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1968 Baseball Team
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Baseball (1968)

The team took to the diamond in what proved to be a special season for the Brown and Gold.  Led by head coach Emory G. Bauer, Valpo went 17-5 overall and posted a perfect 12-0 mark in the Indiana Collegiate Conference to capture the league crown.

After starting the season with ten straight victories, the team, which had four First Team All-ICC and four Second Team All-ICC selections on it, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Region Four Tournament.  The Crusaders played valiantly in both games, dropping its opening game 6-4 against the University of Minnesota in 11 innings and then fell 1-0 to Ohio University in the second game.

Members of the 1968 baseball team included: Charles Boerger, Tom Bonen, Dale Broekemeier, Ray Coley, Jon Dimitri, Richard Dorsch, Steve Elkow, Phil Farina, Sheldon Ferguson, Bruce Gehrke, Randy Goede, Richard Kretchmar, Bruce Lindner, Eddie Pearson, Joe Platt, Don Roedel, Ron Roedel,John Whetsel, and William Yancey.

2005-06 Hall of Fame
Ruth BornBaseball & Softball (1945-1947)
Patty CisnerosBasketball (1997-2000)
Sarrah (Stricklett) MosherBasketball (1996-2000)
Aaron RhameSoccer (1995-1998)
LeRoy SchrammCross Country & Track & Field (1962-1965)
Joe SeverFootball (1956-1959)
J.J. SwiatkowskiBaseball (1997-2000)
1968 Baseball TeamBaseball (1968)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler