Local News: Monday July 8th 2024

Posey County Radio News and Sports


The University of Southern Indiana has their next Baseball head coach. On Sunday, USI announced the hiring of Chris Ramirez to be the 6th head coach in the history of the 54-year-old baseball program. Ramirez makes his way to the Screaming Eagles after spending 5 years at Division 2 Lenoir-Rhyne University where he led that program to their most successful 5 seasons in program history, going 152-80. They reached the NCAA postseason in 2022. Before his stop there, Ramirez was the head coach at Division 2 Illinois Springfield. Ramirez also served as a Division I assistant coach for six seasons at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi before taking the top spots at Illinois Springfield and Lenior-Rhyne. Ramirez takes over a USI baseball program which was 27-32 overall and 14-13 in Ohio Valley Conference a season ago. Ramirez becomes the head man at USI after longtime head coach Tracy Archuleta moved on to be the head coach at Indiana State earlier this summer.


Coming up tomorrow night, there is another Poseyville Farmer’s Market. It will take place Tuesday evening from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Community Center at 60 North Church Street in Poseyville. Tomorrow night’s theme is Get Crafty with Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Troop 267 will be on hand to help you make your very own free jewelry.


The Posey County Solid Waste District posted on Facebook that the July Tox-Away Day will take place this Thursday at the Mt. Vernon Recycling Center from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. This will be a chance to properly dispose of old household chemicals, pesticides, non-latex paint, non-alkaline batteries, etc. For more information, you can contact the district at 812-838-1613.


North Posey Football has announced details for their free youth camp coming up later this month. It will be July 29th through the 31st in the evening at the high school football field from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. The camp is for incoming kindergarten through 8th grade students. We have shared the post from North Posey Football on our Facebook page at Posey County Radio where you can use the QR Code to sign up. All participants must sign up to get their free t-shirt and sign a waiver.


The Mt. Vernon High School Softball Program and Mt. Vernon Youth Baseball and Softball have teamed up for a pitching and catching clinic. Each session is 10 dollars. The first session is tonight at the Wildcats Athletic Complex. There will be two different sessions for different age groups. U8 will be from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM and U10 will follow from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM. After tonight, there will be three other dates. Those dates are July 11th, which is this Thursday, July 23rd, and July 30th.


The St. Louis Cardinals earned a win in Washington yesterday against the Nationals, 8-3. Willson Contreras drove in 3 runs as he walloped his 9th home run of the season. St. Louis improves to 47-42 on the year. They are 4-2 on their current 7-game road-trip, which concludes today at the Nationals at 3:05 PM.

The Chicago Cubs blanked the Los Angeles Angels at home on Sunday, 5-0. Chicago took 2-of-3 in the series to run their record to 42-49. The Cubs will enjoy today off before heading to Baltimore on Tuesday for a 3-game series with the Orioles.

The Cincinnati Reds had a weekend to forget as they were swept at home in a 3-game set against the Detroit Tigers. Yesterday, the Reds lost 5-1. Cincinnati stumbles to 42-48 on the season. Cincy stays home tonight to begin a new series with the Colorado Rockies at 6:10 PM.


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