Two hits for the second straight game from Cole Fabio, seven innings of one-run baseball from Alex Gunn and 11 hits from the Gary offense led the RailCats to an 8-1 victory over the Cleburne Railroaders in front of 4,293 fans on Youth and Senior Day at U.S. Steel Yard on Wednesday afternoon. Eight of the nine Gary starters reached base at least once while Jack Fowler and Myles Smith secured the win with one scoreless innings each out of the bullpen.
Run your best. That is all the coaching staff of the Calumet College of St. Joseph track and field program asked of Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) as she prepared to run her final collegiate race on the biggest stage of them all. Askew clearly listened to her coaches. The outgoing senior not only set a personal best, but broke yet another school record, when she competed in the 200-meter dash at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. on Thursday evening.
One day after teammate Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) wrapped up her collegiate track career, Demetrius Banks (JR/Hazelcrest, Ill.) took his first shot on the sports grand stage. Though surface conditions were less than ideal, Banks powered through and came away with a top ten spot for his efforts at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala on Friday evening.
The RailCats signed infielder Will Savage to his first Independent Professional Baseball contract before Sunday’s 10-2 loss vs. Fargo-Moorhead and placed infielder Randy Santiesteban on the Disabled List retroactive to June 2 with a strained left hamstring. Savage made his IPBF debut after coming in at shortstop as a defensive replacement in the top of the seventh and recorded an infield single in his first at-bat in the eighth.
Railcats fans know that a day at the U.S Steel Yard always brings much more than a quality baseball game. From fireworks and autographs to Taco Tuesdays, something exciting is always happening be it on, or off the field. This year, the Railcats are celebrating a legendary workplace comedy with “The Office” Wednesdays, featuring “The Office” themed games, contests, jerseys, and more.
You don’t have to love baseball to have a blast at a RailCats game.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats 2018 season is now underway. Game after game is lined up with rivals such as the Chicago Dogs facing off with the RailCats, but there are a ton of other events that will draw crowds out to the field this summer!
After sending three student-athletes to the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships back in March, the Calumet College of St. Joseph squad will send two more to represent their ranks. This time however, it will be in a much more pleasant climate. Both Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) and Demetrius Banks (JR/Hazelcrest, Ill.) will set sail for Gulf Shores, Ala. early tomorrow morning to start preparations for their individual events at the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships taking place this Thursday through Saturday.
Carrying a six game losing streak into this afternoon, and with playoff hopes still up in the air, the Calumet College of St. Joseph softball team had just one goal: win for the seniors. The Crimson Wave said goodbye to their seven seniors on a chilly Northwest Indiana afternoon, playing their last two games of the regular season against Indiana Tech.
While the 2018 season didn't end the way the Calumet College of St. Joseph softball team wanted it to, it's not all bad news. The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced their regular season award winners on Thursday evening, with outgoing seniors Joanna Drew (SR/Warrenville, Ill.) and Geena Locicero (SR/Chicago Heights, Ill.) both making second team all-conference.
The senior has done it again. Just weeks after participating in the 2018 NAIA Track and Field National Championships, Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) punched her ticket to the same meet, but will head to the sunny shores of Louisiana instead of the windy plains of Kansas. Askew aside, the Calumet College of St. Joseph track and field teams both performed well at the Crusader Open, breaking school records a mere 30-minute drive from the Whiting campus.
Crimson Wave men's and women's soccer head coach Mis' Mrak has announced plans for two campus visit days for those interested in playing collegiate soccer at Calumet College of St. Joseph starting during the 2019-2020 school year. There will be two sessions based on gender, with the program focusing on those who will be starting their secondary education during either the fall of 2018 or 2019. The day will feature tours, informative sessions, and one on one time with the individual coaching staffs for both programs.