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Crusaders Fall to Wright State in Extras
Andrew Bain had a four-hit game on Friday. (Rick Cochran)
Andrew Bain had a four-hit game on Friday. (Rick Cochran)
Wright State (13-10, 5-2 Horizon)
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Valparaiso (8-15, 4-3 Horizon)
3/30/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 123
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Win: SCHUM (2-0) 2.010001
Loss: MILLER (3-2) 2.041103
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DAVIS (WSU) 423301
BAIN (VALPO) 524000

Friday, March 30, 2012

Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit to force extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Wright State plated the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) went 4-for-5 in the game for the Crusaders and scored twice while Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) added a two-hit effort in the loss.

“Bain has done a great job for us since we moved him into the lead-off spot,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “He takes a lot of pitches and puts the ball in play.  He just finds holes.”

Wright State built a 5-0 lead in the first two innings.  Ryan Ashe delivered a RBI single in the opening inning before the Raiders plated four runs in the second.  Jake Hibberd delivered a two-run single and Corey Davis followed with a two-run home run to right field.

Valpo starter Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) settled down after the long ball, retiring 13 of the next 14 hitters he faced to get the Crusaders through the sixth inning with just the five runs on the board.  He finished the game working eight innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and struck out six while not walking anyone.

“Deetjen showed a lot of fight after those opening couple of innings,” Woodson added.  “He saved our bullpen for the rest of the weekend getting through eight innings today.”

The Brown and Gold finally broke through on the scoreboard in the fourth as Martin delivered a RBI single to score Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) with two outs.  Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled home Bain to pull the Crusaders within 5-2 in the fifth.

A two-out double by Davis in the seventh scored Michael Timm to increase the Raider lead to four runs before Valpo tied the game in the bottom half of the inning.

Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) walked to lead off the seventh inning and Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) followed with a single to chase Wright State starter Lee Valencheck.  Bain registered his fourth hit of the day, an infield hit up the middle to load the bases and Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) followed with a hit back up the box to score two runs.  After a double steal by Bain and Vavra, RBI ground outs by Hagel and Manning tied the game at six.

“I liked the way we battled back after falling behind early,” Woodson said.  “We made a couple of base-running mistakes early and that didn’t help our cause.”

Neither team would score until the 10th when Wright State collected four straight hits with two outs.  Justin Kopale drove home what would be the winning run with an infield single deep into the hole at short, plating Tristan Moore.  All seven of Wright State’s runs on the afternoon came with two outs.

Michael Schum earned the win (2-0) in relief for Wright State, pitching two scoreless innings, allowing one hit.  Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) suffered the loss (3-2) for the Crusaders, allowing the one run and four hits in two innings of work.

Valparaiso (8-15, 4-3 Horizon) and Wright State (13-10, 5-2) will play the middle game of their three-game series on Saturday afternoon.  First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
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
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
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
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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