It was all fun and games Saturday night at the Gary SouthShore RailCats game against the Sioux City Explorers, a game the RailCats dubbed “Blue Line Night,” a night where Northwest Indiana Police, their families, and the community could come together and have a fun night at the game while showing appreciation to those who put their lives on the line to keep everyday citizens safe.
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.
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.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of outfielder Tyler Sullivan. In a corresponding move, the RailCats have placed left-handed pitcher Jack Fowler on the disabled list with a tired arm.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats (26-21) were shutout by the Winnipeg Goldeyes (23-22), 5-0, in the series opener on Thursday evening. The RailCats have now been shut out twice in their last three games and are 5-10 in the opening game of a series.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats (25-20) had their three-game winning streak snapped on Independence Day after getting shutout by Fargo-Moorhead (23-22), 7-0. The RailCats managed just three hits and had a baserunner reach third base only once on the night.