Valpo's Cawiezell Selected in 40th Round of MLB Draft

Junior Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott) was selected Friday by the Cleveland Indians in the 40th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball amateur draft.

Cawiezell and Rodeghero Named to Mid-Con Tournament Team

Valparaiso University's Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following this past weekend's league champsionships.

Valpo Sees Season Come to an End at Mid-Con Tournament

Valparaiso saw its 2007 season come to a close on Friday afternoon at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Macomb, Ill., dropping a pair of contests. In the opener, the Crusaders fell 4-2 to Oral Roberts before Centenary eliminated the Crusaders by the score of 6-1.

Valpo Rallies in Ninth to Defeat Western Illinois in Mid-Con Tournament First Round

Trailing by six with two innings to play and by four with one out in the ninth, Valparaiso rallied with a monumental comeback, scoring seven times in the final inning, to defeat Western Illinois 13-10 on Thursday afternoon at Alfred D. Boyer Field in Macomb, Ill. in the opening round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.

Four Crusaders Earn Second Team All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University had four players earn Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference accolades when the league handed out its annual postseason awards on Wednesday evening.

Valpo Set for 2007 Mid-Con Tournament

Valparaiso heads to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 as the Crusaders face second seeded Western Illinois (31-24, 11-9 Mid-Con) on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the opening round.

Valpo to Face Western Illinois Thursday in Mid-Con Tournament

Valparaiso will battle Mid-Continent Conference Tournament host Western Illinois on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Crusaders' first appearance in the league championships since 2003.

Valpo Bats Beat Rain to Finish Sweep of Thunderbirds

Valparaiso erupted for six runs in the second inning to beat the rain that came and called the game after four-and-a-half innings, but the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 7-1 to wrap up a sweep of the Thunderbirds at Emory G. Bauer Field on Sunday morning to close out the 2007 regular season.

Valpo Wins Two to Earn Mid-Con Tourney Berth

A bases loaded balk in the opener and a two-run first inning triple by Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) in the first inning of game two helped propel Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Southern Utah 3-2 in 10 innings and 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, clinching the Crusaders first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament berth since 2003.

Valpo Wins Game One of Weekend Series with Southern Utah

Valparaiso scored three runs in the seventh and added three more in the eighth inning to come from behind and defeat Southern Utah 8-3 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to open up a key four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.

Valpo Wraps Up Regular Season Against Southern Utah with Mid-Con Tournament Berth on the Line

Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 regular season at Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend with a key Mid-Continent Conference four-game series against Southern Utah. Both schools are currently among a three-way tie for third place in the league standings, with the top four teams qualifying for next week's Mid-Con Tournament.

Purdue Defeats Valpo 7-2

Valparaiso wrapped up its non-conference portion of the 2007 schedule on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 7-2 decision to Purdue at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Rain Interrupts Valpo-Indiana Game

A severe thunderstorm that rolled through Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon cancelled the Crusaders' game with Indiana just two batters into the contest at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo Set to Begin Six Game Homestand against Indiana and Purdue This Week

Valparaiso will step out of Mid-Continent Conference play for the final time during the 2007 regular season as the Crusaders entertain a pair of Big Ten foes at Emory G. Bauer Field this week. Indiana will pay a visit to Valparaiso on Tuesday while Purdue comes to town on Wednesday.

Oakland Wins Series Finale against Valpo

Oakland utilized a five-run opening inning to push the Golden Grizzlies past Valparaiso 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in the final game of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference weekend series.

Valpo Drops Two at Oakland

Oakland pitching limited Valparaiso to just one run over two games on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-1 and 4-0 in Rochester, Mich.

Crusaders Rally for Victory at Oakland

Valparaiso rallied from a three-run deficit with five runs in the seventh on the way to a 10-7 victory over Oakland on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in Mid-Continent Conference action.

Valpo Heads to Oakland for Four-Game Weekend Set

After nearly a week off, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend for a big four-game series against Oakland in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders are in the hunt for a spot in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, and with two weekends of league play remaining, currently hold down fourth place in the standings.

Arensdorff Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University's Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as selected by members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Western Illinois Trips Up Valpo in Twinbill

Western Illinois used two solid pitching performances to limit Valparaiso to just two runs and 11 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders 2-1 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo and Western Illinois Split Friday's Doubleheader

Valparaiso used a five-run eighth inning in the opener of Friday's doubleheader to break a tie on the way to a 10-5 victory over Western Illinois. The Leathernecks bounced back in the nightcap to post a 9-1 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Arensdorff Sets Hit Records against Butler

Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) set the Valparaiso and Mid-Continent Conference hit record on Tuesday afternoon but the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Butler 10-5 and 3-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo Set for Six-Game Homestand This Week

Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field for a six-game homestand this week as the Crusaders have three doubleheaders on the schedule. Valpo will open the week on Tuesday with a twinbill against future Horizon League foe Butler before entertaining Western Illinois in a pair of Mid-Continent Conference doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.

Valpo Upsets Oral Roberts 7-3 on Sunday Afternoon as Arensdorff Ties Career Hit Record

Valparaiso ended Oral Roberts' 40-game home Mid-Continent Conference regular season winning streak that dated back to May 19, 2002 on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a victory in Tulsa, Okla. for the first time ever, defeating the Golden Eagles 7-3.

Oral Roberts Takes Two from Crusaders on Saturday

Oral Roberts pitching staff limited Valparaiso to just two runs total on Saturday afternoon as the Golden Eagles won both ends of a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-2 and 8-0 in Tulsa, Okla.

Oral Roberts Takes Series Opener from Valpo

Oral Roberts scored in six of its eight at bats on Friday evening on the way to a 17-5 victory over Valparaiso to begin a four-game weekend series in Tulsa, Okla.

Valpo-Notre Dame Game Rained Out

Wednesday's schedule baseball game between Valparaiso and Notre Dame has been postponed due to rain in South Bend, Ind.

Baseball Team Set for Notre Dame and Oral Roberts This Week

Having won six of their last eight games, Valparaiso gets set for five more games this week beginning with Wednesday's non-conference tilt with Notre Dame. The Crusaders then head to Tulsa, Okla. this coming weekend for a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series against preseason favorite Oral Roberts.

Valpo Wins Weekend Series with Centenary Following 9-2 Victory on Sunday

Valparaiso used a five-run sixth inning to break open a tight game and defeat Centenary 9-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to win the four game weekend series with the Gents three games to one.

Valpo-Centenary Doubleheader Live on

Saturday's baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Centenary can be heard live on First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with coverage beginning at 11:50 a.m.

Valpo Sweeps Saturday's Doubleheader with Centenary

Dallas Cawiezell's (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) seventh inning homerun in the opener and Josh Piazza's (Glenview, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) blast in the sixth inning of game two propelled Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Centenary on a warm, sunny afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo won the opener 6-4 and took the nightcap 4-2.

Centenary Tops Crusaders in Conference Opener

Centenary used a five-run top of the fourth inning and a complete game pitching performance by Brandon Fulenchek to defeat Valparaiso 6-2 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.

Solid Pitching, Hot Bats Lead Valpo Past Northwestern

Six Valparaiso pitchers limited Northwestern to just three hits and Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits and four RBIs for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders defeated the Wildcats 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon in Evanston, Ill.

Mid-Con Play Opens This Week for Crusaders

Valparaiso is set to open its final season of Mid-Continent Conference action this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Centenary in a four-game series on Friday through Sunday. Saturday's tilt is a doubleheader. Prior to kicking off league play, the Crusaders will head to Northwestern on Tuesday for a non-conference contest.

Rickert Earns Mid-Con Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso's Jeff Rickert (Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after hitting .500 in five games over the last seven days.

Valpo Splits with North Dakota State for Second Straight Day

Valparaiso registered its second doubleheader split of the weekend with North Dakota State on Sunday afternoon, winning the opener 9-6 before dropping the nightcap 9-2.

Valpo Splits Twinbill with North Dakota State

Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) tossed a four-hitter in the nightcap, but errors hurt Valparaiso in the opener as the Crusaders split a doubleheader with North Dakota State on Saturday. Valpo lost 12-4 and won 7-1.

Snow Prevents Valpo from Facing Northern Illinois on Wednesday

Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been cancelled due to snow and rain in the DeKalb, Ill. area.

Indiana State Hands Valpo Its First Home Defeat

Valparaiso saw its perfect home record come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 5-1 contest to Indiana State at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Valpo Set to Play Six Games This Week Beginning Tuesday at Home

Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders host Indiana State to begin a week which will see the team take to the diamond six times. The Brown and Gold then heads to DeKalb, Ill. on Wednesday to battle Northern Illinois before traveling up north to Fargo, N.D. for a four-game weekend series at North Dakota State on Saturday and Sunday.

Late Innings Push Southern Illinois Past Valpo

Southern Illinois pushed three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning and added four more in the seventh as the Salukis defeated Valparaiso 7-0 in Carbondale, Ill.

Long Balls Lift Valpo to Win at Southern Illinois

Valparaiso used three homeruns on the afternoon to push the Crusaders past Southern Illinois 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in Carbondale, Ill.

Valpo Remains Unbeaten at Home after Sweeping Robert Morris

Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Robert Morris (Ill.) on a cold, breezy Thursday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to remain undefeated at home on the season, downing the Eagles 6-0 and 3-2, with the second game going nine innings.

Valpo's Exhibition Game Against the Fort Wayne Wizards Cancelled

Valparaiso's exhibition game against the Fort Wayne Wizards scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled due to weather.

Valpo-Butler Baseball Postponed Tuesday

Severe thunderstorms that rolled into the Indianapolis, Ind. area just over an hour before game time forced the scheduled baseball game at Victory Field between Valparaiso and Butler to be postponed.

Busy Week In Store for Crusader Baseball

Valparaiso has a busy week on the diamond beginning Tuesday afternoon when the Crusaders head to Indianapolis to face Butler. Valpo plays an exhibition game on Wednesday at the Fort Wayne Wizards before hosting Robert Morris (Ill.) in a twinbill on Thursday. The week wraps up with single games at Southern Illinois on Saturday and Sunday.

Crusaders Can't Hold Early Lead, Fall at Indiana State in Series Finale

Despite jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, Valparaiso was unable to maintain its advantage and dropped the final game of its weekend series with Indiana State 8-5 on Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.

Valpo Takes One of Two at Indiana State

Valparaiso's bats were hot in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against Indiana State, but the Sycamores returned the favor in the nightcap as the teams split a twinbill in Terre Haute, Ind. The Crusaders won the opener 11-2 while Indiana State was a 17-5 victor in game two.

Valpo Falls to Indiana State 9-5

Indiana State scored in six of the eight innings the Sycamores they came to the plate on Friday evening and defeated Valparaiso 9-5 in Terre Haute, Ind.

UIC Downs Valpo 5-0

UIC used a four-run fourth inning and solid pitching to defeat Valparaiso 5-0 on Tuesday evening on a cool, crisp evening in Chicago, Ill.

Valpo Begins Six-Game Road Trip This Week at UIC and Indiana State

Valparaiso takes to the road to begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle future Horizon League foe UIC. The Crusaders then head to Terre Haute, Ind. for a four-game weekend series Friday through Sunday against Indiana State.

Valpo Opens Home Season with Doubleheader Sweep

After having to wait an extra day because of rain to open the 2007 home season, Valparaiso's bats were alive, pounding out 30 hits and scoring 28 runs in a 12-2 and 16-1 sweep of Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday.

