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April 16, 2014
The last time a Horizon League team won a game at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Kevin Wild was on the mound, Steven Scoby was patrolling right field, and Tracy Woodson was in the dugout. Since April 29th, 2012, the Panthers have won twelve straight at home against HL opponents. The Crusaders look to snap that streak in the first of a three-game set Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm CT.
April 14, 2014
A forecast calling for cold temperatures and precipitation has prompted Tuesday's non-conference game at Toledo to be cancelled. The contest will not be made up. Valpo will return to the diamond Thursday to kick off a three-game set in Milwaukee. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm CT.
April 14, 2014
Dalton Lundeen collected his third Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Award of the season Monday. Lundeen struck out a career-high nine batters and didn't allow an earned run over eight innings Saturday versus Youngstown State. OF Mark Johnson batted .643 for the week, including two home runs, a triple, a double, and four RBIs in Saturday's doubleheader with the Penguins.
April 12, 2014
Crusaders romp Penguins 13-1 in game one of the doubleheader; Youngstown State turns the tide in game two with a 12-4 defeat of Valpo to salvage a tilt in the three-game set. Dalton Lundeen was dazzling on the hill as he didn't allow an earned run over eight innings. Mark Johnson had a career day at the plate with two home runs. Karch Kowalczyk drove in a career-high six runs in the first contest.
April 12, 2014
With inclement weather expected on Sunday, the Valparaiso Crusaders and Youngstown State Penguins have agreed to play a doubleheader today (Saturday). The first game will start at the originally scheduled 12:00 pm CT time, with game two beginning a half hour after the conclusion of game one. No changes have been made to the probable starting pitchers.
April 11, 2014
All nine batters recorded at least one hit as the back end of the Crusader bullpen preserved a 10-7 series-opening win for the Brown and Gold Friday at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will go for the series win Saturday at 12:00 pm CT.
April 10, 2014
Valpo is 26-5 all-time against the Penguins at Emory G. Bauer Field. At 3-3, the Crusaders are looking to vault into the top half of the Horizon League standings as they welcome Youngstown State to town for a three-game series starting Friday at 3:00 pm CT.
April 08, 2014
Wildcats score twelve unanswered runs in the first five innings as they downed Valpo 12-5 at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston on Tuesday. Jeff Edwards, Mark Johnson, Michael Morman, and Ray Bartolomucci each recorded two hits in the losing effort.
April 08, 2014
Wildcats lead the all-time series 23-9 but Valpo and Northwestern have split the last twelve meetings since 2000. The Crusaders will trot out RHP Ellis Foreman while the Wildcats will send LHP Dan Tyson to the hill Tuesday in the 3:00 pm tilt at Rocky Miller Park.
April 07, 2014
The sophomore southpaw held Wright State scoreless through seven innings in Valpo's 2-0 win over the Raiders at Emory G. Bauer Field Saturday. With the victory, Lundeen improved to 3-0 lifetime against Wright State.
April 06, 2014
Having already secured the series victory over Wright State, the Valparaiso baseball team was unable to close out a series sweep at Emory G. Bauer Field on Sunday, as the Raiders downed the Crusaders by a 4-2 score.
April 05, 2014
The Valparaiso baseball team handed Wright State its first two losses in Horizon League play of the season Saturday at Emory G. Bauer Field, sweeping both ends of the twinbill from the Raiders, 3-1 and 2-0. The victories snapped the Crusaders' six-game losing streak and moved Valpo to 3-2 in Horizon League play.
April 04, 2014
The 8-0 Wright State Raiders come to town for the first Horizon League series of the season at Emory G. Bauer Field. Due to a rain-filled weather forecast for Friday, the two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon. The second game of the twin bill will start approximately thirty minutes after the conclusion of game one.
April 02, 2014
Despite drawing eleven walks, Valpo baseball dropped its sixth straight tilt Wednesday 10-6 to Northern Illinois. Michael Morman went 2-for-3, walked twice, scored three times and swiped three bases as the redshirt sophomore raised his average to .289. The Crusaders will host Wright State in a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon.
April 01, 2014
Andrew Bynum and Michael Morman both had multi-hit games but the Crusaders fell 11-1 to the Irish. Valpo will host its home opener Wednesday afternoon versus Northern Illinois at 3 pm at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 31, 2014
The club spent the better part of Monday afternoon getting Emory G. Bauer Field ready for games following four home cancellations already this season. First pitch between the Crusaders and Huskies is scheduled for 3:00 pm CT.
March 31, 2014
The Valpo-Notre Dame baseball game originally scheduled for 4:35 pm CT Tuesday has been pushed back to 7:05 pm CT at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana.
March 30, 2014
Crusaders outhit the Bulldogs 10-8, but leave twelve men on base and commit three errors in a 5-3 loss at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis. Karch Kowalczyk went 4-for-5 at the plate with an RBI double off the left field fence.
March 27, 2014
Crusaders will square off against former Horizon League foe Butler Sunday afternoon at 1 pm in Indianapolis. Single game could change to doubleheader beginning at noon if Bulldogs can't get both of their games in Saturday in Louisville.
March 26, 2014
Irish prevail 4-1 in a two-hour, two-minute tilt in South Bend. Michael Morman tallied his eighth multi-hit game of the season, but the Crusaders managed just five hits. Ellis Foreman was highly efficient on the mound for Valpo, needing just 79 pitches to record seven innings.
March 26, 2014
Unplayable conditions at OU Baseball Field have forced the cancellation of this weekend's series. The three-game set will not be made up.
March 25, 2014
In a move to offset a number of cancellations already this season, the Crusaders have added a game versus Notre Dame this Wednesday afternoon inside Four Winds Field at 5:35 pm ET/4:35 pm CT.
March 24, 2014
Tuesday's baseball game against Ball State has been cancelled due to poor field conditions. It represents the sixth contest lost thus far this season. The Crusaders are currently scheduled to play Oakland this weekend in Rochester, Michigan.
March 22, 2014
Valpo lost a couple of tight contests Saturday to UIC. Dalton Lundeen's 7 2/3 innings and Chris Manning's 4-for-4 day at the plate weren't enough in the morning game as the Flames won 5-4. Spencer Mahoney was 3-for-5 with two runs scored out of the leadoff spot, but two errors and eight runners left on base came back to haunt the Crusaders in a 6-3 defeat in the afternoon tilt.
March 21, 2014
Cole Webb and Tomas Michelson went toe-to-toe for eight innings Friday night in Chicago. Spencer Mahoney scored the game-winning run in the 9th on an error in center field to give Valpo its first win in an HL opener since 2010. The Crusaders move to 4-0 in one-run games.
March 20, 2014
The newly-constructed Curtis Granderson Stadium in downtown Chicago will play host to Valpo and UIC Friday and Saturday. The Crusaders and Flames have faced each other 16 times over the past two seasons. Valpo enters conference play above .500 for the first time since 1997.
March 19, 2014
Crusaders and Flames will meet up Friday night at 5 pm CT before playing a doubleheader beginning at 10:30 am CT at Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago.
March 18, 2014
After a 10-day hiatus, Crusaders return to diamond with a decisive 7-1 triumph over the Cougars. Ellis Foreman notched his first career win as he threw six innings of one-run ball. Jeff Edwards tallied his second multi-RBI game of the season while Spencer Mahoney and Andy Burns each had two-hit games.
March 17, 2014
The thaw continues in Northwest Indiana, but Emory G. Bauer Field remains unplayable as baseball endures its fifth cancellation of the spring. Wednesday's non-conference game against Buffalo will not be made up. Valpo's game versus Chicago State Tuesday at 1 pm is still expected to go on as planned.
March 16, 2014
A forecast calling for blustery conditions has moved Monday's Valpo vs. Chicago State baseball game to Tuesday at 1 pm at the Chicago State University Baseball Stadium.
March 12, 2014
Three day camp from June 23rd-25th will cover technique and fundamentals for kids in grades K-8. The morning (9 am-12 pm) will serve as the "skills camp" portion while the afternoon (1 pm-3 pm) will be the "game camp."
March 12, 2014
Crusaders and Panthers will not play this weekend due to unplayable field conditions. Teams will meet Apr. 17th-19th in Milwaukee in the regularly-scheduled three-game set at Henry Aaron Field.
March 11, 2014
The final game of the Crusaders' spring trip has been cancelled due to unplayable conditions at Daniel Sullivan Field in San Antonio. Valpo will open Horizon League play this weekend versus Milwaukee at a site still to be determined.
March 11, 2014
Sophomore southpaw tossed a shutout against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in just his second start back from a battle with mononucleosis. Lundeen has yet to allow an extra-base hit in 11 1/3 innings of work this season.
March 08, 2014
Dalton Lundeen fired a shutout in a seven-inning tilt before Mario Losi scattered five hits over eight innings in Valpo's 5-1 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday. Catcher Jake Hanson had a pair of RBIs and Karch Kowalczyk went yard for the second straight day in the 4-0 Game 1 win.
March 07, 2014
Karch Kowalczyk hit an opposite-field, three-run homer in the fourth inning, but four errors on the infield coupled with nine strikeouts at the plate led to a 7-4 loss Friday night at Chapman Field in Corpus Christi, Texas.
March 06, 2014
Valpo (5-6) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (5-9) clash Friday in the first of a three-game series in southern Texas. Senior Cole Webb (2-1, 3.86) will battle Matt Danton (2-1, 2.53) on the mound in a 6:30 pm first pitch at Chapman Field.
March 05, 2014
Ellis Foreman made a statement start for Crusaders as the redshirt freshman scattered four hits over seven innings, allowing one earned run. Ben Mahar got the win as he provided the bridge to Karch Kowalczyk in nailing down his fourth save of 2014.
March 04, 2014
Crusader bullpen limited the Longhorns to just one earned run in four innings in relief of Dalton Lundeen. Lundeen, who made his first start of the season in front of over 4,500 in attendance, allowed two earned runs in four frames. Michael Morman had two of Valpo's four hits on the evening.
March 03, 2014
First-year head coach Brian Schmack will call the shots across the diamond from 46-year veteran Augie Garrido Tuesday night in Austin as Valpo meets #10 Texas for the first time. Kevin Dunn and Greg Swindell will have the call live on the Longhorn Network at 6:00 pm CT.
March 02, 2014
Valpo pushed seven runs across in a busy first two innings before McNeese State rallied back from 7-3 deficit to claim rubber game 15-8 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Crusaders prepare for Tuesday tilt with #15 Texas.
March 01, 2014
Cowboys took advantage of three Crusader errors in an 8-0 win over the Brown and Gold. Michael Clemens struck out two Valpo batters in a five-hit shutout. Sunday's rubber game will begin at 1:00 pm CT.
February 28, 2014
Crusaders score five early in Louisiana, stave off late Cowboy rally in 6-5 victory. Chris Manning sent a three-run shot to left while Cole Webb threw seven strong innings.
February 27, 2014
The Crusaders will play their next nine in the deep south as their spring trip begins Friday. Before heading to Texas, Valpo will tangle with McNeese State (5-2) in a three-game series. The Cowboys enter the weekend with 22 stolen bases thus far.
February 27, 2014
Head baseball coach Brian Schmack sat down with Brad Collignon for this week's episode of the Valpo Coaches Show ahead of his team's spring break trip through Louisiana and Texas. In the #talkingschmack segment, the Crusader skipper addressed what he looks for when determining whether a starting pitcher goes out to the mound in the latter innings.
February 23, 2014
Jacksonville State plated three runs in the bottom of the 7th as Valpo fell 6-3 in Alabama Sunday afternoon. Chris Manning and Michael Morman both had two-hit games for the Crusaders, who will embark on their Spring Break trip Friday.
February 22, 2014
One day after falling 10-0 in the series opener, Valpo answers with emphatic 10-3 victory over Gamecocks. Karch Kowalczyk's bases-clearing double in the 7th helped the senior to a five-RBI afternoon. Drew Hasler tossed seven strong innings as the sophomore registered his first win of the season.
February 21, 2014
Valparaiso was limited to three hits in Friday's 10-0 series-opening loss to Jacksonville State. Second baseman Andy Burns went 2-for-4 for the Crusaders. Valpo sets its sights on evening the series Saturday at 1:00 pm in Alabama.
February 20, 2014
The Crusaders head south for a three-game set with the Gamecocks. The two teams face off for the first time in 35 years Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm CT. Cole Webb (1-0, 3.00) will take the hill opposite JSU's Taylor Shields (1-0, 1.80) at Rudy Abbott Field in Jacksonville, Alabama.
February 20, 2014
Crusader head baseball coach Brian Schmack joined the Valpo Coaches Show this week to talk about his team's success this past weekend at Samford and to look ahead to a three-game set with Jacksonville State. The Valpo Coaches Show introduced a special, interactive "#TalkingSchmack" portion in this week's segment.
February 17, 2014
Junior did it all the plate as his .583/.688/.750 weekend versus Samford garnered him the first Horizon League Batter of the Week Award of the season.
February 16, 2014
Freshman fires seven innings of two-run ball; Kowalczyk, Palace go yard but Samford scores nine in final three innings in 10-7 come-from-behind win over Crusaders.
February 15, 2014
Bynum, Manning, Mahoney, Kowalczyk each had multi-RBI games in an 11-8 victory over Samford in Alabama. Bryce Yoder collected his first collegiate win as Kowalczyk worked a scoreless ninth for his second save in as many days. Crusaders off to 2-0 start for first time since 2009.
February 14, 2014
Valpo plates four in the 1st inning, tack on two in the 4th to give Webb the win. Kowalczyk notched the save with a nail-biting ninth. Hanson, Mahoney both recorded two-hit games for the Crusaders.
February 14, 2014
With inclement weather heading towards Alabama, first pitch of the Valpo/Samford game has been changed to 4 p.m.
February 12, 2014
Valpo lands Manning, Hara, Kowalczyk on Preseason All-League Team; Milwaukee Panthers, the 2013 regular season champions, received 33 points and three first-place votes.
February 12, 2014
The Crusaders take to the diamond Friday as their quest to become back-to-back-to-back Horizon League champions begins in Homewood, Alabama versus Samford. Despite recent unprecedented success, head coach Brian Schmack and his team remain hungry.
February 11, 2014
A year removed from a 12-save season, redshirt senior Karch Kowalczyk is one of just 50 relievers named to National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List.
January 28, 2014
Click the video to see highlights of Valpo baseball's trip to the Dominican Republic. The team spent a week in the some of the most underprivileged areas of Latin America as they performed community service, toured historical sites, and played a handful of games.
December 04, 2013
Crusader coaching staff will host hitting camps December 28th and 29th at the Emory G. Bauer indoor complex in Valparaiso. High school-aged campers will have three times to choose from each day.
November 23, 2013
Head coach Brian Schmack and his team begin a week-long trip to the Dominican Republic today. The journey includes community service time with local children at orphanage, games against Dominican & MLB farm teams.
November 21, 2013
Delaney, Garbella, Lodden, Van Lanen highlight another stout recruiting class for Crusaders on the diamond. Garbella is a member of the Italian National Baseball Team, while Van Lanen was the #4 prospect out of the state of Wisconsin.
November 13, 2013
In addition to raising the basketball banners, director of athletics Mark LaBarbera presented rings to the baseball, softball, and men's golf Championship teams from 2012-2013 at the season opener versus Murray State.
November 07, 2013
Out-of-conference contests versus Texas, Notre Dame highlight schedule; Crusaders open 2014 season on Feb. 14th in Homewood, Alabama against Samford. Home opener set for Mar. 14th versus Milwaukee. Get head coach Brian Schmack's take on the spring slate in this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics.
November 05, 2013
Valpo alum Lloyd McClendon was amongst first group to be inducted into Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame; McClendon was drafted by the New York Mets in 1980.
October 15, 2013
Chris Manning led the Grey team to a 2-0 sweep in the best-of-three World Series at Emory G. Bauer Field last week. The Crusaders will continue individual workouts before official practices begin in January.
October 04, 2013
Senior Karch Kowalczyk will captain the Black team while fellow senior Chris Manning will guide the Grey team in Valpo's Fall World Series held at Emory G. Bauer Field. The intrasquad competition represents the conclusion of fall team practices.
September 03, 2013
After stints at Illinois State and Bellarmine, Mike Stalowy named top assistant at Valpo. Ben Wolgamot, who last served as recruiting coordinator at Eastern Illinois, slotted as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. Wolgamot was an All-Big Ten second baseman at Purdue.
August 21, 2013
Baseball will hold its annual Golf Scramble Saturday, September 21st at Aberdeen GC. Shotgun start will be at 12:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and much more.
August 15, 2013
Head baseball coach Brian Schmack released the dates for this year's Fall Prospect Camp. All players in grades 9-12 are invited to attend on Sunday, October 6th and Saturday, October 26th for skill development and evaluation.
July 24, 2013
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Brian Schmack has been named the 17th head coach in Crusader baseball history and just the sixth since 1946.
July 22, 2013
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Tracy Woodson has stepped down as the head coach of the Crusader baseball program in order to accept the same position at Richmond.
June 20, 2013
As two-time defending Horizon League champions, the Valparaiso baseball program isn't resting on its laurels, as many Crusaders are preparing for next season by spending their summer sharpening their skills in collegiate wood-bat leagues from coast to coast.
June 17, 2013
Valparaiso placed 19 student-athletes over seven sports on the Horizon League's 2013 Spring Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office. The 19 honorees tied for the most from any league institution.
June 13, 2013
Valparaiso closer Karch Kowalczyk (Peru, Ill./La Salle-Peru) earned another honor for his strong 2013 season on Thursday, as he was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-Mideast Region.
June 08, 2013
Valparaiso senior second baseman Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) became the fourth Crusader in the last four seasons to be drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, as he was chosen in the 30th round by the Minnesota Twins with the 890th overall pick.
June 03, 2013
Starting pitcher Cole Webb and shortstop Spencer Mahoney were named to Bloomington's All-Tournament Team on Sunday. Webb held #13 Indiana to one run in seven innings, Mahoney went 5-for-12 with a home run in three games.
June 02, 2013
Governors score a run in five separate innings, end Valpo's season at 32-28. Loss caps off a season that included a second Horizon League championship and an NCAA Regional win for the first time since 1966.
June 01, 2013
Down 4-1, Crusaders storm back for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to eliminate the Florida Gators. Kyle Wormington earned the win out of the bullpen, and Spencer Mahoney hit his first career home run as Valpo secured its first win in an NCAA Regional since 1966.
May 31, 2013
Andrew Bain went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Cole Webb threw seven innings of one-run ball. However, Hoosiers plate four in the bottom of the 9th to steal 5-4 win from the Crusaders. Facing elimination, Valpo will play Florida on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT.
May 30, 2013
Woodson, Webb, Vavra addressed media after practice at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington.
May 30, 2013
Riding a seven-game winning streak, Valpo enters Friday's NCAA Regional tilt versus #13 Indiana looking for its first Tournament win since 1966. Junior Cole Webb (5-7, 3.59) will make his 15th start of the season for the Crusaders as he takes on the Hoosiers and 6'10'' RHP Aaron Slegers (9-1, 1.93).
May 27, 2013
Valparaiso, Indiana, Austin Peay, and Florida will all meet at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana this weekend for the NCAA Regionals. Tickets go on sale Tuesday morning.
May 27, 2013
Valpo will open postseason versus host Indiana. Opening game will be Friday at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT.
May 26, 2013
Valpo baseball team will learn where it is heading for the NCAA Regionals during the Selection Show Monday morning at 11:00 am. Fans are welcome to watch along with them at Wings Etc.
May 26, 2013
Dalton Lundeen provided the pitching and Chris Manning supplied the big hit as Valpo tops Wright State 3-0 in Championship Game to cap a dizzying race through the Horizon League Conference Tournament. Crusaders will learn their postseason fate Monday at 11:00am during the NCAA Selection Show.
May 25, 2013
Valpo scores five in a wild first inning; DeBoo turns in outstanding pitching performance as the Brown and Gold return to the Horizon League Championship Game. Valpo will face winner of the Milwaukee/Wright State game for a return trip to the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is at 11:00am ET/10:00am CT.
May 24, 2013
Crusaders have Friday off; #3 Valpo will play #1 Milwaukee Saturday morning 11am ET/10am CT.
May 23, 2013
An 8-2 lead shrivels to 8-7, but Crusaders advance to Saturday's semifinal game versus #4 Wright State/#1 Milwaukee. Five Valpo batters enjoy multi-hit games as Crusaders solve Michelson; Kowalczyk shuts door for his tenth save of the season.
May 21, 2013
#3 Valpo and #2 UIC duel Thursday morning at 11 am ET/10 am CT in both team's first game of the Horizon League Conference Tournament. The meeting is the 16th between the Crusaders and the Flames in the last 13 1/2 months.
May 21, 2013
Ten Crusaders recognized by Horizon League for their play in 2013; Karch Kowalczyk named Relief Pitcher of the Year. Valpo tied first-place Milwaukee for most recipients in the League.
May 20, 2013
Junior outfielder hit his third home run of the season Saturday in a 3-2 over Youngstown State. For the week, he scored three runs, stole a base, and hit .313 helping the Crusaders win all four of their games.
May 18, 2013
Wormington induces game-ending double play with bases loaded in the 9th; Crusaders hang on 3-2. Valpo will face UIC Thursday morning at 11:00 am ET/10:00 am CT in Niles, Ohio in the Horizon League Conference Tournament.
May 17, 2013
Chris DeBoo worked into the eighth inning as he earned his fourth win of the year; Bain, Bynum, Burns all had multi-hit games Friday against Youngstown State. Valpo goes for sweep Saturday at 1:00 pm on Senior Day.
May 16, 2013
Youngstown State outhits Valpo 12-7, but mistakes on the bases cost Penguins Thursday. Crusader bullpen works three hitless innings to preserve Cole Webb's fourth win of the season.
May 16, 2013
The 2013 regular season comes to a close at Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend with a three-game set versus the visiting Penguins. Milwaukee has clinched the regular-season title, but seeds #2-#5 still remain up for grabs heading down the final stretch.
May 14, 2013
Kyle Wormington allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings of work to give Valpo its 25th win of the season Tuesday. Crusaders conclude the regular season with a conference series against Youngstown State beginning Thursday.
May 13, 2013
Crusaders first baseman has been a consistent source of production at the plate since arriving from junior college. But self-improvements away from the diamond weigh as greater achievements.
May 12, 2013
Flames score three in the 7th, two in the 8th in a 5-2 win over Valpo. Next weekend's series versus Youngstown State will dictate what seed Crusaders earn in the Horizon League Conference Tournament.
May 11, 2013
UIC records eight extra-base hits in 12-5 win over Valpo Saturday afternoon. The loss pushes the Crusaders back into third place in the Horizon League standings. The series concludes Sunday at 1:05 pm at Les Miller Field.
May 10, 2013
Crusaders manage five hits as Michelson tosses complete game shutout; Valpo and UIC continue series Saturday at 2:05 pm in Chicago.
May 09, 2013
Valpo (24-23, 10-8 Horizon) will travel down I-90 for its final regular-season road series against UIC (21-25, 8-10 Horizon).The Crusaders enter the three-game set having won ten in a row and eight of their last nine HL games. Currently one game out of first-place but just two games ahead of the rest of the pack, the Brown and Gold cannot afford a setback in the Windy City.
May 07, 2013
Eight of nine starters record hits, staff allows no earned runs against Chicago State in Valpo's 10th straight win; victory gives Crusaders the longest winning streak in the country.
May 06, 2013
Kowalczyk's seven saves are tied for first in the Horizon League; his 0.52 earned run average is tops in conference for any pitcher with at least 15 innings pitched.
May 05, 2013
Valpo benefits from another Panther bullpen implosion, scores four in the 8th to complete sweep 7-6 over Milwaukee; ninth win in a row puts Crusaders at .500 mark, moves them one game back of first-place.
May 04, 2013
Valpo rides merry-go-round on the basepaths in a five-run 8th inning that gave the Crusaders a 10-7 win to pull within two games of first-place Milwaukee.
