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RailCats Sign Crown Point Native

December 14, 2022 
Contact: Ashley Nylen 
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RailCats Sign Crown Point Native 


Gary, IN - The Gary SouthShore RailCats have signed outfielder Alec Olund. The outfielder will be back for his second season with the RailCats.  


Olund returns to Gary after a productive 2021 season. The fan-favorite played in 67 games and slashed .280/.372/.435. He finished with 10 doubles, 4 triples, and 5 home runs. His 41 runs led the RailCats and was third on the team with 37 RBI.  


“We originally signed Alec with the intention of him being with us just for a few days,” said manager Greg Tagert. “He took advantage of the opportunity and immediately cemented himself with some spectacular play and moments. One of our best acquisitions of the year. The RailCats are looking for big things from Alec in 2022. 

The Crown Point, IN native played collegiately at Purdue University where he was a four-year starter in the outfield. He was named to the Academic All-Big Ten three times and Big-Ten Distinguished Scholar during his junior and senior seasons. 


The RailCats 2022 season begins at the Steel Yard on Friday, May 20 vs Lincoln Saltdogs. Season tickets packages and group outings for the 2022 season can be reserved by calling 219-882-2255 or emailing [email protected] 



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