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LOCAL BRIEFS: Report: Crosby to make major league debut Friday

Report: Crosby to make major league debut Friday
Detroit Tigers left-hander Casey Crosby is expected to make his Major League Baseball debut Friday, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Doug Fister’s move to the disabled list created an opening in the starting rotation, leaving Crosby to start against the Yankees in New York.

A 2007 Kaneland alum, Crosby was a fifth-round selection of the Tigers that summer after going 6-2 as a Knights senior with 92 strikeouts in 632⁄3 innings.

H-BR, Indian Creek each have 2 All-LTC selections
Hinckley-Big Rock and Indian Creek had two players named to the Little Ten all-conference baseball team, announced by the league Wednesday, while Somonauk had three and Hiawatha had one.

For the Royals, senior Cory Bradburn (.304 average, 11 stolen bases, 7-1 record with 1.18 ERA) and junior catcher Mitch Ruh (.526 average, 34 RBIs and 31 runs) were unanimous selections. For Indian Creek, senior pitcher/first baseman Ivan Harvell (.294 average, 24 RBIs, 4-1 record with 2.28 ERA) and junior pitcher/outfielder Dillon Martenson (.300 average, 22 RBIs, 28 steals, 2-3 record) also were unanimous choices.

Hiawatha freshman Will Corn was a unanimous selection after hitting .585 with five home runs, 37 RBIs, 10 steals and 29 runs scored.

For Somonauk, senior shortstop Danny Heerhold (.406 average, 31 steals), senior outfielder Brandon Kramer (.390 average, 44 RBIs, 18 steals) and senior pitcher Jake Krischel (9-0, 2.78 ERA) were unanimous selections.

Tamraz, Kauffman named to All-LTC softball team

Hiawtha’s Ashley Tamraz and Indian Creek’s Kayla Kauffman were named to the Little Ten all-conference softball team, as announced by the league Wednesday.

Tamraz, a junior pitcher/utility player, batted .544 with 29 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Kauffman, a sophomore catcher/shortstop/outfielder, batted .391 for the Timberwolves.

Somonauk had three players named as unanimous choices: senior shortstop Lauren Brummel (.465 average, five home runs), junior center fielder Ashlee Kawall (.622 average, 42 stolen bases) and senior second baseman Megan Zaleski (.341 average, 12 steals).

G-K’s Grimm a unanimous All-BNC soccer selection
Genoa-Kingston freshman midfielder Ashley Grimm was named a unanimous all-Big Northern Conference girls soccer player by the league’s coaches. Grimm scored eight goals and two assists for the Cogs.

Junior forward Shannon Schumacher was named to the all-conference team as well. She scored 14 goals in 14 games and had three assists. Senior defender Lauren Orozco and senior midfielder Ariel Rylko were named honorable mention players.

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