Two days ago, it was senior Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) delivering the game-winning hit. Friday afternoon, Trepanier was waiting 60 feet away on third base with the potential game-winning run in the MVC series opener against Indiana State as freshman Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) stepped to the plate. After a timeout which allowed Trepanier to talk to Herschbach, the rookie matched Trepanier’s feat from Wednesday, knocking a single through the right side of the drawn-in infield to give Valpo a 7-6 walk-off win.
Coming off of a thrilling mid-week win, Valpo continues its five-game homestand this weekend as in-state rival Indiana State makes its first-ever trip to the Valpo Softball Complex. The series has been adjusted to feature one game on Friday afternoon and a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
When senior Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex, the pressure was off. After all, how could a two-out, bases loaded at-bat trailing by one faze Trepanier when earlier in the day, she had passed the nursing NCLEx prep test required for graduation? So even after falling behind in the count 0-2, Trepanier stayed calm. After watching two balls go by, the senior lined a 2-2 pitch through the left side of the infield to plate the tying and game-winning runs as Valpo rallied for a 4-3 walk-off win Wednesday over Western Michigan in non-conference action.
Due to forecasted temperatures early in the day on Friday, Valpo softball's series this weekend with Indiana State has been adjusted. The two teams will now play a single game on Friday at 2 p.m., followed by a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.
Sophomore Brittany Anderson (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) connected on her fourth home run of the season in the third inning to give the Valparaiso University softball team a 3-0 lead Sunday in its series finale at UNI, but the Panthers took the lead in the bottom of the inning and went on to an 11-3 victory.
The Valparaiso University softball team came out on the wrong end of both ends of a doubleheader at UNI Saturday afternoon as MVC play continued, dropping the opener 17-1 and the nightcap 8-0. The finale of the three-game series has been pushed back an hour, with first pitch now coming at noon on Sunday afternoon.
Valpo hits the road for its lone road weekend in a four-weekend stretch, making the trek to Cedar Falls, Iowa for a three-game series against UNI. This series represents the halfway mark in the Missouri Valley Conference slate.
The Valparaiso University softball team dropped a mid-week Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader in Chicago on Tuesday evening, falling to Loyola by final scores of 4-2 and 9-1.
Due to inclement weather in the forecast for Wednesday, Valpo softball's midweek MVC doubleheader at Loyola has been moved to Tuesday afternoon. First pitch of game one will be thrown at 4 p.m.