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Arensdorff Sets Hit Records against Butler

Tuesday, 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.

Arensdorff's infield single in the bottom of the sixth inning of game one gave him 252 for his career, passing Mark Pedersen (1999-2002) on both lists.

Butler jumped in front in the opening inning, scoring six times in the opening inning. Alex Montagano hit a three-run homer to centerfield as the Bulldogs sent 10 batters to the plate in the opening inning. Five of the runs were unearned.

Valpo slowly climbed back into the game. Mark Schoeck's (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellfontaine H.S.) double scored Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) and Joe Lazar (Traverse City, Mich./Central H.S.) added a sacrifice fly as the Crusaders cut the deficit to 6-2 after two innings. Brian Rzepka's (South Bend, Ind./Penn H.S.) run-scoring groundout in the third brought Valpo to within three.

In the fourth, Jeff Rickert (Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield H.S.) laid down a perfect squeeze bunt to plate Lazar, who had reached on an error. Manthei added a triple to right in the fifth scoring Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) and Valpo was within one, 6-5.

Butler responded with four more runs in the sixth though to provide the insurance needed for the victory. Ricky Chomicz homered in the inning, one of five extra base hits in the inning.

Manthei went 3-for-3 with a walk for Valpo in the opener to lead the way. Joe Pauley had four hits in as many at bats along with two RBIs for Butler, as the Bulldogs banged out 16 hits.

Matt Stucky (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran H.S.) started and suffered the loss (0-1) for the Crusaders while Matt Byzet (1-1) earned the win in relief for Butler, allowing just two hits in three innings of work.

Game two saw the Bulldogs again jump in front in the opening inning. Two walks set up a Montagano single and Butler led 2-0. Following 44 minute rain delay before the bottom of the first, both pitcher's made quick work in their respective half innings.

Ranko Ivetic (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) allowed just four hits over the next four innings to keep Valpo in the contest. The Crusaders got one run back in the top of the sixth against Butler's Jamie Feldheiser. Cawiezell's single to left scored Rickert, cutting the Bulldog lead to 2-1 and extending his hitting streak to nine straight games in the process.

Butler (18-26) added an insurance run in the seventh to secure the win with a sacrifice fly.

Ivetic (2-4) suffered the loss, allowing two runs and five hits in five innings. Feldheiser (2-1) earned the win, allowing just one run and five hits. Josh Piazza (Glenview, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) was the only Crusader with two hits in the nightcap.

Valparaiso (15-25, 4-4 Mid-Con) will host Western Illinois (27-18, 8-4) on Friday and Saturday in a pair of Mid-Continent Conference doubleheaders at Emory G. Bauer Field. First pitch both days is set for 12 p.m.
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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
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 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
W 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
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
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