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Valpo Loses Two Heartbreakers to Oral Roberts

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Valparaiso, Ind. - 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.

In the first game, Valpo (8-21-1) trailed 9-2 before scoring six runs - all with two outs - in the bottom of the ninth. Boggio hammered a two-run triple, Peickert added a two-run double, Caleb Kimmel had an RBI double and Jeff Mandsager delivered a RBI single during the frame. The Crusaders had the tying run on third, but failed to score.

Oral Roberts (18-16, 2-0 Mid-Con) scored three in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively. Matt VanDerBosch, Kevin Lamb and Scott Campbell all homered and had two RBIs apeice for the Golden Eagles.

Dennis Bigley (4-2) went 8 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and 10 hits, while striking out nine and walking one. Bigley was one of four ORU pitchers used in the ninth. Justin Ramsey gave up a hit and a walk before recording the final out for his first save.

Boggio (2-4), one of three Valpo hurlers, started and took the loss. Adam Knobel pitched 2 innings of hitless and scoreless relief.

In the second game, which was delayed by rain for about 30 minutes, the Crusaders held a 3-0 lead entering the top of the sixth. Peickert's two-run blast to left in the first was the only scoring until Boggio's RBI triple in the fifth increased Valpo's lead to 3-0.

Oral Roberts inched closer on Campbell's two-out, two-run single in the sixth off reliever Adam Paetznick (1-1). The Golden Eagles tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh on Dennis Bigley's RBI single to left.

After relieving Paetznick with no outs and runners on first and second, Jordan Smolar struck out Grant Plumley. David Castillo was caught stealing third and Kevin Lamb had a two-ball, two-strike count with two outs when the rain emerged on Emory G. Bauer Field. When play resumed, Lamb forced a walk. Andrew Collup followed with a bloop single to center that was nearly caught by a diving Snyder, scoring both Bigley and Lamb.

Brandon Sadler hit a RBI double just inside the left field line for Valpo's final run. The Crusaders had the tying run on second, but were unable to score.

Dallas Martin (3-6) went the distance for ORU, allowing four runs and nine hits in 7 innings, while fanning nine and walking four. Tom Starck allowed just one hit and pitched shutout ball through 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked three. Paetznick hurled 1 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs and two hits.

Campbell had two hits for the Golden Eagles, who finished with four hits overall.

The two teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at noon.

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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay