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Softball Falls to Loyola Wednesday
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Softball Falls to Loyola Wednesday
Taylor Herschbach had three putouts and two assists in the field Wednesday.

The Valparaiso University softball team rallied from a two-run deficit to tie Wednesday’s MVC game with Loyola at the Valpo Softball Complex at 2-2 through four innings, but the Ramblers reclaimed the lead in their next turn at-bat as Valpo eventually fell by a 5-2 final.

How It Happened

  • Loyola jumped on top in the top of the first with a two-out RBI single, and then scored a second run in the top of the third thanks to a trio of singles.
  • After getting just one runner on base through the first three innings, the Valpo offense started to roll in the fourth. Senior Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) led off the inning by drawing a four-pitch walk, and then freshman Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) and sophomore Brittany Anderson (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) dropped down consecutive bunt singles to load the bases with nobody out.
  • Two batters later, junior Hannah Dybalski (Lebanon, Ind./Lebanon) knocked the first pitch she saw the other way for a two-run single, as Trepanier and Herschbach scored to tie the game at 2-2. Valpo would actually load the bases with just one out and the go-ahead run on third, but couldn’t take the lead.
  • The Ramblers retook the lead in the top of the fifth, however, on another two-out RBI single. Center fielder Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) nearly prevented the run from scoring, as she nailed the trail runner trying to advance to third, but the go-ahead run crossed home plate just before the third out was recorded.
  • Valpo attempted to put together a two-out rally in its half of the fifth, as Herschbach walked and Anderson singled to put a pair of runners on. But a sharp line-out would end the threat.
  • Loyola added its final two runs in the top of the seventh on a Valpo error. Trepanier reached in Valpo’s last turn at the plate on a two-out single, but the Crusaders were unable to get the potential tying run up to bat.

Inside the Game

  • With her run in the fourth inning, Trepanier moved into a tie for 10th in program history with 98 career runs scored.
  • Trepanier extended her current hitting streak to six straight games with her seventh-inning single. She also has reached base in seven consecutive games as well.
  • Trepanier was one of three Crusaders to reach base multiple times Wednesday, as Anderson picked up her fourth multi-hit game of the year and Herschbach finished the day with a base hit and a walk as well.
  • Moeder saw her seven-game on-base streak come to an end Wednesday.

Next Up

Valpo (15-24, 4-16 MVC) hits the road for the final time in MVC play this weekend when it heads to Evansville. The three-game series begins with a Saturday doubleheader at noon, and all three games can be seen live on ESPN3.