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Saints Finish Exhibition Season With 10-3 Win

logoIn their final tune-up before the regular season begins on Thursday, the St. Paul Saints defeated the Gary SouthShore Railcats 10-3 at Midway Stadium in front of 1,404 on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints offense pounded out 13 hits, while the pitching staff gave up just two. The only shaky part of the game for the Saints was their defense, which committed two errors.

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Purdue Men's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Non-Conference Schedule

purdue-logoThe Purdue men’s basketball program has announced a 2013-14 non-conference schedule that features 10 home dates, an appearance in the loaded Old Spice Classic and the third edition of the Crossroads Classic.

The Boilermakers will open the regular season at Mackey Arena against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8, then play host to Central Connecticut State (Nov. 13), Rider (Nov. 17) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 20) over the next 12 days.

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Purdue Men's Basketball to Host Boston College in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

purdue-logoThe Purdue men’s basketball team will host Boston College on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as part of the 15th-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. ESPN announced the lineup on Wednesday in a joint release with both conferences.

The Boilermakers won at Clemson in last year’s event to bring their Challenge winning streak to four games and even their all-time Challenge record at 6-6. The Big Ten claimed its fourth-consecutive Commissioner’s Cup in 2012 by way of a 6-6 tie.

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‘Cats Add Former Giants Minor Leaguer

logoLeft-handed pitcher Ari Ronick has signed with the RailCats and will compete for a spot in the starting rotation, manager Greg Tagert announced.

Ronick pitched for five seasons in the San Francisco Giants organization, reaching Double-A. He began the 2013 season with the Camden Riversharks in the Atlantic League, but was released after two appearances in which he surrendered two runs in 2/3 of an inning.

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McEachran and Segal Join Coaching Staff

logoThe RailCats coaching staff will have two new faces this season, with Aaron McEachran joining the team as Hitting Coach and Bobby Segal as the team’s new Third Base Coach.

McEachran is a former 18th round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2001 amateur draft out of the University of Northern Iowa, where he was a freshman All-American. He is the Head Baseball Coach at Dakota County Technical College in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, where he has coached since 2009.

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eState Serves as Hot-spot for Sports Collectibles

eState-Sports-1The eState Fine Jewelry Coins and Collectibles, located on Willowcreek Road in Portage, is often frequented by sports nuts, memorabilia collectors and those in search of items to display in their basement or man cave. The eState is lined with collectibles to satisfy the tastes of each of those groups.

Dave Burhans, who owns the store with his wife Shannon, gets the chance to interact with a group of about 50 people that consistently visit the shop to browse for sports memorabilia.

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Portage Hoops Star Nicki Monahan to Attend IU Northwest

Indians’ All-Time Scoring Leader joins RedHawks backcourt

PHS-Girls-Basketball-Senior-Night-2013-5Portage High School standout basketball player Nicki Monahan has agreed to continue her education and collegiate basketball career at Indiana University Northwest beginning in the Fall of 2013.

During her senior year, the 5’ 9” shooting guard grabbed headlines in Northwest Indiana as she approached the Portage Girls Basketball all-time scoring record, eventually surpassing the mark on senior night at Portage High School in January in front of a capacity crowd. Monahan has totaled 1,157 career points for the Indians.

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