May 03, 2013
Teams combined for 24 hits - all singles - in a tilt that saw all eight runs scored in the first four frames. Wormington threw four shutout innings in relief to earn his third win of the year. Kowalczyk maintained his perfect ERA while notching his sixth save of the season.
May 03, 2013
Milwaukee (21-16, 11-4 HL) comes to town riding an eight-game winning streak. Valpo (20-23, 7-8 HL) has a six-game winning streak of its own. The first and second place teams meet for a three-game set that could solidify - or muddy - the top spot in the Horizon League standings.
May 02, 2013
A dicey forecast has caused first pitch between Milwaukee and Valpo to be bumped up two hours.
April 30, 2013
Mahar tossed three innings in relief for freshman Drew Hasler to get the win before Kowalczyk earned his fifth save of the season in a 5-3 Crusader victory. Tanner Vavra scored the winning run from second on a wild pitch.
April 29, 2013
Middle of the order goes 9-for-15, knocks in eight runs in rout of Maple Leafs; Ryan Kennedy notches first win of 2013 out of the bullpen. Valpo plays Western Michigan Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 29, 2013
Horizon League named Chris DeBoo Pitcher of the Week, John Loeffler Co-Hitter of the Week after their work on the mound, at the plate against Wright State this past weekend.
April 28, 2013
Senior tosses six shutout innings in Sunday's 4-0 triumph over the Raiders; win vaults Valpo into second place in the Horizon League standings.
April 27, 2013
Crusader offense has largest outpouring of the season scoring in all but two innings; Lundeen improves to a perfect 3-0. Valpo aims for the sweep tomorrow at 1 pm at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 26, 2013
Valpo smacks seven extra-base hits; DeBoo throws seven efficient innings in the series-opening victory over the visiting Raiders. The two teams continue play Saturday at 1:00 pm CT at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 25, 2013
The Crusaders sit four games back of first-place Milwaukee in the Horizon League standings coming down the home stretch. With only 12 conference games remaining, little room for error exists if Valpo wishes to repeat as regular-season champions.
April 24, 2013
Second game this week to be cancelled because of rain; Valpo welcomes Wright State to town for weekend series beginning Friday
April 23, 2013
The game between Chicago State and Valpo has been cancelled due to impending weather. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie to take on the Ball State Cardinals tomorrow at 2:00 pm CT.
April 22, 2013
Junior from Peru, Illinois threw 3 1/3 shutout innings last week and earned his fourth save of the season in Valpo's 8-6 win Sunday over #9 Arizona State.
April 21, 2013
After being outscored 31-6 in the first two games of the series, Crusaders put on a hitting clinic to beat their second top-10 team in as many years. Freshman Dalton Lundeen earned his second victory of the season in Valpo's first ever win over a Pac-12 team.
April 20, 2013
For the second night in a row, a big inning paralyzes the Brown and Gold; Chris Manning collects two hits, scores a run in the 15-3 defeat for Valpo.
April 19, 2013
Crusader bullpen surrenders nine runs in a lengthy 8th inning as part of a 16-3 loss to #9 Arizona State Friday night; Valpo gets 12 hits in the defeat.
April 19, 2013
The 9th-ranked Sun Devils welcome the Crusaders for a three-game series at Packard Stadium in Tempe. Junior Cole Webb will put his 1.97 ERA on the line Friday evening versus an efficient Sun Devil offense that ranks in the top 40 in numerous categories.
April 17, 2013
Valpo scores in each of the first six innings; set season-high in runs and hits in 15-3 rout over NAIA opponent Roosevelt Lakers. Freshman Drew Hasler earned his first career win for the Brown and Gold. Crusaders head to the desert to face Arizona State in a weekend series beginning Friday.
April 16, 2013
Crusaders hit four Western Michigan batters in their 11th one-run loss of the 2013 campaign Tuesday in Kalamazoo. Valpo returns home for a Wednesday afternoon game against Roosevelt at 2:00 pm.
April 14, 2013
Valpo squanders chance to move one game back of second place in the HL; falls 4-3 to Youngstown State Sunday.
April 13, 2013
Crusaders rip thirteen hits in a 6-3 win at Youngstown State; Kyle Schneider has a perfect 3-for-3 day, Mahoney scores two runs in Valpo's fourth HL win. Crusaders go for sweep tomorrow at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT.
April 12, 2013
Valpo cruises past YSU, picks up a game on the Penguins in the standings. Cole Webb notches first win in Horizon League play. Teams back at it Saturday at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT.
April 11, 2013
At 2-7 in conference play, now is the time for the Crusaders to make a move against a Youngstown State team that historically they have had success against (.736 win percentage). First pitch Friday is slated for 2:00 pm CT. Video and live stats will be available for all three games this weekend.
April 10, 2013
Forecast of heavy rain postpones tilt against Maple Leafs; makeup date scheduled for April 29th at 3:00 pm.
April 07, 2013
Crusaders outhit UIC 10-9, but leave 13 runners on base in their ninth one-run loss of the season. Valpo will take on Northwestern and Goshen in mid-week tilts before traveling to Youngstown State next weekend.
April 06, 2013
Burns, Manning, and Cribbs all record three-hit games against the Flames; pitching staff limits UIC to one hit in Valpo's second Horizon League win of the season Saturday. Rubber game is at 1:00 pm Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 05, 2013
Crusaders strand eleven runners, Webb surrenders just two runs in eight innings as UIC takes the opening game Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field; series continues Saturday at 1 pm.
April 04, 2013
UIC (13-13, 3-3 HL) comes to Valparaiso this weekend for a three-game series. It was April 5th last year that the Crusaders began a 24-4 stretch to conclude the regular season. Valpo (10- 17, 1-5 HL) sends Cole Webb (2-4, 1.82) to the hill in Friday's opener.
April 03, 2013
Dalton Lundeen delivered seven strong innings for Valpo, but the bullpen couldn't keep the Irish off the scoreboard in the 3-1 loss. Crusaders continue Horizon League play Friday at home against UIC.
April 01, 2013
Down 2-1 for five innings, Valpo puts up a four-spot in the bottom of the 7th inning to take Monday's home opener 5-2 against Purdue North Central. The Crusaders will travel to Notre Dame Wednesday for a showdown with the 24th-ranked Fighting Irish.
March 30, 2013
Mitch Ghelfi goes 7-for-8 against the Crusaders; Panthers win 7-5 in the first game, 8-2 in the second. Valpo commits four errors in night tilt.
March 29, 2013
Jake Long tosses third consecutive complete game in a 2-0 Panther win; Crusaders strand twelve baserunners in their third HL loss. Two teams go at it in a doubleheader tomorrow in Chicago.
March 28, 2013
The Crusaders and the first-place Panthers will clash in Chicago this weekend. Recent weather has led to unplayable conditions at both sites; clubs agreed to a late morning game Friday and a doubleheader Saturday at UIC's Les Miller Field.
March 25, 2013
Ball State game bumped to April 24th; Crusaders and Milwaukee will play in Chicago on Friday, Saturday
March 23, 2013
Valpo lets three leads slip through its hands in first game of doubleheader; reserves get seven hits, four RBIs in 5-3 win in second game.
March 22, 2013
Wright State erupts for twelve hits; Valpo limited to six in 7-2 loss in Dayton. Doubleheader tomorrow begins at 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT.
March 21, 2013
Originally scheduled to take place in northwest Indiana, Valpo and Wright State will seek refuge from a blustery forecast in Dayton this weekend. A Friday night game and a doubleheader Saturday signal the opening of Horizon League play for the defending champion Crusaders.
March 18, 2013
Valpo will travel to Dayton this weekend; Raiders will come to town April 26th-28th
March 16, 2013
Crusaders overcome five errors, rip twelve hits in 9-6 victory over Miami (OH); DeBoo gets first win of season
March 15, 2013
Cole Webb gives up one run on three hits, but suffers yet another tough-luck loss as Valpo musters just three hits in 1-0 defeat
March 14, 2013
Valpo wins third in a row behind stingy pitching, balanced offensive attack; Crusaders will face UAB Thursday and Miami (OH) Friday before heading back to Emory G. Bauer Field
March 13, 2013
Four Crusaders record multi-RBI games, Trevor Haas the latest freshman to notch first career win in 9-2 victory over Yale Bulldogs
March 12, 2013
Valpo brings eleven batters to the plate in the first inning; Lundeen tosses 7 innings of one-run ball for first collegiate win
March 12, 2013
Continuous rain throughout Tuesday morning made Chain of Lakes Field unplayable; day-night doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday
March 11, 2013
Crusaders arrive in Winter Haven with 3-5 record on spring trip; Navy, Yale, Bucknell, UAB, Miami of Ohio await Valpo in RussMatt Invitational
March 10, 2013
Three Valpo errors, three USF homers in treacherous 7th inning hands DeBoo his fourth loss on season; Crusaders fall to 4-10, head to Winter Haven for five games
March 09, 2013
Four double plays, five stolen bases fuel 5-2 Valpo victory; Webb throws seven innings, allows one earned run; Vavra has three-hit, three-run game
March 08, 2013
Wormington concedes two earned runs in 7 2/3 innings, Loeffler homers; Crusaders still fall 3-2 to USF
March 06, 2013
Valpo commits three errors, allows 16 hits in 9-8 loss in final game at Port Charlotte; Crusaders open series at USF Friday
March 05, 2013
Kowalczyk knocks in Bain for 7-6 walk-off victory; Crusaders overcome two four-run deficits
March 04, 2013
Crusaders take lead in 4th inning, cough it up in bottom of 8th; Martin has three-hit day, Manning plates two in 4-3 loss
March 03, 2013
Cole Webb allows just two runs on five hits over seven innings; bats go cold in 3-1 loss to Northeastern Sunday
March 02, 2013
Mahar earns first win of season out of the bullpen; four Crusaders record multi-hit game in 5-4 comeback win over St. Bonaventure
March 01, 2013
Five games in Port Charlotte, three in Tampa versus South Florida, five in Winter Haven make up 17-day, 13-game road trip
February 27, 2013
A little more than five years after an accident claimed the life of brother and best friend of pitcher Cole Webb, #9 lives on
February 24, 2013
Chris DeBoo throws seven solid innings, but offense stalls with runners in scoring position in 2-0 series finale loss to Long Beach State
February 23, 2013
Andrew Bynum hits first home run of year, Cole Webb's quality start wasted in 3-2 loss to Long Beach State
February 22, 2013
Four infield errors, four walks all part of uncharacteristic sloppy play in Valpo's 7-2 loss to Long Beach State Friday night
February 21, 2013
Club will get reprieve from winter weather as it looks to raise record over .500. Wormington, Webb, DeBoo slated to take the hill for Valpo against the Dirtbags in Long Beach.
February 17, 2013
The Valparaiso baseball team couldn't push across a run after loading the bases with one out in the top of the second, and then surrendered six runs with two outs in the bottom half of the frame as Belmont downed the Crusaders, 7-3, Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.
February 16, 2013
Valpo hangs on for 1-0 victory, collects first win of 2013 campaign behind dominating pitching performance from junior
February 15, 2013
Brookshire stymies Crusaders for five innings; Valpo strands tying run in 9th to end game in 4-3 defeat
February 14, 2013
Nostalgia of our youth, the anticipation of summer cement baseball as America's pastime
February 13, 2013
Valpo receives three first-place votes, five Crusaders named to Preseason All-Horizon League Team
February 11, 2013
Coming off a banner 2012 campaign, Valpo finds itself in uncharted territory. For the first time since joining the Horizon League, the Crusaders open a season as defending champions.
February 11, 2013
One of the top hitters in Valparaiso baseball history, Jack Todhunter will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 16.
February 08, 2013
A two-sport standout during his time at Valparaiso, Paul Naumann went on to a long and distinguished coaching career, and on Saturday, February 16, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 06, 2013
College Baseball Insider picks Crusaders to take 1st place again in Horizon League
February 04, 2013
Baseball America, Perfect Game present contrasting predictions. BA picks Valpo 3rd, while Perfect Game thinks a repeat is in the cards
January 25, 2013
Despite life-altering eye injuries sustained in youth, senior infielder sets sights on 2013, beyond
January 22, 2013
College Sports Madness names Mahoney Field Player of the Year; accompanies five other Crusaders on preseason All-Horizon League First Team
January 05, 2013
Crusaders one of just a handful of non-BCS schools to be noticed in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll
November 30, 2012
Nine student-athletes have committed to join head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso baseball program. Matthew Gatewood, Brady Harris, Mario Losi, Joppi Martin, Emerson Misch, JP Paciocco, Mark Pall, Jake Perry and Chris Ramsey will join the Crusaders for competition beginning in the 2013-14 season.
November 26, 2012
The Valparaiso baseball team finalized its 2013 schedule on Monday with the announcement of its opponents for the pair of neutral-site events in Florida.
October 19, 2012
Valparaiso sophomore Michael Morman (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and junior Andy Burns (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville) were both named to the Chicago Suburban Baseball League's 2012 All-College team, the league announced Thursday. Morman hit .415 for the Crystal Lake Cardinals over the summer, while Burns hit .367 for the Lexington Snipes. Both players redshirted last spring for the Crusaders and are looking to make an immediate impact on the field for the 2013 season.
October 11, 2012
Team Bain won the deciding game of the best-of-three baseball Fall World Series over Team Wormington on Thursday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 9-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
October 09, 2012
The Valparaiso University baseball team held game two of its Fall World Series on Tuesday afternoon, with Team Bain defeating Team Wormington by a score of 7-3 to even the series at one game apiece.
October 08, 2012
Freshman Bryce Yoder (Spencerville, Ind./Eastside) worked two scoreless innings in relief to earn the win and senior Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester) went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Team Wormington to a 9-5 victory over Team Bain in the opening game of the Valparaiso baseball program’s Fall World Series Monday afternoon.
October 02, 2012
Valparaiso baseball alumni and friends of the program gathered on a beautiful, sunny day for the annual golf outing Saturday, Sept. 29th at The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, Ind. Following the outing, many gathered at Inman’s to join in a bowling event.
September 27, 2012
The Valparaiso baseball program's fall prospect camp has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict and will not be re-scheduled.
September 11, 2012
Three-game series at Long Beach State and at five-time national champion Arizona State and 19 home games at Emory G. Bauer Field highlight the 2013 schedule for the Valparaiso baseball team, as released this afternoon by head coach Tracy Woodson.
August 31, 2012
Valparaiso junior outfielder Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro) was named among the top 30 baseball prospects from the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League by Perfect Game USA this week. Perfect Game, which is considered to be one of baseball's largest scouting service, has provided detailed top prospect lists and reports from 25 summer collegiate baseball leagues around the country.
August 24, 2012
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni/Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a golf outing in the afternoon and bowling in the evening.
August 21, 2012
Valparaiso senior infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) has been named one of five winners of the second annual Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award, as announced by College Baseball Insider. The Tom Walter Award was established to recognize examples of inspiration in college baseball.
August 17, 2012
Valparaiso senior infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) has been named one of ten finalists for the second annual Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award, as announced by College Baseball Insider.
August 13, 2012
Rising senior infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) capped his stellar 2012 summer baseball season with the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League by claiming a spot on the league’s postseason All-Star team, as well as a share of the batting title, as announced by the league office on Sunday.
July 31, 2012
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery and baseball head coach Tracy Woodson have both agreed to extensions after leading their respective teams to Horizon League championships during the 2011-2012 school year.
July 16, 2012
Six members of the Valparaiso University baseball team have recently earned All-Star honors in their respective summer baseball leagues. Rising senior Tanner Vavra, junior Sean Kennedy, junior Chris Manning, redshirt sophomore Michael Morman, redshirt junior Andy Burns, and senior Tyler Weddington have each earned mid-season recognition.
July 11, 2012
Valparaiso University alum Jon Gulbransen(2008-2011) joined his former teammate Tyler Deetjen (2009-2012) by signing a professional contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Tuesday evening.
July 10, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com for his stellar 2012 season.
July 05, 2012
Three former Valparaiso University baseball players are off to solid starts with their professional teams in 2012. Kyle Gaedele (2009-2011) is playing for the Fort Wayne Tincaps, the Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres while Bryce Shafer (2008-2010) is playing for the Boise Hawks, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. In addition, Tyler Deetjen (2009-2012) has joined the Gary SouthShore RailCats over the last week and has made two appearances for the independent league team.
July 03, 2012
Head coach Tracy Woodson has announced six more additions to the Valparaiso University baseball roster for the upcoming season. This group brings the total number of newcomers to 13 for the 2013 campaign.
June 30, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has signed a minor league free agent contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association, an independent professional baseball league.
June 28, 2012
Valparaiso University’s baseball program had three players voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team for their efforts both on the diamond and in the classroom. Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.), and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) were all selected for the 12-member team.
June 19, 2012
The 2012 Horizon League regular season and tournament champions are not resting on their laurels this summer as several Crusader baseball players are sharpening their skills for the upcoming 2013 season by playing in collegiate summer leagues throughout the country. The Crusaders are be represented on 14 different teams in nine leagues from the east coast to the west coast.
June 06, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
June 04, 2012
Valparaiso University designated hitter Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) was named to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the NCAA’s Gary Regional held Friday through Sunday at U.S. Steel Yard.
June 02, 2012
Valparaiso’s first NCAA Tournament trip since 1968 came to an end on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., falling 8-1 to #11 Kentucky.
June 02, 2012
Valparaiso scored first and last on Friday evening into Saturday morning, but Purdue scored seven times in between as the 15th-ranked Boilermakers defeated the Crusaders 7-2 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals in front of 5,047 fans.
May 31, 2012
Valparaiso University arrived at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first look at the stadium for the season and take part in a final practice before opening NCAA Tournament play on Friday evening against #15/15 Purdue. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, the practice was cut short about 20 minutes in as the light rain that had fallen throughout became heavier and the tarp was put on the field.
May 30, 2012
Valparaiso makes its first appearance in the NCAA Division I regionals since 1968 this weekend as the Crusaders head 27 miles down the road to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary for the double elimination tournament. The Crusaders will face #15 Purdue on Friday night at 7 p.m. before facing either #11 Kentucky or Kent State on Saturday.
May 30, 2012
The NCAA and Big Ten Network have announced that Friday evening’s NCAA Regional game between Valparaiso and Purdue will be carried live on BTN and also available on BTN2Go. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 29, 2012
Valparaiso will play Purdue at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday evening, June 1 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for the opening game of the NCAA Regional Championships. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and college students (with valid ID).
May 28, 2012
Valparaiso will need to travel a mere 27 miles to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first NCAA Division I Regional appearance since 1968 as the Crusaders will face Purdue on Friday evening.
May 27, 2012
It has been 44 years since Valparaiso has been to a NCAA Division I (then University Division) Baseball Tournament, waiting one more day did little to damper the enthusiasm of the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon. After falling to UIC on Saturday, setting up the “if necessary” game, the Crusaders exploded with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Flames 14-5 at Les Miller Field to capture the Horizon League Baseball Tournament title and with it the automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals.
May 27, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament crown and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in the championship game. First pitch against tournament host UIC is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
May 26, 2012
UIC scored three times in the first and added the winning run in the eighth inning as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 4-3 in the Crusaders’ first try at capturing the Horizon League title. With both teams having one loss in the double-elimination tournament, the two schools will meet back at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. again Sunday afternoon at noon for the title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
May 26, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m.
May 25, 2012
Mark Johnson’s (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a late rally as Valparaiso came from three runs down to defeat UIC 4-3 on Friday evening at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill., sending the Crusaders into the Horizon League Tournament championship game on Saturday afternoon.
May 25, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to advance to the Horizon League Tournament championship game, facing fourth-seeded UIC on Friday evening. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.
May 24, 2012
Valparaiso scored eight runs in the fifth inning and added five more in the eighth on Thursday evening as the Crusaders opened up play in the Horizon League Baseball Championships with a convincing 16-3 victory over Youngstown State at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
May 24, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso opens Horizon League Tournament play on Thursday evening against sixth-seeded Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.
May 22, 2012
After capturing its first conference regular season baseball title since 1977, Valparaiso now seeks its first Horizon League Tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships this week in Chicago. The Crusaders will open play in the Horizon League Tournament on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at UIC’s Les Miller Field.
May 22, 2012
Ten members of the Valparaiso University baseball program received postseason accolades on Tuesday as the Horizon League announced its annual awards. The Crusader award winners were highlighted by Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) being named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) being named the co-Newcomer of the Year, and Tracy Woodson being honored as the Coach of the Year.
May 21, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named the final Horizon League Batter of the Week after helping to lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of Youngstown State and the Horizon League regular season championship.
May 21, 2012
Valparaiso will open play as the number one seed in the 2012 Horizon League Baseball Championship which begins this week at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. on the campus of UIC. The Crusaders will play their first game on Thursday evening (May 24) at 8 p.m.
May 19, 2012
By the time fifth-year senior closer Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) pinch hit for the first time in his career on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso could already taste an outright Horizon League Championship. His double to the right-centerfield gap drove home the Crusaders’ 12th run of the game as the Brown and Gold defeated Youngstown State 13-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to clinch the conference crown.
May 18, 2012
Tanner Vavra’s (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) hard smash to short with two outs in the 11th inning scored Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) with the winning run to give Valparaiso an 8-7 victory over Youngstown State on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. With the victory, the Crusaders have clinched at least a share of their first Horizon League regular season title, and first overall conference title since 1977.
May 17, 2012
Valparaiso won its 30th game of the season for the first time since 1999 on Thursday afternoon, and in the process moved into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings with an 8-3 victory over Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 16, 2012
Valparaiso wraps up the 2012 regular season this weekend in search of its first Horizon League title. The Crusaders enter the weekend one game behind Wright State in the conference standings. Valpo hosts Youngstown State in a three-game series, culminating with Senior Day on Saturday.
May 14, 2012
Valparaiso’s scheduled baseball game for Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against Chicago State has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with the Cougars and will not be made up.
May 13, 2012
Valparaiso jumped out to a five-run lead after one inning on Sunday afternoon, and defeated UIC 8-2 to take two of three games from the Flames in the weekend series at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 12, 2012
Valparaiso saw its eight-game home win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-3 against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 11, 2012
Valparaiso scored eight times in the sixth inning and added three more runs in each of the next two frames on Friday afternoon to defeat UIC 14-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field in the opening game of a three-game weekend series.
May 10, 2012
Tied for first place in the Horizon League standings with just under two weeks to play in the regular season, Valparaiso continues its nine-game homestand this weekend with a key three-game conference series against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 09, 2012
Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) drove home the winning run with a single in the 10th inning as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 08, 2012
Three freshmen pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso opened its nine-game homestand with an 8-0 victory over North Central at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 08, 2012
After posting a 3-1 record last week to move in a first place tie in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso University baseball team was named the College Baseball Insider Central Region Team of the Week.
May 07, 2012
Valparaiso returns home to Emory G. Bauer Field for a pair of midweek contests to open a nine-game homestand wrapping up the regular season. The Crusaders host North Central on Tuesday afternoon before entertaining Ball State on Wednesday. Valpo is looking to extend its five-game home winning streak.
May 07, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after helping lift the Crusaders into a first place tie with Wright State on Sunday.
May 06, 2012
Valparaiso scored single runs in each of the first four innings on Sunday afternoon and defeated Wright State 4-3 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to pull into a tie for first place in the Horizon League with the Raiders.
May 06, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League in the final game of a three-game weekend series. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
May 05, 2012
Valparaiso saw its nine-game winning streak, the fifth longest in the country, come to an end on Saturday afternoon, as Wright State scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Crusaders at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 05, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League after a thrilling 12-11 victory on Friday night. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.
May 04, 2012
Valparaiso scored five times in the top of the eighth inning to rally from a four-run deficit and defeat Wright State 12-11 on Friday evening at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders have now won nine straight and have moved into a first place tie with the Raiders in the in the Horizon League standings.
May 04, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League series on Friday evening against Wright State in a battle for first place. First pitch is slated for 5:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m.
