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May 26, 2004
Valparaiso University pitcher Tom Starck was named First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference for the second straight season.
May 21, 2004
Eric Brauer tossed a complete-game, three-hit victory in the second game and Tom Starck and Adam Knobel combined for a victory in the first game as Valpo swept a doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 5-2 and 8-3.
May 19, 2004
Matt Gillikin, Glendon Seal, Adam Paetznick and Adam Knobel held Youngstown State scoreless in eight of the nine innings as Valpo defeated the Penguins 3-1.
May 18, 2004
Valpo's scheduled game Tuesday against UIC was cancelled due to rain. Information on a possible make-up date will be provided over the weekend.

May 15, 2004
Keith Keslinke had two hits and two RBIs, and Kevin Kutansky added three hits and an RBI as Valpo defeated Western Illinois 5-4 in the second game of a doubleheader. The Leathernecks won the first game 3-2.
May 14, 2004
Valpo and Western Illinois played two close games, but the Leathernecks swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from the Crusaders by scores of 4-2 and 8-7.
May 13, 2004
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced that John Giusti III of Coventry, R.I./HS has signed a national letter of intent to attend VU and play baseball.
May 11, 2004
Eddie Hannan's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at 5-5, but Northern Illinois pushed a run across in the top of the 10th and defeated Valpo 6-5 at the U.S. Steel Yard.
May 10, 2004
The Valparaiso University baseball team will play Northern Illinois on Tuesday night at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The 9-inning game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the VU Athletic Ticket Office and at the U.S. Steel Yard. Adult tickets are $5 and student (including VU students) tickets are $3. For more information, call the VU Athletic Ticket Office at (219) 464-5233.
May 08, 2004
Southern Utah scored seven runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Valpo 8-1 in the series finale.
May 07, 2004
Eric Brauer limited Southern Utah to one run over 5 1/3 innings as Valpo defeated the Thunderbirds 5-2 in the second game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Southern Utah won the first game 9-8 in 11 innings.
May 06, 2004
After Valpo took a one-run lead in the top of the eighth inning, Southern Utah scored four in the bottom of the frame and held on to defeat Valpo 8-5 in the opener of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.
May 05, 2004
Valpo scored nine runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat Western Michigan 11-6. Matt Augustine belted his first career homer - a two-run shot - and Kevin Kutansky and Troy Garrett had two RBIs each.
May 03, 2004
Valpo's scheduled home baseball game Tuesday against Bethel has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
May 02, 2004
On Sunday, Valpo and Oral Roberts played two full games and finished a suspended game as 19th-ranked ORU won all three by scores of 5-3, 2-1 (11 innings) and 5-2.
May 01, 2004
In a game featuring two of the best pitchers in the Mid-Continent Conference, 19th-ranked Oral Roberts used a three-run sixth inning to defeat Valpo 4-1. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended due to darkness after two scoreless innings and will be continued Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by another twinbill.
April 27, 2004
Valpo had a 10-0 lead after two innings and went on to defeat Bradley 19-13. Kevin Kutansky had four RBIs and Colin Reynolds added three RBIs.
April 26, 2004
Tom Starck, a lefthander, was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game, three-hit shutout (1-0) against Oakland on Saturday.
April 24, 2004
Tom Starck tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout and Kyle Obenauf turned in a five-hit complete-game victory as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Oakland by scores of 1-0 and 3-1.
April 22, 2004
Wisconsin-Milwaukee broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the eighth and held on to defeat Valpo 4-3. The game was originally scheduled for seven innings.
April 21, 2004
A pre-game Tailgate Party will be held in conjunction with Valparaiso University's baseball game against Indiana on Wed., May 12 at RailCats Stadium in Gary.
April 20, 2004
Valpo's game against Northwestern at Emory G. Bauer Field was cancelled due to rain after 2 1/2 innings. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 16, 2004
Eddie Hannan belted two home runs and had five RBIs and Tom Starck recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts as Valpo defeated Illinois Tech 20-1.
