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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.