May 02, 2012
Valparaiso scored four times in the fourth inning and added three more runs in the seventh on the way to a 7-4 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday evening at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. to run the Crusaders’ winning streak to eight straight games.
May 02, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso puts its seven-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening to battle Big East foe Notre Dame. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m.
May 01, 2012
After earning Honorable Mention National Team of the Week honors, Valparaiso wraps up its final regular season road trip of the season with four more games this week. The Crusaders take their seven game winning streak to Notre Dame on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt before heading to Dayton, Ohio this weekend for a three-game series at Wright State in a showdown for first place in the Horizon League.
April 29, 2012
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) went the distance in Sunday’s opener while Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) and Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) combined to allow just one run in the night cap as Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee 4-1 and 2-1 at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 29, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee with a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
April 27, 2012
Every Crusader in the lineup had at least one hit on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted its 12th victory in its last 14 games to return to the .500 mark on the season with a 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 27, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Milwaukee. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 2:45 p.m.
April 25, 2012
Valparaiso takes its four-game winning streak north to Wisconsin this weekend as the Crusaders take on Milwaukee in a three-game Horizon League series. The Brown and Gold has won nine of its last 10 games overall and 11 of the last 13 to pull within two games of first place Wright State in the Horizon League standings.
April 24, 2012
Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) made his first appearance back to his hometown a memorable one, launching a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Valparaiso an 11-8 victory over IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at Mastodon Field in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 24, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. on Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference game against IPFW. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
April 23, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) picked up his third Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor while the Crusaders’ pitching staff as a whole was named the National Pitching Staff of the Week by Insidepitching.com.
April 22, 2012
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed a four-hit shutout in the opener on Sunday and Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) drew a walk-off walk in the nightcap as Valparaiso won both games of a doubleheader against Butler 1-0 and 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to complete a weekend sweep of the Bulldogs.
April 21, 2012
Four first inning runs were all that Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) needed on Saturday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over Butler in the opening game of a three-game series at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 20, 2012
Steady rains throughout Northwest Indiana on Friday have forced the postponement of the scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Butler at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 19, 2012
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled against Goshen on Wednesday, April 25, has been cancelled due to conflicts with the Maple Leafs.
April 17, 2012
In a game that saw both teams go scoreless for 10 straight innings, Indiana State plated the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning on Tuesday evening to post a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 17, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso steps out of conference play on Tuesday evening to battle instate foe Indiana State. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m.
April 17, 2012
The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center and tickets are still available.
April 16, 2012
Winners of five in a row and seven of the last eight, Valparaiso returns to the diamond for four games this week against Hoosier State foes. The Crusaders will travel to Terre Haute on Tuesday for a non-conference game against Indiana State before hosting longtime rival Butler for a three-game weekend series Friday through Sunday to open the second half of Horizon League play.
April 15, 2012
Valparaiso wrapped up a three-game weekend sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over the Penguins at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 15, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes a three-game Horizon League series on Sunday against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.
April 14, 2012
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed eight-innings of shutout baseball leading Valparaiso to a 10-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in game two of a weekend series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 14, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game Horizon League series on Saturday against Youngstown State. Due to forecasted rain, first pitch is now slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.
April 13, 2012
John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) both hit three-run home runs on Friday afternoon, helping lift Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Youngstown State in the opening game of a three-game Horizon League series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 13, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
April 11, 2012
Valparaiso begins a four-game road trip this weekend with a three-game series against Youngstown State at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio. The Crusaders have won four of their last five games overall, and will wrap up the first half of Horizon League action with this weekend’s series.
April 10, 2012
Valparaiso got solid pitching and some timely hitting on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up their brief two-game homestand with a 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at Emory G. Bauer Field to earn a split in the season series between the two schools.
April 09, 2012
Will Hagel(Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) combined for nine runs batted in on Monday afternoon, helping lead Valparaiso to a 12-5 victory over Grace at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 09, 2012
Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has picked up his second Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor after tossing a complete game victory over UIC on Friday evening.
April 07, 2012
Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./Saddleback H.S.) hit a two-run home run for Valparaiso to account for all of the Crusaders’ offense on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold fell 3-2 to UIC in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
April 07, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks for a three-game sweep at UIC on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.
April 06, 2012
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed his first complete game as a Crusader, limiting UIC to just seven hits, leading Valparaiso to a 3-2 victory over the Flames on Friday night at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
April 06, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game series at UIC on Friday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.
April 05, 2012
Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) infield single in the top of the 15th drove home Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Ill./El Toro H.S.) with the winning run after Valparaiso tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Crusaders defeated UIC 8-7 to take the opener of a three-game series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
April 05, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game series at UIC on Thursday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.
April 03, 2012
Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth inning for Valparaiso, but Western Michigan plated in the winning run in the bottom of the innings as the Broncos topped the Crusaders 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Robert J. Bobb Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
April 03, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks steps out of Horizon League action on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso heads to Western Michigan. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
April 02, 2012
Valparaiso takes to the road for four games this week beginning a stretch in which the Crusaders will play eight of their next 10 games away from Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will travel to Western Michigan on Tuesday for a midweek contest before heading to Chicago Thursday through Saturday for a three-game Horizon League set with UIC.
April 01, 2012
Valparaiso scored one run and had runners on the corners with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, but could not complete the comeback, falling 4-3 to Wright State in the final game of a three-game weekend series.
March 31, 2012
Wright State won the middle game of a three-game Horizon League weekend series from Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon by the score of 4-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 30, 2012
Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit to force extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Wright State plated the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 28, 2012
After sweeping a three-game series from Milwaukee last weekend, Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to host Wright State in a three-game set. The Raiders are the preseason favorite in the Horizon League this season and the series will be a rematch of last year’s Horizon League Tournament championship contest.
March 26, 2012
Kevin Wild’s (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing nine-plus innings of one-hit baseball last Saturday against Milwaukee, helping the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of the Panthers.
March 25, 2012
Elliott Martin’s (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning plated the tying and go-ahead run as Valparaiso completed a three-game weekend sweep of Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 24, 2012
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) pitched nine innings of no-hit baseball and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) delivered the game-winning double in the bottom of the 10th inning of game two on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Milwaukee 1-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field. In the opener, Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) tossed a six-hit shutout to start the doubleheader sweep as the Crusaders topped the Panthers 7-0.
March 23, 2012
Steady rain in the Northwest Indiana area on Friday afternoon has forced the postponement of Valparaiso’s home-opening baseball game against Milwaukee at Emory G. Bauer Field. The two schools will play a doubleheader on Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m.
March 20, 2012
After playing its first 19 games of the season away from home, Valparaiso returns to the friendly confines of Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to open a three-game series with Milwaukee as part of a six game homestand spanning the next two weekends. First pitch in Friday’s home opener is slated for 3 p.m. against the Panthers with Saturday’s and Sunday’s games commencing at 1 p.m.
March 19, 2012
The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 18, 2012
Valparaiso wrapped up its 19-game road trip on Sunday afternoon, falling 13-8 to Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 18, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to take the opening Horizon League series with game three of its weekend series at Butler on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
March 17, 2012
Every Valparaiso hitter had at least on hit by the fifth inning on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders tallied 20 total in a 15-7 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 17, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to rebound from Friday's loss with game two of its weekend series at Butler on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
March 16, 2012
Valparaiso opened up its Horizon League schedule on Friday afternoon by playing its fifth extra-inning game of the season already and dropped a 5-4 game in 10 innings against Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 16, 2012
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Friday afternoon battling longtime rival Butler. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
March 14, 2012
Belmont scored two runs in the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon to rally and defeat Valparaiso 5-3 at Rose Park in Nashville, Tenn.
March 13, 2012
Valparaiso wraps up its 19-game road trip this week while also opening Horizon League play. The Crusaders will stop in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference tilt at Belmont before heading north to Indianapolis, Ind. Friday through Sunday to being conference action with a three-game series at Butler.
March 12, 2012
Valparaiso rallied from six runs down after four innings to close within two, but that is as close as the Crusaders would get on Monday evening, falling 8-6 to Winthrop at Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C.
March 10, 2012
Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series at Campbell on Saturday afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 3-2 and 7-3 at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.
March 09, 2012
Valparaiso forced extra innings for the fourth time in its first 12 games of the season on Friday afternoon, but Campbell became the first team to defeat the Crusaders after the ninth inning, downing the Brown and Gold 6-5 in 10 innings at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.
March 07, 2012
Valparaiso wrapped up a two-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Wake Forest, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Demon Deacons at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.
March 06, 2012
Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday afternoon against Wake Forest but a nine-run fifth inning by the Demon Deacons proved to be too much for the Crusaders to overcome as the Brown and Gold fell 13-4 at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston Salem, N.C.
March 06, 2012
For the second time in three weeks Valparaiso University’s Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week.
March 05, 2012
South Carolina Upstate jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning on the way to an 8-2 victory over Valparaiso on Monday afternoon at Harley Park in Spartanburg, S.C.
March 04, 2012
Valparaiso rallied from a four-run deficit midway through Sunday’s game and scored three times in the 11th inning on the way to an 8-7 victory over Wofford at King Field in Spartanburg, S.C. for the Crusaders’ third extra inning victory of the young season.
March 03, 2012
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) went the distance, needing only 71 pitches on Saturday afternoon, but Gardner-Webb pushed across two runs in the fourth inning which proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at J.H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C.
March 01, 2012
Valparaiso heads to the Carolinas this weekend to begin their annual spring break trip. The Crusaders will open play on Saturday at Gardner-Webb before heading to Wofford on Sunday. Monday the Brown and Gold will travel to South Carolina Upstate to conclude the wraparound weekend slate.
February 27, 2012
Valparaiso University infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Batter of the Week after hitting .583 in the three-game weekend series against #4 Arkansas.
February 26, 2012
Will Hagel’s (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) single in the top of the 10th inning drove home Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) with what proved to be the winning run on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso shocked fourth-ranked Arkansas 10-9 in front of more than 5,000 fans at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., handing the Razorbacks their first loss of the season.
February 25, 2012
For the second straight day Valparaiso went toe-to-toe with the nation’s fourth-ranked team and on Saturday had the tying and go ahead runners in scoring position in the ninth, before falling to Arkansas 4-3 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
February 24, 2012
Valparaiso opened a three-game series with fourth-ranked Arkansas on Friday afternoon, dropping a 7-3 game to the Razorbacks at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
February 22, 2012
After winning a season-opening series for the first time since 2009, Valparaiso heads south this weekend for a three-game series against fourth-ranked Arkansas. Arkansas enters Wednesday’s game against Northwestern State a perfect 4-0 on the year and is averaging more than 7,000 fans per game this year at home.
February 20, 2012
Valparaiso University senior Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after tossing seven scoreless innings in the Crusaders’ season opener on Friday.
February 19, 2012
A three-run ninth inning propelled Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Murray State on Sunday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky., allowing the Crusaders to take the first series of the 2012 season two games to one in which each contest was decided in the ninth inning or later.
February 18, 2012
Valparaiso plated three runs in the top of the 13th inning on Saturday afternoon to post a 5-2 victory in the completion of the season opener that was suspended due to darkness before falling 2-1 in the regularly scheduled contest at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky.
February 17, 2012
Darkness was the only winner on Friday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky. as Valparaiso and Murray State battled for 12 innings only to remain in a 2-2 deadlock.
February 16, 2012
After finishing runner-up in the Horizon League Tournament one year ago, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend to open the 2012 campaign with a three-game series at Murray State. The Crusaders look to get off to a quick start on the road, as the Brown and Gold will be away from home for 19 straight games to open the year.
February 08, 2012
After finishing second in the 2011 Horizon League Tournament, the Valparaiso University baseball team takes to the diamond in 2012 looking to take the next step in moving towards the top of the conference. The Crusaders will look for their first conference title since winning the Heartland Collegiate Conference in 1982 while trying to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1976.
February 07, 2012
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in third place this season in the Horizon League according to the 2012 preseason poll as voted upon by the league’s head coaches.
February 01, 2012
One of the top outfielders ever to play baseball at Valparaiso University, Russ Steinbeck helped to lead the Crusaders to a pair of Indiana Collegiate Conference championships as well as two NCAA Tournament berths during his career with the Brown and Gold, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 18, 2012
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson will be inducted into the North Carolina State University Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 First Pitch Banquet held on Feb. 16 in Raleigh, N.C.
January 10, 2012
Valparaiso University baseball program has posted a combined grade point average of 3.09 for the 2011 fall semester head coach Tracy Woodson has announced. Twenty of the 33 team members achieved a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.
November 22, 2011
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of nine student-athletes that make up the 2012 recruiting class. Joining the Crusader for the 2013 season are Aaron Collins, Jeff Edwards, Ellis Foreman, Jacob Hanson, Drew Hasler, Andrew Hjellming, Scott Jerge, Blayten Magana, and Bryce Yoder.
October 19, 2011
Valpo head coach Tracy Woodson was featured in a "Nine Innings" article by Collegiate Baseball Insider talking about the World Series and Valpo baseball.
October 12, 2011
The White team clinched the best-of-three series Valparaiso University Fall World Series 2-0 over the Black squad on Tuesday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 14-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
October 11, 2011
The Valparaiso University baseball team held game one of its annual Fall World Series on Monday afternoon with the White squad defeating the Black team by a score of 11-7 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
September 05, 2011
Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has released the Crusaders’ 2012 baseball schedule which features 21 home games, including a nine-game homestand to wrap up the regular season.
August 10, 2011
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni/Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a golf outing in the afternoon and bowling in the evening.
July 20, 2011
Valparaiso head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has added seven more commitments as well as two Division I transfers to the incoming class of 2011.
July 13, 2011
Four Valparaiso University players were selected this past week to compete in their summer baseball league's All-Star Game.
June 30, 2011
After helping the Crusaders reach their first Horizon League Championship Game this spring, 12 returning Valparaiso University baseball players as well as five newcomers are honing their skills in collegiate wood bat leagues across the nation this summer.
June 29, 2011
Valparaiso University's baseball team had three players voted to the 12-member Academic All-Horizon League Team for the 2011 season. Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.), and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) each earned the honor for their efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
June 21, 2011
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen has signed a minor league contract with the Great Falls Voyagers and becomes the fourth former Crusader to be actively playing professional baseball.
June 07, 2011
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) became Valparaiso University's highest selection ever in Major League Baseball's Draft after he was picked in the sixth round, number 203 overall by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
May 29, 2011
Valparaiso fell one run short on Sunday afternoon in the Horizon League championship game, dropping a 4-3 decision to Wright State at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 28, 2011
For the first time in school history Valparaiso has advanced to the championship game of the Horizon League Baseball Tournament with an 8-6 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 28, 2011
Valparaiso's winning streak at the Horizon League Tournament came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 4-3 to Wright State at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio in the winner's bracket final of the double elimination tournament.
May 27, 2011
Valparaiso advanced to the finals of the Horizon League Tournament's winner's bracket on Friday afternoon with a thrilling come-from-behind 11-9 victory over UIC at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 27, 2011
Due to wet playing conditions at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio, the start time of Valparaiso's Friday Horizon League Tournament game against UIC has been pushed back. The game is now slated to begin approximately 2 p.m. CDT or 30-45 minutes after the Milwaukee-Butler game which begins at 11 a.m. CDT.
May 26, 2011
Due to unplayable field conditions at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio following lengthy periods of rain, the entire slate of games scheduled for Thursday at the 2011 Horizon League Baseball Championship has been postponed until Friday. Valparaiso is now scheduled to take on UIC on Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. CDT.
May 25, 2011
Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) tossed a complete game shutout and Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) had four RBIs to pace Valparaiso's 19-hit attack on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders blanked Butler 9-0 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to open up play in the 2011 Horizon League Tournament.
May 24, 2011
Valparaiso University had six players earn recognition by the Horizon League for their efforts on the baseball diamond in 2011 as the conference announced its year end awards on Tuesday.
May 23, 2011
Postseason baseball begins on Wednesday for Valparaiso as the Brown and Gold begins play at the Horizon League Tournament. The fourth-seeded Crusaders will battle fifth-seeded Butler to kick off the double elimination tournament beginning at 10 a.m. from Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 23, 2011
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week as the conference wrapped up its regular season last week.
May 20, 2011
Valparaiso closed out the 2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon, splitting a doubleheader against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis. The host Panthers won the opener 6-5 in 10 innings before Valpo scored in eight of the nine innings in the night cap to post a 14-2 victory.
May 20, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up the 2011 regular season with a Friday afternoon twinbill at Milwaukee. First pitch of game one is set for 1 p.m. with the chat beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m.
May 19, 2011
Valparaiso came from behind twice to tie the game, including once in the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon, but Milwaukee plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th to defeat the Crusaders 4-3 at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
May 19, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins its final series of the 2011 season with a Thursday afternoon affair at Milwaukee. First pitch of the series is set for 3 p.m. with the chat beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
May 18, 2011
The 2011 baseball regular season comes to a close on Thursday and Friday as Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin for a three-game series at Milwaukee. The Crusaders enter the weekend in third place, one-half game out of second, as the Horizon League race is bunched from first to fourth place.
May 15, 2011
Due to steady rains in the Chicago area, Sunday's scheduled Horizon League doubleheader at Les Miller Field between Valparaiso and UIC has been canceled. The games will not be rescheduled.
May 14, 2011
On a cold and rainy afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, Milwaukee spoiled Valparaiso's Senior Day with a doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders, winning both games by the same 7-3 scores.
May 12, 2011
With only two weekends left in the regular season, Valparaiso closes out the home portion of the 2011 schedule on Saturday afternoon hosting Milwaukee in a Senior Day doubleheader. The Crusaders then take to the road on Sunday, traveling to UIC for another twinbill as the Brown and Gold looks to remain in the hunt for a Horizon League title.
May 08, 2011
A two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Wright State to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 08, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up the three-game weekend series at Wright State. First pitch in the rubber match of the series is set for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m.
May 07, 2011
Valparaiso bounced back from a game one loss to Wright State on Saturday afternoon and won the night cap of the doubleheader to remain one-half game in front of the Raiders in the Horizon League race. Wright State won the opener 10-4 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio before the Crusaders took game two 6-2.
May 07, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins a showdown for first place in the Horizon League at Wright State. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 10 a.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m.
May 06, 2011
Due to impending afternoon storms forecast for the Southwest Ohio area, the start time for Saturday's baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Wright State has been moved up two hours. Game one of the twinbill will now begin at 10 a.m. CDT at Nischwitz Stadium.
May 05, 2011
First place in the Horizon League is on the line this weekend as Valparaiso heads to Dayton, Ohio for a three-game weekend series at Wright State. The Crusaders enter the weekend with a one-half game lead over the Raiders for the top spot in the conference with just three weekends remaining in the regular season.
May 03, 2011
Northern Illinois scored once in the eighth and three times in the ninth inning on Tuesday afternoon to come from behind and defeat Valparaiso 7-6 at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb, Ill.
May 03, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play for the final time in 2011. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
May 02, 2011
Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play for time in 2011 as the Crusaders head to DeKalb, Ill. on Tuesday afternoon to battle the Huskies of Northern Illinois. The Crusaders enter the game winners in 17 of their last 21 games dating back to a March 30 victory at Northwestern.
May 01, 2011
Valparaiso returned to first place in the Horizon League on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders won both games of a doubleheader against Cleveland State at Emory G. Bauer Field to complete a five-game season sweep of the Vikings. The Crusaders won the opener 5-1 before taking the nightcap 2-1.
April 30, 2011
Valparaiso returned to Horizon League play at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday afternoon and split a doubleheader against Butler. The Bulldogs rallied with six unearned runs in the seventh inning of game one to win 8-6 before the Crusaders took the night cap 11-4.
April 28, 2011
Having moved into first place, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum in Horizon League play this weekend with doubleheaders against both Butler and Cleveland State. The Crusaders have won 14 of their last 17 games overall, including seven straight conference contests.
April 26, 2011
Due to heavy rains in the Northwest Indiana area, Tuesday's baseball game scheduled for Emory G. Bauer Field between Valparaiso and Purdue has been canceled.
April 25, 2011
Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) have been named the Horizon League's Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively after leading the Crusaders to a series win against Hawai'i over the weekend.
April 24, 2011
There was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for the Valparaiso University baseball team on Saturday night as the Crusaders defeated Hawai'i 7-2 to win the weekend series against the Rainbows before a sellout crowd of 4,494 at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
April 23, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes a three-game series at Hawai'i. First pitch is set for 11:35 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:15 p.m.
April 23, 2011
Hawai'i scored five times in the fifth and added two more runs in the sixth on Friday evening as the Rainbows defeated Valparaiso 9-8 in front of a paid attendance of 3,451 at Lew Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii to snap the Crusaders' 10-game winning streak, the second longest in school history.
April 22, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso contines a three-game series at Hawai'i. First pitch is set for 11:35 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:15 p.m.
April 22, 2011
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) threw the would-be tying run out at the plate in the ninth inning after hitting a three-run home run earlier in the night, helping Valparaiso defeat Hawai'i 8-7 late Thursday evening at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii for the Crusaders' 10th consecutive win, matching Oregon State for the nation's longest active streak.
April 21, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins a three-game series at Hawai'i. First pitch is set for 11:35 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:15 p.m.
April 19, 2011
Riding the nation's longest active winning streak, Valparaiso leaves the mainland this weekend for a three-game Easter weekend series against Hawai'i in Honolulu. The Crusaders will take a weekend off from Horizon League action having won nine straight games overall, including four straight on the road.
April 19, 2011
Steady rains throughout the Fort Wayne, Ind. region have forced the cancellation of Tuesday's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and IPFW. The games will not be made up.
April 18, 2011
Valparaiso took advantage of eight Saint Francis (Ind.) errors on Monday afternoon, and scored the game's final eight runs, as the Crusaders defeated the Cougars 8-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field to run the Brown and Gold's win streak to nine consecutive games.
April 18, 2011
Valparaiso University's Justin Frane (Huntertown, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week for his stellar outing on Friday against Youngstown State.
April 17, 2011
A walk-off single by Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) in game one and a three-run eighth inning in the nightcap lifted Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders won the opener 4-3 and took game two 5-2 to sweep the weekend series and run their winning streak to eight straight games.
April 16, 2011
Rain, which fell throughout the Saturday morning and afternoon hours, has forced the postponement of Saturday's scheduled baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field. The two schools will make up the twinbill on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
April 15, 2011
Valparaiso scored in seven of its eight trips to the plate on Friday morning at a windy Emory G. Bauer Field and defeated Youngstown State 11-1 for its sixth straight victory.
April 14, 2011
Having won five straight games and eight of its last 10 overall, Valparaiso looks to continue its hot streak this weekend with a three-game Horizon League series against Youngstown State on Friday and Saturday before entertaining Saint Francis (Ind.) in non-conference action on Sunday.
April 14, 2011
Due to the threat of rain, game one of the three-game series between Valparaiso and Youngstown State has been moved up to an 11 a.m. start on Friday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 12, 2011
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) struck out 13 on Tuesday afternoon helping Valparaiso to its fifth straight win and eighth victory in its last 10 games overall with an 8-1 triumph over Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 11, 2011
Winners of four straight, and seven of its last nine overall, Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play on Tuesday afternoon to face Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field in the first game of a five-game homestand.
April 09, 2011
Valparaiso got a pair of complete game efforts on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader, and the weekend series from Cleveland State at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio. The Crusaders won the opener 12-2 and took the night cap 6-1.
April 09, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up a three-game weekend series with a doubleheader at Cleveland State. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m.
April 08, 2011
A three-run ninth inning broke open a tie game and lifted Valparaiso to a 4-1 Horizon League victory over Cleveland State on a cool, damp Friday evening at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio.
April 08, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins a three-game weekend series with Cleveland State. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m.
April 07, 2011
Having reached the midweek point of the 56-game schedule, Valparaiso begins the second half of the season this weekend with a three-game Horizon League series at Cleveland State. The Crusaders look to climb into the top half of the conference standings.