Valpo-Chicago State Twinbill Postponed

Friday's scheduled doubleheader between Valparaiso and Chicago State has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play at twinbill on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field. In addition, Valpo's scheduled games against South Dakota State this weekend have been cancelled and will not be made up.

Baseball Set to Open Home Slate This Weekend against Chicago State and South Dakota State

Valparaiso opens up the home portion of the 2007 schedule this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Chicago State for three games and South Dakota State for a pair. In addition, the Cougars and Jackrabbits will meet at noon on Saturday in a neutral site affair at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Late Inning Runs Push Illinois State Past Valpo

Illinois State scored three runs in the sixth and added another in the seventh on the way to a 5-1 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill.

Crusaders Fall Saturday at Richmond

Valparaiso got a solid pitching performance from Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) but were unable to plate more than one run as the Crusaders fell 4-1 to Richmond on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Va.

North Carolina State Wins Second Straight from Valpo

In a wild game which saw eight errors, four balks, and a batter's interference, North Carolina State took the final game of a brief two-game midweek series from Valparaiso 9-4 on Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina State Upends Valpo

North Carolina State tallied 17 hits while limiting the Crusaders to just two hits as the Wolfpack defeated Valparaiso 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.

Valpo's Late Rally Falls One Run Short

Valparaiso rallied from a 7-1 deficit on Sunday morning, scoring five late runs, but left the tying run on third base as the Crusaders fell to Vermont 7-6 in Bradenton, Fla.

Six Run Seventh Pushes Akron Past Valpo

Akron scored six times in the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon to rally the Zips past Valparaiso 6-3 in Bradenton, Fla.

Crusaders Drop Two One-Run Games to Bowling Green

Valparaiso rallied from deficits in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader with Bowling Green to tie the Falcons late, but dropped one run decisions in both contests, falling 7-6 in 10 innings in the opener and 5-4 in the nightcap.

IPFW's Big Innings Lead Mastodons over Valpo

IPFW scored three or more runs in four different innings on the way to a 15-3 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.

Crusaders Bats Alive in 15-3 Win over IPFW

Valparaiso broke open a close game with 14 runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to come from behind and beat IPFW 15-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.

Longwood Takes Series Finale against Valpo

Longwood scored in four different innings to take the series finale from Valparaiso 7-1 on Sunday afternoon in Farmville, Va.

Valpo Splits Season-Opening Twinbill at Longwood

Valparaiso opened its 2007 baseball season on Saturday afternoon splitting a doubleheader with Longwood in Farmville, Va. The Crusaders dropped the opener to the Lancers 4-2 before rebounding to post an 8-5 victory in the nightcap.

Valpo to Play Fort Wayne Wizards in Exhibition Action on April 4

Valparaiso University's baseball team will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. on April 4 to face the Fort Wayne Wizards, the class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, at Memorial Stadium.

Valpo Baseball Set to Open 2007 Season

As Valparaiso takes to the diamond for the 2007 season, change is in the air around Emory G. Bauer Field. Tracy Woodson takes over the Crusader program as its head coach, and looks to lead Valpo back to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 in the Crusaders' final season in the league.

Valpo to Host Winter Hitting and Pitching Camps

Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps at the end of December for players ranging from 8-18 years of age.

Valpo Baseball Add Five for Incoming Class of 2008

Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of five players to the Crusader baseball program beginning with the 2008 season.

Crusaders Announce 2007 Baseball Schedule

Valparaiso University coach Tracy Woodson has announced the Crusaders' 2007 baseball schedule, his first campaign since taking over the Brown and Gold program.

Brian Schmack Named Valpo Assistant Baseball Coach

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of Brian Schmack to his staff as an assistant coach.

Twenge Announces Resignation from Valpo Baseball Program

Paul Twenge has announced his resignation as head baseball coach at Valparaiso University effective June 30 after 19 seasons at the helm of the Crusaders.