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Crusaders Fall Twice at Home on Tuesday
Janelle Bouchard and the Crusaders fell twice Tuesday. (Steve Booth)
Janelle Bouchard and the Crusaders fell twice Tuesday. (Steve Booth)
Bowling Green (19-12)
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Valparaiso (20-16)
4/9/2013 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 0
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: IMHOLZ (13-4) 5.253243
Loss: PICO (7-6) 5.044443
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
BERGER (BGSU) 423100
RANIERI (VALPO) 301010
DOERFFLER (VALPO) 401000
ICHIYAMA (VALPO) 411000
DUNCAN (VALPO) 401000
McSHANE (VALPO) 401000
BOUCHARD (VALPO) 301310

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Valparaiso softball team dropped a pair of games to visiting Bowling Green Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field by final scores of 6-3 and 5-0.

Bowling Green scored five unanswered runs to open the scoring in the first game of the day, as Katie Yoho hit a three-run homer in the third and Paige Berger and Katie Stratton added RBI singles in the fifth.  Valpo closed to within 5-3 in the sixth, however, as freshman Janelle Bouchard (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) stepped up with the bases loaded and one out and cleared the bases with a three-run double.  A two-out walk put the potential tying run on base, but a line-out ended the Crusader threat.

The Falcons added an insurance run in the top of the seventh on a bases-loaded one-out walk, but Valpo prevented any more damage by inducing a pair of pop-outs.  The Crusaders had a prime opportunity to extend the game or walk off in the bottom of the seventh, as a single and a pair of errors loaded the bases with one out, but a pop-up and a line-out ended the game.

Freshman Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) took the loss for the Crusaders, falling to 7-6 on the year after throwing five innings in all and allowing four runs.  Paris Imholz improved to 13-4 for Bowling Green, going 5.2 innings in the start, while Jamie Kertes registered the final four outs for her fourth save of the year.  Bouchard and fellow rookie Kaitlyn Ranieri (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) both reached base twice in the opener.

Valpo was unable to advance a baserunner past second base in the nightcap, while the Falcons scored the only run they would need in the top of the first on an RBI single from Adrienne Dick.  BGSU added a pair of two-run singles in the third for the final tally.  The game would eventually be halted due to darkness after the top of the seventh inning.

Junior Ashlyn Michalak (Holland, Ohio/Springfield [Owens C.C.]) fell to 0-2 after starting and going the first 4.2 innings for the Crusaders, while freshman Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) picked up the final seven outs, six of them via strikeout.  Kertes went the distance to improve to 7-7 for Bowling Green (19-12).  Ranieri picked up a pair of hits in the nightcap, finishing the day 3-for-6 with a walk.

Valparaiso (20-16) looks to get back on the winning track Saturday with a Horizon League doubleheader at home against UIC starting at 1 p.m.  It will be Youth Day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.

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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W 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