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Sunday, June 24, 2012 • POSTED BY:  Director of Baseball Operations

Louisville - Sunday
In their final game at the Pastimes Louisville 17U Showcase, the Hammond Seminoles (9-11) got a getaway day win when they defeated the Suburban Spartans 3-0. Jimmy Skiff (Andrean, W, 5 innings, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk, 5 singles) and Brandon Roeske (Chesterton, SV, 2 innings, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit) combined to throw the shutout. The shutout was aided by great defense with Skiff picking off a runner in a bases loaded jam, Matt Dvorscak (Whiting, RF) hitting a cutoff man for a double play, and Corey Rusboldt (Chesterton, SS) making a 2 out, 2 on diving stop and throw up the middle in a 2-0 game in the 5th inning on what appeared to be a clean single. Brandon Garcia (Griffith), celebrating his birthday on Sunday, delivered the games' biggest blow with a 2-run double in the 4th inning. Angel Figueroa (Bishop Noll) had 2 hits including a double and David Hladek (Munster) was 1-1 with a walk and a run scored. The Seminoles finished the showcase with a 2-3 mark.

Louisville - Thursday/Friday/Saturday
After dropping two on Thursday, the Hammond Seminoles (8-10) rebounded with a 6-1 victory over the Up to Bat Titans in the Louisville 17U Pastimes Showcase. Matt Dvorscak (Whiting) went 6 1/3 allowing 1 hit (leadoff single in the 7th) while striking out 4 and giving up 1 unearned run. Larry Crisler (Bishop Noll) retired both batters he faced in relief including 1 strikeout. Hammond was led offensively by Alex Vode (Andrean, 2 hits and 2 RBI) and Frank Podkul (Andrean, 2 hits and 2 RBI).