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Valpo Wins Rubber Match of Weekend Series at Austin Peay
Andrew Quinette went 3-for-3 off of the bench on Sunday.
Andrew Quinette went 3-for-3 off of the bench on Sunday.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Box Score

                Valparaiso wrapped up its weekend series on Sunday afternoon with an 11-5 victory over Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn. to take the rubber match of the three-game set.

                The Crusaders fell behind 2-0 after three innings before plating three in the fourth.  Two straight errors to open the inning led to the three unearned runs, one on a single by John Giusti (Coventry, R.I./Coventry H.S.), and two on a double by Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.).

                Austin Peay (1-2) answered with three in the bottom of the fourth before the Crusaders put up another three spot in the fifth.  Brett Bivens (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview H.S.), who drove in six runs on the weekend, had a two-run single to right and Andrew Quinnette (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo H.S.) added a pinch-hit double to give Valpo a 6-5 lead.

                After two straight Valpo batters were hit to lead off the sixth, Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) and Jason Brunelli (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) had back-to-back run-scoring doubles.  Josh Wallace (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine H.S.) added an infield single to score a third run and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Justin Frane (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) increased the advantage to 10-4.  Quinnette capped the five-run frame with another single for his second run batted in of the game.

                Valpo’s bullpen was solid on Sunday, allowing just one run in 5.2 innings of work.  Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) earned his first collegiate victory for the Brown and Gold while Governor starter David Vicini suffered the loss.  Matt Stucky (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran H.S.) and Austen Siwiec (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) each tossed a scoreless inning as well for Valpo.

                “Our bullpen was very good yet again,” head coach Tracy Woodson said afterwards.  “We swung the bats well today, and had lots of two-out hits.  We did a good job of bunching our runs together a lot this weekend.”

                Quinnette came off the bench to go 3-for-3 for the Crusaders while Rodeghero was 4-fo-5 with a walk.  For the weekend, Rodeghero was 8-for-11 with six runs scored and five walks.  Brunelli and Bivens each had two hits a piece as Valpo pounded out 14 hits in the ball game.

                Rafael Hill went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases to pace Austin Peay.

                Valparaiso (2-1) will return to Clarksville, Tenn. next Friday afternoon for a 2:30 p.m. game against the Governors to begin a three-game weekend tournament.

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