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Three Crusader Baseball Players Named to All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s baseball program had three players voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team for their efforts both on the diamond and in the classroom. Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.), and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) were all selected for the 12-member team.


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Crusader Baseball Players Competing on Summer League Teams

The 2012 Horizon League regular season and tournament champions are not resting on their laurels this summer as several Crusader baseball players are sharpening their skills for the upcoming 2013 season by playing in collegiate summer leagues throughout the country. The Crusaders are be represented on 14 different teams in nine leagues from the east coast to the west coast.


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Valpo’s Mahoney Named to Louisvile Slugger Freshmen All-American Team

Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.


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Bain Named to Gary’s All-Regional Team

Valparaiso University designated hitter Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) was named to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the NCAA’s Gary Regional held Friday through Sunday at U.S. Steel Yard.


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Valpo’s Season Ends with NCAA Tournament Loss to #11 Kentucky

Valparaiso’s first NCAA Tournament trip since 1968 came to an end on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., falling 8-1 to #11 Kentucky.


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Valpo Falls to #15 Purdue in First NCAA Appearance in 44 Years

Valparaiso scored first and last on Friday evening into Saturday morning, but Purdue scored seven times in between as the 15th-ranked Boilermakers defeated the Crusaders 7-2 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals in front of 5,047 fans.


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Crusaders Conclude Final Tune-up for NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso University arrived at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first look at the stadium for the season and take part in a final practice before opening NCAA Tournament play on Friday evening against #15/15 Purdue. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, the practice was cut short about 20 minutes in as the light rain that had fallen throughout became heavier and the tarp was put on the field.


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Crusaders Ready for NCAA Tournament Beginning on Friday

Valparaiso makes its first appearance in the NCAA Division I regionals since 1968 this weekend as the Crusaders head 27 miles down the road to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary for the double elimination tournament. The Crusaders will face #15 Purdue on Friday night at 7 p.m. before facing either #11 Kentucky or Kent State on Saturday.


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Valpo-Purdue Game to Air Live on Big Ten Network

The NCAA and Big Ten Network have announced that Friday evening’s NCAA Regional game between Valparaiso and Purdue will be carried live on BTN and also available on BTN2Go. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


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Game Times, Ticket Information Set for Valpo’s Trip to Gary Regional

Valparaiso will play Purdue at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday evening, June 1 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for the opening game of the NCAA Regional Championships. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and college students (with valid ID).


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Valpo’s “Road to Omaha” Begins Friday against Purdue in Gary

Valparaiso will need to travel a mere 27 miles to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first NCAA Division I Regional appearance since 1968 as the Crusaders will face Purdue on Friday evening.


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NCAA Tourney Bound!!!! Valpo Baseball Wins Horizon League Title

It has been 44 years since Valparaiso has been to a NCAA Division I (then University Division) Baseball Tournament, waiting one more day did little to damper the enthusiasm of the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon. After falling to UIC on Saturday, setting up the “if necessary” game, the Crusaders exploded with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Flames 14-5 at Les Miller Field to capture the Horizon League Baseball Tournament title and with it the automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals.


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Valpo at UIC Horizon League Championship LIVE!!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament crown and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in the championship game. First pitch against tournament host UIC is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


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UIC Nips Valpo 4-3 in Crusaders First Opportunity at Horizon League Title

UIC scored three times in the first and added the winning run in the eighth inning as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 4-3 in the Crusaders’ first try at capturing the Horizon League title. With both teams having one loss in the double-elimination tournament, the two schools will meet back at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. again Sunday afternoon at noon for the title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


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Follow Valpo's Quest for a Horizon League Title LIVE!!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m.


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Eighth Inning Rally Sends Valpo to Horizon League Championship

Mark Johnson’s (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a late rally as Valparaiso came from three runs down to defeat UIC 4-3 on Friday evening at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill., sending the Crusaders into the Horizon League Tournament championship game on Saturday afternoon.


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Valpo Faces UIC in Horizon League Tournament LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to advance to the Horizon League Tournament championship game, facing fourth-seeded UIC on Friday evening. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.


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Valpo Routs Youngstown State to Open Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso scored eight runs in the fifth inning and added five more in the eighth on Thursday evening as the Crusaders opened up play in the Horizon League Baseball Championships with a convincing 16-3 victory over Youngstown State at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


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Valpo Opens Horizon League Tournament vs. YSU LIVE!!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso opens Horizon League Tournament play on Thursday evening against sixth-seeded Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.


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Crusader Baseball Ready for Horizon League Tournament

After capturing its first conference regular season baseball title since 1977, Valparaiso now seeks its first Horizon League Tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships this week in Chicago. The Crusaders will open play in the Horizon League Tournament on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at UIC’s Les Miller Field.


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Valpo Well-Represented as Horizon League Announces Postseason Awards

Ten members of the Valparaiso University baseball program received postseason accolades on Tuesday as the Horizon League announced its annual awards. The Crusader award winners were highlighted by Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) being named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) being named the co-Newcomer of the Year, and Tracy Woodson being honored as the Coach of the Year.


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Valpo’s Mahoney Named Horizon League Batter of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named the final Horizon League Batter of the Week after helping to lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of Youngstown State and the Horizon League regular season championship.


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Valpo Enters Horizon League Tournament as Top Seed

Valparaiso will open play as the number one seed in the 2012 Horizon League Baseball Championship which begins this week at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. on the campus of UIC. The Crusaders will play their first game on Thursday evening (May 24) at 8 p.m.


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Seniors Lead Valpo Baseball to Horizon League Title

By the time fifth-year senior closer Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) pinch hit for the first time in his career on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso could already taste an outright Horizon League Championship. His double to the right-centerfield gap drove home the Crusaders’ 12th run of the game as the Brown and Gold defeated Youngstown State 13-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to clinch the conference crown.


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Extra Inning Win Gives Valpo First Horizon League Baseball Crown

Tanner Vavra’s (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) hard smash to short with two outs in the 11th inning scored Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) with the winning run to give Valparaiso an 8-7 victory over Youngstown State on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. With the victory, the Crusaders have clinched at least a share of their first Horizon League regular season title, and first overall conference title since 1977.


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Valpo Moves into First Place Tie after Downing Youngstown State 8-3

Valparaiso won its 30th game of the season for the first time since 1999 on Thursday afternoon, and in the process moved into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings with an 8-3 victory over Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Valpo Baseball Hosts Youngstown State Seeking First Horizon League Title

Valparaiso wraps up the 2012 regular season this weekend in search of its first Horizon League title. The Crusaders enter the weekend one game behind Wright State in the conference standings. Valpo hosts Youngstown State in a three-game series, culminating with Senior Day on Saturday.


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Tuesday’s Baseball Game vs. Chicago State Cancelled

Valparaiso’s scheduled baseball game for Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against Chicago State has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with the Cougars and will not be made up.


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Valpo Posts 8-2 Victory over UIC to Take Weekend Series

Valparaiso jumped out to a five-run lead after one inning on Sunday afternoon, and defeated UIC 8-2 to take two of three games from the Flames in the weekend series at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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UIC Snaps Valpo’s Home Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its eight-game home win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-3 against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Valpo Baseball Routs UIC to Open Weekend Series

Valparaiso scored eight times in the sixth inning and added three more runs in each of the next two frames on Friday afternoon to defeat UIC 14-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field in the opening game of a three-game weekend series.


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Valpo Hosts UIC in Weekend Series

Tied for first place in the Horizon League standings with just under two weeks to play in the regular season, Valparaiso continues its nine-game homestand this weekend with a key three-game conference series against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Hagel Delivers Game-Winner in 10th for Crusaders

Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) drove home the winning run with a single in the 10th inning as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Valpo Baseball Opens Homestand with Shutout Victory

Three freshmen pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso opened its nine-game homestand with an 8-0 victory over North Central at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Valpo Baseball Named CBI Central Team of the Week

After posting a 3-1 record last week to move in a first place tie in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso University baseball team was named the College Baseball Insider Central Region Team of the Week.


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Crusader Baseball Returns Home to Open Nine-Game Homestand

Valparaiso returns home to Emory G. Bauer Field for a pair of midweek contests to open a nine-game homestand wrapping up the regular season. The Crusaders host North Central on Tuesday afternoon before entertaining Ball State on Wednesday. Valpo is looking to extend its five-game home winning streak.


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Wormington Earns Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University’s Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after helping lift the Crusaders into a first place tie with Wright State on Sunday.


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Crusaders Tied for First After 4-3 Victory at Wright State Sunday

Valparaiso scored single runs in each of the first four innings on Sunday afternoon and defeated Wright State 4-3 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to pull into a tie for first place in the Horizon League with the Raiders.


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Valpo at Wright State Sunday LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League in the final game of a three-game weekend series. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


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Wright State Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak on Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso saw its nine-game winning streak, the fifth longest in the country, come to an end on Saturday afternoon, as Wright State scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Crusaders at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.


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Valpo at Wright State Saturday LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League after a thrilling 12-11 victory on Friday night. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.


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Valpo Rallies for Ninth Straight Win to Move into First Place

Valparaiso scored five times in the top of the eighth inning to rally from a four-run deficit and defeat Wright State 12-11 on Friday evening at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders have now won nine straight and have moved into a first place tie with the Raiders in the in the Horizon League standings.


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Valpo at Wright State Friday LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League series on Friday evening against Wright State in a battle for first place. First pitch is slated for 5:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m.


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Valpo Runs Win Streak to Eight With 7-4 Win at Notre Dame

Valparaiso scored four times in the fourth inning and added three more runs in the seventh on the way to a 7-4 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday evening at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. to run the Crusaders’ winning streak to eight straight games.


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Valpo at Notre Dame LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso puts its seven-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening to battle Big East foe Notre Dame. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m.


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Valpo Baseball Heads to Notre Dame Before First Place Showdown at Wright State

After earning Honorable Mention National Team of the Week honors, Valparaiso wraps up its final regular season road trip of the season with four more games this week. The Crusaders take their seven game winning streak to Notre Dame on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt before heading to Dayton, Ohio this weekend for a three-game series at Wright State in a showdown for first place in the Horizon League.


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Valpo Runs Wins Streak to Seven with Sweep of Milwaukee

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) went the distance in Sunday’s opener while Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) and Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) combined to allow just one run in the night cap as Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee 4-1 and 2-1 at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


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Valpo at Milwaukee DH LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee with a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


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Valpo Baseball Returns to .500 with 9-3 Win at Milwaukee

Every Crusader in the lineup had at least one hit on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted its 12th victory in its last 14 games to return to the .500 mark on the season with a 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


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Valpo at Milwaukee Baseball LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Milwaukee. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 2:45 p.m.


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Crusader Baseball Heads to Milwaukee This Weekend

Valparaiso takes its four-game winning streak north to Wisconsin this weekend as the Crusaders take on Milwaukee in a three-game Horizon League series. The Brown and Gold has won nine of its last 10 games overall and 11 of the last 13 to pull within two games of first place Wright State in the Horizon League standings.


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Yoder’s Blast Lifts Valpo to Come From Behind Win at IPFW

Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) made his first appearance back to his hometown a memorable one, launching a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Valparaiso an 11-8 victory over IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at Mastodon Field in Fort Wayne, Ind.


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Valpo at IPFW LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. on Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference game against IPFW. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


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Wild Earns Horizon League Honor; Valpo Pitching Staff Honored Nationally

Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) picked up his third Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor while the Crusaders’ pitching staff as a whole was named the National Pitching Staff of the Week by Insidepitching.com.