April 15, 2004
Eddie Hannan had three hits and four RBIs and Jon Rupno added four hits and two RBIs as Valpo defeated Lewis 20-0. The Crusaders, who pounded out 20 hits, received 7 shutout innings from Kyle Obenauf.
April 13, 2004
Valpo raced out to a 5-0 lead after four innings, but Indiana State tied the game in the sixth and pushed a run across in the 10th to defeat the Crusaders 6-5.
April 10, 2004
Valpo used a pair of ninth-inning comebacks to sweep a doubleheader from Centenary by scores of 13-9 and 7-5. The Crusaders won three of the four games in the series.
April 09, 2004
Mike Arensdorff belted a two-run homer and Ryan Manthei had two hits and two RBIs to lead Valpo to a 7-5 victory over Centenary in the Mid-Continent Conference opener. Centenary won the nightcap 9-6.
April 07, 2004
Notre Dame scored six times in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to defeat Valpo 9-3. Tyler Lowell belted a solo homer and Jon Rupno and Matt Augustine had RBI hits for the Crusaders.
April 06, 2004
Northwestern scored nine runs in the first two innings and went on to defeat Valpo 13-7. Kevin Kutansky had two hits and two RBIs for the Crusaders.
April 04, 2004
Eric Brauer and Patrick Paulus combined on a two-hit shutout and Kevin Perri had three hits and two RBIs as Valpo defeated IPFW 4-0 to gain a doubleheader split. IPFW won the first game 4-2.
April 03, 2004
Valpo dropped a doubleheader to IPFW by scores of 2-1 and 9-3. Mike Arensdorff went 4-for-7 in the twinbill for the Crusaders.
April 02, 2004
Valparaiso University will play two baseball games on back-to-back nights in May at RailCat Stadium-U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The Crusaders host Northern Illinois on Tues., May 11 at 7 p.m. and then entertain Indiana on Wed., May 12 at 7 p.m.
March 31, 2004
Valpo used a three-run fifth to tie the score at 4-4, but Indiana plated single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to defeat the Crusaders 6-4.
March 29, 2004
Tom Starck, a senior lefthander, was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after hurling a complete-game, three-hit 8-1 victory against Butler.
March 28, 2004
Tom Starck hurled a complete-game, three-hitter and Ryan Manthei went 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs as Valpo defeated Butler 8-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bulldogs won the nightcap 6-3.
March 26, 2004
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader against Butler has been cancelled due to wet grounds. The games will not be rescheduled.
March 24, 2004
Ball State scored eight times in the first four innings and went on to defeat Valpo 15-3. Valpo's Brian Rzepka went two-for two at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Mike Arensdorff belted his third homer of the season.
March 14, 2004
Mike Arensdorff hit two home runs and drove in four runs, and Harvey Yergin hurled 6 solid innings as Valpo defeated Indiana Tech 11-4.
March 04, 2004
Boston College scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings and went on to defeat Valpo 14-2. Senior Troy Garrett had two hits for the Crusaders.
March 03, 2004
Valpo scored four runs in the late innings, but was defeated by Northeastern 5-4. Jeff Rickert had two hits for the Crusaders.
February 29, 2004
IPFW scored the winning run on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Valpo 4-3 in the Governor's Cup Tournament.
February 28, 2004
Evansville scored three unearned runs in the fifth inning as the Aces defeated Valpo 5-2 in a Governor's Cup game. Kevin Kutansky had an RBI single for the Crusaders (0-2).
February 27, 2004
Ball State scored 10 unanswered runs to break a 2-2 tie as the Cardinals defeated Valpo 12-2 in the season opener at the Governor's Cup in Evansville, Ind.
February 24, 2004
The Valparaiso University Baseball Team will open its season on Friday at 2 p.m. against Ball State at the Governor's Cup Tournament hosted by the University of Evansville. The Crusaders will also play on Saturday and Sunday. Indiana State, IPFW and Butler join Ball State, Evansville and Valpo at the event.
December 16, 2003
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced the signing of five players to national letters of intent.
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 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo