Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows
H.S.) had four hits, including three for extra bases, and drove in four runs in
Saturday’s doubleheader, but Valparaiso dropped both ends of the twinbill 11-5
and 7-4 to UNLV at Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
Gaedele had two
doubles and a home run in addition to scoring twice and two stolen bases
between the two games.
Valparaiso took the
lead in the top of the first of game one with a pair of runs. Steven
Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) singled with one out and moved to
third on a double by Gaedele. Ryan O’Gara (Buffalo Grove,
Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) plated both runners with a single to left.
The Rebels tied the
game in the bottom of the inning with a pair of runs and took the lead in the
second. Three runs on three hits in the
second put the hosts on top 5-2, a lead they would not surrender the rest of
the game. A four-run third expanded the
lead as UNLV pounded out five hits in the inning.
The Crusaders added
a run in the sixth as Chris Manning
(Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) led off with a single and Scoby walked. Following a double steal, Gaedele scored
Manning on a fielder’s choice.
After UNLV scored a
pair of runs in the seventh, Valpo added its final two runs in the ninth. O’Gara walked and Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) was hit by a pitch. Will
Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) delivered a RBI single before
Bobby Martin (Crystal Lake,
Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) was hit by another pitch to load the bases.
The final run scored on a double play.
Joe Robinson earned
the win (3-0) for UNLV, allowing three runs and four hits in eight innings of
work. He walked two and struck out
two. Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) suffered
the loss (0-3), allowing nine runs and 11 hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked three.
Scott Dysinger went
3-for-4 with three runs batted in to lead UNLV’s 13-hit attack while Valpo
managed just five hits in the opener.
In the night cap
Valpo again scored in the opening inning.
Scoby walked and Gaedele followed with a run-scoring double to
The Rebels answered
in the bottom of the first with a pair of unearned runs to take the lead, taking
advantage of the first of four Valpo errors in the game.
Gaedele gave Valpo
the lead in the third with a two-run blast to left, scoring Scoby who reached
on a bunt single.
expanded the lead to 4-2 in the sixth.
Scoby singled with two outs, scoring Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) who reached on a
walk. Valpo then loaded the bases loaded
but the Rebels escaped the jam with a fly out to end the inning.
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) settled down
on the hill after the first inning, not allowing another run until the
seventh. UNLV then scored five times in
the inning to take the lead, which it would not relinquish, scoring a couple of
unearned runs following another Valpo error.
Max Javate earned
the win (1-1) in relief for the Rebels, pitching 1.1 innings of scoreless
baseball. Zack Hartman earned his fifth
save tossing the final two innings.
Deetjen suffered the loss (1-3) allowing five runs in six innings plus
on the mound.
game two 3-for-4 with three runs batted in while Scoby scored twice and had two
hits as Valpo finished with nine for the game.
Trent Cook went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to pace the Rebels.
and UNLV (15-3) will close out the four-game weekend series on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. CDT.