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Kutansky, Reynolds Key 19-13 Win Over Bradley; Five Crusaders Tally Three Hits Each

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Peoria, Ill. - 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. The Crusaders (13-22) pounded out 21 hits.

Kutansky, Reynolds, Mike Arensdorff, Kevin Perri (2 RBIs) and Ryan Manthei (2 RBIs) had two hits each. Eddie Hannan and Brian Rzepka finished with two hits and two RBIs each. Manthei belted two of Valpo's five doubles.

Valpo took a 4-0 lead in the first inning when Kutansky produced a two-run double, Reynolds followed with an RBI single and Manthei added an RBI double.

The Crusaders increased their advantage to 10-0 with a six-run second. Perri, Reynolds, Manthei, Matt Augustine and Rzepka each had RBI hits, while Kutansky drove in another on a fielder's choice.

After Bradley (20-17-1) plated two in the third, Valpo scored one in the fourth and three in the fifth to take a 14-2 lead. Rzepka had another RBI single, while Hannan highlighted the fifth with a two-run single.

The Braves scored three in the fifth before the Crusaders responded with two more in the sixth to maintain a 16-5 lead. Bradley tallied three in the bottom of the sixth and Valpo answered with three unearned runs in the seventh. The Braves scored one in the seventh and three in the ninth for the final score.

Matt Gillikin (1-2) pitched 5 innings, allowing three earned runs, for his first collegiate victory.

Valpo, which stands in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference with a 6-2 mark, hosts first-place Oral Roberts (10-0) in a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler