Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Rally Falls Short at Winthrop
Chris Manning had two hits for the Crusaders in Monday's game.
Chris Manning had two hits for the Crusaders in Monday's game.
Valparaiso (4-11)
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Winthrop (3-14)
3/12/2012 | Rock Hill, S.C. | Attendance: 288
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: GILROY (1-2) 4.052201
Loss: ROBINSON (1-2) 1.245411
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
BAIN (VALPO) 522000
VAVRA (VALPO) 522101
MANNING (VALPO) 512200
HAGEL (VALPO) 402200
LOBACZ (WU) 512200
HOPPER (WU) 412301
GAMBLIN (WU) 312000
VOGEL (WU) 312100
DONOVAN (WU) 402000
SMITH (WU) 412100

Monday, March 12, 2012

Valparaiso rallied from six runs down after four innings to close within two, but that is as close as the Crusaders would get on Monday evening, falling 8-6 to Winthrop at Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Crusaders trailed 8-2 before beginning their comeback attempt.  In the fifth, Kyle Schneider (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn H.S.) led off with a walk, moved to second on a groundout, and scored on a Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) single.

Valpo scored three more times in the seventh to cut the deficit to two, plating all of the runs with two outs.  Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) singled and moved to second when Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) reached on an error.  Manning singled home Bain and moved into scoring position on the throw with Vavra taking third.  A wild pitch plated Vavra and Bain scored as Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled.

The Brown and Gold loaded the bases in the eighth as the first three hitters reached on a walk and two errors, but three straight strikeouts ended the threat.  Valpo added a base runner in the ninth, but again could not tie the game.

Valpo struck first in the opening inning, as Bain singled and Vavra followed with a double.  Hagel delivered a sacrifice fly and gave the Crusaders an early 1-0 lead.

Winthrop (3-14) answered with a run in the bottom of the first and took the lead for good with five more tallies in the second, taking advantage of two Crusader errors.

Vavra hit a solo home run in the third for Valpo before Justin Hopper answered with a two-run blast in the fourth, giving the Eagles an 8-2 lead.

Each of the top four hitters in the Valpo lineup, Bain, Vavra, Manning, and Hagel, had two hits each as part of the Crusaders’ 11-hit effort.  Winthrop had six hitters with multi-hit games while Hopper drove home three runs.

Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) started and suffered the loss (1-2) for the Crusaders, working 1.2 innings while allowing five runs, four earned, and four hits.  Michael Gilroy picked up the win (1-2) for the Eagles, giving up two runs on five hits.  Preston Johnson pitched the final 2.1 innings for the save.

Valparaiso (4-11) will play its final non-conference game before opening Horizon League action on Wednesday afternoon, facing Belmont.  First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn.

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