Valpo Softball to Host Fall Experience Camp
Head coach Kate Stake and the Valparaiso University softball program will host a Fall Experience Camp on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The camp is open to players who will graduate from high school from 2018 through 2023.
Wednesday’s game between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Cleburne Railroaders was suspended due to rain with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th. The two teams will resume play tomorrow afternoon at 12:10 p.m. with Randy Santiesteban due up for the RailCats. The series finale will follow 30 minutes later in a full nine-inning contest.
The Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball program showed their dominance in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year, earning the top GPA in the NAIA after the Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll was announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 11th, Colin Willis came through in the clutch for the second time on the night with a walk-off double to right-center field to give the RailCats their fourth straight win and a 5-4 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders. The walk-off win was Gary’s fourth of the season and put the RailCats in sole possession of first place in the Wild Card Standings.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of infielder Chris Fabio on Tuesday afternoon and activated left-handed pitcher Jack Fowler from the seven-day disabled list retroactive to July 11th. The RailCats also placed right-hander pitcher Marshall Pautsch on Irrevocable Waivers and traded left-handed pitcher Braulio Torres-Perez to the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League for a player to be named later.
Purdue University Northwest made another big step to full NCAA Division II membership with the NCAA’s approval of the athletic department’s advancement to year two of the three-year process.
Tulcin Added to Valpo Football Coaching Staff
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini has announced the addition of Rob Tulcin to his coaching staff as the team’s linebackers coach.
RBIs from Chase Harris and Reggie Wilson in the top of the 12th guided the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 6-4 win over the Wichita Wingnuts on a long Wednesday night. The middle game of the series lasted just under four hours and featured 11 total pitchers between the two teams. Gary improved to 2-0 in the second half with Wednesday’s extra-innings win and is now 7-3 on the season in extra frames.
Grable Joins Crusader Coaching Staff as Graduate Assistant
Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Kayti Grable – a three-time All-Region honoree as a player at Northern Illinois University – will join the Crusader coaching staff this fall as a graduate assistant.