06/08/2019 2:52 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the re-signing of first baseman Alex Crosby before Saturday’s game against Sioux Falls. Crosby is batting leadoff and serving as the designated hitter in Saturday’s game.
In order to make room for Crosby on the 23-man active roster, Gary placed infielder Will Savage back on the 7-Day Disabled List. Savage was previously on the Disabled List from May 29th through June 6th with concussion-like symptoms. Crosby suffered a sprained right shoulder in the third game of the season against the Chicago Dogs after making a lunging catch on top of the pitcher’s mound.
The Vacaville, Calif., native is the longest tenured RailCat after re-signing with the team earlier this year on Jan. 15. This is his fifth season with the club and was 1-for-8 with two runs, two RBIs, two walks and a double in three games with Gary before getting injured.
Last season with the RailCats Crosby, finished with a slash-line of .249/.320/.338 while registering 51 runs, 87 hits, six home runs and 36 RBIs. He also set an American Association single-season record among first baseman with a .999 fielding percentage in 2018. Savage was 1-for-14 with two runs, a double, an RBI and a stolen base in five games with Gary before getting injured.
Gary and Sioux Falls resume their three-game weekend series on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. in South Dakota. RailCats’ right-hander Robbie Coursel (2-1, 2.78) makes his third start against Canaries’ right-hander Taylor Hill (2-1, 2.78) in the middle game of the series.
Gary returns home to U.S. Steel Yard on Tuesday for the start of a six-game homestand. Tuesday’s game vs. the Winnipeg Goldeyes is at 7:10 p.m. and is Report Card Night. Kids receive a free ticket to Tuesday’s contest with “A” grades. Tuesday’s game is also another Community HealthNet Centers Tuesday and Taco Tuesday. Visit any Northwest Indiana CHN for complimentary tickets to Tuesday’s game and enjoy our beef tacos and margaritas for $2.00 and $5.00, respectively.
Ticket packages for the 2019 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402