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Western Illinois Sweeps Crusaders; Boggio Becomes Valpo's All-Time Doubles Leader

Sunday, May 04, 2003

Valparaiso, Ind. - Western Illinois staged comebacks in both games of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader and swept Valpo by scores of 10-5 and 8-4. Marc Boggio had two doubles in the first game to become Valpo's all-time doubles leader with 57. Sean Peickert had a big day at the plate with five hits, including a homer and two doubles.

Valpo (15-28-1, 4-8 Mid-Con) built a 5-0 lead in the first game, highlighted by a four-run second that featured four extra-base hits. Eddie Hannan led off with a triple and scored on Kevin Kutansky's RBI double. After a sacrifice fly by Eric Snyder, Boggio belted the 56th double of his career, tying Mark Pedersen for Valpo's all-time mark and producing the Crusaders' fourth run. Brandon Sadler followed with a RBI double.

Western Illinois (21-27, 7-5 Mid-Con) tied the game at 5-5 in the fifth with five runs - four of which were unearned. The Leathernecks took a 7-5 lead with two runs in the sixth on Clint Buchen's RBI double and Blake Schultz' RBI single. WIU added three runs in the eighth on RBI doubles by Schultz and Troy Shelby, and a RBI single by Ryan Schmidgall.

Boggio, a senior, eclipsed the school's all-time doubles mark in the fourth when he raced to second on a hit just inside the right field foul line. With 57 doubles, Boggio has an opportunity to extend the record as Valpo has at least 10 more scheduled games.

Valpo's Elliott Gibbs pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run and nine hits, while fanning four and walking four. Kyle Obenauf (3-2), who hurled 3 innings in relief, suffered the loss. James Kalinowski (1-5) was brilliant in 7 1/3 innings of relief, holding the Crusaders scoreless on four hits. He struck out five and walked one.

In the nightcap, Valpo had a 3-0 lead after scoring one in the first and two in the third. Peickert's RBI double plated Snyder in the first. Peickert led off the third with a solo blast to left field and Hannan's RBI groundout accounted for the third run.

The Leathernecks came back to tie the score with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth - all with two outs. Joe Rooney's two-run double was the big hit in the fourth for WIU.

Hannan, who had three hits and two RBIs on the day, gave the Crusaders a 4-3 lead in the sixth with a RBI single to right, scoring pinchrunner Nick Mazzone.

Western Illinois mounted its third comeback of the afternoon with a five-run seventh. All of the runs in the inning were unearned as the Leathernecks benefited from two Crusader errors. Ryan Cougill and Schmidgall each delivered two-run singles during the rally.

Todd Evans turned in a solid outing for Valpo, pitching 6 innings and allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked two. Adam Paetznick (2-2) took the loss in relief, allowing four runs (no earned runs) and three hits in 1/3 of an inning.

Corey Ferger (2-1) picked up the win, hurling 6 innings of relief. Bucken pitched the final inning for WIU.

Valpo hosts Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the final home game this season at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo