When the Valparaiso University baseball team’s volunteer assistant coaching position came open, head coach Brian Schmack didn’t have to look far to find the perfect fit for his program.
It didn’t take long for Chase Dawson to join the ranks of Valpo baseball alums who have gone on to play professional baseball, as the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association announced Tuesday that they have signed Dawson to his first professional contract.
The Valparaiso University baseball team was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its MVC Scholar-Athlete selections on Tuesday. Three Valpo players earned first team recognition for their accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom.
Each time Louie Baker ’20 takes the field for the Valparaiso University baseball team, he is making a lifelong dream of playing the sport he loves in the United States a reality.
The Valparaiso University baseball team fell 7-1 to Missouri State on Tuesday in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill. That marked the final game of the 2019 season and the end of the careers of seven Valpo seniors.
The Valparaiso University baseball team was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference announced all-conference teams on Tuesday.
After matching its regular season Missouri Valley Conference win total from a year ago despite playing in a conference that entered the final weekend of the regular season ranked sixth nationally in RPI, the Valparaiso University baseball team will look to make some noise in the Valley tournament much like it did a year ago. Valpo finished seventh in the regular season standings, creating a matchup with sixth-seeded Missouri State, the defending conference champion, in a single-elimination first-round game on Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University baseball team held a late lead in Saturday’s regular season finale, but Missouri State came from behind for an 8-6 win that ended with a walk-off home run to snap a 6-6 tie. Valpo finished the regular season with six Missouri Valley Conference wins, equaling its conference win total from a year ago despite playing in a conference that is ranked sixth nationally in RPI this season.
The Valparaiso University baseball team fell 11-4 to Missouri State on Friday night at Hammons Field in Springfield despite eight of the nine batters in the Valpo lineup recording hits and the two teams collecting 10 hits apiece. Valpo is now locked into the No. 7 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and will play sixth-seeded Missouri State in the opening round on Tuesday at Illinois State regardless of the results on Saturday’s final day of the regular season.