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Shutout, Ninth Inning Rally Lead Valpo to Sweep of Butler

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed a four-hit shutout in the opener on Sunday and Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) drew a walk-off walk in the nightcap as Valparaiso won both games of a doubleheader against Butler 1-0 and 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to complete a weekend sweep of the Bulldogs.


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Valpo Wins Series Opener from Butler 4-2

Four first inning runs were all that Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) needed on Saturday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over Butler in the opening game of a three-game series at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Rain Forces Postponement of Valpo-Butler Baseball on Friday

Steady rains throughout Northwest Indiana on Friday have forced the postponement of the scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Butler at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Valpo-Goshen Baseball Cancelled on April 25

Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled against Goshen on Wednesday, April 25, has been cancelled due to conflicts with the Maple Leafs.


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Indiana State Wins 16-Inning Marathon over Valpo

In a game that saw both teams go scoreless for 10 straight innings, Indiana State plated the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning on Tuesday evening to post a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.


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Valpo at Indiana State LIVE Tuesday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso steps out of conference play on Tuesday evening to battle instate foe Indiana State. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m.


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Tickets Still Available for Comedy Night Featuring Bobby Collins

The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center and tickets are still available.


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Crusader Baseball Set for Horizon League's Second Half

Winners of five in a row and seven of the last eight, Valparaiso returns to the diamond for four games this week against Hoosier State foes. The Crusaders will travel to Terre Haute on Tuesday for a non-conference game against Indiana State before hosting longtime rival Butler for a three-game weekend series Friday through Sunday to open the second half of Horizon League play.


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Valpo Completes Weekend Sweep of Youngstown State

Valparaiso wrapped up a three-game weekend sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over the Penguins at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


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Valpo at Youngstown State LIVE Sunday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes a three-game Horizon League series on Sunday against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.


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Valpo Shuts Out Youngstown State 10-0 on Saturday

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed eight-innings of shutout baseball leading Valparaiso to a 10-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in game two of a weekend series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


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Valpo at Youngstown State LIVE Saturday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game Horizon League series on Saturday against Youngstown State. Due to forecasted rain, first pitch is now slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.


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Valpo Uses Long Ball to Down Youngstown State

John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) both hit three-run home runs on Friday afternoon, helping lift Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Youngstown State in the opening game of a three-game Horizon League series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


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Valpo at Youngstown State LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


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Crusader Baseball Reaches Midway in Horizon League Slate

Valparaiso begins a four-game road trip this weekend with a three-game series against Youngstown State at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio. The Crusaders have won four of their last five games overall, and will wrap up the first half of Horizon League action with this weekend’s series.


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Crusaders Down Broncos to Close Homestand

Valparaiso got solid pitching and some timely hitting on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up their brief two-game homestand with a 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at Emory G. Bauer Field to earn a split in the season series between the two schools.


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Hagel, Yoder Lead Valpo Past Grace

Will Hagel(Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) combined for nine runs batted in on Monday afternoon, helping lead Valparaiso to a 12-5 victory over Grace at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Wild Earns Second Pitcher of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has picked up his second Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor after tossing a complete game victory over UIC on Friday evening.


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Valpo Falls 3-2 to UIC in Finale

Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./Saddleback H.S.) hit a two-run home run for Valparaiso to account for all of the Crusaders’ offense on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold fell 3-2 to UIC in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


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Valpo at UIC Saturday Live!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks for a three-game sweep at UIC on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.


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Wild’s Complete Game Lifts Valpo to 3-2 Victory at UIC

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed his first complete game as a Crusader, limiting UIC to just seven hits, leading Valparaiso to a 3-2 victory over the Flames on Friday night at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


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Valpo at UIC Friday LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game series at UIC on Friday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.


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Valpo Wins Marathon to Take Series Opener at UIC

Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) infield single in the top of the 15th drove home Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Ill./El Toro H.S.) with the winning run after Valparaiso tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Crusaders defeated UIC 8-7 to take the opener of a three-game series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


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Valpo at UIC LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game series at UIC on Thursday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.


