The Valparaiso University baseball team took an early 3-0 lead over Evansville on Saturday at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind., but Mother Nature took away a chance for a Beacons series win as the contest went on a lightning delay in the second inning. After an hour of waiting, the weather remained unplayable and the game was canceled and declared a no contest.
The Valparaiso University baseball team went on the road and defeated one of the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference standings on Friday night, besting Evansville 8-4 on a night where the temperatures were every bit as pleasant as the outcome at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind. Nolan Tucker (Cedar Lake, Ind. / Hanover Central) turned in his third four-hit game of the season to lead a 16-hit attack by the Beacons, who matched a season high in the hit column.
The Valparaiso University baseball team began the final series of the regular season on Thursday night at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind. with a 9-2 setback to the host Purple Aces.
The final weekend of the regular season is here for the Valparaiso University baseball team. The Beacons will look to play the role of spoiler as host Evansville enters the series just one game back of Southern Illinois for the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, which is up for grabs over the season’s final weekend. Furthermore, Valpo has its sights set on building up momentum going into next week’s MVC Tournament and still has an opportunity to improve its tournament seeding by overtaking Illinois State in the league standings with a successful weekend.
Ryan Maka, Jake Miller and the Valpo bullpen were topics on this week's edition of Valpo Baseball Weekly with head coach Brian Schmack, sponsored by Lakeshore Bone & Joint.
Valparaiso University baseball pitcher Jake Miller (Chester, N.Y. / Don Bosco Prep) has received recognition from the Missouri Valley Conference for his strong start this weekend as he was tabbed the league’s Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
After a breakout weekend that included four home runs in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series against Bradley, Valparaiso University baseball freshman Ryan Maka (Oak Forest, Ill. / Oak Forest) has been named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Valparaiso University baseball sophomore Griffin McCluskey (Normal, Ill. / Normal Community) turned in a strong pitching performance, but he was outdueled by Bradley’s Nick King in a 2-0 setback in Sunday’s rubber match at Emory G. Bauer Field.
The numerous Valparaiso University baseball alumni who gathered as part of an alumni event at Saturday’s game had plenty of reason to cheer, as the Beacons put up crooked numbers in three different innings to pull away late for an 8-2 victory over Bradley at Emory G. Bauer Field. Freshman Ryan Maka (Oak Forest, Ill. / Oak Forest) continued his all-out tear, launching his fourth home run of the series while finishing a triple shy of the cycle.