County Special Olympians shine
Brittany Schilla won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and placed third in the mini javelin for La Porte County at the 50th Anniversary Special Olympics meet in Terre Haute Friday-Sunday. Scott Heminger was first in the 100, the 200 runner-up and fourth in the mini javelin. Nicole Manns finished second in the 100 and third in the shot put, while Terry Surrant took second in the 50 and the standing long jump to go with a sixth in the softball throw. Other medalists were: Chris Rader (second, 100, third, 200, fifth, shot put); Aaron Kreuger (second, 200, third, 100, fourth shot put); Robin Kloss (third, softball throw, fourth, 400, standing long jump); Matt Kier (fourth, 100, 200 and mini javelin); and Nicole Miller (fourth, 50, long jump, softball throw).
Special Olympics La Porte County Golf Outing
There’s a need for golfers for Special Olympics La Porte County’s 16th annual golf outing on Saturday at Legacy Hills Golf Club in La Porte. Registration begins at noon and a shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Cost is $70 per golfer, which includes a round of golf, cart, two drinks and one sandwich. They’re having a silent auction and money prizes for the winners. All money raised stays in La Porte County.
Annual Wiffle Ball tourney in New Carlisle
New Carlisle Hometown Days will host the 15th annual Wiffle®Ball Championship July 27-28. Pool play action begins July 27 at the New Prairie Little League complex with all teams guaranteed at least four games. The top 48 teams qualify for the July 28 Hometown Cup Playoffs, with the final four advancing to the Hometown Cup Finals at historic Migley Field. Registration is open until July 13 or until 80 teams are entered. Entry fee is $40 per team until June 29 and $80 after. Teams consist of four or five players. The championship features slow pitch rules with base-running. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit www.hometowncup.com or contact Koby Keck at 574-876-2522.
“Early Birdies” results
Results for Monday’s “Early Birdies” Women’s Golf League: A Flight -- Low Gross/Low Net, Jane Shuger, Low Putts/Event, Mary Knaup; B Flight -- Low Gross, Carol Hullings/Mary Schlunz, Low Net/Low Putts, Schlunz, Event, Mary Cummings; C Flight -- Low Gross, Cindee Schroll/Helen Wiese, Low Net/Low Putts/Event, Schroll; Chip-Ins -- Knaup, Schroll.
Calf injury continues to keep Luck out of Colts’ workouts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf.
Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was surprised the injury kept him out of action for the Colts’ entire offseason program.
Coach Frank Reich continues to insist the move is precautionary. Indy opened its final scheduled offseason work Tuesday with a three-day mandatory minicamp.
Luck told reporters he has been throwing and believes he will be ready to practice when training camp opens in late July. The Colts have not yet announced a reporting date. But an 18-month recovery from surgery on his throwing shoulder has helped him remain patient as he recovers from the sore calf.
Castillo, Jiménez power White Sox to 7-5 win over Nationals
CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo hit a grand slam and top rookie Eloy Jiménez homered at home for the first time, powering the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Castillo got his second career slam, with the other coming June 14, 2017, in the same ballpark when he played for the Baltimore Orioles.
Jiménez went 2 for 5 with two RBIs and three runs. He drove a 1-1 pitch from Washington starter Patrick Corbin (5-5) over the batter’s eye in center and onto the concourse for an estimated distance of 462 feet. The 22-year-old came into the game hitting .266 with no homers and three RBIs in 18 home games and .205 with eight homers and 14 RBIs in 23 road games.
Anthony Rendon homered twice for the Nationals, who snapped a three-game winning streak.
Reliever Evan Marshall (1-0) retired all four batters he faced to get the win. Marshall replaced starter Manny Bañuelos with two outs and two on in the fifth and got Howie Kendrick to line out to third.
Alex Colomé got the final five outs — working out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth — for his 14th save in 14 chances.
Rendon’s two-run shot with one out in the first gave the Nationals a quick 2-0 lead.
Chicago answered in the bottom half of the inning. José Abreu doubled off the wall with two outs and James McCann and Jiménez followed with walks to load the bases. Castillo then drove a 2-0 fastball from Corbin over the wall in center for a 4-2 lead.
Corbin retired the next seven batters before Jiménez led off the fourth with his long homer to make it 5-2.
In the sixth, Jiménez chased Corbin with an RBI double for a 6-2 lead. Yolmer Sanchez then drove in Jiménez with an RBI single to make it 7-2.
Washington pulled within three in the eighth on a two-run double by Yan Gomes off reliever Aaron Bummer. Later in the inning, the Nationals loaded the bases with two outs, but Colomé got Adam Eaton to fly out to center.
Rendon led off the ninth with his second homer to cap the scoring.
Plate umpire Chad Whitson was struck in the head on a backswing by Chicago’s Ryan Cordell in the second inning.