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Valpo Falls to Evansville in Series Opener
Friday, May 3, 2024
Valpo Falls to Evansville in Series Opener

The Valparaiso University baseball team lost to Evansville 13-1 in seven innings on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

How It Happened

  • Evansville scored three times in the top of the second to take the lead, then added a run to make it 4-0 in the third.
  • The Purple Aces got five in the fourth to open up a 9-0 lead.
  • Valpo got on the board when Alex Thurston (Fowler, Ind. / Benton Central) lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth. That plated Connor Giusti (Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Fremd [Wisconsin Oshkosh]), who had doubled to lead off the inning.
  • Evansville added a grand slam in the sixth.

Inside the Game

  • The Beacons were led by Brady Renfro (Antigo, Wis. / Antigo), who enjoyed a two-hit game.
  • Fifth-year senior Kyle Schmack (Wanatah, Ind. / South Central) had his 45th career double, moving ahead of Nate Palace (2013-2017) and into sole possession of sixth in program history.
  • The bright spot of the pitching staff was Josh Spencer (Woodinville, Wash. / Woodinville [Tacoma]), who worked a clean inning. He improved his season ERA to 2.45.

Up Next

Valpo (13-30, 5-14) will continue the series against Evansville on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.