Local News: Monday May 22nd 2023

Posey County Radio News and Sports


Postseason play gets underway this week for High School Baseball and Softball. Posey County Radio will have you covered for all the Mt. Vernon and North Posey Baseball and Softball games. Starting tonight, Mt. Vernon Softball plays Boonville at 7:00 PM at Gibson Southern High School. Riley Angel will have the broadcast on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com.

Tomorrow night, North Posey Softball will take on either Forest Park or South Spencer at 5:30 PM. Their Sectional is played at Forest Park High School. Chris Morlan will have that game on the radio on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com.

Wednesday night is when North Posey Baseball will battle Mater Dei at 7:00 PM. That is played at Forest Park High School as well.

Mt. Vernon Baseball doesn’t play until a week from today at 12:00 PM against Princeton. Their Sectional is played at Charles H Braun Stadium on the University of Evansville’s campus. 


This week is the 49th annual EMS Week. Posey County EMS is highlighting members of their staff and today’s highlight is the Director of the Posey County EMS Paul Micheletti, Paul has been Director since May of 2022 and has been a Paramedic for 35 years. He is looking forward to the Community Paramedic Program that will enhance the care provided to the community from Posey EMS and will give us another ALS (advanced life support) resource in the county. Paul is proud that he has created an environment where people can thrive within Posey EMS and returned to the service a sense of pride and excellence that continues to be championed by the great team that works here.


A former manager at Burdette Park has been arrested for missing park funds. According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, they began an investigation back in December of 2021 into alleged missing funds at Burdette Park. Authorities say park officials contacted the Sheriff's Office after a year-end accounting of fees collected for the campground showed a discrepancy in the amount of money deposited and the amount that should have been collected. Park officials say it appeared as if payments made in cash were missing. According to the report, Scott Allen Thompson was employed by Burdette Park as the campground manager. As part of his employment, he and his wife, Catherine Ann Thompson, lived on campground property. During the investigation, authorities say they determined Catherine took an active role in managing the campground, including handling intake and deposit of rental fees. According to authorities, the park's records and receipt books showed an estimate of more than $17,000 in missing money. According to authorities, all the missing money was cash collected by the Thompsons for campground rentals. VCSO says the Indiana State Board of Accounts got involved and reported that $20,976.97 was missing. After reviewing records from prior years, they found that more than $22,000 should have been collected. Authorities say a warrant was issued for the Thompsons, and each was charged with one count of theft as a level 6 felony. According to authorities, both surrendered themselves at the Vanderburgh County Jail. They were arrested and appeared in court on May 16. They have each posted a $500 bond. Their next court hearing is set for June 9th.


Evansville Baseball’s graduate students Eric Roberts and Jarrett Blunt have swept this week’s Missouri Valley Conference weekly awards, as Roberts has been named the Valley’s Player of the Week, while Blunt earned Pitcher of the Week honors. Roberts earned his second MVC Player of the Week honor today after a historic week at Indiana and UIC, which saw him break the UE single season record for home runs and hit for the cycle.  Roberts blasted four home runs in four games last week to run his season total to a league-best 21, which broke the UE single-season record of 20. Roberts also produced one of the best individual games in school history on Thursday night, as he hit for just the second cycle in UE’s Division I era, including launching a grand slam in the Purple Aces’ 9-8 win at UIC. For the week, Roberts hit .471.

Blunt captured his first MVC Pitcher of the Week honor after a strong performance on the mound to help UE clinch the No. 4 seed in this week’s MVC Tournament.  Making just his fourth start of the year, Blunt threw a career-best 7.0 innings in Saturday’s 2-1 UE victory at UIC.  He allowed just a single run in the first inning, and five hits total to a UIC squad which entered the weekend leading the Valley in scoring average at 7.1 runs per game.  Blunt also struck out seven men, as he has now struck out 27 men over his last four appearances.

Roberts, Blunt and the Purple Aces will open MVC Tournament play on Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM Central Time against No. 3 seed Southern Illinois at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute.


Sports Tonight: 

  • The St. Louis Cardinals (21-27) who have won 11 of their last 14 games start a 4-game series in Cincinnati against the Reds (19-27) at 5:40 PM.


  • The Chicago Cubs (20-26) have tonight off and will begin a 3-game series at home against the New York Mets tomorrow evening.


  • The Chicago White Sox (19-29) go for a 4th-straight win this evening as they get a series underway in Cleveland against the Guardians at 5:10 PM.


Sports From Sunday:

  • Evansville Baseball (33-22, 15-12) earned the #4 seed in this week’s MVC Tournament hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute. They have a first-round bye and won’t play until Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM against the #3 seed Southern Illinois Salukis. The tournament is a double elimination format.


  • USI Baseball (17-37, 8-15) just snuck into the OVC Tournament at a #8 seed and their first game will be Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM against the #5 seed Eastern Illinois. The first round is single elimination, and the tournament will be played in Marion, Illinois.   


  • The St. Louis Cardinals (21-27) took 3-of-4 from the Los Angles Dodgers as the Redbirds won the finale yesterday, 10-5. The Cardinals completed a 5-2 home-stand and now hit the road to start a 4-game series in Cincinnati tonight against the Reds.  


  • The Chicago Cubs (20-26) lost a tight game in Philadelphia to the Phillies, 2-1.


  • The Cincinnati Reds (19-27) got swept at home by the New York Yankees, 4-1.  


  • The Chicago White Sox (19-29) swept the Kansas City Royals at home, 5-2.  

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