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Western Michigan Nips Valpo in Ninth

Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth inning for Valparaiso, but Western Michigan plated in the winning run in the bottom of the innings as the Broncos topped the Crusaders 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Robert J. Bobb Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.


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Valpo at Western Michigan LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks steps out of Horizon League action on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso heads to Western Michigan. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


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Crusader Baseball Hits the Road for Four This Week

Valparaiso takes to the road for four games this week beginning a stretch in which the Crusaders will play eight of their next 10 games away from Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will travel to Western Michigan on Tuesday for a midweek contest before heading to Chicago Thursday through Saturday for a three-game Horizon League set with UIC.


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Late Rally Falls Short for Valpo in Series Finale Versus Wright State

Valparaiso scored one run and had runners on the corners with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, but could not complete the comeback, falling 4-3 to Wright State in the final game of a three-game weekend series.


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Wright State Takes Middle Game from Valpo

Wright State won the middle game of a three-game Horizon League weekend series from Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon by the score of 4-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Crusaders Fall to Wright State in Extras

Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit to force extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Wright State plated the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Valpo Hosts Wright State in Battle of Horizon League Leaders

After sweeping a three-game series from Milwaukee last weekend, Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to host Wright State in a three-game set. The Raiders are the preseason favorite in the Horizon League this season and the series will be a rematch of last year’s Horizon League Tournament championship contest.


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Wild’s Gem Earns Him Pitcher of the Week Honors

Kevin Wild’s (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing nine-plus innings of one-hit baseball last Saturday against Milwaukee, helping the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of the Panthers.


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Crusader Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep of Milwaukee

Elliott Martin’s (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning plated the tying and go-ahead run as Valparaiso completed a three-game weekend sweep of Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


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Crusaders Open Home Schedule with Two Shutouts

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) pitched nine innings of no-hit baseball and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) delivered the game-winning double in the bottom of the 10th inning of game two on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Milwaukee 1-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field. In the opener, Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) tossed a six-hit shutout to start the doubleheader sweep as the Crusaders topped the Panthers 7-0.


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Rain Washes Out Valpo’s Home Opener vs. Milwaukee

Steady rain in the Northwest Indiana area on Friday afternoon has forced the postponement of Valparaiso’s home-opening baseball game against Milwaukee at Emory G. Bauer Field. The two schools will play a doubleheader on Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m.


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Crusader Baseball Hosts Milwaukee This Weekend in Home Opener

After playing its first 19 games of the season away from home, Valparaiso returns to the friendly confines of Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to open a three-game series with Milwaukee as part of a six game homestand spanning the next two weekends. First pitch in Friday’s home opener is slated for 3 p.m. against the Panthers with Saturday’s and Sunday’s games commencing at 1 p.m.


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Valpo Baseball to Host Comedy Night Featuring Bobby Collins

The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.


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Butler Takes Series Finale from Valpo

Valparaiso wrapped up its 19-game road trip on Sunday afternoon, falling 13-8 to Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.


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Follow Valpo at Butler Sunday Live!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to take the opening Horizon League series with game three of its weekend series at Butler on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


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Valpo Bats Explode in 15-7 Win at Butler on Saturday

Every Valparaiso hitter had at least on hit by the fifth inning on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders tallied 20 total in a 15-7 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.


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Valpo at Butler Live Saturday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to rebound from Friday's loss with game two of its weekend series at Butler on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


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Butler Trips Up Valpo in Extras to Open Horizon League Play

Valparaiso opened up its Horizon League schedule on Friday afternoon by playing its fifth extra-inning game of the season already and dropped a 5-4 game in 10 innings against Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.


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Follow Valpo at Butler Baseball LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Friday afternoon battling longtime rival Butler. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


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Belmont Defeats Crusaders 5-3 in Wednesday Action

Belmont scored two runs in the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon to rally and defeat Valparaiso 5-3 at Rose Park in Nashville, Tenn.


