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Crusaders Split Two With IUPUI; Adamski Sets School Record

Friday, April 13, 2007

Valparaiso dropped the opener Friday to IUPUI in Valparaiso, Ind., 7-3, but bounced back for a 6-3 win in the nightcap to split the Mid-Con doubleheader. Beth Adamski (Saint John, Ind./Lake Central) registered her 965th career putout late in game one, becoming Valpo's career leader in the category.

Adamski forced out the Jaguars' Jenna Crockett with one out in the seventh inning of the opener for the record-breaking putout. On the day, the four-year starter at first base tallied 12 putouts, giving her 971 for her career.

Unfortunately for the Crusaders, Adamski's record-breaker came one batter after IUPUI's Keshia Loweth hit a three-run homer to put the game out of reach. The Jaguars led entering the final frame on the back of four second-inning runs, three of which came courtesy of Cassie Harvey's first career home run.

Valpo clawed its way back into the contest in the fifth inning, putting three runs on the board. Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) led off the inning with a walk and scored on Taylor Callahan's (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) double.

A Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North) double moved Callahan over to third and set up Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond) for a 2-RBI single to bring Valpo back to within one with no outs in the inning. But the Crusaders could not push any more runs across in the frame, and Valpo went down in order in each of the final two innings.

Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) took the loss for the Crusaders, falling to 6-1 on the season. Halstead threw the first 1 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four runs. Breanna Howell improved to 5-8 with the complete-game victory for IUPUI.

In the nightcap, IUPUI put up two runs on Valpo starter Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) in the top of the first, but the Crusaders responded immediately with a two-spot in the bottom of the inning thanks to RBI singles from Megan Carroll (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids) and Whitney Warner (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove). Valpo took the lead for good in the fourth inning, receiving RBI singles from Alicia Ashburn (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) and Wolter to take a 4-2 lead.

Valpo added two insurance tallies in the next inning as Carroll and Warner drove in runs. Those runs would prove big in the top of the final inning, as IUPUI loaded the bases with one out and had the tying run up to the plate. But Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) induced a fly-out and a ground-out to end the game.

Kelly tossed the final six innings for the Crusaders, allowing six hits and one run while striking out six to move to 7-4 on the season. Howell received the loss for IUPUI (8-20, 1-4 Mid-Con), falling to 6-8.

Adamski, Callahan and Korb each tallied three base hits over the doubleheader for the Crusaders, with all three of Callahan's hits being doubles. Callahan and Korb each also scored two runs on the day, while four other Crusaders crossed the plate.

Valparaiso (18-10, 5-3 Mid-Con) will close out the three-game set with IUPUI on Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. First pitch of the single game is slated for noon.
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