Sports Digest: Crown Point's Grubnich fourth at Indiana Amateur

2013-06-18T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:51:16Z Sports Digest: Crown Point's Grubnich fourth at Indiana Amateur nwitimes.com
June 18, 2013 9:15 pm

Local golf

C.P.'S GRUBNICH FOURTH AT INDIANA AMATEUR: Indiana sophomore Nick Grubnich (Crown Point) carded a 69 Tuesday and is tied for fourth after two rounds of the Indiana Amateur Championship at South Bend Country Club.

Grubnich is at 141, five shots behind leader Adam Schenk of Vincennes.

Rich Butler (Michigan City) and Illinois State recruit Bobby Jacobs (Valparaiso) are tied for 13th at 145.

Kyle Grassel (Chesterton) is tied for 26th at 147, while Dave Vlasic (Valparaiso) is tied for 46th at 150. Third round is today, and the final round is Thursday.

 

College football

GRAVIER ADDED TO VALPO STAFF: Mike Gravier has been added to Valparaiso's staff. Gravier will serve as offensive line coach and run-game coordinator.

Gravier was the head coach and offensive coordinator at Bluefield College.

 

Prep tennis

PORTAGE MEETING THURSDAY: Any boy or girl interested in playing high school tennis for Portage next season needs to attend a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the LGI room at PHS. Enter through Door M.

 

College sports

PURDUE CALUMET CONTINUES ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Purdue Calumet's athletic department's academic performance report saw the Peregrines reach a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the fourth consecutive semester.

Fifty-nine percent of PUC's student athletes had GPAs more than 3.0. Thirteen athletes made the dean's list, and six recorded a 4.0 GPA.

SEVERAL VALPO PLAYERS EARN HORIZON ACADEMIC HONORS: Nineteen Valparaiso athletes earned Horizon League Spring Academic All-League honors, tying for the most from any team in the league.

The list includes baseball players Andrew Bain, Karch Kowalczyk, Spencer Mahoney and Tanner Vavra; softball players Angie Doerffler and Joylyn Ichiyama; tennis player Eric Honert; men's golfers Austin Gaugert, Kyle Henning, Thomas Wettstein and Eric Winters; women's golfers Michelle Kleckner and Kelly Vogt, and track and field athletes Wally Bradford, Jacob Frey, Jeremy Getz, Andrew Rixon, Jessica Richardson and Jazmin Taylor.

 

College softball

WILKINS RETIRES FROM COACHING: St. Joseph's College coach Frank Wilkins announced his retirement as the Pumas' coach on Saturday. He leaves SJC as the all-time winningest coach with 317 victories in 13 seasons.

Wilkins guided the Pumas to five Great Lakes Valley tournament appearances in Wilkins' tenure and finished fifth in the 2012 Division II College World Series.

 

Women's soccer

K.V. STANDOUT COMMITS TO PURDUE CALUMET: Purdue Calumet coach Leslie Ferguson added the 10th commitment of the 2013 recruiting class with the addition of Kankakee Valley standout Jennifer Sobierajski, who earned four varsity letters and was a two-time, first-team Northwest Crossroads Conference selection.

 

Pro baseball

MAUER, DOUMIT LEAD TWINS OVER SOX: Ryan Doumit hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning, leading the Minnesota Twins over the White Sox 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Joe Mauer homered and Trevor Plouffe had an RBI single in Minnesota's four-run first inning off Dylan Axelrod.

The White Sox came back to tie it at 5 in the eighth when Alex Rios worked a leadoff walk from reliever Jared Burton (1-4), stole second and scored on Paul Konerko's single that bounced off the pitcher's mound and into center field.

RAILCATS WIN DAY-NIGHT TWINBILL: Mike Massaro was 4-for-6, including a tie-breaking two-run triple in the 11th inning, as the RailCats downed Wichita 7-4 to complete a sweep of Tuesday's road doubleheader.

With the game tied at 4 in the 11th, Chase Tucker led off with a single. Adam Klein followed with a walk before Massaro delivered his second triple of the game, a drive down the right field line, to score both runners. Massaro came home on a wild pitch.

Clay Zavada pitched around a walk and a single in the bottom of the 11th for his second save of the day and fourth of the season.

Marco Gonzalez (1-3) pitched scoreless ninth and 10th innings for the victory. Gary (16-14) pulled to within three games of the first-place Wingnuts in the Central Division.

In the opener, Zac Mitchell’s ninth-inning sacrifice fly was the difference in the RailCats’ 7-6 win.

Craig Maddox’s bases-loaded walk in the ninth tied the game. Taylor Sewitt (2-0) threw a scoreless eighth to picked up the win.

 

Youth football

PIERRE THOMAS CAMP THIS WEEK: The Pierre Thomas Football Skill Day with be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at T.F. South High School.

Registration forms are online at tfd215.org/south. Then go to the sports/football link. Lansing and Lynwood residents have first priority. The camp is open to students entering grades four through eight. No registrations will be taken on the day of the skills event.

 

Around the horn

The Stanley Cup finals' Game 3 drew the most viewers for the NHL on NBC Sports Network since the cable channel started televising the league in 2006. The Bruins' 2-0 win over the Blackhawks on Monday night averaged just more than 4 million viewers, topping the 3.96 million for Boston's overtime victory in Game 2.  

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