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.
The 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.
After 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.
The 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.
The ‘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.
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.
The Gary SouthShore Railcats announced the signing of outfielder Raymond Jones before Saturday’s game vs. the Kansas City T-Bones. In order to make room for Jones on the 23-man active roster, the RailCats placed outfielder John Price Jr. on the Inactive List retroactive to Thursday, May 30.
The Mishawaka Cavemen beat the Lake Central Indians 2-0 to take the regional title at Schreiber Field in La Porte, Indiana on Monday night. The fans sat expectantly in their seats to see who would go to semi-state. This game was a continuation of the game started Saturday night, which ended quickly when it was rained out.
The Lake Central Indians defeated the Crown Point Bulldogs 8-0 on Saturday afternoon. Located at Schreiber Field at La Porte High School, both teams gave it their all on defense, resulting in a low scoring game.
“We knew they were throwing their best,” said Lake Central Baseball Coach Mike Swartzentruber, “I thought our guys were ready to play.”
Two inning-ending double plays with the bases loaded and a season-high eight walks issued by the RailCats pitching was too much for Gary to overcome in a 4-2 series-opening loss to the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Tuesday night at Shaw Park. Gary never led on the evening and is now 1-3 in the opening game of a series.