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College Game to Pit Indiana Hoosiers vs. Valparaiso Crusaders

The Indiana University Hoosiers will meet the Valparaiso University Crusaders in a spotlight college baseball game at RailCats Stadium on Wednesday, May 14.

“The RailCats organization looks forward to hosting this game,” RailCats Vice President/General Manager Roger Wexelberg said. “It will give both schools the opportunity to play in a beautiful facility that we are extremely proud to call home.”

RailCats Stadium is a state-of-the-art baseball facility located along the Indiana Toll Road in downtown Gary.

Valparaiso coach Paul Twenge will lead the Crusaders against the Hoosiers, led by coach Bob Morgan, in the first collegiate game to be played at the RailCats Stadium. The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame recently honored Twenge for recording his 400th victory during the 2002 season. Morgan has had more than 40 of his players, including former Cubs second baseman Mickey Morandini, play baseball professionally.

The IU – Valparaiso game on May 14 will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets priced at $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for kids (13 and under), will be available at the RailCats’ Stadium ticket office, as well as the IU Northwest Bookstore (219-980-6765) and Valparaiso University campuses. All the graduating students participating in the 2003 May Commencement will receive a complimentary ticket for the game courtesy of the IU Northwest Alumni Association.

Order the Alumni Night Package, which includes a picnic and game ticket for $10 by May 9, 2003. To pick-up the Alumni Night Package, go to the will-call window. For information or to register by phone, call IU Northwest Office of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit each university’s baseball program.

For more information, please call the RailCats at 219-882-2255.



Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
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