazier was going to be a tough out.
HAMMOND | In its first pool-play game of the tournament, East Boise, Ida. clubbed five home runs ... but got clubbed itself as Grand Forks, N.D. nearly 10-runned the game before winning 16-8.
HAMMOND | Jared Gadd got South Lexington, Ken. off to an ideal start when he led-off the game with a solo shot to right-center against El Dorado, Ark. in the second round of pool play Saturday.
HAMMOND | Teams at the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series have the option of an "extra hitter" in the lineup, meaning a 10-man order rather than the standard nine.
HAMMOND | The Honolulu Saints have distinguished themselves as doing things first amid the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series field.
HAMMOND | The first one challenged the deepest part of the park.
HAMMOND | They didn't just play long ball ... the played loooong ball.
HAMMOND | Makana Murashinge clubbed a grand slam in the fifth inning to enable the Honolulu Saints to blow the game open during their 8-1 win over El Dorado, Ark. in the opening game of the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series.
HAMMOND | Kingsbridge Knights starter Jemal Betances was a model of efficiency, striking out seven while going the six-inning distance with a pitch count of 72 in leading the Knights from the Bronx, NY past Opp, Ala.
HAMMOND | There was ancestral dirt. There were rites of passage.
CROWN POINT | John Paris says the players on the Crown Point Bulldogs 12-and-under baseball team are approaching "the end of innocence."
When Thomas McDermott Jr. introduced Rigo Martinez to a reporter, he added, "He's going to be our starting pitcher for the first game."
In some ways it was like any other baseball tournament. Great competition took place while the crack of the bat and the thud of the ball going into the leather glove was heard all around.
HAMMOND | The final spot is filled for next week’s Cal Ripken 12-and-under World Series, as East Boise, Idaho, booked a trip to Hammond with a 10-3 victory Friday afternoon over Nisqually Basin, Wash.
SOUTH HAVEN | When considering his nearly half-century of umpiring, it wouldn't be a stretch to say Phil "Hambone" Hamilton has occasionally missed a call or two.
SAUK VILLAGE | Ed Sullivan has been a Sauk Village resident for all of his 72 years, and he plans to remain a resident for the years he has remaining.
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