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Valpo Softball Drops a Pair to Open Season

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Valparaiso opened its 2005 softball season on Saturday by dropping a pair of games at the Southern Illinois Classic in Carbondale, Ill. The Crusaders fell 6-0 in the opener to the host Salukis and then dropped an 8-0 decision to Ball State.

In the opener against Southern Illinois (6-6), a four-run fourth put the game out of reach for the Brown and Gold. Amy Harre struck out eight and scattered just three hits for Southern Illinois. Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) started and suffered the loss for the Crusaders. She allowed five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Game two saw the Cardinals twice in the second and twice in the seventh along with a four-run sixth inning. Randi Freese allowed just four hits and struck out seven in the complete game victory for Ball State (2-8). Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central H.S.) went 5 2/3 innings for the Crusaders and struck out six.

Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) and Beth Adamski (Saint John, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) had a hit in each game for the Crusaders.

Valpo (0-2) will return to the diamond on Sunday, facing Kansas at 10 a.m. The championship and consolation games of the tournament will follow.
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler