Valpo Baseball to Hold Fall Elite Camp

The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a Fall Elite Camp on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players.

Valparaiso Names Former Major Leaguer Tracy Woodson the Baseball Program's New Head Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracy Woodson has been named the 16th head baseball coach in the program's history and just the fifth since 1946.

Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Valparaiso placed three members of its baseball team on the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team as the postseason awards were handed out on Wednesday evening.

Valpo Drops a Pair of One-Run Games to Close 2006 Season

Valparaiso saw the 2006 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders were on the short end of a pair of one-run ball games, dropping a doubleheader to Western Illinois 4-3 and 3-2 in Macomb, Ill.

Western Illinois Dashes Valpo's Postseason Hopes

Valparaiso's hopes of qualifying for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament came to an end on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders were swept in a doubleheader by Western Illinois 7-2 and 6-4 in Macomb, Ill.

Valpo Drops Home Finale 8-3 to Northern Illinois

Valparaiso saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday afternoon in the Crusaders' home finale as the Brown and Gold dropped an 8-3 decision to Northern Illinois at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo's Gillikin Named Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University's Matt Gillikin (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing a three-hit shutout against Chicago State on Sunday afternoon.

Twenge Wins 500th as Valpo Posts Sweep of Chicago State

Sunday turned out to be a long day of baseball at Emory G. Bauer Field but in the end Valparaiso finished up three victories over Chicago State to complete a four-game weekend sweep of the Cougars and remain in the hunt for a berth in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament as head coach Paul Twenge won his 500th game as a collegiate coach. Valpo won the completion of the suspended game 7-0, downed the Cougars 4-3 in 14 innings in game one of today's doubleheader and won the nightcap 4-0.

Crusaders Down Chicago State in Opener, Game Two Suspended after Three Innings

After waiting out a rain delay for more than three-and-a-half hours, Valparaiso needed ten innings to defeat Chicago State in a pitchers' dual 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was suspended with Valpo leading 2-0 after three innings and will be completed prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.

Indiana Tops Valpo 13-11 with Two Runs in the Ninth

Valparaiso rallied from an eight-run deficit with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh but Indiana plated a pair in the top of the ninth as the Hoosiers defeated the Crusaders 13-11 on Wednesday evening at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.

IPFW Rallies to Beat Valpo in the Ninth

Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) went 5-for-5 with three runs batted in and Valparaiso tallied at least one hit in every inning but IPFW rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to record a 9-8 win over the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Valparaiso Wins One on Final Day of Series with Centenary

On what turned out to be a long day of baseball for the Crusaders, Valparaiso defeated Centenary 10-6 in the final game of the four-game weekend series as the Gents ended up taking the series overall. Centenary won 6-5 in eight innings in the completion of yesterday's suspended game and came-from-behind to defeat the Brown and Gold 4-3 in game one of the regularly scheduled doubleheader.

Valpo Drops Opener at Centenary, Game Two Suspended due to Rain

Valparaiso dropped the opener of a doubleheader to Centenary 8-1 on Saturday afternoon in Shreveport, La. Game two has been suspended after seven innings due to rain tied at five.

Valpo to Host Indiana at U.S. Steel Yard on Wednesday

Valparaiso will host Big Ten foe Indiana at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Wednesday evening, May 10 at 7:05 p.m.

Valpo Game Cancelled at Western Michigan

Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon against Western Michigan has been cancelled due to steady rain all day in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Valpo-North Dakota State Cancelled Sunday

Due to steady rains in the Valparaiso area, Sunday's baseball game between the Crusaders and North Dakota State has been cancelled and will not be made up.

Valpo and North Dakota State Split Pitchers' Duals

Valparaiso's Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) outdueled North Dakota State's Jake Laber in the opener but the Bison's Ryan Williams got the better of Harvey Yergin (Akron Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) in game two as the Crusaders and North Dakota State split a doubleheader by identical scores of 2-1 on Saturday at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo-NDSU Game Times Moved up on Saturday

Valparaiso University's scheduled baseball doubleheader's game time against North Dakota State on Saturday has been moved up and will now begin at 10 a.m. due to forecasted rain in the Valparaiso area for Saturday afternoon.

Purdue Downs Valpo 13-4 on Wednesday Afternoon

Valparaiso saw its three-game winning streak against the Big Ten Conference come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as Purdue scored in every inning on the way to a 13-4 victory over the Crusaders in West Lafayette, Ind.

Valpo-Bradley Changed to Single Game Tuesday

Valparaiso and Bradley will play a single game Tuesday afternoon in Peoria, Ill. instead of the originally scheduled doubleheader due to weather conditions.

Crusaders Continue to Stay Hot, Down Bradley

Valparaiso was limited to just three hits on the afternoon, but they all came in the same inning and combined with a solid pitching effort as the Crusaders won their fifth game in their last six contests defeating Bradley 3-2 in Peoria, Ill.

Obenauf Named Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University's Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after a pair of stellar outings against Northwestern and Oakland.

Valpo Splits on Sunday to Take Series from Oakland

Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) allowed one run in a complete game victory helping Valparaiso earn a doubleheader split with Oakland on Sunday afternoon and take the weekend series winning three of the four contests. The Golden Grizzlies won the opener 7-4 in ten innings before Valpo won the nightcap 7-1.

Valpo Earns Doubleheader Sweep against Oakland

Valparaiso recorded its first doubleheader sweep in nearly a calendar year on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 4-3 and 8-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field on a sunny and breezy afternoon.

Valpo Upends Northwestern to Earn Road Victory

Valparaiso used a combination of timely hitting and quality pitching on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated the Big Ten leading Northwestern Wildcats 7-3 in Evanston, Ill.

Oral Roberts Defeats Valpo 12-3, Game Two Cancelled Due to Rain

Oral Roberts completed what turned out to be a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon as the Golden Eagles defeated the Crusaders 12-3 in game one of a scheduled doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was called in the top of the second inning due to thunderstorms and will not be made up.

Valpo Swept in Mid-Con Twinbill by ORU

Kevin Kutansky (Schererville, Ind./Munster H.S.) went 5-for-7 , scored twice, and drove in two runs on Saturday afternoon's doubleheader, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders were swept by Oral Roberts 9-6 and 8-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Manthei Drives in Three as Valpo Downs Indiana Tech

Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had two doubles and drove in three runs as Valparaiso won its second straight ball game on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Indiana Tech 5-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo Splits Doubleheader at Southern Utah on Saturday

A five-run fifth inning in game two of Saturday's doubleheader helped lift Valparaiso to a split of the twinbill with Southern Utah as the Crusaders won game two 8-4 in Cedar City, Utah. The Thunderbirds topped Valpo 8-3 in the opener.

Valpo Swept in Mid-Con Opener at Southern Utah

Valparaiso got off to a rough start in Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon, giving up seven unearned runs, as the Crusaders dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Southern Utah, falling by scores of 8-1 and 3-2 in Cedar City, Utah.

Six Homers Not Enough as Valpo Loses 31-19 Slugfest at Ball State

Valparaiso hit six homeruns on a windy afternoon in Muncie, Ind. but Ball State scored five or more runs in five different innings as the Cardinals defeated the Crusaders 31-19 on Tuesday afternoon.

Valpo Wins Slugfest with Marian 20-14

Valparaiso scored in each of the first seven innings, including eight times in the second as the Crusaders won for the second straight day defeating Marian (Ind.) 20-14 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Arensdorff's RBI Single Breaks Losing Skid

Michael Arensdorff (Park View, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to help Valparaiso snap its nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Illinois Tech on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Third Inning Errors Costly in Valpo Loss

Back-to-back errors in the third inning by Valparaiso led to five unearned for Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday afternoon as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 7-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Notre Dame Shuts Out Valpo in Baseball Wednesday

Valparaiso was limited to just three hits and a seven-run second inning by Notre Dame proved to be more than enough as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 12-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.

South Dakota State Rallies to Complete Sweep of Crusaders

South Dakota State scored twice in the top of the seventh of game two as the Jackrabbits rallied to complete a doubleheader and series sweep of Valparaiso on Monday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Jackrabbits won a pitchers' dual 2-0 in the opener and 8-7 in the nightcap.

South Dakota State Spoils Valpo's Home Openers

South Dakota State scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings in the opener and jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the nightcap as the Jackrabbits spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Sunday afternoon sweeping the twin bill 8-5 in 11 innings and 6-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Saturday's Twinbill against SDSU Postponed, Moved to Monday

Valparaiso's doubleheader against South Dakota State scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to cold. The games will be made up on Monday beginning at 11 a.m.

Tuesday's Valpo-Indiana Baseball Game Cancelled Due to Snow

Valparaiso's scheduled baseball game at Indiana slated for Tuesday afternoon has been cancelled due to heavy snow in Bloomington, Ind.

Valpo's Home Opener against IPFW Slated for Wednesday Postponed

Due to frigid temperatures, Valparaiso's scheduled home baseball opened slated for Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against IPFW has been postponed.

Indiana State Hurlers Silence Valpo Bats

Four Indiana State pitchers limited Valparaiso to just four hits as the Sycamores defeated the Crusaders 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.

Big Inning Hurts Crusaders

Fairfield's 12-run sixth inning lifted the Stags to a 20-11 victory over Valparaiso on Monday morning in Bradenton, Fla. in the Crusaders' final game of their spring trip.

Braves Trip Up Valpo with Late Inning Comeback

Valparaiso squandered a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing Bradley to score four times and defeat the Crusaders 5-3 in Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday.

Two in the Ninth Gives Valpo Win over BGSU

Jon Rupno's (Green Bay, Wis./Pulaski H.S.) one-out single in the bottom of the ninth capped Valparaiso's come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Bowling Green in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday morning as the Crusaders snapped a four-game losing skid.

Miscues Cost Valpo Again

For the second straight day defensive miscues cost Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a 10-4 contest to IPFW in Bradenton, Fla. on Wednesday afternoon.

Errors Cost Valpo in Loss to Central Michigan

Valparaiso fell victim to Central Michigan on Tuesday afternoon 12-8 in Bradenton, Fla. as the Crusaders kicked off their Florida trip over spring break.

Manthei Earns Player of the Week Honors

Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after his impressive performance in Valpo's season-opening series.

Valpo Loses Slugfest in Series Finale at Austin Peay

Kevin Perri (South Bend, Ind./Adams H.S.) went 3-for-5 with a homerun and six runs batted in but Austin Peay's offense was even better as the Governors defeated Valparaiso 16-10 to take the rubber game of the weekend series on Sunday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn.

Manthei Helps Lift Valpo to Season's First Win

Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits, including two homeruns and scored four times and Valparaiso withstood a ninth inning rally from Austin Peay as the Crusaders defeated the Governors 5-4 for their first victory of the season in the middle game of a three-game weekend series in Clarksville, Tenn.

Valpo Comes Up One Run Short in Season Opener

Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit on Friday afternoon, but fell one run short of Austin Peay, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Governors in the Crusaders' season opener in Clarksville, Tenn.

WVUR along with to Carry Live Crusader Baseball This Spring

WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 37 live baseball games this spring, including several road contests this upcoming season, either over the airwaves or on the internet at

Valpo Baseball Set to Begin 2006 Campaign

Experience should be on the side of the Valparaiso Crusaders as they take to the diamond for the 2006 campaign. Head coach Paul Twenge's squad returns 22 letterwinners, including all nine position starters, from one year ago as well as five starters from the pitching staff.

Crusader Baseball Picked Sixth in the Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's baseball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.

Valpo's 2006 Baseball Schedule Set

Valparaiso University's 2006 baseball schedule is set, and the Crusaders will open with 11 straight games away from Emory G. Bauer field as head coach Paul Twenge announced his season's slate.