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Valpo Baseball Closes 19-Game Road Trip This Week

Valparaiso wraps up its 19-game road trip this week while also opening Horizon League play. The Crusaders will stop in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference tilt at Belmont before heading north to Indianapolis, Ind. Friday through Sunday to being conference action with a three-game series at Butler.


Baseball

Valpo Rally Falls Short at Winthrop

Valparaiso rallied from six runs down after four innings to close within two, but that is as close as the Crusaders would get on Monday evening, falling 8-6 to Winthrop at Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C.


Baseball

Campbell Takes Two from Valpo in Saturday Action

Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series at Campbell on Saturday afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 3-2 and 7-3 at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.


Baseball

Campbell Takes Series Opener from Valparaiso in 10 Innings

Valparaiso forced extra innings for the fourth time in its first 12 games of the season on Friday afternoon, but Campbell became the first team to defeat the Crusaders after the ninth inning, downing the Brown and Gold 6-5 in 10 innings at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.


Baseball

Wake Forest Shuts Out Valpo on Wednesday Afternoon

Valparaiso wrapped up a two-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Wake Forest, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Demon Deacons at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.


Baseball

Wake Forest Wins Series Opener Against Crusaders

Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday afternoon against Wake Forest but a nine-run fifth inning by the Demon Deacons proved to be too much for the Crusaders to overcome as the Brown and Gold fell 13-4 at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston Salem, N.C.


Baseball

Deetjen Earns Second League Honor of the Season

For the second time in three weeks Valparaiso University’s Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week.


Baseball

USC Upstate Defeats Valpo 8-2 in Monday Baseball

South Carolina Upstate jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning on the way to an 8-2 victory over Valparaiso on Monday afternoon at Harley Park in Spartanburg, S.C.


Baseball

Crusaders Down Wofford in Extra Innings

Valparaiso rallied from a four-run deficit midway through Sunday’s game and scored three times in the 11th inning on the way to an 8-7 victory over Wofford at King Field in Spartanburg, S.C. for the Crusaders’ third extra inning victory of the young season.


Baseball

Baseball Drops Pitcher’s Duel 2-1 at Gardner-Webb

Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) went the distance, needing only 71 pitches on Saturday afternoon, but Gardner-Webb pushed across two runs in the fourth inning which proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at J.H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C.


Baseball

Baseball Heads to the Carolinas

Valparaiso heads to the Carolinas this weekend to begin their annual spring break trip. The Crusaders will open play on Saturday at Gardner-Webb before heading to Wofford on Sunday. Monday the Brown and Gold will travel to South Carolina Upstate to conclude the wraparound weekend slate.


Baseball

Valpo’s Vavra Earns Horizon League Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Batter of the Week after hitting .583 in the three-game weekend series against #4 Arkansas.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Upsets #4 Arkansas Sunday Afternoon

Will Hagel’s (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) single in the top of the 10th inning drove home Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) with what proved to be the winning run on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso shocked fourth-ranked Arkansas 10-9 in front of more than 5,000 fans at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., handing the Razorbacks their first loss of the season.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Nearly Upsets #4 Arkansas Saturday

For the second straight day Valparaiso went toe-to-toe with the nation’s fourth-ranked team and on Saturday had the tying and go ahead runners in scoring position in the ninth, before falling to Arkansas 4-3 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.


Baseball

Valpo Hangs Tough with #4 Arkansas on Friday

Valparaiso opened a three-game series with fourth-ranked Arkansas on Friday afternoon, dropping a 7-3 game to the Razorbacks at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Heads to #4 Arkansas for Three-Game Set

After winning a season-opening series for the first time since 2009, Valparaiso heads south this weekend for a three-game series against fourth-ranked Arkansas. Arkansas enters Wednesday’s game against Northwestern State a perfect 4-0 on the year and is averaging more than 7,000 fans per game this year at home.


