Todd Iwema

Andrean graduate Podkul, Hanover Central product Wilkening chosen in MLB draft

By Todd Iwema / June 6, 2018

Like many kids, Nick Podkul played catch in the yard with his dad, imitating a big leaguer, in his case, Sammy Sosa. The Andrean graduate and Notre Dame junior thought of those times Tuesday when he was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft. “That…

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Franklin College Baseball – Powered by the Region

By Todd Iwema / May 20, 2018

Located less than 25 miles south of Indianapolis, Franklin College is well beyond the borders of the “Region,” no matter how loose you are with the geographic boundaries of the term. That however, hasn’t stopped Northwest Indiana from being a major part of the school and in particular, the Grizzlies’ baseball team. With a 35-3…

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Sean Manaea throws no-hitter

By Todd Iwema / April 21, 2018

A’s lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in almost exactly 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland’s 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox. Manaea struck out 10, walked two and threw 108 pitches to finish off Oakland’s first no-no since Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game against Tampa Bay in 2010.…

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