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Crusaders Fall to Austin Peay in Extra Innings
Kyle Gaedele drove home four runs for the Crusaders in the loss. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Gaedele drove home four runs for the Crusaders in the loss. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valparaiso scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to force extras on Saturday afternoon but Austin Peay pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the Crusaders 11-10 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn. in the middle game of a three-game weekend series.

The Crusaders led 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Governors scored twice in the seventh and six times in the eighth to carry the lead into the ninth.

Freshmen Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) and Michael Morman (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic H.S.) each had three hits as part of the Crusaders’ 16-hit attack and scored three runs each.  Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and Bobby Martin (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) both drove home four runs, but Crusader hurlers walked nine batters from the eighth inning on.

Gaedele put the Crusaders on top in the third with a sacrifice fly before answered in the fourth with a two-run homer for the Governors.

Martin tied the game with a double in the fifth and Gaedele followed with a two-run single.  Ryan O’Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) added a RBI single to make it 5-2 Valpo after five innings.

In the sixth, Valpo added to its lead.  Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) scored on a throwing error and Gaedele added another RBI hit to give the Crusaders a five-run advantage.

John Hogan cut the lead to three with a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh before the Governors posted six runs in the eight to take the lead.  Austin Peay scored the six runs on just two hits.  Five walks in the inning, including three that forced home runs, were the difference.

In the Valpo ninth, Morman and Manning led off with singles and Martin followed with his first collegiate home run to tie the game at nine.

The game stayed tied at 10 until the 11th when a leadoff walk, an error, and an intentional walk loaded the bases.  Cody Hudson then singled to left to plate the winning run.

Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) started for Valpo and worked seven innings, allowing four runs and 11 hits, walking just two and fanning four.  Cyrus Wimberly (Rockford, Ill./Guilford H.S.) suffered the loss (0-1) walking three and allowing a hit in one plus inning of work.

Mike Hebert earned the win (1-0) for Austin Peay, pitching the final 2.2 innings in relief.

Valparaiso (0-2) and Austin Peay (2-0) will wrap up their three-game season opening series on Sunday afternoon.  First pitch is set for noon at Raymond C. Hand Park.

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. 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