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Offense Propels White Squad to Sweep in Fall Series
Will Hagel had three hits in game two. (Jeff Golden)
Will Hagel had three hits in game two. (Jeff Golden)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The White team clinched the best-of-three series Valparaiso University Fall World Series 2-0 over the Black squad on Tuesday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 14-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S) each had three hits for the White team, including two doubles and two RBIs for Hagel. Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Ill./El Toro H.S.) continued swinging a hot bat as he finished the game 2-for-3 with a solo homerun and three RBIs. He went 7-for-8 in the series. Tyler Weddington (Orange Park, Fla./Culver Military Academy H.S.) also chipped in a 2-for-3 day at the plate to go along with three RBIs.

Kevin Upp (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte H.S.) started for the White team and pitched a solid four innings, giving up just five hits while striking out a pair. Closer Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) looked strong as he finished the game off with a shutout inning which included two strikeouts.

It looked as if it was going to be the Black team’s day early as Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Monomonie H.S.) stepped up to the plate in the top of the first inning and blasted a lead-off homerun to left field. However, the White squad answered in the bottom of the inning with two runs to take a 2-1 lead.

After Upp pitched a 1-2-3 second inning, the White team came to the plate and continued to put runs on the board with a four spot to take a commanding 6-1 lead.  Andy Burns (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville H.S.) and Bain singled and Manning brought them both home on a solid single to left field. A walk by Hagel combined with a successful sacrifice bunt by Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) brought freshman Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange, Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) to the plate. He then delivered with a two-run single.  

In a losing effort, the Black team was once again led by Vavra who finished the day 4-for-5 with three runs scored. John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) was impressive at the plate as well as he had a 3-for 3 day, including a towering two run homer over the centerfield wall in the fifth inning. Freshman Kyle Schneider (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn H.S.) also had a three hit day with a double.

The Crusaders have now concluded their fall season and will set their sights on the 2012 season. The season starts on Friday, Feb. 17, in Murray, Ky. when they play a three-game series with Murray State University.

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Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
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Apr 11 Valpo 10
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Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
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Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
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Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
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Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
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Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 19
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Apr 19
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Apr 19
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Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 25
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Apr 25
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Apr 26
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Apr 26
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