Ryan Repeats on MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, Husmann Named to Second Team

Valparaiso University baseball senior outfielder Alex Ryan (Lake Mills, Wis. / Lakeside Lutheran) was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team, while senior outfielder Carson Husmann (Hanna, Ind. / South Central [Bradley]) was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team as the league announced its academic honors on Wednesday.

Four Valpo Baseball Players Earn CSC Academic All-District Recognition

A quartet of Valparaiso University baseball players was recognized as College Sports Communicators released its Academic All-District Teams on Tuesday.

Kaleb Hannahs Named to All-MVC Second Team

Valparaiso University baseball senior third baseman Kaleb Hannahs (West Terre Haute, Ind. / West Vigo) was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team as the league announced its awards and honors at Monday evening’s postseason banquet in Evansville, Ind.

A Game That Meant Nothing on a Day that Meant Everything as Valpo Baseball Salutes Senior Class

The game meant nothing, but the day meant everything on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo Rally Falls Shy as Robbed Home Run Helps Nationally-Ranked Sycamores Fend Off Beacons

The Valparaiso University baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the ninth and brought the potential winning run to the plate, but No. 20 Indiana State escaped Emory G. Bauer Field with an 11-9 victory on Friday afternoon. Brady Renfro (Antigo, Wis. / Antigo) drilled what would have been a game-tying home run to deep right with two outs in the sixth, but Indiana State right fielder Parker Stinson leaped up and robbed the would-be home run, a play that proved pivotal in the game’s outcome.

Ryan, Schmack Homer as No. 20 Indiana State Takes Series Opener

Valparaiso University baseball seniors Kyle Schmack (Wanatah, Ind. / South Central) and Alex Ryan (Lake Mills, Wis. / Lakeside Lutheran) both launched home runs in the first game of their final collegiate series, but No. 20 Indiana State posted crooked numbers in five of the nine frames including a five-run ninth to prevail 13-4 on Thursday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Schmack is one home run away from tying the program’s career and single-season home run records. The game started with a 24-minute rain delay and it rained on and off throughout during parts of the contest including a steady rain for an inning or two early in the game.

Valpo to Celebrate Seniors During Season-Closing Series vs. No. 20 Indiana State

The Valparaiso University baseball team will close out the season this weekend by welcoming nationally-ranked Indiana State for a three-game series. The series does not hold any significance with regard to Missouri Valley Conference seeding as Indiana State has locked up the No. 1 seed and Valpo has been eliminated from tournament contention, but every game is still meaningful for the No. 20 Sycamores in terms of NCAA Regional seeding and earning hosting responsibilities. Valpo will celebrate its 15-member senior class in a pregame ceremony that begins at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday. In a very unique circumstance, the head coaches of both teams will be senior parents during that ceremony as Valpo head coach Brian Schmack’s son Kyle and Indiana State head coach Mitch Hannahs’ son Kaleb are among Valpo’s 15 departing seniors.

Thurston, Giusti Homer on Tuesday at Northwestern

The Valparaiso University baseball team received five shutout innings from four different relief pitchers and the middle infielders provided pop as shortstop Alex Thurston (Fowler, Ind. / Benton Central) and second baseman Connor Giusti (Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Fremd [Wisconsin Oshkosh]) both homered, but Northwestern prevailed 7-2 in Tuesday’s nonconference finale in Evanston, Ill.

Baseball to Close Road Slate with Nonconference Finale on Tuesday

The Valparaiso University baseball team will play its nonconference finale on Tuesday at Northwestern, the team’s final road contest of the 2024 campaign. The Beacons will face a power-5 opponent as a final tune-up for this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference series against nationally-ranked Indiana State that begins on Thursday at Emory G. Bauer Field.