Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Wins Series Opener from Butler 4-2
Tyler Deetjen went the distance for the win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Tyler Deetjen went the distance for the win on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Butler (19-19, 7-9 Horizon)
at
Valparaiso (16-20, 10-6 Horizon)
4/21/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 314
123456789RHE
Butler010000001243
Valparaiso40000000X471
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: DEETJEN (3-2) 9.042117
Loss: SILVESTRI (3-2) 7.064424
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
RISI (BU) 201000
HOSCHEIT (BU) 401000
AKIN (BU) 401100
CALDERON (BU) 301000
BAIN (VALPO) 402000
CRIBBS (VALPO) 402000
John Loeffler delivered the big hit in the opening inning, scoring three runs. (Ray Acevedo)
John Loeffler delivered the big hit in the opening inning, scoring three runs. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Four first inning runs were all that Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) needed on Saturday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over Butler in the opening game of a three-game series at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Deetjen went the distance for his third complete game of the season, allowing just one earned run and four hits. He walked just one and struck out seven to earn his third win (3-2) of the season.

“Deetjen was really good yet again today,” head coach Tracy Woodson said after the game.  “He was upset about giving up the walk in the second that led to the run, but that was about the only mistake he made on the day.”

Valpo did all of its offensive damage in the opening inning.  Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) singled and stole second and Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) was hit by a pitch.  Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) loaded the bases when he reached on a fielder’s choice when Butler pitcher Dom Silvestri’s throw to second was late.  Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) plated the first run when he was hit by a pitch.  John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) delivered a key two-out single up the middle that scored three runs, the last of which came home when the centerfielder bobbled the ball.

“We got all those runners on and still needed a big hit which Johnny gave us,” Woodson added.  We still left too many runners on base after that inning, but four runs is a lot on a day like today with the wind blowing in and Deetjen throwing well.”

That would be all of Valpo’s offense against Silvestri, who was tagged with the loss (3-2), despite working seven innings.  He allowed just six hits on the afternoon and struck out four while walking two.

Butler got one run back in the second on a Bob Akin single which scored Radley Haddad.  The Bulldogs scored their other run in the ninth on a bases loaded sacrifice fly by Jack Dillon.

“Deetjen recovered well after the error in the ninth which could have turned into a double play.  We had the bullpen ready, but felt he could get through the lineup with his pitches.”

Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) each had two hits for the Crusaders on the afternoon as part of a seven-hit attack. 

Valparaiso (16-20, 10-6 Horizon) and Butler (19-19, 7-9) will wrap up their three-game weekend series on Sunday with a doubleheader to make up Friday’s game which was rained out.  First pitch in game one is slated for 11 a.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.

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
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 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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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
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