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Valpo Shuts Out Youngstown State 10-0 on Saturday
Play Video Steven Scoby had two hits and scored two runs for the Crusaders in Satuday's win. (Rick Cochran)
Steven Scoby had two hits and scored two runs for the Crusaders in Satuday's win. (Rick Cochran)
Valparaiso (14-19, 8-6 Horizon)
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Youngstown State (4-29, 2-12 Horizon)
4/14/2012 | Niles, Ohio | Attendance: 110
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Win: WILD (3-1) 8.050022
Loss: MANUPPELLI (1-3) 3.076612
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
VAVRA (VALPO) 412200
HAGEL (VALPO) 612200
MARTIN (VALPO) 322210
MAHONEY (VALPO) 412110
SCOBY (VALPO) 522100
HIX (YSU) 301010
SHIRLEY (YSU) 401000
GOUBEAUX (YSU) 401000
BANKS (YSU) 301000
HEATH (YSU) 301000
LIPARI (YSU) 301010
WILLIAMS (YSU) 201000
HURLIMANN (YSU) 101000

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed eight-innings of shutout baseball leading Valparaiso to a 10-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in game two of a weekend series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.

Wild scattered just five hits in the victory (3-1), while walking two and striking out two in the eight innings of work.  Over his last six starts the senior has allowed just 29 hits in 46 innings of work.

“Wild goes right after hitters,” head coach Tracy Woodson said after the game.  “He’s on a mission right now.”

Valpo’s offense gave him an early lead to work with, scoring once in the second and five times in the third.  A two-out single in the second inning by Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) brought home Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.).

The Crusaders batted around in the third inning.  Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) singled home the first run of the inning while Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) followed with a run-scoring base hit.  Martin delivered a two-run double to make it 5-0 Crusaders as the first five batters of the inning all registered hits.  Martin scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.), giving the Brown and Gold the six-run advantage.

“Anytime you score early you can give the pitcher a bit of confidence,” Woodson added.  “Our biggest problem has been scoring early and then letting teams back in the game.  Today we didn’t do that.  We did a good job of adding on.”

Youngstown State starter Nic Manuppelli suffered the loss (1-3), allowing six runs on seven hits while working just the three innings.

Reliever Ryan Krokos kept the Valpo bats in check throughout the middle innings, allowing just one unearned run in the sixth.  Hagel singled home Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), who reached on a two-out error.

Valpo tacked on three more runs in the ninth to reach double figures for the fourth time this season.  Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) doubled home Manning in the ninth and Bain added a sacrifice fly.  Vavra came through with a double of his own to cap the scoring, plating Scoby.

The Penguins threatened in the ninth, loading the bases with no one out against Zack Walsh (Batesville, Ind./Batesville H.S.) but could not break up the shutout. 

“I thought we were really good in all aspects of the game today,” Woodson stated.  “We swung the bats, pitched well and played defense.  We got out of a couple minor jams.”

Valpo finished the day with 11 hits with Vavra, Hagel, Martin, Mahoney, and Scoby all tallying two each.

You always want to take two out of three on the road but when you take the first two you have to be ready to come out and get the third one,” Woodson concluded.  “We hope to do that tomorrow.”

Valparaiso (14-19, 8-6 Horizon) and Youngstown State (4-29, 2-12) will wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders look for the sweep.  First pitch is set for 11 a.m. CDT at Eastwood Field.

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