What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
The North Siders just can't get any respect these days.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Friday, April 13, 2012
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
The Cardinals had an early lead in the game, only to lose to the Titans.
Submitted by North Central College A four-run fifth inning condemned the North Central College baseball team to a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin defeat on Friday, as the Cardinals dropped a 4-3 decision to the Illinois Wesleyan University Titans at Jack Horenberger Field. The Cardinals (13-6, 4-2 CCIW) took an early 2-0 lead in the third inning, as Joe Turek delivered a two-run double with two outs to give North Central an early 2-0 advantage. Illinois Wesleyan countered with a four-run rally in the fifth inning, with each of the runs coming with two outs, to take a 4-2 advantage. North Central got an RBI single from Joe Paparone in the sixth to slash the Titans' lead to a single run at 4-3, but the Cardinals were held without …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Cardinals denied a sweep at Carthage. Women Cardinals lacrosse team scores a win.
Submitted by North Central College After wiping out a pair of deficits, the stage was set for the North Central College baseball team to negate a third on Sunday at Carthage College, but a ninth-inning rally came up short and the Cardinals were denied a sweep in their three-game series with the Red Men as Carthage prevailed, 5-3. Down to its final out, North Central (11-5, 2-1 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin) got a pinch-hit single from Charlie Hern before Joe Turek drew a walk to put the tying run on first base. Carthage relief pitcher Mitch Lochen, however, got a groundout to close out a three-inning stint on the mound and end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak. After North Central starting pitcher Ben Krusen and Carthage…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The North Central College Cardinals ended their spring break schedule with a win in North Carolina.
Submitted by North Central College Stringing together a five-run seventh inning for the second straight day, the North Central College baseball team closed out its Spring Break schedule with a 9-4 victory over Greensboro College at War Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, posting its third win in the five-game tour. With the score tied at 4-4, the Cardinals (7-4) led off the seventh with singles by Steve Hlavac and Kevin Hennessy. Ben Krusen followed with a third straight single to drive Hlavac home, and Peter Romanellodrew a walk to load the bases and force a pitching change. Once play resumed, Luke Waldier and Alex Khoury each drew free passes of their own to drive home two more runs. Romanello and Waldier later scored on separate wild …
Monday, March 19, 2012
So far this season, the Cardinals are 6-3.
Submitted by North Central College Supporting another strong pitching performance with an early offensive onslaught, the North Central College baseball team claimed its second win over North Carolina Wesleyan College in the finale of the three-game series on Sunday, defeating the Battling Bishops, 4-1, at Bauer Field. The Cardinals improved to 6-3 in the young season and will have a day off before returning to play on Tuesday against Methodist University (N.C.) North Central scored twice in the first inning, as Kevin Hennessy's double to left-center field drove home Zac Pacanowski and Joe Paparone, who had reached via a single and a walk, respectively. The Battling Bishops (13-15) turned a leadoff single into their lone run of the contest …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The senior active member of Naperville's all-time baseball first family is once again a handy man in the right place for a team dreaming big postseason dreams.
While two platoons of idled baseball superstars are on the golf course now, outwardly enjoying the off-season, Naperville native Jerry Hairston, Jr. – the man for all positions on seemingly all teams – is smack dab in the middle of the Milwaukee Brewers’ World Series push. And don’t think the well-heeled big names wouldn’t trade places with Hairston. Scion of the most prolific baseball family in big-league history, the 35-year-old Hairston’s jack-of-all-trades ability, having played all over the diamond except at catcher since he broke in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1998, has made him valuable to contenders down the stretch. The New York Yankees acquired him in mid-season 2009 from the Cincinnati Reds. Hairston logged 45 games’ service …
While performing in the postseason for the Milwaukee Brewers, Jerry Hairston, Jr. is simply continuing the family baseball business that is going three generations strong.
None of the baseball playing Hairstons ever set any records except one that has everything to do with their close-knit family. A total of five Hairstons over three generations have played in the majors, besting the three-generation Bell and Boone families by one. Jerry, Jr. and Scott Hairston, who cut their baseball teeth playing in Naperville, are the second consecutive generational pair in the family to get to “the show.” Patriarch of the family was Sam Hairston, a Mississippi native and Negro Leagues catcher, who became the first African-American player on the White Sox on July 21, 1951. Sam Hairston did not break the team’s color line, though. The irrepressible Minnie Minoso, a black Cuban who still works for the Sox as a team “…