March 19, 202212345RHE
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Win: Benko (7-5) 5.010022
Loss: Wathen (3-2) 1.056630
Moeder (VALPO) 201000
Chipps (INS) 323000
Softball Falls in MVC Opener
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Softball Falls in MVC Opener

MVC play got underway for the Valpo softball team on Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind., as the Beacons fell to host Indiana State by a 10-0 final.

How It Happened

  • Valpo threatened to open the scoring in the top of the first. Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) led off the game with an infield single, and moved over to third on a sacrifice bunt and a flyout. A walk to Taylor Tonoian (Saugus, Calif./Saugus) put two on with two out before a grounder ended the scoring chance.
  • Indiana State scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the first to jump in front.
  • The Beacons got a leadoff walk from Addi Weaver (Shelbyville, Ind./Shelbyville) in the top of the second, but were unable to advance the runner past second.
  • The Sycamores scored three in the second and four in the third to complete their scoring.

Inside the Game

  • Valpo’s leader in batting average, Moeder has now picked up at least one base hit in 12 of 18 games this season.
  • Weaver is now tied for team-high honors with five walks this season.
  • Madison Wathen (Floyds Knobs, Ind./Floyd Central) started in the circle and took the loss, tossing the first inning-plus. Caitlyn Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy) finished out the final three innings of work.

Next Up

Valpo (8-10, 0-1 MVC) concludes the conference-opening series on Sunday with a twinbill against the host Sycamores. First pitch of game one is slated for 11 a.m. CT, and live stats will be available for both games.