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RailCats swept by RedHawks for first time since 2012 in rain-shortened contest

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats were swept for the second time this season to begin their season-long 10-game road trip after losing to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, 2-1, in a rain-shortened contest on Thursday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field. It’s the first time Gary has been swept by Fargo since 2012 and drops the RailCats to a season-worst six games below .500.

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Railcats drop fifth straight game in 2-1 heartbreaking loss to Saints

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats suffered their season-high fifth straight defeat to the St. Paul Saints on Friday night at CHS Field after dropping the opening game of series, 2-1, in front of 8,493. The RailCats have now lost their last seven road games, their last six series openers and 11 of their last 13 contests.

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Men’s Basketball Announces Plans for Foreign Tour


When the 2019-2020 Valparaiso University men’s basketball team takes the court in a game situation for the first time, it will do so north of the border.

The program has announced plans for a Canadian Summer Tour, which will span from Aug. 10-14 in Montreal and Quebec City. The preseason trip and allotted practices for the trip, which begin on Monday, July 29, will allow Valpo to get a head start on preparations for the new season.

“The foreign tour will provide our program with the opportunity to gain valuable experience as we prepare for the coming season,” Valpo head coach Matt Lottich said. “We look forward to getting on the court in game situations against high-level competition and integrating our newcomers with our returning players. In addition, the foreign tour will give our players chances to grow and create memories both on and off the court.”

The NCAA permits programs to take one foreign tour every four years. In addition, the NCAA...

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Prime’s 3-run homer downs Gary, 3-0, in series opener

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats were shutout by the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 3-0 on Tuesday night at the Newman Outdoor Field in the first of their season-long, 10-game road. Gary has now lost their last five series openers, eight of their last 10 games, and are 5-11 against the North Division following Tuesday’s defeat.

Fargo-Moorhead (16-14) received all their runs courtesy of Correlle Prime’s three-run home run in the fourth inning. Devan Ahart drew a four-pitch to begin the frame before T.J. Bennett pulled a single through the right side of the infield two batters later. Prime followed with a three-run laser down the left field line for his team-high fifth home run of the year.

Gary (12-16) brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth but couldn’t bring home a run. Ray Jones singled with one out...

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Gary SouthShore RailCats Special Father's Day Brunch on Field

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Families gathered to celebrate their fathers with a fun baseball experience at the Gary SouthShore RailCats Special Father’s Day Brunch on the Field prior to the afternoon game against the St. Paul Saints.

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‘Cats Sign Chesterton Native Dawson to First Pro Contract


GaryRailcatsLogoThe Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of Chesterton, Ind., native Chase Dawson to his first professional baseball contract before Tuesday’s series opener vs. the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Dawson is in tonight’s lineup, batting seventh and playing first base. In order to make room for Dawson on the 23-man active roster, Gary placed infielder Rolando Gomez on irrevocable waivers.

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‘Cats Snap Four-game Skid Behind Dawson’s Three Hits, Five Rbis in 8-3 Win


GaryRailcatsLogoAfter falling behind early, the RailCats finished today’s game with seven unanswered runs en route to their first win since last Wednesday. Chase Dawson and Danny De Calle picked up three hits a piece and paved the way for Gary offensively in front of a season high 4,499 at US Steel Yard.

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Railcats Sign Right-hander Hurtado Before Thursday’s Game


GaryRailcatsLogoThe Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of 26-year-old right-handed pitcher Daniel Hurtado before Thursday’s series finale vs. the Chicago Dogs. Hurtado is going to start tonight’s game vs. the Dogs in his American Association debut. In order to make room for Hurtado on the 23-man active roster, Gary placed outfielder Sean Guida on irrevocable waivers.

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Walraven, Lubking lead Gary to 2-1 victory


GaryRailcatsLogoThe ‘Cats picked up their first win of the series in game three on Wednesday night in a tight low scoring duel, 2-1 the final. Gary (10-8) didn’t need much offense as Trevor Lubking (4-1) was dominant on the mound going seven innings, allowing one unearned run on 5 hits and striking out seven.

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Valpo Trio Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team


rot1The Valparaiso University baseball team was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its MVC Scholar-Athlete selections on Tuesday. Three Valpo players earned first team recognition for their accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom.

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Gary Railcat's 4-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 extra innings defeat

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats had their four-game winning streak snapped on a cool Monday evening at U.S. Steel Yard after falling to the Chicago Dogs with a score of 5-3 in 10 innings. Gary put the game-winning run on second base in the bottom of the ninth and brought the game-tying run to the plate in the bottom of the tenth, but came up just short in the fourth game of the year between the two clubs.

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