After being postponed on Saturday, the Gary SouthShore RailCats avoided being swept on the road by the St. Paul Saints for the second straight season by taking game two of Sunday’s doubleheader, 10-3. Gary left a season-high 12 runners on base in game one and was shutout, 4-0, for the team’s third consecutive defeat.
Purdue Northwest's Baez, Mudd Earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honors
Purdue University Northwest tennis players Selina Baez and Patrick Mudd both earned Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced by the NAIA office Friday.
Hanson Recognized on Horizon League All-Academic Team
Valparaiso University senior Jake Hanson (Yorkville, Ill. / Aurora Christian) was honored by the Horizon League on Friday as the league announced its 2017 baseball all-academic team.
Mark Hambuger and Charle Rosario exchanged scoreless frames through the first five frames in their season debuts, however, a two-out, five-run sixth inning propelled the St. Paul Saints to a 5-2 win over the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Thursday night at CHS Field in front of 8,294 fans. Hamburger (1-0) retired 10 straight at one point and didn’t allow a single baserunner to reach third base until the ninth inning while Rosario (0-1) retired 14 conseutive batters and struck eight over 5.2 innings.
Rhodehouse Honored as Horizon League Pitcher of the Week
The stellar performance of Valpo freshman Easton Rhodehouse (Gilbert, Ariz. / Highland) was recognized by the Horizon League as the league unveiled its weekly awards on Monday.
American Association commissioner Miles Wolff announced that Rosemont, Ill., was granted an expansion membership in a unanimous vote of league directors on Tuesday, May 9. The club, owned by Steven Gluckstern and Shawn Hunter, will begin play in May 2018 in a new $55-million, 6,300-seat stadium.
Riders of the South Shore Line (SSL) can now receive half-off Gary SouthShore RailCats home tickets during the 2017 baseball season. And, with the SSL’s Kids Ride Free program, which is offered year-round, America’s pastime is even more affordable. With Kids Ride Free, up to three children under the age of 14 may ride the train for free when accompanied by a parent or guardian on all weekend/holiday trains and off-peak weekday trains. (Off-peak trains are weekday trains arriving at Millennium Station after 9:30am CST and departing from Millennium Station before 3:30pm and after 6:30pm CST).
Valpo Ready for Second Straight NCAA Tournament Appearance
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis made sure to enjoy its second consecutive Horizon League title and clinching an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament after doing so for the first time in program history a year ago.
Purdue Northwest's Patrick Mudd Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Purdue University Northwest senior Patrick Mudd has been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for his performance in both the classroom and the golf course, as Mudd was selected to the CoSIDA College Division Academic Men’s At-Large All-District Team for District 2.
Sam Stewart Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week
Tuesday proved to be a historic day for the Valparaiso University softball program, as senior Sam Stewart (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week following her outstanding performance in the final weekend of the regular season. Stewart is the first player in program history to earn a National Player of the Week award.