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Win: Shane Harris (5-5) 7.030018
Loss: Konitzer (1-2) 5.063203
Kip Fougerousse (UE) 513000
Ty Rumsey (UE) 313401
Hannahs (VALPO) 401000
Patton (VALPO) 301000
Thurston (VALPO) 301000
Baseball Drops Rubber Match with Evansville
Sunday, May 5, 2024
Baseball Drops Rubber Match with Evansville
Alex Thurston had one of Valpo's three hits on Sunday.

The Valparaiso University baseball team dropped Sunday’s series finale against Evansville 9-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

How It Happened

  • A home run by Brent Widder started the scoring in the second, and the Aces went on to get two more in that frame.
  • Neither team scored again until the sixth when UE added a single tally before tacking on two in the seventh.
  • Home runs by Ty Rumsey and Mark Shallenberger in the top of the eighth helped Evansville put the game out of reach.
  • Valpo starter Bryce Konitzer (Mukwonago, Wis. / Mukwonago) logged five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) while giving up six hits and no walks. Trent Turzenski (Burlington, Wis. / Burlington) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth.

Inside the Game

  • Evansville owned a 14-3 edge in the hit column.
  • The lone extra-base knock for the Beacons was a double by Kaleb Hannahs (West Terre Haute, Ind. / West Vigo) to lead off the bottom of the first. That was one of the team’s best scoring chances of the day as he was stranded at third. The Beacons also left a man 90 feet away in the fifth.  

Up Next

Valpo (14-31, 6-15) will host Western Michigan on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field. The game will air on ESPN+.