The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced that Emory G. Bauer Field and the Valpo Softball Complex have been upgraded with web streaming capabilities that will allow the department to stream home baseball and softball games on The Valley on ESPN this spring.
The Valpo Athletics web streaming crew, led by broadcast and streaming manager Ron Blatz, will produce 22 home games with 12 baseball and 10 softball contests airing on The Valley on ESPN. All of those games will be available on either ESPN3 or ESPN+.
This will mark the first time in program history that home Valpo baseball games will feature a video stream and the first time since joining the Missouri Valley Conference that softball contests will be streamed. Play-by-play broadcasters Todd Ickow and Brian Jennings will be among the voices heard on spring broadcasts and they will be joined by a variety of analysts.
The web streaming capabilities are part of the continued renovations at Emory G. Bauer Field. Lead gifts were received from Valpo alumni Lynn Scheutzow ’74 Young and Carl Young ’73 and the Deetjen family. Prior to last season, new turf was installed on the infield and down the foul lines. The facility recently received a new press box, and a new scoreboard is also being installed.
The first-ever video broadcast originating from Emory G. Bauer Field will take place on Wednesday, March 23 as the Beacons welcome Milwaukee at 3 p.m. The first Valley on ESPN broadcast at the Valpo Softball Complex will be on Saturday, April 2 for a noon doubleheader vs. Bradley.
2022 Home Valpo Baseball & Softball Valley on ESPN Schedule
*Subject to change, additional games may be added at a later date.
Wednesday, March 23 Baseball vs. Milwaukee, 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure, Noon Doubleheader
Sunday, March 27 Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure, Noon
Tuesday, March 29 Baseball vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 Softball vs. Bradley, Noon Doubleheader
Sunday, April 3 Softball vs. Bradley, 11 a.m.
Friday, April 8 Baseball vs. Indiana State, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 Baseball vs. Indiana State, 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 Baseball vs. Indiana State, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12 Softball vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 Softball vs. Northern Illinois, 3 p.m.
Friday, April 15 Softball vs. UNI, Noon Doubleheader
Saturday, April 16 Softball vs. UNI, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 20 Softball vs. Loyola, 1 p.m. Doubleheader
Friday, April 22 Baseball vs. Missouri State, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 Baseball vs. Missouri State, 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 Baseball vs. Missouri State, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3 Baseball vs. Western Michigan, 3 p.m.
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