April 06, 2011
Kevin Upp (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte H.S.) went six innings in his first collegiate start, allowing just one hit, helping to pitch Valparaiso to a 6-1 victory over Wabash on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 05, 2011
Indiana State took advantage of a pair of Valparaiso errors in the ninth inning to push across two runs, which proved to be the difference on Tuesday afternoon as the Sycamores defeated the Crusaders 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 04, 2011
Valparaiso steps out of conference for a pair of midweek home games on Tuesday and Wednesday to wrap up a five-game homestand. The Crusaders will entertain Missouri Valley Conference foe Indiana State on Tuesday before hosting Wabash on Wednesday afternoon.
April 03, 2011
Every batter had at least one hit as Valparaiso pounded out 17 hits on Sunday morning and Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) surrendered just one run in eight innings of work as the Crusaders defeated UIC 13-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field, allowing the Brown and Gold to earn a series victory over the Flames.
April 02, 2011
Valparaiso opened the home portion of the 2011 season on Saturday afternoon, splitting a Horizon League doubleheader with UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders won the opener 5-2 before the Flames took the nightcap 5-0.
April 01, 2011
Mother Nature played a cruel April Fool's joke on Valparaiso Friday afternoon, as rain started about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch in the Crusaders' home opener against UIC, postponing the game until Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
April 01, 2011
WVUR (95.1 FM, Valparaiso) has announced coverage changes for Crusader spring sports on Saturday. Valpo's softball doubleheader Saturday against UIC, set for a 1 p.m. start, will now be carried live over WVUR's airwaves, while the Crusaders' baseball doubleheader versus the Flames, scheduled to start at noon, will be carried on www.sportsjuice.com. Links for both of Saturday's broadcasts are also available at www.valpoathletics.com.
March 31, 2011
Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field for the first time in 2011 this weekend as the Crusaders host UIC in a three-game Horizon League series. Valpo is beginning a five-game homestand against the conference leader and will play 10 of its next 13 contests at the friendly confines.
March 30, 2011
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) went seven strong innings matching his career high with 10 strikeouts as Valparaiso wrapped up its 23-game road trip with a 5-2 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston, Ill.
March 30, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes its season-opening 23-game road trip on Wednesday at Northwestern. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
March 29, 2011
Valparaiso closes the month of March, and a season-opening 23-game road trip, on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Northwestern. Following the non-conference game against the Wildcats, Valpo will come home to Emory G. Bauer Field for 10 of its next 13 contests.
March 26, 2011
Valparaiso scored eight times in the final three innings of game one of a doubleheader on Saturday to come from behind and earn a 12-5 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The Bulldogs came back and won the night cap 14-7 though, to take the series.
March 26, 2011
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues Horizon League action Saturday afternoon at instate rival Butler. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m.
March 25, 2011
Two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh broke open a tie game on Friday afternoon as Butler defeated Valparaiso 6-2 at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind. in the opening game of Horizon League action.
March 25, 2011
Follow along live beginning with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens up Horizon League action Friday afternoon at instate rival Butler. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at 1:45 p.m.
March 24, 2011
Valparaiso opens Horizon League action this weekend while nearing the end of a 23-game road trip to begin the 2011 season. The Crusaders head to Indianapolis for a three-game set with longtime rival Butler. The series begins with a single game on Friday before the two schools meet again on Saturday for a twinbill.
March 20, 2011
Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) and Bobby Martin (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) both hit two-run home runs on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated SIU Edwardsville 9-5 at the Simmons Cooper Complex in Edwardsville, Ill.
March 19, 2011
Valparaiso got a great pitching performance for the second straight day, this time by Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.), but the Crusader offensive again was unable to produce a run as the Brown and Gold fell 1-0 to Creighton on Saturday at the Simmons Cooper Complex in Edwardsville, Ill.
March 18, 2011
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) allowed just one run on Friday evening while throwing his second complete game of the season, but that would be all the runs SIU Edwardsville would need, as the Cougars defeated Valparaiso 1-0 at the Simmons Cooper Complex in Edwardsville, Ill.
March 17, 2011
Valparaiso spends its final weekend of action before Horizon League play begins by traveling to Edwardsville, Ill. for three games. The Crusaders will face host SIU Edwardsville on both Friday and Sunday while playing a neutral site contest versus Creighton in a Saturday matinee.
March 13, 2011
An unearned run in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted UNLV to a 6-5 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday at Wilson Stadium in the finale of a four-game weekend series in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 12, 2011
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) had four hits, including three for extra bases, and drove in four runs in Saturday's doubleheader, but Valparaiso dropped both ends of the twinbill 11-5 and 7-4 to UNLV at Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 11, 2011
Valparaiso opened a four-game weekend series at UNLV on Friday evening, but the Rebels limited the Crusaders to just six hits on the evening while posting a 12-2 win over the Brown and Gold at Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 10, 2011
Valparaiso will wrap up its two week spring break trip this weekend with a four-game series at UNLV. The Crusaders will look to build some momentum and snap their losing skid before returning to the Midwest while the Rebels are off to a hot start this season after downing #14 Arizona on Wednesday.
March 06, 2011
Five Valparaiso University errors led to four unearned runs for Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs completed a weekend sweep of the Crusaders, downing the Brown and Gold 7-1 at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
March 05, 2011
Valparaiso managed just six hits on Saturday evening as Cal Poly shut out the Crusaders 11-0 at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the middle game of a three-game weekend series.
March 04, 2011
Valparaiso held a one-run lead midway through Friday evening's series opener at Cal Poly, but the Mustangs scored three times in the fifth and added four more runs in the seventh on the way to an 8-3 victory over the Crusaders at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
March 03, 2011
After a break from action on Thursday, Valparaiso's first complete off day in a week, the Crusaders return to the diamond this weekend, moving to the coast of California for a three-game weekend series with Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Both teams are still looking for its first series win of the season.
March 02, 2011
Valparaiso fought back from a large deficit after two innings on Wednesday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Cal State Bakersfield 7-4 at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif.
March 01, 2011
Cal State Bakersfield limited Valparaiso to just four hits on Tuesday afternoon as the Roadrunners defeated the Crusaders 9-0 in the opening game of a two-game midweek series at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif.
March 01, 2011
Valparaiso continues its west coast swing heading north from Northridge, Calif. up to Bakersfield for a two-game midweek series against Cal State Bakersfield. The Crusaders are nearing the midway point of a 13-game trip to California and Nevada while the Roadrunners are wrapping up a nine-game homestand to open the year hosting Valpo.
February 28, 2011
Cal State Northridge scored twice in the seventh and added another run in the eighth to squelch a late Valparaiso rally and defeat the Crusaders 6-3 on Monday afternoon at Matador Field in the final game of a four-game series in Northridge, Calif.
February 27, 2011
Valparaiso got solid starting pitching in both games of Sunday's doubleheader against Cal State Northridge, and managed a split of the twinbill winning the opener 2-1 before falling 5-2 in the nightcap at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif.
February 26, 2011
It took two days to compete, the series opener between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge finally was completed on Saturday afternoon at Matador Field, with the host Matadors posting a 13-4 victory over the Crusaders in Northridge, Calif.
February 26, 2011
The four-game weekend series between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge has been changed due to forecasted rain in the Northridge, Calif. area late on Saturday.
February 25, 2011
Game one of the four-game weekend series between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge scheduled for Friday afternoon has been postponed due to rain in the Northridge, Calif. Area.
February 24, 2011
Due to forecasted inclement weather in the Northridge, Calif. area, the baseball series opener between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge on Friday, Feb. 25 has been moved up to 3 p.m. CST.
February 23, 2011
Valparaiso begins its annual two-week spring trip excursion this weekend as the Crusaders face Cal State Northridge in a four-game weekend series. Valpo is in the midst of a 23-game season-opening road trip which runs through the month of March.
February 20, 2011
For the third time this weekend Valparaiso jumped on top first, but Austin Peay again rebounded on Sunday afternoon to take the third and final game of the weekend series from the Crusaders 7-3 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn.
February 19, 2011
Valparaiso scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to force extras on Saturday afternoon but Austin Peay pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the Crusaders 11-10 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn. in the middle game of a three-game weekend series.
February 18, 2011
Valparaiso had to wait out a rain delay of more than four hours to start the 2011 baseball season on Friday, and once the Crusaders took the mound Austin Peay scored three times in both the fifth and sixth innings to rally from behind and down the Brown and Gold 7-3 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn.
February 17, 2011
Valparaiso opens the 2011 baseball season with a three-game weekend set at Austin Peay. The Crusaders look to get off to a quick start on the road, as the Brown and Gold will be away from home for 23 straight games to open the year.
February 16, 2011
The Valparaiso University baseball team takes to the diamond with high hopes for the 2011 campaign. The Crusaders are coming off of a third place finish in last year's Horizon League Tournament, and return 22 players from last year's squad.
February 15, 2011
A multi-sport athlete while at Valparaiso, Tom Orton was a three-year starter in both baseball and basketball for the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 09, 2011
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in fourth place this season in the Horizon League according to the 2011 preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches.
January 17, 2011
A limited number of tickets still remain for the fourth annual Valparaiso University Baseball Bash to be held on Saturday, January 29 at Aberdeen Manor. David Kaplan, Chicago Tribune Live host and host of the Tenth Inning Show for Chicago Cubs baseball games will be the featured speaker.
December 17, 2010
Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) has been named a Louisville Slugger Preseason Third Team All-American as the Crusaders prepare for the 2011 season.
December 15, 2010
Head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso University baseball program have announced that Chicago Tribune Live host and host of the Tenth Inning Show for Chicago Cubs baseball games, David Kaplan, will be the featured speaker at the fourth annual Valparaiso University Baseball Bash held on Saturday, January 29 at Aberdeen Manor.
November 22, 2010
Valparaiso head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has officially announced the members of the 2011 recruiting class that will be joining the team for the 2012 baseball season. The class features nine student-athletes, including seven incoming freshman and two junior college transfers.
October 19, 2010
The Valparaiso baseball team concluded its Fall World Series this past Saturday (Oct. 16) as the White beat the Black in the final game of the best-of-three intra-squad series. Karch Kowalczyk (Peru, Ill./La Salle-Peru H.S.) and Ryan O'Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) were named co-Most Valuable Players of the series for the White squad.
October 14, 2010
Members of the Valparaiso University baseball team showcased their talents in front of approximately 30 scouts representing Major League Baseball teams on Tuesday afternoon at Emory Bauer Field.
October 05, 2010
Last weekend (October 2-3), Valparaiso University's baseball alumni returned to campus to take part in a weekend of activities.
September 23, 2010
An Easter weekend trip to Hawaii and a spring break trip to California and Las Vegas highlight the 2011 Valparaiso University baseball schedule which has been released by head coach Tracy Woodson.
September 09, 2010
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.), a junior outfielder at Valparaiso University, was recently named the “Top Prospect” of the Northwoods League by Perfect Game.
September 07, 2010
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni Weekend on October 2 and 3 with a variety of activities.
September 03, 2010
Two former members of the Valparaiso University baseball team, Bryce Shafer and Bo McClendon, recently completed their first season in professional baseball after they were drafted earlier this summer in the 2010 MLB Draft.
August 19, 2010
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson has announced the baseball program will hold walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 11 at 8 a.m.
August 18, 2010
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the hiring of Adam Piotrowicz as an assistant coach while also promoting Brian Schmack to associate head coach.
August 09, 2010
Head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso University baseball team has added three more players to its 2010 recruiting class as Bobby Martin, Chris Manning, and Kevin Wild will play for the Crusaders next spring.
August 02, 2010
Valparaiso University left-handed pitcher Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team for his efforts on the field and in the classroom this past baseball season.
July 21, 2010
On Tuesday, July 20 in the Northwoods League All-Star Game, Valparaiso University junior outfielder Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and senior catcher Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) each had impressive performances.
July 13, 2010
It is just past the midway point of the summer baseball season and several current and incoming members of the Valparaiso University baseball team have been busy playing in various summer collegiate leagues around the country. Most notably, three members of the Crusader baseball team have been honored this summer by earning All-Star selections in their respective summer leagues.
July 07, 2010
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has signed a four-year contract that will extend through the 2014 season Mark LaBarbera, director of athletics has announced.
June 28, 2010
Zach Rodeghero, a member of Valparaiso University's class of 2008, has signed a contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League and will be in uniform for the team on Monday evening against Joliet.
June 09, 2010
Valparaiso University outfielder Bo McClendon (Chesterton, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) and pitcher Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) were both selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.
May 30, 2010
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) represented Valparaiso University on the 2010 Horizon League Championship All-Tournament team announced on Sunday afternoon following the completion of the tournament.
May 29, 2010
Saturday marked the fourth straight day Valparaiso got a strong pitching performance in the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army, but for the second time in the tournament the Crusaders suffered a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, eliminating the Brown and Gold from the championship.
May 28, 2010
Playing in an elimination game for the first time in the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army, Valparaiso scored eight times in the first three innings on the way to a 10-5 victory over UIC on Friday afternoon at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 27, 2010
Valparaiso's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) and Milwaukee's Chad Pierce battled one another with both tossing complete games on Thursday afternoon, but it was Pierce that came out on top as the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 3-1 at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in a winner's bracket game of the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army.
May 26, 2010
Hosting the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army, Valparaiso got off to a solid start on Wednesday, defeating instate rival Butler 7-3 at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 25, 2010
Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Year as well as to the league's First Team while Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) garnered Second Team All-Horizon League honors the conference has announced. In addition, Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) was named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team.
May 24, 2010
The 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship takes place at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. as Valparaiso hosts the league's annual postseason tournament. The Crusaders, the tournament's fourth seed, will face Butler on Wednesday morning in the opening game of the event, which will run through the weekend. The league champion will earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
May 23, 2010
Valparaiso University will open the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship on Wednesday morning playing in game one of the tournament at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary as the Crusaders face longtime rival Butler. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m.
May 22, 2010
Valparaiso closed out the 2010 regular season on Saturday afternoon, splitting a doubleheader with UIC at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders won the opener 9-8 before the Flames took the nightcap 10-5.
May 21, 2010
Rain throughout the Chicagoland area on Friday has forced the postponement of Valparaiso's doubleheader with UIC to Saturday at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. The two schools will begin game one of the twinbill at 11 a.m.
May 20, 2010
Valparaiso jumped out to a five run lead midway through the game on Thursday evening, but UIC rallied, plating the winning runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Crusaders 13-10 at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
May 19, 2010
Several promotional ticket prices have been planned in conjunction with the Horizon League Baseball Championship to be held next week at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 19, 2010
The 2010 regular season comes to a close for Valparaiso this week as the Crusaders head to the Windy City for a three-game series against UIC at Les Miller Field. The two schools will battle in a single game on Thursday evening before wrapping up the campaign on Friday with an afternoon doubleheader.
May 17, 2010
Constant, steady rains in the Indianapolis, Ind. area on Monday afternoon prevented Valparaiso from meeting Butler on the baseball diamond.
May 14, 2010
After dropping game one of Friday afternoon's doubleheader with Youngstown State 15-5, Valparaiso's bats exploded in game two as the Crusaders defeated the Penguins 14-3 to earn a split of the twinbill on Senior Day at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 13, 2010
Valparaiso wraps up the home portion of the 2010 regular season on Friday afternoon for Senior Day as the Crusaders host Youngstown State in a Horizon League doubleheader. The Brown and Gold then head to Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday afternoon to battle instate rival Butler in a twinbill.
May 12, 2010
Playing their annual exhibition game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders came up on the short end of an 11-2 decision at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in a contest designed to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana.
May 11, 2010
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) struck out 14 hitters in 7.2 innings of work and Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) drove home six runs as Valparaiso posted a 10-7 victory over Northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 08, 2010
After dropping the opener of Saturday's doubleheader 2-1 in 10 innings, Valparaiso fought back in the night cap to earn a split with Butler, downing the Bulldogs 7-2 in game two at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 07, 2010
Trailing by four runs, Valparaiso scored three times in the eighth inning and had the potential tying and winning runs on base in the ninth, but a diving line drive double play ended the Crusaders comeback attempt as Butler defeated the Brown and Gold 8-7 on a rain delayed Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 04, 2010
Every starter had at least one hit for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening, but Northwestern rallied from a 7-2 deficit, scoring eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Crusaders 10-8 at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 03, 2010
Valparaiso returns to U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Tuesday evening for the third time this year to battle Northwestern. The Crusaders will then return home to Emory G. Bauer Field on Friday and Saturday for a three-game Horizon League series against instate rival Butler.
May 01, 2010
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee rallied with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before winning in 11 innings and then defeated Valparaiso again in the nightcap of the doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 30, 2010
Valparaiso pounded out a season-high 23 hits on Friday afternoon and snapped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's 18-game winning streak at Henry Aaron Field with a 17-3 victory over the Panthers in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 29, 2010
For the second consecutive season the Valparaiso Crusaders will face off in an exhibition game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats with proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. This year's game will be played Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at U. S. Steel Yard.
April 28, 2010
Valparaiso hosted the inaugural SouthShore Showdown on Wednesday evening at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., but it was Notre Dame that came away with an 8-1 victory over the Crusaders to spoil the festivities.
April 27, 2010
Valparaiso heads back to U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Wednesday evening to battle Notre Dame in the SouthShore Showdown. The Crusaders will then return to Horizon League action this weekend, heading to Milwaukee to face the Panthers in another key three-game weekend series.
April 25, 2010
Due to steady rains in the Northwest Indiana area, Sunday's scheduled baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field has been rained out.
April 23, 2010
Wright State used big innings in both games of Friday's doubleheader to win a pair of games against Valparaiso by the scores of 11-1 and 10-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 22, 2010
Riding a six-game winning streak, Valparaiso looks to stay at the top of the Horizon League standings this weekend with a pair of key conference doubleheaders. Friday the Brown and Gold will host Wright State, the league's preseason favorite, in a twinbill before entertaining UIC in a doubleheader on Saturday.
April 20, 2010
Valparaiso's baseball team ran its home winning streak to 10 straight games at Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday afternoon, defeating IPFW 14-4. The Crusaders took advantage of a pair of seven run innings to pull away.
April 19, 2010
Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has earned his second straight Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor after leading the Crusaders to a victory over Cleveland State on Saturday.
April 18, 2010
Valparaiso continued its strong play on Sunday afternoon, posting its fifth straight victory overall and ninth straight at Emory G. Bauer Field with an 8-1 win against Saint Francis (Ind.).
April 17, 2010
Led by two more solid pitching performances, Valparaiso completed its weekend sweep of Cleveland State with 10-2 and 14-8 victories over the Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. With the wins, the Crusaders hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings.
April 16, 2010
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) tossed his second complete game of the season on Friday afternoon allowing just two runs and nine hits as Valparaiso won the opener of its three-game series with Cleveland State 9-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 15, 2010
Valparaiso continues its homestand this weekend with four more games, including a key three game Horizon League series. The Crusaders open up on Friday afternoon hosting Cleveland State before wrapping up the conference series against the Vikings with a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. Sunday, Valpo will step out of conference play to host Saint Francis (Ind.).
April 14, 2010
Valparaiso erupted for nine runs in the first inning and pounded out 18 hits total on the afternoon as the Crusaders returned to the victory column with a 17-1 triumph against Indiana-Northwest on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 13, 2010
Playing the first of three regular season games at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Tuesday evening, Valparaiso put plenty of runners on base but stranded 16 while suffering an 11-2 loss to Indiana.
April 12, 2010
Valparaiso returns to the Northwest Indiana area for its next 12 games, beginning on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Indiana at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The Brown and Gold will then return to Emory G. Bauer Field on Wednesday afternoon to face Indiana-Northwest.
April 12, 2010
Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week after posting a 2-0 record on the mound for the Crusaders from April 5-April 11.
April 11, 2010
Making up a game which was postponed from Friday due to cold and snowy weather, Valparaiso was unable to complete the weekend sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday morning, falling 8-1 to the Penguins at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 10, 2010
Valparaiso scored two runs in the 10th inning of game one and Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) tossed a two-hitter over eight innings in game two as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Youngstown State 6-4 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio to open Horizon League action.
April 09, 2010
Frigid temperatures and light snow has caused Friday afternoon's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State to be postponed at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 08, 2010
Valparaiso finally begins Horizon League action with a three-game weekend series at Youngstown State. The Crusaders were suppose to have started conference play two weeks ago, but had their series at Wright State cancelled due to rain and snow.
April 06, 2010
Valparaiso jumped out to a 4-0 lead but Purdue fought back and defeated the Crusaders 14-5 on Tuesday afternoon at Lambert Field in West Lafayette, Ind., snapping the Brown and Gold's four-game winning streak.
April 06, 2010
The Valparaiso Crusaders will host in-state rival Notre Dame in the first SouthShore Showdown, Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at U. S. Steel Yard, and general admission tickets are on sale now for only five dollars. In addition, the Crusaders will face the Gary SouthShore RailCats in an exhibition game at U.S. Steel Yard on Wednesday, May 12.
April 05, 2010
Valparaiso's baseball team continued its hot hitting attack on Monday afternoon, scoring double figures for the fourth straight games as the Crusaders ran their win streak to a season-high four with a 14-6 victory over Wabash at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 03, 2010
Despite being delayed by more than two hours at the start due to rain, Valparaiso completed a weekend sweep of Chicago State, defeating the Cougars 16-4 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 02, 2010
Valparaiso tied a NCAA record with 21 runs in the fifth inning of game one of Friday afternoon's doubleheader on the way to a sweep of Chicago State 26-5 and 13-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 01, 2010
Due to a chance of rain on Saturday, Valparaiso and Chicago State will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at noon at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders and Cougars will then be scheduled for just a single game on Saturday, also starting at noon.
March 31, 2010
The Valparaiso University baseball team will be holding a chicken barbeque cookout on Saturday, May 8 as the Crusaders host instate rival Butler in a Horizon League doubleheader.
March 30, 2010
Kyle Muhlsteff (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza H.S.) went 4-for-4 with a RBI for the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon but Central Michigan spoiled Valparaiso's home opener with a 17-4 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 29, 2010
Valparaiso opens the home portion of the 2010 baseball season this week with a five-game homestand beginning with a Tuesday afternoon contest against Central Michigan. The Crusaders will then host Chicago State for three games over the weekend, including a doubleheader on Saturday.
March 28, 2010
More rain Saturday night into Sunday has cancelled the weekend baseball series between Valparaiso and Wright State in Dayton, Ohio.
March 27, 2010
For the second straight day Valparaiso and Wright State were unable to play baseball at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio, as Saturday's doubleheader was postponed due to wet field conditions from the heavy rain and snow in the area on Thursday and Friday.
March 26, 2010
After the Dayton, Ohio area got several inches of snow overnight, Friday's schedule Horizon League opener between Valparaiso and Wright State has been postponed until Sunday afternoon.
March 25, 2010
Valparaiso opens the 2010 Horizon League schedule this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio for a three-game set with the preseason favorites, the Wright State Raiders. The weekend set wraps up a 23-game road trip for the Brown and Gold to open the season, as Valpo will return home to Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday to host Central Michigan.
March 20, 2010
Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-7 to Southeast Missouri State at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
March 19, 2010
Valparaiso dropped both games of Friday afternoon's twinbill against Southeast Missouri State, falling 17-4 and 5-3 at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
March 18, 2010
This weekend's three-game series between Valparaiso and Southeast Missouri State has been altered due to forecasted inclement weather in the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area.
March 17, 2010
Valparaiso continues its season-opening 23-game road trip this weekend as the Crusaders head to Cape Girardeau, Mo. to face Southeast Missouri State in a three-game series. Valpo looks to continue its momentum after winning two out of three last weekend at Gardner-Webb.
March 13, 2010
Valparaiso bounced back from an opening game 9-4 loss at Gardner-Webb to post a 10-4 victory in the night cap as the Crusaders took the series from the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, N.C.
March 12, 2010
Valparaiso's offense pounded out 15 hits and Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) pitched eight solid innings as the Crusaders defeated Gardner-Webb 7-5 on Friday afternoon in the opening game of a three-game series at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, N.C.
March 10, 2010
Justin Frane (Huntertown, Ind./Carroll H.S.) hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give Valparaiso the lead, but #19/23 South Carolina responded by scoring in four straight innings on the way to a 7-3 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday afternoon at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, S.C.
March 09, 2010
Valparaiso took an early 3-0 lead against #19/23 South Carolina on Tuesday evening at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, S.C., but the Gamecocks scored 10 times in the third inning, including eight unearned runs, and defeated the Crusaders 12-4 before 5,295 fans.
March 07, 2010
Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) allowed just one run in 6.1 innings of work on the mound but Fairfield came through with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Valparaiso 2-1 on Sunday morning at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla.
March 06, 2010
Northeastern pitching limited Valparaiso to just five hits on Saturday morning as the Huskies defeated the Crusaders 7-1 at Lake Myrtle Stadium in Auburndale, Fla.
March 04, 2010
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) went seven strong innings on Thursday, allowing just two earned runs, but Valpo's bats were limited to just eight hits as the Crusaders fell 3-2 to Duquesne at Lake Myrtle Stadium in Auburndale, Fla.
March 03, 2010
A five-run sixth inning put Valparaiso ahead to stay on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Western Michigan 10-7 at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla.
March 02, 2010
Valparaiso won its opening game on Tuesday afternoon at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla. for the 1,100th victory in school history, defeating Saint Bonaventure 17-13. The Crusaders then dropped the night cap 16-8 against Maine.
March 01, 2010
Valparaiso University's Ryan O'Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Batter of the Week after continuing his hot start to the 2010 season over three games this past weekend.
February 28, 2010
In a game which saw 37 runs, 45 hits, 11 errors, and 14 walks, Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 23-14 final against Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Jacksonville Tournament held at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
February 27, 2010
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) allowed just one run on six hits in eight strong innings for Valparaiso as the Crusaders posted their first victory of the season with a 9-1 triumph over Richmond on day two of the Jacksonville Tournament held at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
February 26, 2010
Valparaiso rallied from a six-run deficit to tie the game at nine, but #22/20 Oklahoma came through with three runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated the Crusaders 12-9 on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Jacksonville Tournament played at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
February 21, 2010
McNeese State did all of its scoring in the first four innings on Sunday morning, and completed a three-game sweep of Valparaiso with a 12-0 victory at Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles, La.
February 20, 2010
McNeese State scored seven times in the first two innings on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso could not rally from the deficit as the Crusaders fell 8-2 to the Cowboys at Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles, La.
February 19, 2010
Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) went six strong innings for Valparaiso but McNeese State scored four times in the eighth and two more in the ninth as the Cowboys rallied to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 on Friday night at Cowboy Field in Lake Charles, La. in the season opener for both teams.
February 16, 2010
After posting their first winning record since 1999 one year ago, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the diamond in 2010 looking to build upon the momentum that was created last season. Head coach Tracy Woodson's squad returns 20 players from the team that went 28-24 in 2009, and posted a 12-11 mark in Horizon League play, placing fourth, the highest for the Brown and Gold since joining the conference.
February 03, 2010
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in fourth place this season in the Horizon League according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.
February 01, 2010
Valparaiso University junior relief pitcher Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been selected as one of 40 players to be named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award initial watch list.
January 25, 2010
Former Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski has signed a contract for the 2010 season with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League.
December 21, 2009
Valparaiso University junior relief pitcher Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I Preseason All-American Third Team as announced on Monday by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
December 10, 2009
Head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso University baseball program has announced that former major leaguer and current MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac will be the featured speaker at the third annual Valparaiso University Baseball Bash held on Saturday, January 30 at Aberdeen Manor.
December 01, 2009
Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced that Sam Carius and Kris Singh will join six others that have already committed to play baseball for the Crusaders beginning in 2011
November 19, 2009
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the six members of the incoming recruiting class that have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2010-2011 season.
October 13, 2009
Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) has been ranked the 100th top collegiate baseball player according to www.thecollegebaseballblog.com
September 14, 2009
Valparaiso University coach Tracy Woodson has released the 2010 baseball schedule, which has the Crusaders playing 20 home games at Emory G. Bauer Field in addition to three games at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
September 02, 2009
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni Weekend on October 3 and 4 with a variety of activities.
September 01, 2009
Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) has been ranked as the number two prospect out of the summer Prospect League, formerly known as the Central Illinois Collegiate League, according to Baseball America.
August 17, 2009
The Valparaiso Crusader baseball team and head coach Tracy Woodson have announced that nine student-athletes have plans to attend Valparaiso University beginning in the fall of 2009 and will play for the Brown and Gold in the spring of 2010. Joining the program are incoming freshmen Andrew Bain, Matt Carroll, Mike Jacobs, Karch Kowalczyk, Ben Olejniczak, and Greg Stiller along with junior college transfers Robbie Robinson, Will Robinson, and Corey Thibault.
August 11, 2009
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson has announced the baseball program will hold walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 3 at 4 p.m.
July 20, 2009
Valparaiso University's Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to CollegeBaseballInsider.com's All-America Second Team for his performance during the 2009 season.
July 15, 2009
Valparaiso University had three players represented on the Horizon League's All-Academic Team this season, the conference announced on Wednesday. Steve Godawa (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.), Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.), and Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) each earned the honor this season.
July 14, 2009
Five members of the Valparaiso University baseball team were recently selected to play in the All-Star game of their respective college summer leagues.
June 10, 2009
Valparaiso University's Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to the All-Ping!Baseball Honorable Mention Team for his efforts on the mound this season.
May 28, 2009
Valparaiso University's Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American Third Team as announced on Thursday by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
May 22, 2009
Valparaiso scored five times in the top of the second, but Milwaukee answered with seven in the bottom of the inning as the Panthers posted a 10-7 victory over the Crusaders on Friday morning in an elimination game of the Horizon League Championships in Lorain, Ohio.
May 21, 2009
Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) pitched into the ninth inning, striking out seven and yielding just five hits as Valparaiso defeated Butler 4-2 in an elimination game on the Horizon League Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio.
May 20, 2009
Valparaiso left 13 runners on base Wednesday afternoon, including eight in scoring position, and fell in its first game of the Horizon League Tournament against Cleveland State 4-2 at The Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio.
May 18, 2009
Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named to the All-Horizon League First Team while outfielder Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) received Second Team All-League honors the conference has announced. In addition, outfielders Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Kellogg H.S.) and Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) were each named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team.
May 18, 2009
Valparaiso travels to The Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio beginning Wednesday morning as the Crusaders begin their quest for the 2009 Horizon League Baseball Championships crown. The fourth-seeded Crusaders will face fifth-seeded, and tournament host, Cleveland State in the first game of the double elimination event.
May 17, 2009
UIC scored two unearned runs on Sunday afternoon, including one in the 10th inning that proved to be the difference, as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field to wrap up the 2009 regular season for both schools.
May 16, 2009
Valparaiso will play UIC Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field to make up one of the three games rained out between Friday and Saturday. With a win, the Crusaders would finish in third place in the Horizon League and earn the third seed in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.
May 16, 2009
With standing water still in the outfield by mid-afternoon on Saturday, unplayable conditions at Emory G. Bauer Field have forced the cancellation of the Valparaiso-UIC Horizon League doubleheader.
May 15, 2009
Steady rain in Northwest Indiana has postponed Friday's scheduled Horizon League series opener between Valparaiso and UIC. The two schools will now open the three-game weekend series on Saturday with the regularly scheduled doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field beginning at noon. Friday's game is slated to be made up Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
May 13, 2009
With steady rain coming down throughout Northwest Indiana and more on the way, Wednesday afternoon's schedule baseball game between Valparaiso and Illinois State at Emory G. Bauer Field has been cancelled.
May 12, 2009
Eight Valparaiso pitchers limited the Gary SouthShore RailCats to just three hits on Tuesday evening, but the Northern League hosts came through with a run in the ninth to defeat the college boys 2-1 in exhibition action at the U.S. Steel Yard.
May 12, 2009
The 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship will be played at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. The double-elimination tournament, hosted by Valparaiso University, will run from May 26-30.
May 11, 2009
Valparaiso heads into the final week of the 2009 regular season with lots still on the line. The Crusaders are nearing the 30-win mark and can finish as high as second in the Horizon League standings. This week Valpo plays an exhibition against Gary at the U.S. Steel Yard on Tuesday, hosts Illinois State on Wednesday, and wraps up Horizon League play against regular season champion UIC on Friday and Saturday.
May 10, 2009
Valparaiso scored five times in the seventh and eighth innings of game one and four times in the seventh of game two to come from behind in both games and sweep a doubleheader from Butler 7-6 and 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 09, 2009
Valparaiso took the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader in Youngstown, Ohio, defeating Youngstown State 6-5 in the final regular season road game for the Crusaders in 2009. The Penguins defeated Valpo 8-4 in the opener.
May 07, 2009
Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Baseball Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.
May 05, 2009
John Snelten (Ingleside, Ill./Antioch H.S.) went the distance on Tuesday evening, allowing just five hits while not walking a batter to lead Valparaiso to a 14-2 victory over Northwestern at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 04, 2009
As Valparaiso heads into the final two weeks of the regular season the Crusaders are in the thick of a tight Horizon League race. Valpo will open the week on Tuesday hosting Northwestern in non-conference action at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary before playing four conference games this weekend. The Crusaders head to Youngstown State for a doubleheader on Saturday before hosting instate rival Butler in a Mother's Day twinbill on Sunday.
May 02, 2009
Valparaiso scored eight times in the sixth inning to come from behind and defeat Youngstown State 8-7 in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Penguins capitalized on six Crusader errors in the nightcap though to earn a split with a 13-4 victory.
May 01, 2009
Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) drove in the go-ahead run and Kyle Muhlsteff (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza H.S.) followed with two-run double as Valparaiso scored three times in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and the Crusaders went on to defeat Youngstown State 6-4 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field for the Brown and Gold's fourth consecutive victory.
April 29, 2009
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) and four relievers combined on a three-hitter Wednesday afternoon as Valparaiso earned its third straight victory, defeating Northern Illinois 12-2 at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb, Ill.
April 28, 2009
John Snelten (Ingleside, Ill./Antioch H.S.) allowed just two runs and five hits in 7.1 innings of work on a cool, wet Tuesday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 5-2 victory over Bradley at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 27, 2009
With three weeks left in the regular season, Valparaiso looks to improve its positioning among the middle of the pack in the Horizon League with five games this week. The Crusaders will step out of conference to host Bradley on Tuesday while travelling to Northern Illinois on Wednesday. The Brown and Gold then will host Youngstown State in a key three-game Horizon League set this weekend.
April 27, 2009
Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the week after picking up his conference-leading sixth victory of the season in Valpo's 2-1 win at Wright State on Sunday.
April 26, 2009
Behind the pitching of Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.), Valparaiso defeated Wright State 2-1 in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to salvage a split of the twinbill after the Raiders took the opener 16-1.
April 25, 2009
Valparaiso battled through three rain delays, fought back from a five-run deficit, and had the tying runs on base in the ninth on Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders ended up falling 14-12 to UIC at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain.
April 21, 2009
Tuesday afternoon's baseball game between Valparaiso and Purdue at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. has been cancelled due to steady rains in Northwest Indiana.
April 20, 2009
After playing six games last week, Valparaiso will play another five this week beginning with a Tuesday evening affair against Purdue at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. The Crusaders then head to Chicago on Saturday for a doubleheader against UIC before traveling to Dayton, Ohio on Sunday for a twinbill against Wright State.
April 19, 2009
Valparaiso wrapped up its 10-game homestand on Sunday afternoon with a 6-5 victory over Saint Francis (Ind.) at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 18, 2009
Valparaiso's bats exploded for six runs in the opening inning of game two on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field helping the Crusaders to a doubleheader split against Wright State. The Raiders won the opener 6-2 before Valpo took the nightcap 14-1.
April 17, 2009
Wright State scored two batters into the game and added insurance runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings on Friday afternoon to snap Valparaiso's six-game winning streak with an 8-1 victory over the Crusaders at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 15, 2009
Valparaiso won its sixth straight game on Wednesday afternoon, giving the Crusaders their longest winning streak since 2001, as the Brown and Gold defeated Anderson 4-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 14, 2009
Valparaiso continues what has turned into a 10-game homestand this week with five more games between Wednesday and Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders will host Anderson on Wednesday and face Wright State in a three-game series on Friday and Saturday before wrapping up the weekend hosting Saint Francis (Ind.) on Sunday.
April 14, 2009
Tuesday's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and IPFW has been cancelled due to consistent rains in the Fort Wayne, Ind. area. The game will not be made up. In addition, the Crusaders have added a game for Wednesday afternoon against Anderson at Emory G. Bauer Field beginning at 4 p.m.
April 13, 2009
Valparaiso's bats came alive early on a cold, rainy Monday afternoon as the Crusaders scored nine times in the first three innings and went on to defeat Grace 12-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 11, 2009
For the second straight day Valparaiso posted a doubleheader sweep of North Dakota to wrap up the four-game weekend series, defeating the Fighting Sioux 6-5 in 10 innings and 5-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday afternoon.
April 10, 2009
Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) singled home Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Kellogg H.S.) with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning of game two to give Valparaiso its fourth doubleheader sweep of the season on Friday afternoon, as the Crusaders downed North Dakota 3-2 and 2-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 08, 2009
Valparaiso jumped out to a 4-1 lead and Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) went 4-for-4 on the afternoon for the Crusaders, but Indiana battled back to defeat Valpo 9-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Sembower Field in Bloomington, Ind.
April 07, 2009
Valparaiso steps out of conference play all week beginning on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders wrap up their road trip facing Big Ten foe Indiana. Valpo returns home on Friday to begin a weekend homestand against North Dakota with doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday.
April 06, 2009
Valparaiso and North Dakota have added a game to their weekend series, and will now play a doubleheader on Friday in addition to Saturday.
April 06, 2009
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Crusaders to a series-opening victory at Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.
April 05, 2009
Monday's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Robert Morris (Ill.) scheduled for Emory G. Bauer Field has been canceled due to rain and snow in the Northwest Indiana area.
April 05, 2009
On a cool, crisp, Sunday afternoon, Cleveland State's Brian Long outdueled Valparaiso's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) as both pitcher's went the distance at Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio as the Vikings won the weekend series finale 3-1 against the Crusaders.
April 04, 2009
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) tossed seven scoreless innings in the opener for Valparaiso to lead the Crusaders to a doubleheader split with Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio. Valpo won the opener 10-5 but fell 7-6 in the night cap when a late ninth inning rally fell just short.
April 03, 2009
Valparaiso and Cleveland State will have to wait one more day to open their three-game weekend series as Friday's schedule opener slated for Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio has been postponed due to steady rains. The game will be made up on Sunday at a time still to be determined.
March 31, 2009
Tuesday afternoon's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill. has been postponed due to rain and soggy field conditions at Ralph McKinzie Field. The game has been rescheduled for April 29 beginning at 3 p.m. in DeKalb.
March 30, 2009
After winning two out of three last weekend against Milwaukee to open the home campaign, the Valparaiso University baseball team returns to the road this week for four games. The Crusaders will head to DeKalb, Ill. for a non-conference tilt against Northern Illinois on Tuesday before heading to Cleveland State for a three-game Horizon League series Friday and Saturday.
March 27, 2009
Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) earned saves in both games of Friday's doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field to tie Adam Knobel for Valparaiso University's career save record with 14 as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee 4-2 and 7-5.
March 26, 2009
Valparaiso scored three times in the ninth inning with two outs and had both the tying and winning runs on base, but could not knot the score on Thursday afternoon in the Crusaders' home opener, falling to Milwaukee 6-5 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 25, 2009
After playing 18 straight games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders will open the home portion of the 2009 baseball season this weekend at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will host Milwaukee in a single game on Thursday before the two schools meet for a doubleheader on Friday to wrap up the series.
March 24, 2009
Valparaiso's home opening baseball series slated for this Friday and Saturday against Milwaukee has been moved up to Thursday and Friday due to the threat of inclement weather over the weekend.
March 21, 2009
Valparaiso won the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against Butler 10-5 at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind., but the host Bulldogs rallied to take the series finale, defeating the Crusaders 5-2 in game two of the twinbill.
March 20, 2009
Valparaiso scored six times in the top of the third inning to break the game open and tallied 18 total hits on the afternoon as the Crusaders opened Horizon League play on Friday afternoon with a 14-1 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 20, 2009
Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named this week's U.S. Army Horizon League male Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
March 19, 2009
Valparaiso University will play an exhibition baseball game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats on May 12, one of three games the Crusaders will play at the U.S. Steel Yard this year.
March 18, 2009
Valparaiso pulled even with Notre Dame in the sixth inning on Wednesday evening, but the Fighting Irish took advantage of the Crusader bullpen in the late innings and defeated the Brown and Gold 10-4 at Frank Eck Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
March 16, 2009
Valparaiso will finally wrap up a season-opening 18-game road trip this week while starting Horizon League play on Friday. The Crusaders make the short trip to Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon to battle the Fighting Irish before heading to Indianapolis for a three-game set against instate rival Butler on Friday and Saturday to open conference action.
March 14, 2009
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader between Valparaiso and Tennessee Tech has been canceled due to rains in the Cookeville, Tenn. area.
March 13, 2009
Valparaiso hit four homeruns in game two of Friday's doubleheader to earn a split of the twinbill with Tennessee Tech at Bush Stadium in Cookeville, Tenn. The host Golden Eagles rallied to win the opener 6-4 before the Crusaders bounced back to win the nightcap 12-8.
March 11, 2009
Mississippi State scored seven times in the first two innings of game one, then rallied for five runs in the final two frames of the nightcap on the way to sweeping a doubleheader from Valparaiso 9-2 and 5-4 on Wednesday at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, Miss.
March 09, 2009
Valparaiso will look to snap its five-game losing skid this week as the Crusaders play six games. Valpo begins the week with a day-night twinbill at Mississippi State on Wednesday before heading to Tenneessee Tech for a four-game weekend series beginning on Friday.
March 08, 2009
Valparaiso was able to tie the game at two in the sixth inning, only to give up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning on Sunday, and dropped a 3-2 game to Memphis at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn. to finish off a weekend sweep of the Crusaders.
March 07, 2009
Memphis hurlers Ryan Fraser and Marcus Barnes combined on an eight-hit shutout on Saturday afternoon as the Tigers defeated Valparaiso 6-0 at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn.
March 06, 2009
Valparaiso committed three errors on Friday afternoon, and after tying the game at five, saw Memphis score the game's final four runs on the way to a 9-5 victory over the Crusaders at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn.
March 04, 2009
Valparaiso scored four times in the final two innings, and had the tying run at the plate in the ninth, but fell just short on Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 9-6 decision to #21 Arkansas at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
March 03, 2009
Valparaiso scored twice in the ninth, and left two more runners on base on Tuesday afternoon, but it was a little too late as the Crusaders fell 7-3 to #21 Arkansas at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
March 02, 2009
Valparaiso continues its southern swing this week as the Crusaders play five more games in its season-opening 20-game road trip. The Crusaders will head to Arkansas, ranked #21 by Baseball America, on Tuesday and Wednesday, before facing Memphis for a three-game weekend series.
March 02, 2009
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week after tossing eight innings of shutout baseball on Sunday against Arkansas-Little Rock.
March 01, 2009
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) tossed eight shutout innings of two-hit baseball in the opener, and Valparaiso scored eight times in the first five innings of game two on the way to a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas-Little Rock, 2-0 and 10-8, on Sunday afternoon at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock, Ark. to take two out of three games in the weekend series.
February 28, 2009
Overnight rains made field conditions unplayable and a forecast for more inclement weather conditions in Little Rock, Ark. has forced the postponement of game two of the weekend series between Valparaiso and Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday afternoon. The two schools will make up the game on Sunday as part of a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m.
February 27, 2009
After a four-and-a-half hour rain delay prior to the start of the game, and another 31 minute stoppage in the top of the eighth inning, Arkansas-Little Rock handed Valparaiso its first loss of the season on Friday evening, as the Trojans defeated the Crusaders 5-0 at Gary Hagan Field in Little Rock, Ark.
February 25, 2009
After posting two wins to open the season last weekend, the Crusaders set forth on their annual spring trip this weekend, beginning on Friday with a three-game set at Arkansas-Little Rock. The Crusaders will play 14 games between Friday and March 14 around the south, looking to build upon the success of opening weekend.
February 22, 2009
The final game of a three-game weekend series between Valparaiso and Morehead State scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been canceled due to snow and sub-freezing temperatures.
February 21, 2009
Valparaiso got two solid starting pitching performances and hit five homeruns on the afternoon as the Crusaders opened the 2009 season with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State, 6-5 and 8-5, at Allen Field in Morehead, Ky. on Saturday. The Crusaders have opened the season 2-0 for the first time since 1997.
February 20, 2009
A pure hitter, Robert Skaltsas is one of the top baseball players in the history of the Crusader program and, on February 28, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 16, 2009
As the Valparaiso University baseball team gets set to take to the diamond for the 2009 season, the Crusaders will be looking to build upon last year's third place finish at the Horizon League Tournament. Valpo is coming off of a 21-35 season overall one year ago and an 8-13 mark in Horizon League play, finishing sixth during the regular season.
February 05, 2009
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in fifth place this season in the Horizon League according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.
December 14, 2008
The second annual Crusader Baseball Bash will be held on January 31, 2009 featuring Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman.
November 10, 2008
Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps from December 20-22 for individuals eight years old through high school.
September 29, 2008
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the additions of Patrick Bracco and Josh Dietz to complete his staff for the 2009 season.
September 22, 2008
Twenty-four home games, including 23 to be played at Emory G. Bauer Field and another at U.S. Steel Yard highlight a challenging 2009 baseball schedule head coach Tracy Woodson has announced.
September 18, 2008
The Valparaiso University baseball program and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are partnering to present the Valparaiso Baseball 100-Inning game to be held on September 27, 2008 at Emory G. Bauer Field starting at 8 a.m.
August 21, 2008
Valparaiso University's baseball team has had a great deal of success throughout the summer playing in various leagues around the country.
August 20, 2008
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson has announced the baseball programs will hold walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 2 at 3 p.m.
August 12, 2008
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a Fall Elite Camp at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players on September 28.
July 28, 2008
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson announced that Eric Osborn has joined the Crusader baseball staff as an assistant coach.
July 25, 2008
Valparaiso University's Brett Bivens (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview H.S.), John Giusti (Coventry, R.I.), and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) have been named to the Horizon League's Academic All-Conference Team in baseball.
June 17, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Mideast Region Second Team.
June 06, 2008
Valparaiso baseball signee Kyle Gaedele of Arlington Heights, Ill. was chosen Friday by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 32nd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
June 02, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) remains on the “Wallace Watch” by the College Baseball Foundation.  The “Wallace Watch” narrowed the field to 64 candidates aiming for the 2008 Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year Award.  The three Wallace Award finalists will be announced following NCAA Super Regional play.
May 27, 2008
Valparaiso University had three players named to the Horizon League’s All-Tournament Team following the completion of the championships this past weekend.  Brett Bivens (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview H.S.), Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.), and Josh Wallace (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine H.S.) all were recognized for their play in the five games in which Valpo participated.
May 24, 2008
Valparaiso run in the Horizon League Baseball Championships presented by the U.S. Army came to and end on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped an 8-3 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Niles, Ohio.
May 24, 2008
Valparaiso rallied for the third time this week, coming back from a 3-0 deficit after one, by banging out 16 hits on the way to a 13-4 victory over Wright State on Friday afternoon in an elimination game of the Horizon League Baseball Championships presented by the U.S. Army held in Niles, Ohio.
May 23, 2008
UIC scored five times in the bottom of the seventh inning without hitting the ball out of the infield, rallying from a three-run deficit to defeat Valparaiso 8-5 on Thursday evening in the Horizon League Baseball Championships presented by the U.S. Army held in Niles, Ohio.
May 22, 2008
  For the second straight day Valparaiso needed to rally in the late innings to complete a comeback as the Crusaders scored once in the eighth and once in the ninth on Wednesday afternoon to defeat third-seeded Youngstown State on the second day of the Horizon League Baseball Championships presented by the U.S. Army held in Niles, Ohio.
