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2005-06 Baseball News
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September 14, 2006
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a Fall Elite Camp on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players.
August 04, 2006
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracy Woodson has been named the 16th head baseball coach in the program's history and just the fifth since 1946.
May 24, 2006
Valparaiso placed three members of its baseball team on the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team as the postseason awards were handed out on Wednesday evening.
May 20, 2006
Valparaiso saw the 2006 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders were on the short end of a pair of one-run ball games, dropping a doubleheader to Western Illinois 4-3 and 3-2 in Macomb, Ill.
May 19, 2006
Valparaiso's hopes of qualifying for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament came to an end on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders were swept in a doubleheader by Western Illinois 7-2 and 6-4 in Macomb, Ill.
May 16, 2006
Valparaiso saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday afternoon in the Crusaders' home finale as the Brown and Gold dropped an 8-3 decision to Northern Illinois at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 15, 2006
Valparaiso University's Matt Gillikin (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing a three-hit shutout against Chicago State on Sunday afternoon.
May 14, 2006
Sunday turned out to be a long day of baseball at Emory G. Bauer Field but in the end Valparaiso finished up three victories over Chicago State to complete a four-game weekend sweep of the Cougars and remain in the hunt for a berth in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament as head coach Paul Twenge won his 500th game as a collegiate coach. Valpo won the completion of the suspended game 7-0, downed the Cougars 4-3 in 14 innings in game one of today's doubleheader and won the nightcap 4-0.
May 13, 2006
After waiting out a rain delay for more than three-and-a-half hours, Valparaiso needed ten innings to defeat Chicago State in a pitchers' dual 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was suspended with Valpo leading 2-0 after three innings and will be completed prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.
May 10, 2006
Valparaiso rallied from an eight-run deficit with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh but Indiana plated a pair in the top of the ninth as the Hoosiers defeated the Crusaders 13-11 on Wednesday evening at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 09, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) went 5-for-5 with three runs batted in and Valparaiso tallied at least one hit in every inning but IPFW rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to record a 9-8 win over the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.
May 07, 2006
On what turned out to be a long day of baseball for the Crusaders, Valparaiso defeated Centenary 10-6 in the final game of the four-game weekend series as the Gents ended up taking the series overall. Centenary won 6-5 in eight innings in the completion of yesterday's suspended game and came-from-behind to defeat the Brown and Gold 4-3 in game one of the regularly scheduled doubleheader.
May 06, 2006
Valparaiso dropped the opener of a doubleheader to Centenary 8-1 on Saturday afternoon in Shreveport, La. Game two has been suspended after seven innings due to rain tied at five.
May 04, 2006
Valparaiso will host Big Ten foe Indiana at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Wednesday evening, May 10 at 7:05 p.m.
May 02, 2006
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon against Western Michigan has been cancelled due to steady rain all day in Kalamazoo, Mich.
April 30, 2006
Due to steady rains in the Valparaiso area, Sunday's baseball game between the Crusaders and North Dakota State has been cancelled and will not be made up.
April 29, 2006
Valparaiso's Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) outdueled North Dakota State's Jake Laber in the opener but the Bison's Ryan Williams got the better of Harvey Yergin (Akron Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) in game two as the Crusaders and North Dakota State split a doubleheader by identical scores of 2-1 on Saturday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 28, 2006
Valparaiso University's scheduled baseball doubleheader's game time against North Dakota State on Saturday has been moved up and will now begin at 10 a.m. due to forecasted rain in the Valparaiso area for Saturday afternoon.
April 26, 2006
Valparaiso saw its three-game winning streak against the Big Ten Conference come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as Purdue scored in every inning on the way to a 13-4 victory over the Crusaders in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 25, 2006
Valparaiso and Bradley will play a single game Tuesday afternoon in Peoria, Ill. instead of the originally scheduled doubleheader due to weather conditions.
April 25, 2006
Valparaiso was limited to just three hits on the afternoon, but they all came in the same inning and combined with a solid pitching effort as the Crusaders won their fifth game in their last six contests defeating Bradley 3-2 in Peoria, Ill.
April 24, 2006
Valparaiso University's Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after a pair of stellar outings against Northwestern and Oakland.
April 23, 2006
Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) allowed one run in a complete game victory helping Valparaiso earn a doubleheader split with Oakland on Sunday afternoon and take the weekend series winning three of the four contests. The Golden Grizzlies won the opener 7-4 in ten innings before Valpo won the nightcap 7-1.
April 22, 2006
Valparaiso recorded its first doubleheader sweep in nearly a calendar year on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 4-3 and 8-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field on a sunny and breezy afternoon.
April 18, 2006
Valparaiso used a combination of timely hitting and quality pitching on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated the Big Ten leading Northwestern Wildcats 7-3 in Evanston, Ill.
April 16, 2006
Oral Roberts completed what turned out to be a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon as the Golden Eagles defeated the Crusaders 12-3 in game one of a scheduled doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was called in the top of the second inning due to thunderstorms and will not be made up.
April 15, 2006
Kevin Kutansky (Schererville, Ind./Munster H.S.) went 5-for-7 , scored twice, and drove in two runs on Saturday afternoon's doubleheader, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders were swept by Oral Roberts 9-6 and 8-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 12, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had two doubles and drove in three runs as Valparaiso won its second straight ball game on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Indiana Tech 5-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 08, 2006
A five-run fifth inning in game two of Saturday's doubleheader helped lift Valparaiso to a split of the twinbill with Southern Utah as the Crusaders won game two 8-4 in Cedar City, Utah. The Thunderbirds topped Valpo 8-3 in the opener.
April 07, 2006
Valparaiso got off to a rough start in Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon, giving up seven unearned runs, as the Crusaders dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Southern Utah, falling by scores of 8-1 and 3-2 in Cedar City, Utah.
April 04, 2006
Valparaiso hit six homeruns on a windy afternoon in Muncie, Ind. but Ball State scored five or more runs in five different innings as the Cardinals defeated the Crusaders 31-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
April 02, 2006
Valparaiso scored in each of the first seven innings, including eight times in the second as the Crusaders won for the second straight day defeating Marian (Ind.) 20-14 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 01, 2006
Michael Arensdorff (Park View, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to help Valparaiso snap its nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Illinois Tech on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 29, 2006
Back-to-back errors in the third inning by Valparaiso led to five unearned for Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday afternoon as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 7-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 28, 2006
Valparaiso was limited to just three hits and a seven-run second inning by Notre Dame proved to be more than enough as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 12-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 27, 2006
South Dakota State scored twice in the top of the seventh of game two as the Jackrabbits rallied to complete a doubleheader and series sweep of Valparaiso on Monday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Jackrabbits won a pitchers' dual 2-0 in the opener and 8-7 in the nightcap.
March 26, 2006
South Dakota State scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings in the opener and jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the nightcap as the Jackrabbits spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Sunday afternoon sweeping the twin bill 8-5 in 11 innings and 6-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 25, 2006
Valparaiso's doubleheader against South Dakota State scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to cold. The games will be made up on Monday beginning at 11 a.m.
March 21, 2006
Valparaiso's scheduled baseball game at Indiana slated for Tuesday afternoon has been cancelled due to heavy snow in Bloomington, Ind.
March 21, 2006
Due to frigid temperatures, Valparaiso's scheduled home baseball opened slated for Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against IPFW has been postponed.
March 15, 2006
Four Indiana State pitchers limited Valparaiso to just four hits as the Sycamores defeated the Crusaders 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 13, 2006
Fairfield's 12-run sixth inning lifted the Stags to a 20-11 victory over Valparaiso on Monday morning in Bradenton, Fla. in the Crusaders' final game of their spring trip.
March 12, 2006
Valparaiso squandered a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing Bradley to score four times and defeat the Crusaders 5-3 in Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday.
March 10, 2006
Jon Rupno's (Green Bay, Wis./Pulaski H.S.) one-out single in the bottom of the ninth capped Valparaiso's come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Bowling Green in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday morning as the Crusaders snapped a four-game losing skid.
March 08, 2006
For the second straight day defensive miscues cost Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a 10-4 contest to IPFW in Bradenton, Fla. on Wednesday afternoon.
March 07, 2006
Valparaiso fell victim to Central Michigan on Tuesday afternoon 12-8 in Bradenton, Fla. as the Crusaders kicked off their Florida trip over spring break.
March 06, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after his impressive performance in Valpo's season-opening series.
March 05, 2006
Kevin Perri (South Bend, Ind./Adams H.S.) went 3-for-5 with a homerun and six runs batted in but Austin Peay's offense was even better as the Governors defeated Valparaiso 16-10 to take the rubber game of the weekend series on Sunday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 04, 2006
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits, including two homeruns and scored four times and Valparaiso withstood a ninth inning rally from Austin Peay as the Crusaders defeated the Governors 5-4 for their first victory of the season in the middle game of a three-game weekend series in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 03, 2006
Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit on Friday afternoon, but fell one run short of Austin Peay, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Governors in the Crusaders' season opener in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 02, 2006
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 37 live baseball games this spring, including several road contests this upcoming season, either over the airwaves or on the internet at www.sportsjuice.com.
February 22, 2006
Experience should be on the side of the Valparaiso Crusaders as they take to the diamond for the 2006 campaign. Head coach Paul Twenge's squad returns 22 letterwinners, including all nine position starters, from one year ago as well as five starters from the pitching staff.
January 25, 2006
Valparaiso University's baseball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
December 14, 2005
Valparaiso University's 2006 baseball schedule is set, and the Crusaders will open with 11 straight games away from Emory G. Bauer field as head coach Paul Twenge announced his season's slate.
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 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo