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Mitchell Featured on Sportscenter Top 10 and MLB Network

rot8The final out of the top of the third inning of Tuesday night’s contest between the RailCats and Sioux City Explorers was a play that will be remembered for a long time in RailCats history.

Explorers’ shortstop Leguim Barroso hit a ground ball back to the middle that glanced off the second base bag and high in the air. Zac Mitchell in spectacular fashion leapt in the air to glove the ball and threw to first in plenty of time to record one of the most memorable plays in team history.

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Crossroads Classic Set to Continue in 2015, 2016

notredameA unique day of basketball in the state of Indiana and in the city of Indianapolis is set to continue. The athletic directors at Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue have agreed to an extension of the Crossroads Classic through 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Hiscock Returns to Rotation

rot4The Gary SouthShore RailCats activated right-hander Stephen Hiscock from the inactive list and traded left-handed pitcher Boomer Potts to the Grand Prairie Air Hogs prior to Monday’s game with Sioux City.

Hiscock was placed on the inactive list on June 8th, retroactive to May 28th, with a shoulder issue. In three starts before his injury, Hiscock went 0-1 with a 3.93 ERA and allowed 10 runs in 16 innings with 13 strikeouts. Stephen was a valued member of the RailCats 2012 rotation compiling a team-high 12 quality starts and a 3.22 ERA, which ranked fifth in the American Association.

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Krout Outduels Parise as 'Cats defeat 'Dogs

oneA serious pitchers duel broke out on Monday night in Lincoln as the RailCats (34-21) rallied for six runs over the final two innings to defeat the Saltdogs (30-26) 7-1.

Both starters retired the side in order in each of the first three innings. RailCats starter Will Krout recorded three strikeouts, five ground outs and one fly out.

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Jeff Samardzija Interviewed on FanGraphs

samardzija-hill2013 has given Cubs fans more to root for than they probably planned coming into the season. As of July 11, the Cubs are just nine games back behind the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinatti Reds for the wild card, far surpassing expectations for the year.

One of the reasons the Cubs are in a position like this has to do with Jeff Samardzija, who has risen to the top of the Cubs' suddenly strong rotation.

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Ronick Dominates Fargo

logoAri Ronick brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the RailCats offense banged out 13 hits on their way to an 8-1 win over Fargo-Moorhead. With the win the RailCats (32-19) improve to a season-high 13 games over .500, while the Redhawks fall to 30-22.

Both teams had opportunities in the first three innings of the game, but both team’s starting left-handers kept the bats quiet.

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Celebrate Rusty's Birthday on Thursday July 11th

railcats-rustys-birthdayThe Railcats return from their eight-game road trip on Thursday July 11th for a four-game homestand through Sunday July 14th, featuring four of the team’s seven weekly promotions and three theme games.

The RailCats have packed this homestand full of fun with a Thirsty Thursday, Fireworks Friday, Souvenir Saturday and a Times Family Sunday. Here is a closer look at the great promotions and giveaways that will occur during the upcoming homestand.

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