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Crusaders Split Two Saturday at Stetson
Angie Doerffler had a two-hit game in the nightcap. (Di Geng)
Angie Doerffler had a two-hit game in the nightcap. (Di Geng)
Colgate (0-3)
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Valparaiso (9-6)
3/9/2013 | DeLand, Fla. | Attendance: 0
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Win: PICO (3-4) 3.031104
Loss: Brigit Ieuter (0-2) 5.177724
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Schlaefer (COLGATE) 312211
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Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla.  The Crusaders rallied for a 7-5 victory over Colgate in their opener before falling to host Stetson in the nightcap, 4-3.

Valpo fell behind 4-0 through three innings in the opener before rallying.  Sophomore Tarah McShane (Streamwood, Ill./St. Edward Central Catholic) got the Crusaders on the board with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth to slice the deficit in half.

Valpo then secured the winning margin with a five-run sixth inning.  Redshirt junior Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) started the comeback with a sacrifice fly, and sophomore Lindsey Norway (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Christian) followed later in the inning with a two-run double which eluded the Colgate right fielder, giving the Crusaders a 5-4 lead.

Freshman Kaitlyn Ranieri (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) added a pair of insurance runs following Norway’s double, picking up a two-RBI two-bagger of her own to push the edge to 7-4.  With the bases loaded and one out, a wild pitch brought home a run for Colgate to cut Valpo’s lead to 7-5, but following an intentional walk, freshman Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport  Township) induced a foul-out to complete the victory.

Freshman Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) earned the win in relief for the Crusaders, throwing three innings of one-run ball while striking out four.  Weissenhofer picked up her second save in as many days, registering all three outs in the seventh.  Brigit Ieuter took the loss for Colgate (0-3), falling to 0-2 after allowing all seven runs in 5.1 innings of work.  Ranieri went 3-for-4 to lead the Crusader offensive effort, while McShane and sophomore Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) each had multi-hit games as well.

The nightcap was a pitcher’s duel between Weissenhofer and Stetson starter Meredith Owen for the first four and a half innings, as Valpo tallied just two hits and Stetson none during that time frame.  But with the hosts batting in the bottom of the fifth, a single and two walks loaded the bases for Owen, who connected on a grand slam to give Stetson a 4-0 lead.

The Crusaders would attempt to rally for their second come-from-behind victory of the day, as freshman Janelle Bouchard (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) brought home a pair of unearned runs with a two-out single in the sixth.  Back-to-back doubles to lead off the seventh from juniors Amanda Wisniewski (Skokie, Ill./Huntley) and Angie Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) made it a 4-3 game, but Valpo could not push the tying run across the plate.

Weissenhofer suffered the loss for Valpo to fall to 5-3 despite striking out nine in her 5.2 innings in the circle, while Owen improved to 9-2 with the complete-game win for Stetson (11-6).  Doerffler and Wisniewski each had a pair of hits to lead Valpo in the losing effort.

Valparaiso (9-7) closes out the Hatter Classic with a rematch against host Stetson on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. CT.  Live stats will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.

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