RAILCATS ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE: The RailCats will have daily deals on tickets and concession items the team announced along with its summer promotional schedule.
Kits eat free on Mondays as the first 500 children through the gates will receive a voucher for a hot dog, soda and popcorn meal. On Tuesdays, every two tickets purchased will be rewarded with two free tickets, hot dogs, soda and chips. For every ticket purchased on Wednesdays, another can be bought for $1, as well as $1 deals for hot dogs, soda, popcorn and chips from the concession stand.
Thursdays will bring $2 Miller Lite or Miller Genuine Draft beer products, fireworks will follow Friday games and Saturdays are for premium giveaways. On Sundays, a family of four can receive tickets, hot dogs and soda for $36 with a coupon that will appear in The Times.
Fleece blankets, rally towels, slap watches, beach towels and boxers are among the premium souvenirs that the team will give to fans on Saturdays. For the complete schedule, visit www.railcatsbaseball.com.
INDIANS RALLY FOR WIN OVER SOX: Asdrubal Cabrera hit a clutch two-run single in his return to the lineup and the Cleveland Indians used a throwing error by reliever Matt Thornton to rally for a 3-2 victory over the sloppy White Sox on Monday night.
Justin Masterson (4-1) pitched seven effective innings to help the Indians win their third straight. They have won three of four this season against the White Sox.
HIGHLAND GRAD NAMED BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jordan Minch struck out a season-high eight over seven innings of one-run ball against Nebraska on Saturday, earning the lefty pitcher Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Minch allowed four hits and two walks, striking out six of the first 10 batters he faced. The only run he surrendered came on a leadoff homer in the sixth inning.
HILL TO HOOP FOR IUK: Dean Hill (Boone Grove) has verbally committed to play basketball for IU-Kokomo. Hill, a football, basketball and baseball standout for the Wolves, was the MVP of Sunday's Indiana Elite Class 2A North-South All-Star Game. The point guard led Boone to a sectional title this season.
POSTON TO SIGN WITH LINCOLN TRAIL: Hanover Central's Blayr Poston will sign her letter of intent Thursday to play for Lincoln Trail College. Poston is Hanover's all-time leading scorer.
E.C. CENTRAL'S RICKS SIGNS WITH PURDUE CAL: Purdue University Calumet women's basketball coach Tom Megyesi wrapped up his 2013 recruiting class with the signing of E.C. Central standout Dariyelle Ricks. She joins fellow Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 100 selections Cassidy Deno (Benton Central), Darien Thompson (Anderson) and Katie Wampler (Scottsburg) in the Peregrines’ incoming class.
PEREGRINS OPEN CONFERENCE TOURNEY IN FOURTH: The Purdue University Calumet men's golf team wrapped up the opening day of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship with one of its best scores of the year, tallying a 321 to place fourth after the first round.
Mat Bowen will enter the final day of play ranked inside the top 10, carding a 75 on the afternoon.
LAWSON SIGNS WITH VALPARAISO: Taylor Lawson (Sahuaro, Ariz.) recently signed with Valparaiso's softball program. The 5-foot-4 outfielder is hitting .500 currently for the Cougars. She batted .452 as a junior.
BOUCHARD'S BIG WEEK HONORED: Valparaiso freshman catcher Janelle Bouchard has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after hitting four home runs last weekend. Bouchard earned the weekly award after hitting .667 (6 for 9) with four runs and 11 RBIs in Valpo's three-game series at Detroit. Two of the home runs were grand slams.
Bouchard paces the Horizon League with 40 RBIs, which is already ranks sixth for a single season in Crusaders history.
NINE VALPARAISO ATHLETES EARN ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE HONORS: Nine Valparaiso student-athletes were named to the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams. The list includes basketball player Ryan Broekhoff (3.451 GPA, kinesiology major), Tabitha Gerardot (3.907, French and Spanish), swimmers Fernando Aguilar (3.516, mechanical engineering) and Andrea Bretl (3.907, psychology) plus track and field athletes Wally Bradford (3.409, elementary education), Jacob Frey (3.667, civil engineering), Andrew Rixon (3.649, civil engineering), Jessica Richardson (3.919, economics) and Kelli Wosick (3.936, English and secondary education).