Local Sports Headlines: June 22, 2022

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Former Purdue Basketball Player Caleb Swanigan passes away at age 25
Former NBA player and Purdue Men’s Basketball standout Caleb Swanigan has died. He was 25. Swanigan died Monday night, with the Allen County coroner’s office saying he died of natural causes at a Fort Wayne hospital. A first-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, 6-foot-9 Swanigan played three years in the NBA with the Blazers and Sacramento Kings.

Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2015 at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne who scored a school record 1,649 points and pulled down a school record 1,048 rebounds and led the Spartans to the 2015 IHSAA Class 4A State Championship. Swanigan was a highly sought-after recruit who elected to stay home and play for the Boilermakers after originally committing to Michigan State. Swanigan had a standout sophomore campaign at Purdue and was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All American. He was also a finalist for the Naismith Award. After the season, he entered the 2017 NBA draft and was selected Number 26. He played 2 seasons at Purdue starting all 69 games averaging 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

Notre Dame Baseball eliminated from College World Series
Notre Dame lost to Texas A&M 5-1 Tuesday Afternoon at the College World Series in Omaha Nebraska. The loss was the second for the Irish in the CWS and they have been eliminated in the Double Elimination Format. Notre Dame is the only Indiana School to make the NCAA Baseball Tournament this season. The Irish won the Statesboro Georgia Regional and had to beat 16 Seed Georgia Southern to make it to the Super Regional in which they knocked off the #1 overall seed Tennessee in Knoxville winning two out of three games.

The Irish was making their third College World Series Appearance in School History and first since 2002. The only other appearance for Notre Dame was in 1957. The Irish Beat Texas 7-3 last Friday Evening to eliminate the Longhorns and lost to Oklahoma 6-2 on Sunday Evening. 8 Teams make to the College World Series each year and the two remaining teams will play a best of two out of three championship starting Saturday.

Bloomington High School Summer Basketball League kicks off final night of action
The Bloomington High School Basketball Summer League will come to a close this evening with 15 games at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center on the west side of Bloomington from 6-9pm this evening. Cost is $5 for admission, and you can see every game which will have 5 courts with games all going on at the same time. The Summer League started on June 6 and ran each Monday and Wednesday night for the last three weeks. The is the 16th year of the Summer League ran by director Jeff Harrington who played basketball for Edgewood High School.

At 6pm on Court 1 it will be Boys Varsity between Bloomington North and Terre Haute South. Court 2 will have Boys JV between Bloomington North and Edgewood. Court 3 will be Boys JV between Bloomfield and Vincennes Lincoln; Court 4 has Boys Varsity between Eminence and Eastern Greene, and Court 5 will have Boys Varsity between Shoals and Northview.

At 7pm on Court 1 it will be Bloomington North taking on North Daviess in Boys Varsity. Bloomington North is Class 4A with Junior All Star and Division 1 Prospect JQ Roberts while North Daviess is the defending Class 1A State Champions with Junior All Star Jaylen Mullen. On Court 2 Terre Haute South will take on Edgewood. On Court 3 it will be Girls Basketball between the Bedford North Lawrence C team and the Bloomington South JV. Court 4 will have Boys Varsity with Eminence taking on Shoals and Court 5 will have Varsity Boys between Bloomfield and Vincennes Lincoln.

At 8pm on Court 1 will be Terre Haute South taking on Northview in Boys Varsity. On Court 2 it will be Terre Haute South and Vincennes Lincoln in Boys JV. Court 3 has Eastern Greene and Shoals Boys JV. Court 4 has Girl’s action between the Bedford North Lawrence C team and Bloomington North JV and Court 5 has Boys Varsity between North Daviess and Vincennes Lincoln.

Indiana Pacers announces 2022 NBA Summer League schedule
The NBA announced Monday the game and broadcast schedules for NBA 2K23 Summer League 2022, which will take place July 7-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. All 75 games of the 11-day competition will air live on television on ESPN networks or NBA TV. Games will also be available to stream on ESPN+ and the ESPN App.

The Indiana Pacers will play four games from July 8-15, beginning Friday, July 8 at 6pm against the Charlotte Hornets. After all, 30 teams play four games July 7-15, the two teams with the best records from the first four games will meet in the Championship Game on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm on ESPN. The 28 teams that do not play in the Championship Game will play a fifth game on July 16 or July 17.

Indiana Pacers Summer League Schedule

Friday, July 8: Pacers vs. Charlotte | 6:00 PM ET | ESPN 2 | Thomas & Mack Center 
Sunday, July 10: Pacers vs. Sacramento | 3:00 PM ET | ESPN | Cox Pavilion
Tuesday, July 12: Pacers vs. Detroit | 9:00 PM ET | NBA TV | Thomas & Mack Center
Friday, July 15: Pacers vs. Washington | 9:00 PM ET | ESPN 2 | Thomas & Mack Center
Saturday, July 16 – Sunday July 17: Consolation Round | TBD
Sunday July 17: Championship | 3:00 PM ET | ESPN | Thomas & Mack Center

Indianapolis Indians Coverage

Indians Win Series Opener with Memphis

Bryse Wilson dazzled over 7.1 innings and fanned a season-high 10 batters en route to a dominant series-opening win for the Indianapolis Indians over the Memphis Redbirds on Tuesday night, 7-4.  The series continues this afternoon with game 2 at 1:35 pm.  

Indians Record: 33-32          Memphis Record: 38-29

WP: Bryse Wilson (3-0)        LP: Angel Rondon (3-1)

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Tuesday that utilityman Josh VanMeter – a native of Ossian, Ind. – will join first baseman/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo and infielder Kevin Newman in Indianapolis on rehab assignments, this will be Newman’s second rehab stint this season, as well as Tsutsugo and VanMeter’s first career appearances with the Indians.

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