Valparaiso University’s baseball team will hold its Fall Prospect Camp on Oct. 15, 2023 at Emory G Bauer Field. Players in high school graduating classes of 2024-2027 are invited to attend.
The Valparaiso University baseball team will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2024 roster on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Tryouts will start at 5 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.
The Valparaiso University baseball program has been recognized for its academic success by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as a Team Academic Excellence Award winner.
Three members of the Valparaiso University baseball program were recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete honors on Tuesday. Junior outfielder Alex Ryan (Lake Mills, Wis. / Lakeside Lutheran) and redshirt sophomore second baseman Nolan Tucker (Cedar Lake, Ind. / Hanover Central) were named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, while redshirt sophomore outfielder Matt Olive (sports management / Minneapolis, Minn. / Blake School) garnered MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention.
Sophomore Josh Cottrill (Pewaukee, Wis. / Pewaukee) turned in the best outing of his collegiate career in relief and the offense slugged two home runs and pounded out 12 hits, but an early hole was too much to overcome as the Valparaiso University baseball team fell 10-9 to Belmont in a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament elimination game on Wednesday afternoon at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind. This puts the finishing touches on a solid season for the Beacons, who boasted their highest overall and MVC-only win totals and winning percentages since joining the league.
The eighth-seeded Valparaiso University baseball team held a four-run lead five batters into the game, but an impressive opening inning was not enough as Murray State pulled away for an 11-6 victory in the opening round of the double-elimination Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, hosted by Indiana State at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.
Former Valparaiso University baseball standout Chase Dawson (Chesterton, Ind. / Andrean) will be honored by the Schaumberg Boomers of the Frontier League on Sunday night as the first 1,000 fans to enter the gates of Wintrust Field will receive a Dawson bobblehead prior to the game against the New York Boulders at 6 p.m.
Valparaiso University baseball sophomore Ryan Maka (Oak Forest, Ill. / Oak Forest) was recognized for his stellar season on Monday night as he was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team, which was announced at the league’s postseason awards banquet in Terre Haute, Ind. In addition, senior catcher Jake Skrine (Longmont, Colo. / Mead [Indiana]) earned All-MVC Honorable Mention.
After being picked to finish 10th in the preseason poll, the Valparaiso University baseball team has exceeded expectations by earning a spot in the eight-team Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, which will begin on Tuesday as the eighth-seeded Beacons take on fifth-seeded Murray State in the opening round. If Valpo beats Murray State in the first round of the double-elimination tournament, the Beacons will play top-seeded Indiana State on Wednesday at 3 p.m. CT. If Valpo drops the opening game, the Brown & Gold will play an elimination game at 11:30 a.m. CT on Wednesday.