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Purdue Shuts Out Valpo on Wednesday Afternoon
Matt Lenski had two hits for the Crusaders.
Matt Lenski had two hits for the Crusaders.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Box Score

                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.

                The Crusaders committed six errors defensively and the Boilermakers tallied 20 hits on the afternoon.

                Valpo had an early opportunity to take the lead as Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) singled to put runners on the corners with just one out.  Purdue starter Matt Morgan worked out of the jam, striking out two straight to end the threat.

                The Boilermakers threatened in the second, loading the bases with just one out.  Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) worked out of the situation inducing a strikeout and a groundout to keep the game scoreless.

                Purdue did find the scoreboard in the third, as Ben Wolgamot and Ryne White reached with one out.  Following a double-steal, a groundout by Dan Black put the Boilermakers on top 1-0.

                An unearned run with two outs in the fourth increased the Purdue lead to 2-0 as Brandon Haveman singled to left, but the throw to third trying to gun down runner Nick Overmyer went into the dugout, allowing him to score.  White added to the lead in the fifth leading off the inning with a homer to rightfield.

                Another RBI groundout, this time off of the bat of Haveman, increased the Boilermakers advantage to 4-0 in the sixth.

                A seven-run seventh inning broke the game open for Purdue as the Boilermakers sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 10 times.  Dan Black led off the inning with a homer and Wolgamot had a three-run triple in the frame. 

                The Boilermakers added another unearned run in the eighth to close out the scoring.

                Lenski was on the only Crusader on the afternoon to record more than one hit, doubling in the eighth for his second tally on the day as Valpo was limited to just five hits on the day, and only three after the opening inning.

                Morgan earned the win (1-0) for the Boilermakers working 4.2 innings while striking out five.  Purdue (7-11) hurlers struck out nine Valpo hitters on the afternoon.

                Gulbransen suffered the loss (0-4), allowing six hits and two earned runs in five innings of work.

                “We were in the game for six innings and then we fell apart,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “We were fundamentally poor.”

                Valparaiso (5-16) will open the home portion of the 2008 season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders begin a three-game Horizon League series with Cleveland State.  First pitch at Emory G. Bauer Field is set for 3 p.m. with all the action carried live on sportsjuice.com.

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