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June 24, 2014

Sports briefs for Tuesday, June 24

Weir picks up win in professional debut

PEORIA, Ariz. — Kokomo High School product T.J. Weir earned the win for the Arizona League Padres in his professional baseball debut Sunday night.

Weir came in to pitch in the top of the fifth inning with the Arizona League White Sox holding a 2-0 lead. He pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing only one hit. The Padres scored five runs in the fifth to surge into the lead and went on for an 8-2 win.

The Arizona League runs from mid-June until the end of August, and a season consists of 56 games.

Weir closed his Ball State career this spring. He helped the Cardinals win the Mid-American Conference’s regular-season title. He had an 8-2 record and a 3.61 ERA, and he ranked ninth in the nation with 117 strikeouts. He was an all-conference pick.

He was selected in the 17th round of the MLB Draft by the Padres.

Free baseball clinic coming to Kokomo

The Greatest Save youth baseball clinic is coming to Kokomo later this summer.

The clinic is set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Highland Park with former MLB players serving as instructors. It is free and open to players ages 6-15. Each player must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver in order to participate.

The clinic will be followed by a Hall of Fame Legends Game. Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Ferguson Jenkins will lead AL and NL teams in the exhibition game. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military and $25 for on-field tickets. Kids under 12 will be admitted free.

Each kid attending the clinic is asked to bring his own glove and is welcome to bring one item to autograph.

The Greatest Save is a program aimed at personal safety for children and teens. For more details, visit www.TheGreatestSave.org.

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