|Win: LANGLEY (2-1)||7.0||5||0||0||3||12|
|Loss: Foreman (1-5)||6.0||10||5||5||1||1|
Saturday, April 19, 2014
The offensive malaise continued for Valpo at Henry Aaron Field on Saturday. For the second straight day, Milwaukee held the Crusaders scoreless as the Panthers claimed the series with a 5-0 win.
Milwaukee did most of its damage in the bottom of the first.
Ryan Solberg drove in the Panthers' first run with an opposite-field single that plated Mike Porcaro. Tyler Hermann extended the home team's lead to 3-0 later in the inning when doubled in two runs. First baseman Pat Wilson kept the hit parade going with a knock to right that brought in Hermann.
Trailing 4-0 after the first, Valpo was unable to muster anything against starter Justin Langley. The left-hander struck out 12 batters over seven innings of work.
Porcaro added to Milwaukee's lead in the fourth when he singled home Tell Taylor.
Spencer Mahoney (La Grange Park, Ill./Lyons Township), Jeff Edwards (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson), Michael Morman (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic), Kyle Schneider (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn), and Jake Hanson (Yorkville, Ill./Aurora Christian) each tallied hits for the Crusaders in the losing effort while Mark Johnson (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) reached base in the 7th via a walk.
Ellis Foreman (Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point) settled in after a rocky first inning to give the Brown and Gold six innings on the hill. The redshirt freshman surrendered ten hits and five runs while striking out one and walking a batter.
Trevor Haas (Mount Prospect, Ill./Hersey) and Jason Condit (Putnam, Ill./Henry-Senachwine [Illinois Central College]) each tossed a scoreless frame in relief of Foreman.
Valpo (14-18, 6-6 Horizon) heads home to begin a ten-game homestand starting on Monday. The Crusaders will face Kalamazoo on Monday before turning around to play Ohio Northern Tuesday. Both contests begin at 3:00 pm CT and will be broadcast on WVUR (95.1 FM, Valparaiso).
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