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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Indiana baseball sweeps Ohio State

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Indiana’s Jake Kelzer reacts after striking out the final Ohio State batter to seal a 9-1 win in an NCAA college baseball game on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana Baseball

Indiana’s Kyle Hart throws to an Ohio State batter during an NCAA college baseball game on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana Baseball

Indiana’s Jake Kelzer throws to an Ohio State batter during an NCAA college baseball game on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

It’s (finally) baseball season

Earlier this week I photographed my last basketball assignment of the season. While I am disappointed to end my run as the South Bend Tribune’s designated armpit photographer, I am glad that it’s finally baseball season. After months of cold and snow, it’ll be nice to get outside to shoot a few games in the coming weeks. Oddly enough I’ve never been a die hard fan of any particular ball club – something that probably comes from growing up in MLB-less Indiana. Despite this, I really enjoy photographing it. I’m especially looking forward to baseball assignments this season after such a long, cold and basketball-filled winter.

Silver Hawks Practice

Silver Hawks pitcher Ben Eckels hits a ground ball for a teammate during a practice on a brisk, windy afternoon on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. The Silver Hawks face Beloit on April 8 in the home opener at the Cove. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Silver Hawks fall to Whitecaps

Our staff recently upgraded to the Canon EOS-1D X. Previously, our newest sports camera was the 1D Mark III. It’s quite a huge jump, but for the past couple weeks I hadn’t had the opportunity to let it rip on a sports assignment where the 1D X really excels. I used a 1D X at the BCS National Championship Game in January, but I was itching to try it out at a baseball game where it really helps to have a quick autofocus and high frame rate.

Silver Hawks Whitecaps Baseball

Whitecaps short stop David Gonzalez, right, gets some air as he slides safely into second in front of a throw to Silver Hawks short stop Pedro Ruiz during a minor league baseball game on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Silver Hawks Whitecaps Baseball

Silver Hawks pitcher Blake Perry throws to Whitecaps short stop David Gonzalez during a minor league baseball game on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

South Bend Silver Hawks defeat Fort Wayne TinCaps

The South Bend Silver Hawks played a rare midweek matinee on Wednesday stealing a few bases – and ultimately the victory – from the Fort Wayne TinCaps. I’ve been on quite a stretch of sports assignments at the Tribune recently, which will continue this weekend with Notre Dame’s Blue vs. Gold spring football game. After months of shooting basketball, I’m starting to dust off some rust with my baseball shooting. When you’re used to constant action in basketball, it’s a change of pace to suddenly need to summon the patience and attention it takes to photograph baseball properly.

Silver Hawks TinCaps Baseball

Silver Hawks center fielder Socrates Brito, right, slides safely into third base in front of a throw to TinCaps third baseman Gabriel Quintana during the third inning of a minor league baseball game on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. Moments later Brito stole home after a pitch went past the catcher into the backstop. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Silver Hawks TinCaps Baseball

TinCaps pitcher Walker Weickel throws to a Silver Hawks batter during a minor league baseball game on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

An evening at the ballpark

Silver Hawks pitcher Archie Bradley throws to a West Michigan batter during a minor league game on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Silver Hawks pitcher Archie Bradley throws to a West Michigan batter during a minor league game on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

The South Bend Silver Hawks take on the West Michigan Whitecaps during a minor league game on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

The South Bend Silver Hawks take on the West Michigan Whitecaps during a minor league game on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley

Here’s a quick Silver Hawks media day sportrait I shot of Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley earlier this week. The Diamondbacks drafted him at No. 7 overall in the 2011 MLB draft, and I doubt he’s in South Bend very long before moving up. Look forward to seeing him pitch a few times this summer at the Cove.

Silver Hawks pitcher Archie Bradley poses for a portrait at the team's media day on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium. Bradley was drafted No. 7 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 MLB draft out of Broken Arrow Senior High in Broken Arrow, Okla. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Silver Hawks pitcher Archie Bradley poses for a portrait at the team's media day on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium. Bradley was drafted No. 7 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 MLB draft out of Broken Arrow Senior High in Broken Arrow, Okla. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Penn downs LaPorte at the Cove

After what seems like months shooting basketball in dark caves known as high school gymnasiums, it was very nice to get outside for a few innings to shoot a high school game at Coveleski stadium. Need to work on my timing a bit, but I’m eager to shoot some more baseball at the Cove this summer.

LaPorte players watch the action from the dugout late in a loss to Penn in a high school baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

LaPorte players watch the action from the dugout late in a loss to Penn in a high school baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn's Chad Whitmer throws to a LaPorte batter during a high school baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn's Chad Whitmer throws to a LaPorte batter during a high school baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pitching blur

Photographing pitchers is kind of my safety blanket when it comes to baseball. I know if there’s nothing else going on I can usually make a decent picture of the guy on the mound. Such was the case on Wednesday when I didn’t have time to wait for a double play or some fielding action because I was also working the photo desk. I dropped down to 1/30th of a second and stuck a focus point on the pitcher’s face to ensure it would be in focus as I followed him through his motion.

Cheyenne Post 6 pitcher Charlie O'Grady throws to a Torrington batter during a legion league baseball game on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Powers Field in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Post 6 pitcher Charlie O'Grady throws to a Torrington batter during a legion league baseball game on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Powers Field in Cheyenne.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

New York Mets first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo

Last week I spent some time photographing Cheyenne Post 6 star Brandon Nimmo for the New York Post. The New York Mets recently selected Nimmo with the No. 13 overall pick in this year’s MLB draft. Last season, he batted .448 with 15 home runs and 84 runs batted in. But he doesn’t act like it. Despite his overwhelming success in Wyoming’s legion league and his first round draft selection, he continues to be extremely humble. He addresses everyone as “sir” and continues to go about business as usual with his legion league team, Post 6. When I photographed him at his home, his family was very hospitable to Post columnist Kevin Kernan and I. What follows are a few favorites from my time with Nimmo. You can read Kevin’s column here.

Cheyenne Post 6 outfielder Brandon Nimmo carries his equipment to the dugout as the sun sets before a legion league game on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Powers Field in Cheyenne, Wyo. (James Brosher / Special to New York Post)

Cheyenne Post 6 outfielder Brandon Nimmo carries his equipment to the dugout as the sun sets before a legion league game on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Powers Field in Cheyenne, Wyo. (James Brosher / Special to New York Post)

Brandon Nimmo takes a few practice swings inside a batting cage that occupies the family's 2688 sq. ft. barn on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The New York Mets recently selected Nimmo at No. 13 overall in the 2011 MLB draft. (James Brosher / Special to New York Post)

Brandon Nimmo takes a few practice swings inside a batting cage that occupies the family's 2688 sq. ft. barn on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The New York Mets recently selected Nimmo at No. 13 overall in the 2011 MLB draft. (James Brosher / Special to New York Post)

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