May 20, 2008
A two-run seventh inning proved to be the difference for Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Butler 6-5 at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio on day one of the 2008 Horizon League Baseball Championships presented by the U.S. Army.
May 19, 2008
Valparaiso University outfielder Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s First Team while second baseman John Giusti (Coventry, R.I./Coventry H.S.) has been selected to the Second Team the league office announced Monday evening.  In addition, relief pitcher Steve Godawa (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) has been named to the All-Newcomer Team.
May 19, 2008
Valparaiso is set to make its first appearance in the Horizon League Baseball Championships presented by the U.S. Army beginning on Tuesday afternoon in Niles, Ohio.  The Crusaders, the tournament’s sixth seed, will face seventh-seeded Butler at 2 p.m. CDT in a single elimination game, with the winner facing third-seeded Youngstown State on Wednesday to begin the double elimination portion of the tournament.
May 18, 2008
Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) became Valparaiso’s single season hit record on Saturday afternoon, going 5-for-10 on the afternoon, but the Crusaders dropped a pair of one-run decisions 8-7 and 7-6 to UIC in Chicago, Ill.
May 17, 2008
UIC scored multiple runs in four different innings on Friday evening as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 11-4 at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. to open a three-game Horizon League series.
May 15, 2008
Valparaiso wraps up the 2008 regular season this weekend with a trip to the Windy City to battle the six-time defending Horizon League champion UIC Flames.  The Crusaders enter the weekend in fifth place in the league standings, just percentage points out of fourth and one game out of third while UIC needs a three-game sweep to capture the regular season title.
May 13, 2008
Valparaiso used 11 extra base hits and runs in six of eight innings to defeat Cedarville 13-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 12, 2008
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the Crusaders have added a game against Cedarville University to the schedule for Tuesday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 11, 2008
The Valparaiso-Butler baseball doubleheader scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been cancelled due to heavy and persistant rains in the Indianapolis, Ind. area.  Due to Horizon League policy, the games will not be made up.
May 10, 2008
On a day which saw a pair of pitcher’s duals at Emory G. Bauer Field, Valparaiso and Youngstown State split a Horizon League doubleheader on Saturday with the Penguins winning the opener 2-1 and the Crusaders taking the nightcap 3-2.
May 07, 2008
Jason Brunelli (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) homered twice on Tuesday evening, but Valparaiso could not overcome four errors defensively and 11 walks from the pitching staff as Iowa defeated the Crusaders 13-5 in Iowa City, Iowa.
May 06, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Brett Bivens (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week after hitting .333 in four games last week.
May 05, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) has been named to the “Wallace Watch” by the College Baseball Foundation as well as named this week’s Horizon League Player of the Week.  The “Wallace Watch” was released, narrowing the field to 100 candidates aiming for the 2008 Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year Award.
May 04, 2008
Valparaiso batted around twice in game two of Saturday’s rain-delayed doubleheader, as the offense exploded for 20 runs as the Crusaders defeated the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20-3 to earn a split of the twinbill.  After waiting nearly four hours to begin play on the afternoon, the host Panthers defeated Valpo 13-5 in the opener in Milwaukee, Wis.
May 03, 2008
  Valparaiso rallied from a 4-0 deficit entering the eighth inning, sending 11 batters to the plate while scoring seven times as the Crusaders opened their three-game weekend series against Milwaukee with a 7-6 victory at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 30, 2008
Valparaiso’s bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings and the Crusaders scored four times from the sixth inning on to defeat IPFW 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 30, 2008
Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) extended his hitting streak to 20 straight games with hits in both games of the doubleheader, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a twinbill 7-5 and 2-1 to Bradley on Tuesday evening in Peoria, Ill.
April 28, 2008
Valparaiso has a busy week ahead as the Crusaders play three midweek games before a key three-game weekend series in the Horizon League.  The Crusaders head to Bradley for a doubleheader on Tuesday and host IPFW on Wednesday before heading to Milwaukee for the Friday-Saturday series.  Saturday Valpo and the Panthers will play a twinbill.
April 27, 2008
Zach Rodeghero’s (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) two-out single in the bottom of the ninth capped a seven-run inning and brought Valparaiso back from a 13-0 deficit to force extra innings before Ryan O’Gara’s (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) sacrifice fly in the tenth gave Valparaiso a 16-15 victory over Butler in the opening game of a doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday afternoon.  The Crusaders then completed the sweep of the twinbill with a 7-4 victory in the nightcap.
April 25, 2008
On a day when the wind was blowing out at 31 miles per hour at game time, Butler took advantage of the conditions by hitting four homeruns on the way to defeating Valparaiso 12-10 at Emory G. Bauer Field on Friday afternoon.
April 24, 2008
Valparaiso wraps up its four-game homestand this weekend with a pivotal three-game Horizon League set against instate rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking to move up the conference standings at the midway point of the conference slate.
April 23, 2008
Five Valparaiso pitchers combined on a three hitter and the Crusader offense took advantage of 10 Judson walks and four errors as the Brown and Gold defeated the Eagles 13-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 22, 2008
Valparaiso took a 2-0 lead midway through on Tuesday afternoon, but a 10-run eighth inning by Central Michigan led the Chippewas to a 13-2 victory over the Crusaders in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
April 19, 2008
Due to heavy rains that came into the Valparaiso, Ind. area around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, the scheduled Horizon League doubleheader between Valparaiso and Wright State has been cancelled.
April 19, 2008
UIC combined to score 28 runs on 30 hits on Friday afternoon as the Flames swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 14-12 and 14-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field in Horizon League action.
April 16, 2008
Jason Brunelli’s (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) pinch hit single through the leftside of the infield with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Valparaiso a 10-9 victory over Saint Francis (Ind.) on Wednesday afternoon on a windy day at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 15, 2008
After a week off of playing games due to the weather, Valparaiso returns to the diamond for five games in four days beginning on Wednesday when the Crusaders will host Saint Francis (Ind.) in a non-conference game that has just been added to the schedule.  Horizon League twinbills against UIC and Wright State on Friday and Saturday will round out the week of action.
April 14, 2008
Valparaiso’s baseball team has two schedule changes for this upcoming week.  The Crusaders’ game against Northwestern, slated for Tuesday, has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with the Wildcats’ Big Ten slate.  In addition, the Brown and Gold have added a game at home on Wednesday afternoon against Saint Francis (Ind.).
April 13, 2008
Sunday marked the second straight day Valparaiso and Chicago State's baseball doubleheader scheduled for Emory G. Bauer Field has been postponed, this time due to a wet playing field from all of the weekend's rains.
April 12, 2008
Valparaiso and Chicago State's series opening doubleheader scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to rain.  The two schools will try and make one game up on Sunday as part of a twinbill beginning at noon.
April 09, 2008
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) pitched seven strong innings for his first collegiate win and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) went 4-for-4 with four runs batted in as Valparaiso registered a 5-4 non-conference victory against Northern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 09, 2008
Valparaiso jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, but Notre Dame rallied, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh, and defeated the Crusaders 8-6 on Tuesday evening in Notre Dame, Ind.
April 07, 2008
Valparaiso is set for a busy week of games as the Crusaders will play five games between Tuesday and Sunday.  The Crusaders will head to Notre Dame on Tuesday before hosting Northern Illinois on Wednesday and Chicago State over the weekend.
April 06, 2008
Youngstown State’s pitching staff limited Valparaiso to just one run over 18 innings of play on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a Horizon League doubleheader from the Crusaders 6-0 and 3-1 in Niles, Ohio.
April 05, 2008
Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) was hit by a pitch to force in the winning run in the top of the 11th inning and Valparaiso withstood a bases loaded, one out situation in the bottom of the inning to defeat Youngstown State 4-3 on Friday evening to open the three-game Horizon League series in Niles, Ohio.
April 02, 2008
Valparaiso pitchers struck out 12 on Wednesday afternoon and the offense used a six-run second inning to defeat Illinois Tech 9-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field in non-conference action.
April 01, 2008
Valparaiso will wrap up its four-game homestand on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders host Illinois Tech.  The game was just added to the schedule late last week to make up for one of the games cancelled by weather earlier in the season.  Valpo then heads to Youngstown State Friday and Saturday for a three-game Horizon League set.
March 31, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Elliott Gibbs (Munster, Ind./Munster H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week following his complete game shutout victory against Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.
March 30, 2008
Cleveland State scored four times in the late innings on Sunday afternoon to rally and defeat Valparaiso 7-5 at Emory G. Bauer Field to take rubber game of the three-game weekend series.
March 29, 2008
Elliott Gibbs (Munster, Ind./Munster H.S.) threw a four-hit shutout in game one on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso split its home-opening doubleheader with Cleveland State at Emory G. Bauer Field.  The Crusaders posted a 7-0 victory in game one while the Vikings won the nightcap 4-2.
March 28, 2008
Overnight snow and ice that fell in the Valparaiso area has postponed Friday’s scheduled baseball series opener with Cleveland State.  The game has been rescheduled for Sunday at noon.
March 26, 2008
Purdue scored 10 times in the seventh inning on the way to a 15-0 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 25, 2008
Valparaiso will wrap up its long road trip to begin the season on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to West Lafayette, Ind. to battle Big Ten foe Purdue.  Valpo then will open the home campaign this weekend with a three-game weekend series against Cleveland State, including a single game on Friday and a twinbill on Saturday.
March 22, 2008
Valparaiso's baseball weekend series finale at Wright State scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Xenia, Ohio has been postponed due to the weather.  At this time, there is no rescheduled date.
March 22, 2008
Valparaiso ventured into Horizon League play for the first time on Friday evening and split a twinbill from preseason favorite Wright State in Xenia, Ohio.  The Crusaders won the opener 6-5 before falling in the nightcap 8-7 in 10 innings in a game that went into the early parts of Saturday morning.
March 20, 2008
The Valparaiso baseball team has had the upcoming weekend series at Wright State altered due to field conditions. The Brown and Gold will play a doubleheader on Friday, March 21 against the Raiders at the Athletes in Action Complex in Xenia, Ohio.
March 19, 2008
Valparaiso begins its inaugural Horizon League campaign this Friday and Saturday as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to begin a three-game set with Wright State.  Valpo is continuing its stretch of playing 22 straight games away from Emory G. Bauer Field before hosting Cleveland State in the Crusaders’ home opener next weekend.
March 18, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Josh Wallace (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week after his performance over the seven games last week.
March 16, 2008
For the second straight day Valparaiso posted a game two victory to earn a doubleheader split with Dayton on Sunday afternoon.  After the Flyers won the opener 9-3 in game one of the twinbill, the Crusaders posted a 4-3 victory in eight innings in game two in Dayton, Ohio.
March 16, 2008
Valparaiso earned a doubleheader split on Saturday afternoon against the University of Dayton after defeating the Flyers 3-1 in game two of the twin bill in Dayton, Ohio.  The Flyers won the opening game 4-2.
March 14, 2008
Valparaiso's game times for this weekend's baseball series at the University of Dayton have been changed.  The Crusaders and Flyers will meet for two seven-inning doubleheaders beginning at 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday and 11 a.m. CDT on Sunday at Time Warner Cable Stadium on the Dayton campus.
March 12, 2008
Andrew Quinnette (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo H.S.) had four runs batted in in the opener and Josh Wallace (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine H.S.) drove home six in the night cap for the Crusaders, but Marshall got the better end of the doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Valparaiso 12-6 and 12-10 in Louisa, Ky.
March 11, 2008
Marshall scored seven times in the second through fourth innings on Tuesday afternoon on the way to a 9-4 victory over Valparaiso in Louisa, Ky.
March 10, 2008
After three straight days of postponements due to the weather, Valparaiso and West Virginia finally played a doubleheader on Monday afternoon in Morgantown, W. Va. with the Mountaineers taking both ends of the twinbill by the scores of 7-2 and 11-8.
March 09, 2008
Valparaiso’s scheduled baseball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon against West Virginia has been cancelled due to snow.  The Crusaders and Mountaineers will try to make up two of the four games from the weekend series on Monday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. CDT.
March 08, 2008
Valparaiso saw its baseball doubleheader against West Virginia postponed for the second straight day due to weather.  Due to snow on Saturday, the Crusaders and Mountaineers will attempt to play doubleheaders on both Sunday and Monday in Morgantown, W. Va. beginning at 12 p.m. CST.
March 07, 2008
Valparaiso’s opener of a four-game weekend series with West Virginia scheduled for Friday afternoon has been postponed due to rain in Morgantown, W. Va.
March 06, 2008
Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game swing through North Carolina on Thursday afternoon dropping an 11-4 decision to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, N.C.
March 06, 2008
Duke scored three times in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon to rally and defeat Valparaiso 5-4 in Durham, N.C.
March 05, 2008
Valparaiso’s bid for a late-inning comeback against North Carolina State fell short, with the tying runs left on base in the ninth on Tuesday afternoon as the Wolfpack defeated the Crusaders 5-2 in Raleigh, N.C.
March 04, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after his effort last Friday afternoon against Austin Peay.
March 03, 2008
Valparaiso continues its season-opening road trip with seven games this week, beginning in North Carolina.  The Crusaders will face Atlantic Coast Conference foes North Carolina State and Duke before heading up the road to North Carolina-Greensboro.  Valpo then will wrap up the week with a four-game, three-day, set at West Virginia over the weekend.
March 02, 2008
Valparaiso’s bats were alive on Sunday afternoon, but Indiana had just a little more fire power as the Hoosiers defeated the Crusaders 17-14 in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 01, 2008
  Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) continued his hot hitting, but it was not enough for the Crusaders as Illinois State defeated Valparaiso 9-3 on Saturday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 01, 2008
Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) did not allow an earned run in 7.2 innings of work on Friday afternoon, but Austin Peay rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Valparaiso 5-4 in Clarksville, Tenn.
February 26, 2008
Valparaiso University’s Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 mark on opening weekend at Austin Peay.
February 25, 2008
Valparaiso wrapped up its weekend series on Sunday afternoon with an 11-5 victory over Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn. to take the rubber match of the three-game set.
February 24, 2008
Valparaiso opened the 2008 baseball season on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader split in Clarksville, Tenn.  The Crusaders opened with a 15-6 victory over Austin Peay in game one only to have the Governors win the nightcap 12-4.
February 19, 2008
As Valparaiso University takes the field for the 2008 season, the Crusaders will be riding the momentum that carries over from a successful 2007 finish.  Head coach Tracy Woodson’s squad finished 22-34 a year ago, tying the most wins for a Valpo team since 2001.
February 04, 2008
The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting a preseason hitting camp on Sunday, February 17 at the hitting complex of Emory G. Bauer Field beginning at 9 a.m.
January 30, 2008
Valparaiso University, set to play its inaugural season in the Horizon League, was predicted to finish in seventh place in the league’s 2008 preseason baseball poll.
January 29, 2008
Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda entertained a crowd of nearly 300 for the better part of an hour on Monday evening as part of the inaugural Valparaiso Baseball Bash held at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 22, 2008
Tickets are still available for the Valparaiso University baseball program’s inaugural Baseball Bash 2008 on Monday, January 28 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will be the featured speaker.
December 03, 2007
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has signed five players to National Letters of Intent committing them to the Crusader program beginning in the fall of 2008.  Joining Valpo are Billy Cribbs, Tyler Deetjen, Kyle Gaedele, Steve Scoby, and Ryan Shober.
November 27, 2007
Tickets are now available for the Valparaiso University baseball program’s inaugural Baseball Bash 2008 on Monday, January 28 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will be the featured speaker.
November 13, 2007
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced his 2008 schedule which featured 12 home dates and 18 total home contests at Emory G. Bauer Field.
October 29, 2007
Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps at the end of December for players ranging from 8-18 years of age.
September 19, 2007
The Valparaiso baseball and softball teams invite all fans to come out to a new tradition, the 1st Annual Softball vs. Baseball Challenge.  The challenge will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
August 23, 2007
Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will be the featured speaker as the Valparaiso University baseball program holds its inaugural Baseball Bash 2008 on Monday, January 28 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
August 07, 2007
Valparaiso pitcher Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott) has opted to forgo his final year of eligibility and has signed with the Cleveland Indians organization, which drafted him in the 40th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball amateur draft.  The Indians have assigned Cawiezell to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York-Penn League, their short-season Class A affiliate.
July 24, 2007
The Valparaiso baseball program will be holding a parents and alumni weekend on September 28-29.
July 23, 2007
The Valparaiso baseball team will be holding walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 4-5 beginning at 3 p.m. 
July 16, 2007
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a pair of Elite Camps this fall at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players.  The camps will be held on August 25 and September 15.
July 05, 2007

            The Valparaiso University baseball team will be holding a Future Crusaders Camp for first through eighth graders on Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19.

June 08, 2007
Junior Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott) was selected Friday by the Cleveland Indians in the 40th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
May 29, 2007
Valparaiso University's Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following this past weekend's league champsionships.
May 25, 2007
Valparaiso saw its 2007 season come to a close on Friday afternoon at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Macomb, Ill., dropping a pair of contests. In the opener, the Crusaders fell 4-2 to Oral Roberts before Centenary eliminated the Crusaders by the score of 6-1.
May 24, 2007
Trailing by six with two innings to play and by four with one out in the ninth, Valparaiso rallied with a monumental comeback, scoring seven times in the final inning, to defeat Western Illinois 13-10 on Thursday afternoon at Alfred D. Boyer Field in Macomb, Ill. in the opening round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
May 23, 2007
Valparaiso University had four players earn Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference accolades when the league handed out its annual postseason awards on Wednesday evening.
May 22, 2007
Valparaiso heads to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 as the Crusaders face second seeded Western Illinois (31-24, 11-9 Mid-Con) on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the opening round.
May 21, 2007
Valparaiso will battle Mid-Continent Conference Tournament host Western Illinois on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Crusaders' first appearance in the league championships since 2003.
May 20, 2007
Valparaiso erupted for six runs in the second inning to beat the rain that came and called the game after four-and-a-half innings, but the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 7-1 to wrap up a sweep of the Thunderbirds at Emory G. Bauer Field on Sunday morning to close out the 2007 regular season.
May 19, 2007
A bases loaded balk in the opener and a two-run first inning triple by Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) in the first inning of game two helped propel Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Southern Utah 3-2 in 10 innings and 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, clinching the Crusaders first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament berth since 2003.
May 18, 2007
Valparaiso scored three runs in the seventh and added three more in the eighth inning to come from behind and defeat Southern Utah 8-3 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to open up a key four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.
May 17, 2007
Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 regular season at Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend with a key Mid-Continent Conference four-game series against Southern Utah. Both schools are currently among a three-way tie for third place in the league standings, with the top four teams qualifying for next week's Mid-Con Tournament.
May 16, 2007
Valparaiso wrapped up its non-conference portion of the 2007 schedule on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 7-2 decision to Purdue at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 15, 2007
A severe thunderstorm that rolled through Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon cancelled the Crusaders' game with Indiana just two batters into the contest at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 14, 2007
Valparaiso will step out of Mid-Continent Conference play for the final time during the 2007 regular season as the Crusaders entertain a pair of Big Ten foes at Emory G. Bauer Field this week. Indiana will pay a visit to Valparaiso on Tuesday while Purdue comes to town on Wednesday.
May 13, 2007
Oakland utilized a five-run opening inning to push the Golden Grizzlies past Valparaiso 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in the final game of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference weekend series.
May 12, 2007
Oakland pitching limited Valparaiso to just one run over two games on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-1 and 4-0 in Rochester, Mich.
May 11, 2007
Valparaiso rallied from a three-run deficit with five runs in the seventh on the way to a 10-7 victory over Oakland on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in Mid-Continent Conference action.
May 10, 2007
After nearly a week off, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend for a big four-game series against Oakland in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders are in the hunt for a spot in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, and with two weekends of league play remaining, currently hold down fourth place in the standings.
May 10, 2007
Valparaiso University's Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as selected by members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
May 05, 2007
Western Illinois used two solid pitching performances to limit Valparaiso to just two runs and 11 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders 2-1 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 04, 2007
Valparaiso used a five-run eighth inning in the opener of Friday's doubleheader to break a tie on the way to a 10-5 victory over Western Illinois. The Leathernecks bounced back in the nightcap to post a 9-1 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 01, 2007
Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) set the Valparaiso and Mid-Continent Conference hit record on Tuesday afternoon but the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Butler 10-5 and 3-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 30, 2007
Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field for a six-game homestand this week as the Crusaders have three doubleheaders on the schedule. Valpo will open the week on Tuesday with a twinbill against future Horizon League foe Butler before entertaining Western Illinois in a pair of Mid-Continent Conference doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.
April 29, 2007
Valparaiso ended Oral Roberts' 40-game home Mid-Continent Conference regular season winning streak that dated back to May 19, 2002 on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a victory in Tulsa, Okla. for the first time ever, defeating the Golden Eagles 7-3.
April 28, 2007
Oral Roberts pitching staff limited Valparaiso to just two runs total on Saturday afternoon as the Golden Eagles won both ends of a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-2 and 8-0 in Tulsa, Okla.
April 27, 2007
Oral Roberts scored in six of its eight at bats on Friday evening on the way to a 17-5 victory over Valparaiso to begin a four-game weekend series in Tulsa, Okla.
April 25, 2007
Wednesday's schedule baseball game between Valparaiso and Notre Dame has been postponed due to rain in South Bend, Ind.
April 24, 2007
Having won six of their last eight games, Valparaiso gets set for five more games this week beginning with Wednesday's non-conference tilt with Notre Dame. The Crusaders then head to Tulsa, Okla. this coming weekend for a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series against preseason favorite Oral Roberts.
April 22, 2007
Valparaiso used a five-run sixth inning to break open a tight game and defeat Centenary 9-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to win the four game weekend series with the Gents three games to one.
April 21, 2007
Saturday's baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Centenary can be heard live on www.sportsjuice.com. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with coverage beginning at 11:50 a.m.
April 21, 2007
Dallas Cawiezell's (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) seventh inning homerun in the opener and Josh Piazza's (Glenview, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) blast in the sixth inning of game two propelled Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Centenary on a warm, sunny afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo won the opener 6-4 and took the nightcap 4-2.
April 20, 2007
Centenary used a five-run top of the fourth inning and a complete game pitching performance by Brandon Fulenchek to defeat Valparaiso 6-2 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.
April 17, 2007
Six Valparaiso pitchers limited Northwestern to just three hits and Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits and four RBIs for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders defeated the Wildcats 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon in Evanston, Ill.
April 16, 2007
Valparaiso is set to open its final season of Mid-Continent Conference action this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Centenary in a four-game series on Friday through Sunday. Saturday's tilt is a doubleheader. Prior to kicking off league play, the Crusaders will head to Northwestern on Tuesday for a non-conference contest.
April 16, 2007
Valparaiso's Jeff Rickert (Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after hitting .500 in five games over the last seven days.
April 15, 2007
Valparaiso registered its second doubleheader split of the weekend with North Dakota State on Sunday afternoon, winning the opener 9-6 before dropping the nightcap 9-2.
April 14, 2007
Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) tossed a four-hitter in the nightcap, but errors hurt Valparaiso in the opener as the Crusaders split a doubleheader with North Dakota State on Saturday. Valpo lost 12-4 and won 7-1.
April 11, 2007
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been cancelled due to snow and rain in the DeKalb, Ill. area.
April 10, 2007
Valparaiso saw its perfect home record come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 5-1 contest to Indiana State at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 09, 2007
Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders host Indiana State to begin a week which will see the team take to the diamond six times. The Brown and Gold then heads to DeKalb, Ill. on Wednesday to battle Northern Illinois before traveling up north to Fargo, N.D. for a four-game weekend series at North Dakota State on Saturday and Sunday.
April 08, 2007
Southern Illinois pushed three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning and added four more in the seventh as the Salukis defeated Valparaiso 7-0 in Carbondale, Ill.
April 07, 2007
Valparaiso used three homeruns on the afternoon to push the Crusaders past Southern Illinois 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in Carbondale, Ill.
