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Penguin Pitching Shuts Down Valpo Bats in Doubleheader Sweep
Matt Lenski had two hits in the nightcap for the Crusaders.
Matt Lenski had two hits in the nightcap for the Crusaders.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

                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.

                In the opener, Corey Vukovic (1-1) shut the Crusaders out through seven innings of work, scattering just six hits and striking out seven without walking a batter.  The only threat Valpo mounted against the starter was in the sixth when the Brown and Gold had runners on second and third with no one out, but back-to-back strikeouts helped foil the scoring opportunity.

                Youngstown State struck first in the opening inning on a run-scoring single by Erich Diedrich.  A wild pitch in the second made it 2-0 Penguins before the hosts sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth inning, scoring four times.  A triple by Sean Lucas started the scoring and Diedrich had his second RBI of the  game.

                Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) suffered the loss (1-3) for Valpo, allowing six runs and eight hits in 4.1 innings of work.

                Game two saw Aaron Swenson (2-2) toss a complete game seven-hitter, allowing just one run while striking out 10 Crusaders.  He did not walk a batter.

                Valpo jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second as Ryan O’Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) doubled and scored on a ground out off the bat of  Brett Bivens (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview H.S.).  O’Gara had a pair of hits for the Crusaders, as did Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.).

                A single by Lucas tied the game in the third and an unearned run in the fifth game Youngstown State (9-17, 3-3 Horizon League) the lead.  The hosts added an insurance run in the eighth on Lucas’ second RBI of the game.

                Alex Berry (Olney, Ill./East Richland H.S.) suffered the loss (1-4) for the Crusaders, working seven innings and allowing just two earned runs and eight hits.

                “We pitched pretty well today,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “But their pitchers just shut us down and we had some problems fielding the ball.”

                Valparaiso (8-20, 3-5) will return to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Notre Dame.  First pitch against the Fighting Irish is set for 4:05 p.m. CDT.

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. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
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
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo