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Raymond Jones inks first American Association contract with RailCats


The Gary SouthShore Railcats announced the signing of outfielder Raymond Jones before Saturday’s game vs. the Kansas City T-Bones. In order to make room for Jones on the 23-man active roster, the RailCats placed outfielder John Price Jr. on the Inactive List retroactive to Thursday, May 30.

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Railcats Add Bullpen Depth With Griffin Signing

GaryRailCatsLogoThe Gary SouthShore Railcats announced the signing of David Griffin on Wednesday. The right-hander will be active for tonight’s game in Winnipeg vs. the Goldeyes.

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Inning-ending Double Plays, Walks Cost Gary in 4-2 Series Opening Defeat

GaryRailCatsLogoTwo inning-ending double plays with the bases loaded and a season-high eight walks issued by the RailCats pitching was too much for Gary to overcome in a 4-2 series-opening loss to the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Tuesday night at Shaw Park. Gary never led on the evening and is now 1-3 in the opening game of a series.

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Westville Spring Sports Awards

2019-westville-msSpring Sports Awards May 28, 2019
Middle School

Middle School Girls Track: Ella Baltzell, Faith Baltzell, Lilly Carlson, Evelyn Dowell, Emily Hannon, Zelia Hanrath, Carley Rhoda, Addison Sonaty, Miranda Sparks, Madison Stark,
Managers: Jenna Lass, Kylee Falardeau
Coach: Ashley Spurr
Asst. Coaches: Sarah Klosinski, Krysten Fratgillo
Most Valuable: Ella Baltzell
Mental Attitude: Maddie Stark
Most Improved: Lilly Carlson

Middle School Boys Track: Tyler Arciniega, Josh Beadles, Kolton Bennett, Chayse Boomfield, Sam Bovard, Brandon Bubalo, Ethan Carlson, Dominic Dimke, John Janas, Silas Lemmon, Gabriel Lowry, Maverick Markos, Lewis Seitz, Holden Sikora, Lucas Sonaty, Cole Swanson, Joey Villarreall, Jordan Glancy, Dylan Hale, Kaleb...

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Crown Point softball team claims Regional Championship title


Suspense was high at Chesterton High School Tuesday evening as the IHSAA Regional Championship game took place between the Chesterton and Crown Point softball teams. After a long season of discipline and hard work, both teams took the field hoping their efforts would earn them a trip to the Semi-State.

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RailCats ink 26-year-old right-hander Morell


The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of Eric Morell on Friday. The right-handed pitcher is active for tonight’s game and getting the start on the hill in the first game of a weekend series vs the Sioux Falls Canaries.

Morell signed his first professional baseball contract with the Tucson Saguaros of the PECOS League in 2017. In his first year with the club he made 10 starts, including a complete game shutout, and finished with a record of 7-0 and a 4.09 ERA. From 6/24 to 7/18 he made five straight quality starts and recorded a total of eight quality starts on the season.

The righty returned to the Saguaros for the 2018 campaign, a season that saw his ERA climb to 5.17 in 11 appearances (nine starts). Despite the down year in terms of his ERA, Morell finished the season with a record of 3-2 and...

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Gary Smashes Sioux City, 10-1, for First Series Win

Gary-South-Shore-RailcatsSix shutout innings from Trevor Lubking and a season-high 10 runs led the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 10-1 victory over the Sioux City Explorers and their first series win of the year on Thursday night at U.S. Steel Yard. Every starter reached base safely at least one time for the ‘Cats and eight of the nine reached base twice or more.

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A family that coaches together


Keyona Gardner, Assistant Coach for boys track and field at West Side Leadership Academy, and her husband, West Side’s Head Coach Rob Gardner were high school rivals.

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Chesterton takes home IHSAA Softball Sectionals Championship


It’s been a long season of intense training and preparation for the region’s high school softball teams. Athletes from all around the area have put in countless hours of practice and drills, hoping to have their best performances when they took to the field at the IHSAA Sectional Championships.

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Chesterton Trojans outrun Portage Indians


The Chesterton Trojans defeated the Portage Indians 14 - 2 at Chesterton High School on Wednesday evening. Fans of both teams gathered around the softball field. Some stood in the areas around the edge of the field, made muddy from the previous day’s rain. While the area surrounding the field was mucky, the softball diamond was dry and ready for some postseason action.

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‘Cats Shutout by X’s, 2-0, in Middle Game of Series

Gary-South-Shore-RailcatsAfter shutting out Sioux City, 7-0, in the home opener on Tuesday night at U.S. Steel Yard, the Explorers turned the tables on the RailCats with a 2-0 shutout over Gary on Wednesday. Gary’s (2-3) best chance of scoring came in the bottom of the first when the ‘Cats had the bases loaded with one out but recorded back-to-back flyouts to end the inning.

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