The Valpo softball team refused to go down quietly in its MVC Championship opener Wednesday afternoon in Evansville, Ind., scoring multiple runs in each of the final two innings. It wouldn’t be enough, however, as the Brown and Gold saw their season come to an end at the hands of Indiana State, 9-5.
Valpo softball senior second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) represented the Brown and Gold on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team as the MVC announced its postseason honors on Wednesday morning.
Valpo heads to the 2021 MVC Championship this week in Evansville, Ind. As the tenth seed, Valpo opens tournament play against seventh-seeded Indiana State on Wednesday afternoon. The Brown and Gold will have to win five games in a row in the single-elimination bracket to claim the tournament title.
The Valpo softball team closed out the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex, falling to visiting Illinois State, 7-1, as the Redbirds secured the MVC regular season title. Following the game, Valpo honored a pair of seniors in its Senior Day ceremony – second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) and manager Alex Dixon (Milan, Ind./Milan).
The Valpo softball team began its final series of the regular season with a Friday doubleheader against Illinois State, falling to the visiting Redbirds by final scores of 6-0 and 10-0.
The regular season comes to a close for the Valpo softball team this weekend as the Brown and Gold welcome Illinois State to town for a three-game series. Valpo will honor seniors Addi Burke and Alex Dixon in the final home series of their careers.
The Valpo softball team closed out the road portion of its 2021 regular season schedule on Sunday in Carbondale, Ill., falling 8-0 to host Southern Illinois.
The Valpo softball team got strong performances in the pitcher’s circle in both ends of its Saturday MVC doubleheader at Southern Illinois, but the Salukis emerged victorious in both contests, 3-0 in the opener and 3-1 in the nightcap.
The Valpo softball team led visiting Loyola, 3-2, through three and a half innings of the opening game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at the Valpo Softball Complex before storms reached campus, forcing the cancelation of the entire twinbill. The games will not be made up.