April 05, 2007
Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Robert Morris (Ill.) on a cold, breezy Thursday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to remain undefeated at home on the season, downing the Eagles 6-0 and 3-2, with the second game going nine innings.
April 04, 2007
Valparaiso's exhibition game against the Fort Wayne Wizards scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled due to weather.
April 03, 2007
Severe thunderstorms that rolled into the Indianapolis, Ind. area just over an hour before game time forced the scheduled baseball game at Victory Field between Valparaiso and Butler to be postponed.
April 02, 2007
Valparaiso has a busy week on the diamond beginning Tuesday afternoon when the Crusaders head to Indianapolis to face Butler. Valpo plays an exhibition game on Wednesday at the Fort Wayne Wizards before hosting Robert Morris (Ill.) in a twinbill on Thursday. The week wraps up with single games at Southern Illinois on Saturday and Sunday.
April 01, 2007
Despite jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, Valparaiso was unable to maintain its advantage and dropped the final game of its weekend series with Indiana State 8-5 on Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 31, 2007
Valparaiso's bats were hot in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against Indiana State, but the Sycamores returned the favor in the nightcap as the teams split a twinbill in Terre Haute, Ind. The Crusaders won the opener 11-2 while Indiana State was a 17-5 victor in game two.
March 30, 2007
Indiana State scored in six of the eight innings the Sycamores they came to the plate on Friday evening and defeated Valparaiso 9-5 in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 27, 2007
UIC used a four-run fourth inning and solid pitching to defeat Valparaiso 5-0 on Tuesday evening on a cool, crisp evening in Chicago, Ill.
March 26, 2007
Valparaiso takes to the road to begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle future Horizon League foe UIC. The Crusaders then head to Terre Haute, Ind. for a four-game weekend series Friday through Sunday against Indiana State.
March 24, 2007
After having to wait an extra day because of rain to open the 2007 home season, Valparaiso's bats were alive, pounding out 30 hits and scoring 28 runs in a 12-2 and 16-1 sweep of Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday.
March 23, 2007
Friday's scheduled doubleheader between Valparaiso and Chicago State has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play at twinbill on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field. In addition, Valpo's scheduled games against South Dakota State this weekend have been cancelled and will not be made up.
March 21, 2007
Valparaiso opens up the home portion of the 2007 schedule this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Chicago State for three games and South Dakota State for a pair. In addition, the Cougars and Jackrabbits will meet at noon on Saturday in a neutral site affair at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 20, 2007
Illinois State scored three runs in the sixth and added another in the seventh on the way to a 5-1 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill.
March 17, 2007
Valparaiso got a solid pitching performance from Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) but were unable to plate more than one run as the Crusaders fell 4-1 to Richmond on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Va.
March 14, 2007
In a wild game which saw eight errors, four balks, and a batter's interference, North Carolina State took the final game of a brief two-game midweek series from Valparaiso 9-4 on Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.
March 13, 2007
North Carolina State tallied 17 hits while limiting the Crusaders to just two hits as the Wolfpack defeated Valparaiso 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.
March 11, 2007
Valparaiso rallied from a 7-1 deficit on Sunday morning, scoring five late runs, but left the tying run on third base as the Crusaders fell to Vermont 7-6 in Bradenton, Fla.
March 10, 2007
Akron scored six times in the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon to rally the Zips past Valparaiso 6-3 in Bradenton, Fla.
March 08, 2007
Valparaiso rallied from deficits in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader with Bowling Green to tie the Falcons late, but dropped one run decisions in both contests, falling 7-6 in 10 innings in the opener and 5-4 in the nightcap.
March 07, 2007
IPFW scored three or more runs in four different innings on the way to a 15-3 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.
March 06, 2007
Valparaiso broke open a close game with 14 runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to come from behind and beat IPFW 15-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.
March 04, 2007
Longwood scored in four different innings to take the series finale from Valparaiso 7-1 on Sunday afternoon in Farmville, Va.
March 03, 2007
Valparaiso opened its 2007 baseball season on Saturday afternoon splitting a doubleheader with Longwood in Farmville, Va. The Crusaders dropped the opener to the Lancers 4-2 before rebounding to post an 8-5 victory in the nightcap.
March 01, 2007
Valparaiso University's baseball team will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. on April 4 to face the Fort Wayne Wizards, the class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, at Memorial Stadium.
February 21, 2007
As Valparaiso takes to the diamond for the 2007 season, change is in the air around Emory G. Bauer Field. Tracy Woodson takes over the Crusader program as its head coach, and looks to lead Valpo back to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 in the Crusaders' final season in the league.
December 07, 2006
Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps at the end of December for players ranging from 8-18 years of age.
November 29, 2006
Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of five players to the Crusader baseball program beginning with the 2008 season.
November 17, 2006
Valparaiso University coach Tracy Woodson has announced the Crusaders' 2007 baseball schedule, his first campaign since taking over the Brown and Gold program.
September 14, 2006
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a Fall Elite Camp on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players.
August 24, 2006
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of Brian Schmack to his staff as an assistant coach.
August 04, 2006
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracy Woodson has been named the 16th head baseball coach in the program's history and just the fifth since 1946.
June 01, 2006
Paul Twenge has announced his resignation as head baseball coach at Valparaiso University effective June 30 after 19 seasons at the helm of the Crusaders.
May 24, 2006
Valparaiso placed three members of its baseball team on the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team as the postseason awards were handed out on Wednesday evening.
May 20, 2006
Valparaiso saw the 2006 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders were on the short end of a pair of one-run ball games, dropping a doubleheader to Western Illinois 4-3 and 3-2 in Macomb, Ill.
May 19, 2006
Valparaiso's hopes of qualifying for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament came to an end on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders were swept in a doubleheader by Western Illinois 7-2 and 6-4 in Macomb, Ill.
May 16, 2006
Valparaiso saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday afternoon in the Crusaders' home finale as the Brown and Gold dropped an 8-3 decision to Northern Illinois at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 15, 2006
Valparaiso University's Matt Gillikin (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing a three-hit shutout against Chicago State on Sunday afternoon.
May 14, 2006
Sunday turned out to be a long day of baseball at Emory G. Bauer Field but in the end Valparaiso finished up three victories over Chicago State to complete a four-game weekend sweep of the Cougars and remain in the hunt for a berth in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament as head coach Paul Twenge won his 500th game as a collegiate coach. Valpo won the completion of the suspended game 7-0, downed the Cougars 4-3 in 14 innings in game one of today's doubleheader and won the nightcap 4-0.
May 13, 2006
After waiting out a rain delay for more than three-and-a-half hours, Valparaiso needed ten innings to defeat Chicago State in a pitchers' dual 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was suspended with Valpo leading 2-0 after three innings and will be completed prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.
May 10, 2006
Valparaiso rallied from an eight-run deficit with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh but Indiana plated a pair in the top of the ninth as the Hoosiers defeated the Crusaders 13-11 on Wednesday evening at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 09, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) went 5-for-5 with three runs batted in and Valparaiso tallied at least one hit in every inning but IPFW rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to record a 9-8 win over the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.
May 07, 2006
On what turned out to be a long day of baseball for the Crusaders, Valparaiso defeated Centenary 10-6 in the final game of the four-game weekend series as the Gents ended up taking the series overall. Centenary won 6-5 in eight innings in the completion of yesterday's suspended game and came-from-behind to defeat the Brown and Gold 4-3 in game one of the regularly scheduled doubleheader.
May 06, 2006
Valparaiso dropped the opener of a doubleheader to Centenary 8-1 on Saturday afternoon in Shreveport, La. Game two has been suspended after seven innings due to rain tied at five.
May 04, 2006
Valparaiso will host Big Ten foe Indiana at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Wednesday evening, May 10 at 7:05 p.m.
May 02, 2006
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon against Western Michigan has been cancelled due to steady rain all day in Kalamazoo, Mich.
April 30, 2006
Due to steady rains in the Valparaiso area, Sunday's baseball game between the Crusaders and North Dakota State has been cancelled and will not be made up.
April 29, 2006
Valparaiso's Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) outdueled North Dakota State's Jake Laber in the opener but the Bison's Ryan Williams got the better of Harvey Yergin (Akron Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) in game two as the Crusaders and North Dakota State split a doubleheader by identical scores of 2-1 on Saturday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 28, 2006
Valparaiso University's scheduled baseball doubleheader's game time against North Dakota State on Saturday has been moved up and will now begin at 10 a.m. due to forecasted rain in the Valparaiso area for Saturday afternoon.
April 26, 2006
Valparaiso saw its three-game winning streak against the Big Ten Conference come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as Purdue scored in every inning on the way to a 13-4 victory over the Crusaders in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 25, 2006
Valparaiso and Bradley will play a single game Tuesday afternoon in Peoria, Ill. instead of the originally scheduled doubleheader due to weather conditions.
April 25, 2006
Valparaiso was limited to just three hits on the afternoon, but they all came in the same inning and combined with a solid pitching effort as the Crusaders won their fifth game in their last six contests defeating Bradley 3-2 in Peoria, Ill.
April 24, 2006
Valparaiso University's Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after a pair of stellar outings against Northwestern and Oakland.
April 23, 2006
Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) allowed one run in a complete game victory helping Valparaiso earn a doubleheader split with Oakland on Sunday afternoon and take the weekend series winning three of the four contests. The Golden Grizzlies won the opener 7-4 in ten innings before Valpo won the nightcap 7-1.
April 22, 2006
Valparaiso recorded its first doubleheader sweep in nearly a calendar year on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 4-3 and 8-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field on a sunny and breezy afternoon.
April 18, 2006
Valparaiso used a combination of timely hitting and quality pitching on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated the Big Ten leading Northwestern Wildcats 7-3 in Evanston, Ill.
April 16, 2006
Oral Roberts completed what turned out to be a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon as the Golden Eagles defeated the Crusaders 12-3 in game one of a scheduled doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was called in the top of the second inning due to thunderstorms and will not be made up.
April 15, 2006
Kevin Kutansky (Schererville, Ind./Munster H.S.) went 5-for-7 , scored twice, and drove in two runs on Saturday afternoon's doubleheader, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders were swept by Oral Roberts 9-6 and 8-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 12, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had two doubles and drove in three runs as Valparaiso won its second straight ball game on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Indiana Tech 5-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 08, 2006
A five-run fifth inning in game two of Saturday's doubleheader helped lift Valparaiso to a split of the twinbill with Southern Utah as the Crusaders won game two 8-4 in Cedar City, Utah. The Thunderbirds topped Valpo 8-3 in the opener.
April 07, 2006
Valparaiso got off to a rough start in Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon, giving up seven unearned runs, as the Crusaders dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Southern Utah, falling by scores of 8-1 and 3-2 in Cedar City, Utah.
April 04, 2006
Valparaiso hit six homeruns on a windy afternoon in Muncie, Ind. but Ball State scored five or more runs in five different innings as the Cardinals defeated the Crusaders 31-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
April 02, 2006
Valparaiso scored in each of the first seven innings, including eight times in the second as the Crusaders won for the second straight day defeating Marian (Ind.) 20-14 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 01, 2006
Michael Arensdorff (Park View, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to help Valparaiso snap its nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Illinois Tech on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 29, 2006
Back-to-back errors in the third inning by Valparaiso led to five unearned for Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday afternoon as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 7-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 28, 2006
Valparaiso was limited to just three hits and a seven-run second inning by Notre Dame proved to be more than enough as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 12-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 27, 2006
South Dakota State scored twice in the top of the seventh of game two as the Jackrabbits rallied to complete a doubleheader and series sweep of Valparaiso on Monday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Jackrabbits won a pitchers' dual 2-0 in the opener and 8-7 in the nightcap.
March 26, 2006
South Dakota State scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings in the opener and jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the nightcap as the Jackrabbits spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Sunday afternoon sweeping the twin bill 8-5 in 11 innings and 6-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 25, 2006
Valparaiso's doubleheader against South Dakota State scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to cold. The games will be made up on Monday beginning at 11 a.m.
March 21, 2006
Valparaiso's scheduled baseball game at Indiana slated for Tuesday afternoon has been cancelled due to heavy snow in Bloomington, Ind.
March 21, 2006
Due to frigid temperatures, Valparaiso's scheduled home baseball opened slated for Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against IPFW has been postponed.
March 15, 2006
Four Indiana State pitchers limited Valparaiso to just four hits as the Sycamores defeated the Crusaders 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 13, 2006
Fairfield's 12-run sixth inning lifted the Stags to a 20-11 victory over Valparaiso on Monday morning in Bradenton, Fla. in the Crusaders' final game of their spring trip.
March 12, 2006
Valparaiso squandered a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing Bradley to score four times and defeat the Crusaders 5-3 in Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday.
March 10, 2006
Jon Rupno's (Green Bay, Wis./Pulaski H.S.) one-out single in the bottom of the ninth capped Valparaiso's come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Bowling Green in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday morning as the Crusaders snapped a four-game losing skid.
March 08, 2006
For the second straight day defensive miscues cost Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a 10-4 contest to IPFW in Bradenton, Fla. on Wednesday afternoon.
March 07, 2006
Valparaiso fell victim to Central Michigan on Tuesday afternoon 12-8 in Bradenton, Fla. as the Crusaders kicked off their Florida trip over spring break.
March 06, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after his impressive performance in Valpo's season-opening series.
March 05, 2006
Kevin Perri (South Bend, Ind./Adams H.S.) went 3-for-5 with a homerun and six runs batted in but Austin Peay's offense was even better as the Governors defeated Valparaiso 16-10 to take the rubber game of the weekend series on Sunday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 04, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits, including two homeruns and scored four times and Valparaiso withstood a ninth inning rally from Austin Peay as the Crusaders defeated the Governors 5-4 for their first victory of the season in the middle game of a three-game weekend series in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 03, 2006
Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit on Friday afternoon, but fell one run short of Austin Peay, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Governors in the Crusaders' season opener in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 02, 2006
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 37 live baseball games this spring, including several road contests this upcoming season, either over the airwaves or on the internet at www.sportsjuice.com.
February 22, 2006
Experience should be on the side of the Valparaiso Crusaders as they take to the diamond for the 2006 campaign. Head coach Paul Twenge's squad returns 22 letterwinners, including all nine position starters, from one year ago as well as five starters from the pitching staff.
January 25, 2006
Valparaiso University's baseball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
December 14, 2005
Valparaiso University's 2006 baseball schedule is set, and the Crusaders will open with 11 straight games away from Emory G. Bauer field as head coach Paul Twenge announced his season's slate.
December 06, 2005
Valparaiso University baseball coach Paul Twenge has announced the signing of six ball players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period this fall.
November 04, 2005
Valparaiso University's baseball program recently recognized its team award winners for the 2005 season.
June 14, 2005
Valpo baseball player Mike Arensdorff was named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Athlete of the Month for May and June.
May 25, 2005
Valparaiso University baseball players Mike Arensdorff and Kevin Perri were selected First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference, and Adam Knobel was named Second Team All-Mid-Con in a vote by the league's head coaches. All three are first-time all-conference honors.
May 22, 2005
Valpo pounded out 19 hits to defeat Centenary 15-4 in the nightcap, but Centenary won the opener 10-1 to claim the fourth and final spot in this week's Mid-Con Tournament. Brian Rzepka had five hits and four RBIs, while John Giusti had five hits, including a 4-for-4 performance in the second game. Senior Adam Knobel struck out nine in five shutout innings and senior Eric Brauer belted a long solo homer in his only career at bat.
May 21, 2005
Senior Adam Knobel became Valpo's all-time saves leader as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 4-2 in the first game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. The Gents defeated Valpo 4-2 in the nightcap, setting up a decisive twinbill on Sunday to determine whether Valpo or Centenary earns the fourth and final spot in the Mid-Con Tournament.
May 20, 2005
Valpo will host Centenary in a crucial four-game Mid-Continent Conference series Saturday and Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders (8-10 Mid-Con) and Gents (10-10 Mid-Con), who will play noon doubleheaders both days, are vying for one spot in the Mid-Con Tournament.
May 17, 2005
Valpo's Mike Arensdorff had three hits and four RBIs, but Butler's eight-run fifth inning propelled the Bulldogs to a 17-12 victory over the Crusaders. Colin Reynolds and John Giusti added two hits and two RBIs apiece.
May 14, 2005
North Dakota State forced Valpo to play comeback baseball in both games and the Bison held on to sweep a doubleheader from the Crusaders by scores of 10-9 and 5-4. Brian Rzepka went 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the opener and Kevin Kutansky had a hit and an RBI in each game for Valpo.
May 13, 2005
Mike Arensdorff had three hits and three RBIs and Brian Rzepka had three hits, including a two-run homer, as Valpo swept a doubleheader from North Dakota State by scores of 11-7 and 6-1. Nick Mazzone limited to the Bison to one run over 6 innings in the nightcap as the Crusaders won for the eighth time in their last nine games.
May 12, 2005
Valparaiso University's Matt Augustine has been selected to the 2005 CoSida ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Baseball Team by the district's sports information directors.
May 10, 2005
Indiana State scored four runs in the seventh inning to break open a close game and went on to defeat Valpo 7-1. The loss stopped Valpo's five-game win streak. Brian Rzepka and John Giusti each had two hits for the Crusaders.
May 07, 2005
Harvey Yergin hurled a complete-game victory and Valpo pounded out 26 hits on the day as the Crusaders swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Oakland by scores of 8-2 and 7-4. Mike Arensdorff had five hits, including two home runs, and finished with four RBIs in the twinbill.
May 04, 2005
The Valparaiso University baseball team will host Purdue next Wednesday, May 11 at U.S. Steel Yard, the home of the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Gametime is 7:05 p.m.
May 03, 2005
Jordan Smolar allowed just a bunt single over 8 innings and Adam Knobel pitched a hitless ninth to earn his sixth save as Valpo defeated Western Michigan 4-1. Brian Rzepka singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth and Kevin Kutansky delivered a two-run double in the frame to give the Crusaders a three-run lead.
May 01, 2005
Oral Roberts swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Valpo by scores of 12-3 and 4-1. Jon Rupno had two hits and two RBIs, while Mike Arensdorff added two hits and an RBI for the Crusaders.
April 30, 2005
Oral Roberts hit three home runs in the first game and received a stellar pitching performance in the nightcap to sweep a Mid-Continent Conference twinbill from Valpo by the scores of 7-2 and 2-0. Brian Rzepka had three hits on the day for the Crusaders.
April 27, 2005
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced that Alexander Halstead of Brookfield, Wis./Milwaukee Lutheran and Daniel Portschy of Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central have signed national letters of intent to attend Valpo and play baseball.
April 26, 2005
Valpo's home baseball doubleheader against Bradley has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The twinbill will not be rescheduled.
April 25, 2005
Aaron Cameron's suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th scored Mike Arensdorff with the winning run as Valpo edged Southern Utah 8-7 in the nightcap of a Mid-Continent Conference twinbill. The Thunderbirds outslugged the Crusaders 14-11 in the first game. Arensdorff had eight RBIs in the doubleheader, including seven in the first game. Kevin Perri went 5-for-7 in the twinbill with two triples and two doubles.
April 23, 2005
Valpo's Saturday home doubleheader against Southern Utah has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Crusaders and Thunderbirds are scheduled to play a twinbill on Sunday at noon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 21, 2005
Valpo held an 8-5 lead entering the bottom of the sixth, but Notre Dame scored four runs in the frame and held on to edge the Crusaders 9-8. Brian Rzepka and Colin Reynolds each had three of Valpo's 16 hits.
April 20, 2005
Valpo's six-run sixth tied the game, but Butler scored two in the eighth inning and held on to defeat Valpo 8-6. Josh Piazza had two hits for the Crusaders (10-19).
April 17, 2005
Matt Augustine had three hits and three RBIs to help Valpo to an 8-5 victory over Western Illinois in the first game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Western Illinois won the nightcap 8-3. Mike Arensdorff, who had five hits in the twinbill, drove in all three Crusader runs in the second game.
April 16, 2005
Valparaiso brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning in the opening game of a Mid-Con doubleheader, but did not convert, dropping a 10-6 decision to Western Illinois. The Leathernecks also won the second game by a final score of 11-1. Kevin Perri had a two-run homer for the Crusaders in the first game.
April 13, 2005
Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored eight runs in the first three innings and went on to defeat Valpo 12-4 at Miller Park. Jon Rupno, Jeff Rickert and Colin Reynolds each had a hit and an RBI for the Crusaders (9-15).
April 12, 2005
Valpo's scheduled game at Indiana State Tuesday has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for May 10 at Indiana State beginning at 6:30 p.m.
April 10, 2005
Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 13-9 and 8-0. In the first game, the Crusaders (9-14, 2-2) won behind a 17-hit attack. In the nightcap, Nick Mazzone and Dallas Cawiezell combined on the four-hit shutout.
April 09, 2005
Chicago State scored four runs in the eighth inning and defeated Valpo 5-3 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener. The Cougars also won the nightcap of the doubleheader 13-1. Eric Brauer pitched 7 strong innings in the first game. Kevin Kutansky had three hits in the twinbill, including a two-run homer for the Crusaders in the first game.
April 07, 2005
Valpo's scheduled home baseball game against Saint Joseph's on Thursday has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The game will not be rescheduled. The Crusaders open the Mid-Continent Conference season on Saturday with a road doubleheader against Chicago State beginning at noon. Saturday's and Sunday's (noon) doubleheaders against the Cougars will be played at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
April 05, 2005
Ball State used an 11-hit attack to defeat Valpo 9-5. Kevin Perri had two hits, including a double, and added an RBI for the Crusaders (7-12). Josh Piazza had two RBIs and Mike Arensdorff had one RBI for Valpo.
April 03, 2005
UIC scored five runs in the first four innings and defeated Valpo 8-3. Kevin Kutansky had two RBIs, and Kevin Perri and Mike Arensdorff each had two hits for the Crusaders (7-11).
April 02, 2005
UIC scored two runs in four different innings and went on to defeat Valpo 9-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field. Colin Reynolds had two RBIs and Kevin Perri added two hits and an RBI for the Crusaders (7-10).
April 01, 2005
Harvey Yergin pitched eight strong innings, but UIC scored three early runs and held on to defeat Valpo 3-2 in Chicago. Matt Augustine delivered a two-run single and Kevin Kutansky had two hits for the Crusaders (7-9).
March 29, 2005
A six-run sixth inning propelled Valpo to a 12-6 victory over host Indiana. The Crusaders (7-8), which pounded out 16 hits, were led by Mike Arensdorff's three hits and three RBIs, and Kevin Perri's three hits and two RBIs. Valpo had seven doubles.
March 27, 2005
Valpo swept a doubleheader from South Dakota State in the Crusaders' home opener. Kevin Perri's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Valpo to a 2-1 win over the Jackrabbits in the first game, and Eric Brauer and Nick Mazzone combined on a one hour-twenty-five minute 1-0 shutout in the nightcap.
March 26, 2005
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader against South Dakota State has been postponed due to wet field conditions. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.
March 22, 2005
Jon Rupno's three-run home run helped Valpo trim an early deficit, but Northern Illinois went on to defeat the Crusaders 12-8. Rupno finished with two hits and four RBIs, while Josh Piazza added two hits and two RBIs.
March 21, 2005
Valpo's scheduled baseball game Wednesday at Purdue has been cancelled due to unsuitable field conditions. The game will not be rescheduled.
March 20, 2005
Mike Arensdorff went 6-for-10 with two RBIs and Kevin Kutansky was 4-for-6 with 4 RBIs as Valpo split a doubleheader with IPFW at Butler University's Field. The Crusaders won the second game 8-2 after falling to IPFW 10-5 in the first game. Eric Brauer pitched five strong innings and Adam Knobel hurled the final two innings of the nightcap to earn his fourth save.
March 09, 2005
Valpo's game against Eastern Kentucky was called in the bottom of the third inning due to heavy rain in Bradenton, Fla. The Crusaders were leading 3-1 at the time of the cancellation.
March 07, 2005
A five-run fifth inning propelled Bowling Green to a 13-3 victory over Valpo in Bradenton, Fla. Kevin Perri had a two-run single for the Crusaders (2-6).
