Valparaiso University baseball senior Christian Barczi (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North) received a high honor for his academic success on Thursday as he was named a Third Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA.
Valparaiso University baseball senior Christian Barczi (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North) was recognized for his athletic and academic prowess on Thursday as CoSIDA revealed its academic all-district teams.
The Valparaiso University baseball team had a pair of repeat honorees as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its scholar-athlete teams on Thursday. Senior outfielder Steven Fitzsimmons (Golden Valley, Minn. / Robbinsdale Cooper) and senior pitcher Jon Tieman (Crystal Lake, Ill. / Prairie Ridge) were once again named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, while senior pitcher Easton Rhodehouse (Gilbert, Ariz. / Highland) earned MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention.
The Valparaiso University baseball team was edged 4-2 by Alabama State on Wednesday night in Montgomery Alabama. The Hornets snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-run triple in the sixth, a lead that would hold up on a night that featured quality pitching on both sides.
The Valparaiso University baseball team got back in the win column on Tuesday night, topping Alabama State 8-3 in the first of two midweek showdowns between the two teams in Montgomery, Ala. The victory came together as three Valpo hurlers combined to span the nine quality frames while three batters contributed multi-hit efforts.
In the final matchup of a three-game set, the Valparaiso University baseball team dropped a 12-0 decision to host Georgia Southern. Senior Steven Fitzsimmons (Golden Valley, Minn./ Robbinsdale Cooper) recorded his first extra-base hit of the year during a multi-hit game.
The Valparaiso University baseball team faced off against Georgia Southern Saturday for the second of a three-game series. While their pitching was strong, the Brown and Gold’s offense was unable to capitalize on early opportunities, eventually dropping the contest 1-0. Freshman Trent Turzenski (Burlington, Wis./ Burlington) pitched brilliantly in relief, allowing just three hits over 6.2 innings pitched.
The Valparaiso University baseball team dropped the series opener to Georgia Southern on Friday, falling on the short end of an 8-1 contest. Valpo’s bullpen was strong, but the team was unable to overcome an early deficit.
The Valparaiso University baseball team will head to Statesboro, Ga. to continue its spring break trip with a three-game weekend series against Georgia Southern. Valpo recently wrapped up a stretch of seven-straight games against teams that played in NCAA Regionals last season (No. 3 Louisville, McNeese and Southern Miss) and will continue its challenging nonconference slate with the weekend set at Georgia Southern, a team coming off a win over No. 4 Georgia.