Baseball

Valpo’s Deetjen Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University senior Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after tossing seven scoreless innings in the Crusaders’ season opener on Friday.


Baseball

Crusaders Take Opening Series with 7-4 Win at Murray State

A three-run ninth inning propelled Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Murray State on Sunday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky., allowing the Crusaders to take the first series of the 2012 season two games to one in which each contest was decided in the ninth inning or later.


Baseball

Valpo Posts Split in Saturday Baseball Action

Valparaiso plated three runs in the top of the 13th inning on Saturday afternoon to post a 5-2 victory in the completion of the season opener that was suspended due to darkness before falling 2-1 in the regularly scheduled contest at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky.


Baseball

Valpo-Murray State Opener Suspended Due to Darkness

Darkness was the only winner on Friday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky. as Valparaiso and Murray State battled for 12 innings only to remain in a 2-2 deadlock.


Baseball

Boys of Summer Open 2012 at Murray State

After finishing runner-up in the Horizon League Tournament one year ago, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend to open the 2012 campaign with a three-game series at Murray State. The Crusaders look to get off to a quick start on the road, as the Brown and Gold will be away from home for 19 straight games to open the year.


Baseball

Crusaders Baseball Poised for 2012 Season

After finishing second in the 2011 Horizon League Tournament, the Valparaiso University baseball team takes to the diamond in 2012 looking to take the next step in moving towards the top of the conference. The Crusaders will look for their first conference title since winning the Heartland Collegiate Conference in 1982 while trying to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1976.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Tabbed Third in Horizon League

Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in third place this season in the Horizon League according to the 2012 preseason poll as voted upon by the league’s head coaches.


Baseball, Athletics

Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Includes Baseball Player Russ Steinbeck

One of the top outfielders ever to play baseball at Valparaiso University, Russ Steinbeck helped to lead the Crusaders to a pair of Indiana Collegiate Conference championships as well as two NCAA Tournament berths during his career with the Brown and Gold, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Baseball

Coach Woodson to be Inducted into NC State Hall of Fame

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson will be inducted into the North Carolina State University Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 First Pitch Banquet held on Feb. 16 in Raleigh, N.C.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Players Excel in the Classroom

Valparaiso University baseball program has posted a combined grade point average of 3.09 for the 2011 fall semester head coach Tracy Woodson has announced. Twenty of the 33 team members achieved a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Baseball

Valparaiso Baseball Announce 2012 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of nine student-athletes that make up the 2012 recruiting class. Joining the Crusader for the 2013 season are Aaron Collins, Jeff Edwards, Ellis Foreman, Jacob Hanson, Drew Hasler, Andrew Hjellming, Scott Jerge, Blayten Magana, and Bryce Yoder.


Baseball

Coach Woodson Featured in Collegiate Baseball Insider

Valpo head coach Tracy Woodson was featured in a "Nine Innings" article by Collegiate Baseball Insider talking about the World Series and Valpo baseball.


Baseball

Offense Propels White Squad to Sweep in Fall Series

The White team clinched the best-of-three series Valparaiso University Fall World Series 2-0 over the Black squad on Tuesday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 14-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Baseball

Bats Dominate Game One of Fall World Series

The Valparaiso University baseball team held game one of its annual Fall World Series on Monday afternoon with the White squad defeating the Black team by a score of 11-7 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Baseball

21 Home Dates Highlight Valpo’s 2012 Baseball Schedule

Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has released the Crusaders’ 2012 baseball schedule which features 21 home games, including a nine-game homestand to wrap up the regular season.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball’s Parents/Alumni/Friends Day Set for September 24

The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni/Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a golf outing in the afternoon and bowling in the evening.


Baseball

Valpo Announces Final Members of 2011 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has added seven more commitments as well as two Division I transfers to the incoming class of 2011.


Baseball

Four Crusaders Earn Summer Baseball All-Star Honors

Four Valparaiso University players were selected this past week to compete in their summer baseball league's All-Star Game.