Baseball

A photo of Wooster baseball coach Tim Pettorini
/ THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

The baseball coach at The College of Wooster is retiring after nearly 40 years. Tim Pettorini leaves as the fifth-winningest coach in Division III history, guiding his teams to the NCAA tournament more than two dozen times. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Pettorini’s legacy is remarkable.

Photo of Second Chance Village
MARK AREHART / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, December 10: 

Mark Arehart / WKSU

After going 2-4 on the road to start the season, the Cleveland Indians are getting ready for the team’s home-opener Friday. The team's grounds keeping crew has been fighting against cold weather to make sure the playing field itself is ready for the big day.

Picture of Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D. with baseball.
Kent State University

Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D. is the coordinator of the Honors Program and an associate professor in the Department of History at Kent State University at Stark. Her book, The Negro Leagues, 1869-1960, was a finalist for the Seymour Medal for the Best Book on Baseball. 

National Baseball Hall of Fame

Many people in Northeast Ohio are rooting for the Cleveland Indians as they play in the American League Division Series. But some baseball enthusiasts are hoping they'll take time this weekend to remember an Ohioan whose baseball career was cut short because of racism. Today is Moses Fleetwood Walker’s birthday and thanks to a new state law, he will be honored on that day every year.

WTAM

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 20th:

Majority of undergraduate college students graduated with debt last year, report says;

Radio legend John Webster dies at 74;

Akron Police Captain Brian Simcox placed on administrative leave;

Domestic dispute ends in death of Youngstown man;

University of Akron considers bringing back baseball and adding women's lacrosse;

Akron RubberDucks Enlist a Local Dog to Keep Birds at Bay

Apr 14, 2016
Photo of RubberDucks goose chaser Duke Walsh
DUKE WALSH / TWITTER

Today is the home opener for the Akron RubberDucks. For the 2016 season, the team has a new helper to help keep geese off the team’s new field at Canal Park.

Head groundskeeper Chris Walsh brings his dog Duke to work with him to deter geese from landing. Walsh says the 7-year-old boxer has proven to be the best tactic for keeping the birds at bay.