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Hagel, Yoder Lead Valpo Past Grace
Will Hagel drove home five runs on Monday. (Rick Cochran)
Will Hagel drove home five runs on Monday. (Rick Cochran)
Grace (12-17)
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Valparaiso (11-19)
4/9/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 88
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Loss: WEBER (0-1) 3.066644
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Monday, April 09, 2012

Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) combined for nine runs batted in on Monday afternoon, helping lead Valparaiso to a 12-5 victory over Grace at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Hagel had a two-run single in the opening inning and added a bases loaded triple to straight away center field in the fifth on his way to a five-RBI day.  Yoder brought home two runs in the first with a single, blasted a solo home run, the first of his collegiate career, in the sixth, and plated another run on a fielder’s choice in the eighth.

Valpo struck first with four runs in the opening inning, taking advantage of two walks and a hit batsman.  Hagel and Yoder delivered the key hits.  The Crusaders added two more runs in the second inning, one on a bases loaded walk by John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) and another on a fielder’s choice off of the bat of Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.).

“We did a good job early of taking advantage of a couple of their mistakes and the walks,” head coach Tracy Woodson said after the game.

Grace (12-17) cut the Valpo lead to 6-5 in the fifth, batting around in the inning.  Six hits, five singles and a RBI triple by Derek Zwier, pulled the Lancers within a run.

“They swung the bats well,” Woodson added of the Lancers’ 12-hit attack.  “We allowed them to stay in the game which is something we just can’t do.  These are tough games to stay focused on.”

Valpo answered with three in the bottom of the inning on the bases clearing triple by Hagel and added another run in the sixth on Yoder’s round-tripper.  The Crusaders added their final two runs in the eighth on the Yoder fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly off of the bat of Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.).

Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) paced Valpo’s 11-hit attack with a 3-for-4 game, scoring three times, while Yoder and Hagel each had two hits.  Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) scored three runs for the Brown and Gold.

Ryan Kennedy (Gurnee, Ill./Warren H.S.) earned his first collegiate victory (1-0) for the Crusaders, working 3.2 innings of scoreless relief.  He scattered two hits, walked one, and struck out three.  Starter Tyler Weber took the loss (0-1) for Grace, allowing six runs on six hits in three innings of work.

Valparaiso (11-19), winners of three of its last four, will conclude its brief two-game homestand on Tuesday afternoon, hosting Western Michigan.  First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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