March 06, 2005
Eric Brauer allowed one earned run in 6 2/3 innings and Josh Piazza had 3 RBIs to lift Valpo past Lehigh 5-4 in Bradenton, Fla.
March 04, 2005
Kevin Perri and Brian Rzepka had three hits each, but Valpo was defeated by Air Force 10-4 in Bradenton, Fla. Mike Arensdorff and Kevin Kutansky added two hits each for the Crusaders (1-5).
March 03, 2005
Mike Arensdorff went 4-for-4, but Valpo (1-4) was defeated by Northeastern 12-2 in Bradenton, Fla.
March 02, 2005
Eight Crusaders had two-or-more hits as Valpo used a 19-hit attack to defeat Maine 11-8 in Bradenton, Fla. The win was the first of the season for Valpo (1-3).
February 27, 2005
Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th to defeat Valpo 8-7 in the final game of the Austin Peay Invitational. Kevin Kutansky went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Brian Rzepka belted a solo home run for the Crusaders (0-3).
February 26, 2005
A four-run fifth inning by Austin Peay broke open a close game as the host Governors defeated Valpo 6-0 in the APSU Invitational. Colin Reynolds went 3-for-4 and Brian Rzepka and Jon Rupno had two hits each for the Crusaders (0-2).
February 25, 2005
Kevin Perri had two hits and an RBI, but Valpo lost its season opener to Akron 5-4 in the Austin Peay Invitational. Colin Reynolds had an RBI single for the Crusaders.
February 24, 2005
The Valpo baseball team opens the 2005 season on Friday against Akron at the Austin Peay Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn. beginning at 11 a.m. CT. Friday's game begins a nine-game Spring Trip.
February 08, 2005
Valparaiso University will be conducting an Early Spring Baseball Camp on Friday, Feb. 18. The camp, for ages 7-15, will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in VU's Emory G. Bauer Baseball Field indoor hitting pavilion and the Athletics-Recreation Center.
May 26, 2004
Valparaiso University pitcher Tom Starck was named First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference for the second straight season.
May 21, 2004
Eric Brauer tossed a complete-game, three-hit victory in the second game and Tom Starck and Adam Knobel combined for a victory in the first game as Valpo swept a doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 5-2 and 8-3.
May 19, 2004
Matt Gillikin, Glendon Seal, Adam Paetznick and Adam Knobel held Youngstown State scoreless in eight of the nine innings as Valpo defeated the Penguins 3-1.
May 18, 2004
Valpo's scheduled game Tuesday against UIC was cancelled due to rain. Information on a possible make-up date will be provided over the weekend.

May 15, 2004
Keith Keslinke had two hits and two RBIs, and Kevin Kutansky added three hits and an RBI as Valpo defeated Western Illinois 5-4 in the second game of a doubleheader. The Leathernecks won the first game 3-2.
May 14, 2004
Valpo and Western Illinois played two close games, but the Leathernecks swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from the Crusaders by scores of 4-2 and 8-7.
May 13, 2004
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced that John Giusti III of Coventry, R.I./HS has signed a national letter of intent to attend VU and play baseball.
May 11, 2004
Eddie Hannan's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at 5-5, but Northern Illinois pushed a run across in the top of the 10th and defeated Valpo 6-5 at the U.S. Steel Yard.
May 10, 2004
The Valparaiso University baseball team will play Northern Illinois on Tuesday night at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The 9-inning game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the VU Athletic Ticket Office and at the U.S. Steel Yard. Adult tickets are $5 and student (including VU students) tickets are $3. For more information, call the VU Athletic Ticket Office at (219) 464-5233.
May 08, 2004
Southern Utah scored seven runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Valpo 8-1 in the series finale.
May 07, 2004
Eric Brauer limited Southern Utah to one run over 5 1/3 innings as Valpo defeated the Thunderbirds 5-2 in the second game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Southern Utah won the first game 9-8 in 11 innings.
May 06, 2004
After Valpo took a one-run lead in the top of the eighth inning, Southern Utah scored four in the bottom of the frame and held on to defeat Valpo 8-5 in the opener of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.
May 05, 2004
Valpo scored nine runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat Western Michigan 11-6. Matt Augustine belted his first career homer - a two-run shot - and Kevin Kutansky and Troy Garrett had two RBIs each.
May 03, 2004
Valpo's scheduled home baseball game Tuesday against Bethel has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
May 02, 2004
On Sunday, Valpo and Oral Roberts played two full games and finished a suspended game as 19th-ranked ORU won all three by scores of 5-3, 2-1 (11 innings) and 5-2.
May 01, 2004
In a game featuring two of the best pitchers in the Mid-Continent Conference, 19th-ranked Oral Roberts used a three-run sixth inning to defeat Valpo 4-1. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended due to darkness after two scoreless innings and will be continued Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by another twinbill.
April 27, 2004
Valpo had a 10-0 lead after two innings and went on to defeat Bradley 19-13. Kevin Kutansky had four RBIs and Colin Reynolds added three RBIs.
April 26, 2004
Tom Starck, a lefthander, was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game, three-hit shutout (1-0) against Oakland on Saturday.
April 24, 2004
Tom Starck tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout and Kyle Obenauf turned in a five-hit complete-game victory as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Oakland by scores of 1-0 and 3-1.
April 22, 2004
Wisconsin-Milwaukee broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the eighth and held on to defeat Valpo 4-3. The game was originally scheduled for seven innings.
April 21, 2004
A pre-game Tailgate Party will be held in conjunction with Valparaiso University's baseball game against Indiana on Wed., May 12 at RailCats Stadium in Gary.
April 20, 2004
Valpo's game against Northwestern at Emory G. Bauer Field was cancelled due to rain after 2 1/2 innings. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 16, 2004
Eddie Hannan belted two home runs and had five RBIs and Tom Starck recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts as Valpo defeated Illinois Tech 20-1.
April 15, 2004
Eddie Hannan had three hits and four RBIs and Jon Rupno added four hits and two RBIs as Valpo defeated Lewis 20-0. The Crusaders, who pounded out 20 hits, received 7 shutout innings from Kyle Obenauf.
April 13, 2004
Valpo raced out to a 5-0 lead after four innings, but Indiana State tied the game in the sixth and pushed a run across in the 10th to defeat the Crusaders 6-5.
April 10, 2004
Valpo used a pair of ninth-inning comebacks to sweep a doubleheader from Centenary by scores of 13-9 and 7-5. The Crusaders won three of the four games in the series.
April 09, 2004
Mike Arensdorff belted a two-run homer and Ryan Manthei had two hits and two RBIs to lead Valpo to a 7-5 victory over Centenary in the Mid-Continent Conference opener. Centenary won the nightcap 9-6.
April 07, 2004
Notre Dame scored six times in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to defeat Valpo 9-3. Tyler Lowell belted a solo homer and Jon Rupno and Matt Augustine had RBI hits for the Crusaders.
April 06, 2004
Northwestern scored nine runs in the first two innings and went on to defeat Valpo 13-7. Kevin Kutansky had two hits and two RBIs for the Crusaders.
April 04, 2004
Eric Brauer and Patrick Paulus combined on a two-hit shutout and Kevin Perri had three hits and two RBIs as Valpo defeated IPFW 4-0 to gain a doubleheader split. IPFW won the first game 4-2.
April 03, 2004
Valpo dropped a doubleheader to IPFW by scores of 2-1 and 9-3. Mike Arensdorff went 4-for-7 in the twinbill for the Crusaders.
April 02, 2004
Valparaiso University will play two baseball games on back-to-back nights in May at RailCat Stadium-U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The Crusaders host Northern Illinois on Tues., May 11 at 7 p.m. and then entertain Indiana on Wed., May 12 at 7 p.m.
March 31, 2004
Valpo used a three-run fifth to tie the score at 4-4, but Indiana plated single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to defeat the Crusaders 6-4.
March 29, 2004
Tom Starck, a senior lefthander, was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after hurling a complete-game, three-hit 8-1 victory against Butler.
March 28, 2004
Tom Starck hurled a complete-game, three-hitter and Ryan Manthei went 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs as Valpo defeated Butler 8-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bulldogs won the nightcap 6-3.
March 26, 2004
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader against Butler has been cancelled due to wet grounds. The games will not be rescheduled.
March 24, 2004
Ball State scored eight times in the first four innings and went on to defeat Valpo 15-3. Valpo's Brian Rzepka went two-for two at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Mike Arensdorff belted his third homer of the season.
March 14, 2004
Mike Arensdorff hit two home runs and drove in four runs, and Harvey Yergin hurled 6 solid innings as Valpo defeated Indiana Tech 11-4.
March 04, 2004
Boston College scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings and went on to defeat Valpo 14-2. Senior Troy Garrett had two hits for the Crusaders.
March 03, 2004
Valpo scored four runs in the late innings, but was defeated by Northeastern 5-4. Jeff Rickert had two hits for the Crusaders.
February 29, 2004
IPFW scored the winning run on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Valpo 4-3 in the Governor's Cup Tournament.
February 28, 2004
Evansville scored three unearned runs in the fifth inning as the Aces defeated Valpo 5-2 in a Governor's Cup game. Kevin Kutansky had an RBI single for the Crusaders (0-2).
February 27, 2004
Ball State scored 10 unanswered runs to break a 2-2 tie as the Cardinals defeated Valpo 12-2 in the season opener at the Governor's Cup in Evansville, Ind.
February 24, 2004
The Valparaiso University Baseball Team will open its season on Friday at 2 p.m. against Ball State at the Governor's Cup Tournament hosted by the University of Evansville. The Crusaders will also play on Saturday and Sunday. Indiana State, IPFW and Butler join Ball State, Evansville and Valpo at the event.
December 16, 2003
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced the signing of five players to national letters of intent.
October 31, 2003
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced the Crusaders' 2003 Award Winners.
May 27, 2003
Valparaiso University seniors Marc Boggio and Sean Peickert were selected to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Baseball Team.
May 24, 2003
Southern Utah scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning and held on to defeat Valpo 16-12 in an elimination game at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Sean Peickert had four hits and four RBIs for the Crusaders, while Eddie Hannan added four hits and one RBI. Kyle Young tallied two hits and three RBIs. Valpo finished the season with a 22-33-1 record.

May 22, 2003
Fourth-seed Valpo lost to top seed Oral Roberts 8-0 in the first round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Dennis Bigley tossed a one-hit, complete game and struck out 12 for the Golden Eagles. Eric Snyder had the Crusaders' lone hit, a single in the seventh. David Castillo and Bigley each hit solo homers for ORU.
May 19, 2003
Valpo, the #4 seed, will play #1 seed Oral Roberts on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. The double-elimination tournament runs through Saturday. The tournament champion earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
May 16, 2003
Tom Starck struck out 11 and allowed just three hits over eight innings, and Marc Boggio hurled a complete-game as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 8-2 and 6-1. The Crusaders scored five runs in the final two innings of the first game to earn the win. Jeff Rickert's two-run single was the key hit in the eighth. Jeff Mandsager belted a three-run homer and Kevin Kutansky added a two-run blast in the nightcap.
May 14, 2003
Valpo's baseball game against Indiana at RailCat Stadium in Gary was cancelled due to rain. The game will not be rescheduled.

May 13, 2003
The Valparaiso University Crusaders will meet the Indiana University Hoosiers in a spotlight college baseball game at RailCats
Stadium on Wednesday, May 14. RailCats Stadium is a state-of-the-art baseball facility located along the Indiana Toll Road in downtown Gary.
May 12, 2003
Valparaiso University's Tom Starck was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks after an impressive performance in a 4-2 win over Southern Utah last Friday.
May 10, 2003
After Valpo rallied for six runs in the final two innings to tie the game at 12-12, Southern Utah delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Crusaders 13-12 in the second game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Southern Utah also edged Valpo 11-10 in the first game. Valpo's Marc Boggio went seven-for-nine with five RBIs in the twinbill, while Kevin Kutansky had five hits and five RBIs. Jeff Mandsager went three-for-four with two RBIs and Kyle Young had two hits and three RBIs in the first game. The Crusaders tallied 26 hits on the day. Southern Utah, which began its game-winning rally with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, won the nightcap on Curt Elliott's bases-loaded RBI single to right.
May 09, 2003
Tom Starck struck out a career-high 12 and went the distance in the first game and Kevin Kutansky drove in all five runs in the nightcap as Valpo swept a doubleheader from Southern Utah by scores of 4-2 and 5-4. Caleb Kimmel belted a two-run homer for the decisive runs in the first game. Jeff Mandsager had four hits, including three doubles, and Eddie Hannan had four hits and two RBIs in the twinbill. Marc Boggio, who earned the victory in the second game, had three hits in the contest. Adam Paetznick escaped a jam in the bottom of the seventh to record his Mid-Continent Conference-leading eighth save.
May 06, 2003
Justin Lata, Adam Knobel, Kyle Cummings and Adam Paetznick limited Wisconsin-Milwaukee to three hits as Valpo defeated the Panthers 6-1 in the home finale at Emory G. Bauer Field. Marc Boggio had two hits and two RBIs, Eric Snyder had two RBIs and Jeff Mandsager added two hits for the Crusaders.
May 04, 2003
Western Illinois staged comebacks in both games of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader and swept Valpo by scores of 10-5 and 8-4. Marc Boggio had two doubles in the first game to become Valpo's all-time doubles leader with 57. Sean Peickert had a big day at the plate with five hits, including a homer and two doubles.
May 03, 2003
Marc Boggio's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Valpo to a 5-4 Mid-Continent Conference victory over Western Illinois. The Crusaders split the doubleheader as the Leathernecks came back to win the second game 3-2. In Valpo's victory, Sean Peickert had two doubles and two RBIs, and Tom Starck struck out 10 batters in 8 innings.
April 30, 2003
Valpo's baseball game scheduled to be played at Western Michigan on Wednesday has been cancelled due to rain. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 29, 2003
Kyle Obenauf and Adam Paetznick combined for a 1-0 shutout and Justin Lata, Adam Knobel and Nick Mazzone tossed a two-hitter in a 3-1 nightcap win as Valpo swept Bradley in a twinbill. Brandon Sadler had two RBIs and Eddie Hannan finished with three hits on the day.
April 28, 2003
Valparaiso University's Tom Starck was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after a masterful performance in a 4-1 victory over Oakland on Saturday. A junior lefthander from Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph's, Starck struck out a career-high 12 batters without issuing a walk in the 9-inning, complete-game win.
April 27, 2003
Valpo scored in five of the seven innings of the nightcap and went on to defeat Oakland 10-8 to gain a split of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Oakland won the first game 10-7. Kevin Kutansky had three hits and four RBIs on the day. Marc Boggio and Jeff Mandsager also tallied three hits each in the twinbill. Jeff Rickert had a two-run double and Eddie Hannan added a solo homer in the victory, while Sean Peickert belted a two-run homer in the first game.
April 26, 2003
Valpo's Tom Starck struck out a career-high 12 in earning a complete-game 4-1 victory over Oakland in the first game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Oakland won the second game 4-1. Marc Boggio had three RBIs in the Crusaders' win, while Brandon Sadler belted his fourth home run in the nightcap. Eric Snyder had four hits on the day for Valpo.
April 23, 2003
Jeff Mandsager's two-run double highlighted a five-run third inning and Valpo went on to defeat Northwestern 5-3. Eric Snyder went three-for-four with a RBI, while Sean Peickert and Caleb Kimmel each had two hits and one RBI. Mandsager also had two hits for the Crusaders. Four Valpo pitchers limited the Wildcats to seven hits. Starter Kyle Obenauf earned his second win, allowing one run and four hits, while striking out four and walking one. Jordan Smolar retired all three batters he faced for his first save.
April 22, 2003
Purdue scored two runs in the fourth inning and added three in the seventh to defeat Valpo 5-1. Caleb Kimmel drove in the Crusaders' lone run with a fifth-inning single.
April 21, 2003
Senior Todd Evans was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after defeating Oral Roberts 3-1 on Sunday. A righthander from Valparaiso, Ind./HS, Evans was impressive against the Golden Eagles, allowing just an unearned run and six hits in six-plus innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter, while earning his second win of the season.
April 20, 2003
Todd Evans allowed one run and six hits in 6 innings, and Marc Boggio and Brandon Sadler belted solo homers to propel Valpo to a 3-1 Mid-Continent Conference win over Oral Roberts and a split of a doubleheader. Adam Paetznick pitched the seventh inning to record his league-leading fifth save of the season. The Golden Eagles won the first game 8-6. Jeff Mandsager had four RBIs in the first game for the Crusaders.
April 19, 2003
Valpo had a big comeback fall short in the first game and then fell victim to a three-run seventh-inning rally as the Crusaders were swept in a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader by scores of 9-8 and 5-4. Marc Boggio (two triples) and Sean Peickert (two-run homer) had four hits and four RBIs each in the twinbill. Eric Snyder also tallied four hits on the day.
April 16, 2003
Eric Snyder hit two home runs and drove in three runs, but Valpo lost to Indiana State 13-5. Sean Peickert and Marc Boggio had two hits each for the Crusaders (8-19-1).
April 15, 2003
Marc Boggio's two-run homer in the seventh inning tied the game at 4-4, but Purdue scored six times in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Crusaders 10-4. Brandon Sadler had two hits and two RBIs, and Boggio also had two hits for Valpo (8-18-1).
April 14, 2003
Valpo's Adam Paetznick leads the Mid-Continent Conference with four saves, through games of April 13. The junior righthander from Eagan, Minn./HS also owns a team-best 2.31 ERA.
April 13, 2003
Brandon Sadler had four hits and two RBIs, but Valpo lost a doubleheader to IPFW by scores of 6-2 and 5-2. Marc Boggio belted his first homer of the season in the second game for the Crusaders (8-17-1).
April 12, 2003
Marc Boggio, Adam Paetznick and Tom Starck turned in impressive pitching performances as Valpo (8-15-1) swept IPFW in a doubleheader by scores of 2-1 and 7-6. In the first game, Boggio limited the Mastodons to one run on four hits in 6 innings before Paetznick pitched the seventh for the save. Starck struck out seven, while allowing three earned runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings in the nightcap. Paetznick struck out the last batter with the tying run on third to record his fourth save. Brandon Sadler had two hits and four RBIs in the second game.
April 09, 2003
Eddie Hannan had three hits, including two doubles, in Valpo's 7-2 loss to Indiana. The junior second baseman also scored both Crusader runs. Nick Mazzone, a freshman outfielder, added two hits and one RBI for Valpo (6-15-1).
April 07, 2003
Valpo's scheduled home baseball game on Tuesday against Northwestern has been cancelled due to inclement weather and wet field conditions. No make-up date has been determined. The Crusaders will travel to play at Indiana on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
April 05, 2003
Jeff Mandsager belted a two-run homer in the first game, but Valpo was swept in a doubleheader by Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. Valpo (6-14-1) lost 8-4 in the first game and 6-0 in the nightcap.
April 04, 2003
Valpo's baseball game on Sunday at Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for May 6 at 3 p.m. and will be played at Valpo's Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 03, 2003
This Saturday, the Valpo baseball team will play Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a doubleheader at the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. The first game will begin at approximately 5 p.m. after the Brewers' game against the defending National League Champion San Francisco Giants.
April 02, 2003
Valpo pounded out five extra base hits, but Notre Dame defeated the Crusaders 13-4. Eric Snyder had two hits for Valpo (6-12-1), including a triple. The Irish scored five runs in the second inning.
March 30, 2003
After sweeping a doubleheader from Butler on Saturday in Valparaiso, the Crusaders (6-11-1) were swept 8-4 and 6-0 by the Bulldogs. Valpo's Sean Peickert went 4-for-7, which included two doubles, on the day.
March 29, 2003
Three Valpo pitchers turned in impressive performances as the Crusaders (6-9-1) swept a doubleheader from Butler by scores of 3-2 and 2-0. In the first game, Marc Boggio hurled a complete-game, three hitter and Kevin Kutansky drove in the winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth inning. In the nightcap, Elliott Gibbs and Adam Paetznick combined on the three-hit shutout. Gibbs struck out nine in 6 innings. Eric Snyder's RBI sacrifice bunt and a passed ball accounted for Valpo's runs. Snyder and Kyle Young had two hits each on the day.
March 27, 2003
Valpo scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge Saint Joseph's 10-9 in the home opener. With the bases loaded and one out, Eric Snyder hit a fly ball to medium center field that was dropped by the Pumas' centerfielder. As a result of the error, Ryan Eberhardt scored and Mike Arensdorff followed with the game-winning run. Eddie Hannan belted a homer and had three RBIs, while Brandon Sadler hammered a two-run homer and Caleb Kimmel added a solo shot. Arensdorff and Sean Peickert tallied three hits each for Valpo.
March 25, 2003
Jeff Mandsager belted a three-run home run and Kyle Young hit a solo homer, but Valpo lost to UIC 9-6. Marc Boggio had two hits for the Crusaders (3-9-1).
March 23, 2003
Valpo's Marc Boggio delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to force a 5-5 tie, but Akron scored four times in the top of the eighth and defeated the Crusaders 9-5 in eight innings. Sean Peickert went three-for-three with an RBI for Valpo (3-8-1). Boggio and Brandon Sadler had two RBIs apiece.
March 22, 2003
Despite solid pitching performances, Valpo fell to Youngstown State and Akron in a day/night doubleheader. The Crusaders (3-7-1) lost 4-1 to YSU in the first game before dropping a 3-2 contest to Akron in the nightcap. Marc Boggio hurled 6 innings, allowing two earned runs against the Penguins, while freshman Elliott Gibbs pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs against the Zips. Jeff Mandsager had an RBI in each game for Valpo.

March 21, 2003
After having five games canceled due to wet conditions, Valpo (3-5-1) travels to play one game against Youngstown State and two against Akron this weekend. All of the games will be played at Youngstown. On Saturday, the Crusaders will play YSU (3-9) at 3 p.m. EST and Akron (2-8) at 6 p.m. EST. On Sunday, Valpo is scheduled to play Akron at noon EST. The Crusaders have not played a game since March 11.

March 19, 2003
Valpo's home baseball games against Ball State, scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, and against Winona State on Thursday (2 p.m.), have been postponed due to wet field conditions. The game against Ball State could be rescheduled.
March 18, 2003
Valpo's home baseball game against Lewis, scheduled for 2 p.m., has been canceled due to wet conditions at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 14, 2003
Valpo has canceled its baseball games on Friday and Saturday due to wet playing conditions. The Crusaders were scheduled to play at Bethel on Friday and on Saturday at home against Indiana Tech. Valpo's scheduled home opener is now set for Tuesday against Lewis at 2 p.m.

March 11, 2003
Valpo and Xavier finished in a 5-5 tie in an 11-inning game that ended due to darkness. Kyle Young's grand slam with nobody out in the ninth sent the contest into extra innings. Young drove in all five Crusader runs as the senior catcher also delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning. Nick Mazzone went 4-for-5, while Sean Peickert and Young went 2-for-5 each for Valpo (3-5-1).
March 06, 2003
Despite producing 28 hits, Valpo (2-4) dropped a pair of games on its spring trip. The Crusaders lost to Duquesne 11-10 and then fell to Boston College by a 13-11 score.
March 05, 2003
Jeff Mandsager's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th lifted Valpo to a 6-5 victory over St. Bonaventure. The Crusaders improved their record to 2-2 on their spring trip.
March 03, 2003
Valpo has compiled a 1-2 record on its Florida Spring Trip thus far. On Sunday, Todd Evans pitched 5 1/3 innings and earned the win as the Crusaders defeated Duquesne 7-5. Adam Paetznick pitched the final inning to record the save. The offense was ignited by Caleb Kimmel and Brandon Sadler, both of whom delivered RBI doubles. On Monday, the Crusaders' comeback attempt fell short in the late innings as Valpo lost to Holy Cross 5-3. Eddie Hannan belted a solo homer and Jeff Mandsager hit an RBI single for the Crusaders.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo