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June 08, 2007
Junior Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott) was selected Friday by the Cleveland Indians in the 40th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
May 29, 2007
Valparaiso University's Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following this past weekend's league champsionships.
May 25, 2007
Valparaiso saw its 2007 season come to a close on Friday afternoon at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Macomb, Ill., dropping a pair of contests. In the opener, the Crusaders fell 4-2 to Oral Roberts before Centenary eliminated the Crusaders by the score of 6-1.
May 24, 2007
Trailing by six with two innings to play and by four with one out in the ninth, Valparaiso rallied with a monumental comeback, scoring seven times in the final inning, to defeat Western Illinois 13-10 on Thursday afternoon at Alfred D. Boyer Field in Macomb, Ill. in the opening round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
May 23, 2007
Valparaiso University had four players earn Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference accolades when the league handed out its annual postseason awards on Wednesday evening.
May 22, 2007
Valparaiso heads to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 as the Crusaders face second seeded Western Illinois (31-24, 11-9 Mid-Con) on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the opening round.
May 21, 2007
Valparaiso will battle Mid-Continent Conference Tournament host Western Illinois on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Crusaders' first appearance in the league championships since 2003.
May 20, 2007
Valparaiso erupted for six runs in the second inning to beat the rain that came and called the game after four-and-a-half innings, but the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 7-1 to wrap up a sweep of the Thunderbirds at Emory G. Bauer Field on Sunday morning to close out the 2007 regular season.
May 19, 2007
A bases loaded balk in the opener and a two-run first inning triple by Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) in the first inning of game two helped propel Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Southern Utah 3-2 in 10 innings and 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, clinching the Crusaders first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament berth since 2003.
May 18, 2007
Valparaiso scored three runs in the seventh and added three more in the eighth inning to come from behind and defeat Southern Utah 8-3 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to open up a key four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.
May 17, 2007
Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 regular season at Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend with a key Mid-Continent Conference four-game series against Southern Utah. Both schools are currently among a three-way tie for third place in the league standings, with the top four teams qualifying for next week's Mid-Con Tournament.
May 16, 2007
Valparaiso wrapped up its non-conference portion of the 2007 schedule on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 7-2 decision to Purdue at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 15, 2007
A severe thunderstorm that rolled through Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon cancelled the Crusaders' game with Indiana just two batters into the contest at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 14, 2007
Valparaiso will step out of Mid-Continent Conference play for the final time during the 2007 regular season as the Crusaders entertain a pair of Big Ten foes at Emory G. Bauer Field this week. Indiana will pay a visit to Valparaiso on Tuesday while Purdue comes to town on Wednesday.
May 13, 2007
Oakland utilized a five-run opening inning to push the Golden Grizzlies past Valparaiso 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in the final game of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference weekend series.
May 12, 2007
Oakland pitching limited Valparaiso to just one run over two games on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-1 and 4-0 in Rochester, Mich.
May 11, 2007
Valparaiso rallied from a three-run deficit with five runs in the seventh on the way to a 10-7 victory over Oakland on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in Mid-Continent Conference action.
May 10, 2007
After nearly a week off, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend for a big four-game series against Oakland in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders are in the hunt for a spot in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, and with two weekends of league play remaining, currently hold down fourth place in the standings.
May 10, 2007
Valparaiso University's Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as selected by members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
May 05, 2007
Western Illinois used two solid pitching performances to limit Valparaiso to just two runs and 11 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders 2-1 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 04, 2007
Valparaiso used a five-run eighth inning in the opener of Friday's doubleheader to break a tie on the way to a 10-5 victory over Western Illinois. The Leathernecks bounced back in the nightcap to post a 9-1 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 01, 2007
Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) set the Valparaiso and Mid-Continent Conference hit record on Tuesday afternoon but the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Butler 10-5 and 3-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 30, 2007
Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field for a six-game homestand this week as the Crusaders have three doubleheaders on the schedule. Valpo will open the week on Tuesday with a twinbill against future Horizon League foe Butler before entertaining Western Illinois in a pair of Mid-Continent Conference doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.
April 29, 2007
Valparaiso ended Oral Roberts' 40-game home Mid-Continent Conference regular season winning streak that dated back to May 19, 2002 on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a victory in Tulsa, Okla. for the first time ever, defeating the Golden Eagles 7-3.
April 28, 2007
Oral Roberts pitching staff limited Valparaiso to just two runs total on Saturday afternoon as the Golden Eagles won both ends of a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-2 and 8-0 in Tulsa, Okla.
April 27, 2007
Oral Roberts scored in six of its eight at bats on Friday evening on the way to a 17-5 victory over Valparaiso to begin a four-game weekend series in Tulsa, Okla.
April 25, 2007
Wednesday's schedule baseball game between Valparaiso and Notre Dame has been postponed due to rain in South Bend, Ind.
April 24, 2007
Having won six of their last eight games, Valparaiso gets set for five more games this week beginning with Wednesday's non-conference tilt with Notre Dame. The Crusaders then head to Tulsa, Okla. this coming weekend for a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series against preseason favorite Oral Roberts.
April 22, 2007
Valparaiso used a five-run sixth inning to break open a tight game and defeat Centenary 9-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to win the four game weekend series with the Gents three games to one.
April 21, 2007
Saturday's baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Centenary can be heard live on www.sportsjuice.com. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with coverage beginning at 11:50 a.m.
April 21, 2007
Dallas Cawiezell's (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) seventh inning homerun in the opener and Josh Piazza's (Glenview, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) blast in the sixth inning of game two propelled Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Centenary on a warm, sunny afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo won the opener 6-4 and took the nightcap 4-2.
April 20, 2007
Centenary used a five-run top of the fourth inning and a complete game pitching performance by Brandon Fulenchek to defeat Valparaiso 6-2 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.
April 17, 2007
Six Valparaiso pitchers limited Northwestern to just three hits and Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits and four RBIs for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders defeated the Wildcats 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon in Evanston, Ill.
April 16, 2007
Valparaiso is set to open its final season of Mid-Continent Conference action this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Centenary in a four-game series on Friday through Sunday. Saturday's tilt is a doubleheader. Prior to kicking off league play, the Crusaders will head to Northwestern on Tuesday for a non-conference contest.
April 16, 2007
Valparaiso's Jeff Rickert (Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after hitting .500 in five games over the last seven days.
April 15, 2007
Valparaiso registered its second doubleheader split of the weekend with North Dakota State on Sunday afternoon, winning the opener 9-6 before dropping the nightcap 9-2.
April 14, 2007
Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) tossed a four-hitter in the nightcap, but errors hurt Valparaiso in the opener as the Crusaders split a doubleheader with North Dakota State on Saturday. Valpo lost 12-4 and won 7-1.
April 11, 2007
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been cancelled due to snow and rain in the DeKalb, Ill. area.
April 10, 2007
Valparaiso saw its perfect home record come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 5-1 contest to Indiana State at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 09, 2007
Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders host Indiana State to begin a week which will see the team take to the diamond six times. The Brown and Gold then heads to DeKalb, Ill. on Wednesday to battle Northern Illinois before traveling up north to Fargo, N.D. for a four-game weekend series at North Dakota State on Saturday and Sunday.
April 08, 2007
Southern Illinois pushed three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning and added four more in the seventh as the Salukis defeated Valparaiso 7-0 in Carbondale, Ill.
April 07, 2007
Valparaiso used three homeruns on the afternoon to push the Crusaders past Southern Illinois 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in Carbondale, Ill.
April 05, 2007
Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Robert Morris (Ill.) on a cold, breezy Thursday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to remain undefeated at home on the season, downing the Eagles 6-0 and 3-2, with the second game going nine innings.
April 04, 2007
Valparaiso's exhibition game against the Fort Wayne Wizards scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled due to weather.
April 03, 2007
Severe thunderstorms that rolled into the Indianapolis, Ind. area just over an hour before game time forced the scheduled baseball game at Victory Field between Valparaiso and Butler to be postponed.
April 02, 2007
Valparaiso has a busy week on the diamond beginning Tuesday afternoon when the Crusaders head to Indianapolis to face Butler. Valpo plays an exhibition game on Wednesday at the Fort Wayne Wizards before hosting Robert Morris (Ill.) in a twinbill on Thursday. The week wraps up with single games at Southern Illinois on Saturday and Sunday.
April 01, 2007
Despite jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, Valparaiso was unable to maintain its advantage and dropped the final game of its weekend series with Indiana State 8-5 on Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 31, 2007
Valparaiso's bats were hot in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against Indiana State, but the Sycamores returned the favor in the nightcap as the teams split a twinbill in Terre Haute, Ind. The Crusaders won the opener 11-2 while Indiana State was a 17-5 victor in game two.
March 30, 2007
Indiana State scored in six of the eight innings the Sycamores they came to the plate on Friday evening and defeated Valparaiso 9-5 in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 27, 2007
UIC used a four-run fourth inning and solid pitching to defeat Valparaiso 5-0 on Tuesday evening on a cool, crisp evening in Chicago, Ill.
March 26, 2007
Valparaiso takes to the road to begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle future Horizon League foe UIC. The Crusaders then head to Terre Haute, Ind. for a four-game weekend series Friday through Sunday against Indiana State.
March 24, 2007
After having to wait an extra day because of rain to open the 2007 home season, Valparaiso's bats were alive, pounding out 30 hits and scoring 28 runs in a 12-2 and 16-1 sweep of Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday.
March 23, 2007
Friday's scheduled doubleheader between Valparaiso and Chicago State has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play at twinbill on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field. In addition, Valpo's scheduled games against South Dakota State this weekend have been cancelled and will not be made up.
March 21, 2007
Valparaiso opens up the home portion of the 2007 schedule this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Chicago State for three games and South Dakota State for a pair. In addition, the Cougars and Jackrabbits will meet at noon on Saturday in a neutral site affair at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 20, 2007
Illinois State scored three runs in the sixth and added another in the seventh on the way to a 5-1 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill.
March 17, 2007
Valparaiso got a solid pitching performance from Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) but were unable to plate more than one run as the Crusaders fell 4-1 to Richmond on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Va.
March 14, 2007
In a wild game which saw eight errors, four balks, and a batter's interference, North Carolina State took the final game of a brief two-game midweek series from Valparaiso 9-4 on Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.
March 13, 2007
North Carolina State tallied 17 hits while limiting the Crusaders to just two hits as the Wolfpack defeated Valparaiso 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.
March 11, 2007
Valparaiso rallied from a 7-1 deficit on Sunday morning, scoring five late runs, but left the tying run on third base as the Crusaders fell to Vermont 7-6 in Bradenton, Fla.
March 10, 2007
Akron scored six times in the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon to rally the Zips past Valparaiso 6-3 in Bradenton, Fla.
March 08, 2007
Valparaiso rallied from deficits in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader with Bowling Green to tie the Falcons late, but dropped one run decisions in both contests, falling 7-6 in 10 innings in the opener and 5-4 in the nightcap.
March 07, 2007
IPFW scored three or more runs in four different innings on the way to a 15-3 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.
March 06, 2007
Valparaiso broke open a close game with 14 runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to come from behind and beat IPFW 15-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.
March 04, 2007
Longwood scored in four different innings to take the series finale from Valparaiso 7-1 on Sunday afternoon in Farmville, Va.
March 03, 2007
Valparaiso opened its 2007 baseball season on Saturday afternoon splitting a doubleheader with Longwood in Farmville, Va. The Crusaders dropped the opener to the Lancers 4-2 before rebounding to post an 8-5 victory in the nightcap.
March 01, 2007
Valparaiso University's baseball team will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. on April 4 to face the Fort Wayne Wizards, the class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, at Memorial Stadium.
February 21, 2007
As Valparaiso takes to the diamond for the 2007 season, change is in the air around Emory G. Bauer Field. Tracy Woodson takes over the Crusader program as its head coach, and looks to lead Valpo back to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 in the Crusaders' final season in the league.
December 07, 2006
Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps at the end of December for players ranging from 8-18 years of age.
November 29, 2006
Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of five players to the Crusader baseball program beginning with the 2008 season.
November 17, 2006
Valparaiso University coach Tracy Woodson has announced the Crusaders' 2007 baseball schedule, his first campaign since taking over the Brown and Gold program.
August 24, 2006
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of Brian Schmack to his staff as an assistant coach.
June 01, 2006
Paul Twenge has announced his resignation as head baseball coach at Valparaiso University effective June 30 after 19 seasons at the helm of the Crusaders.
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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