Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Bullpen Sharp as Valpo Downs IPFW
Austin Siewic earned the win in relief for the Crusaders.
Austin Siewic earned the win in relief for the Crusaders.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Box Score

                Valparaiso’s bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings and the Crusaders scored four times from the sixth inning on to defeat IPFW 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

                A ninth inning single was the lone Mastodon hit beginning in the sixth after IPFW tied the game at four.  Austin Siewic (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) earned his first victory (1-0) of the season, striking out two in 1.1 innings of work.

                “Our bullpen was very good today and we had some good at bats after they tied the game,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “We got some hits when we needed them.”

                Valpo jumped in front in the opening inning as Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) scored on a Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) single to extend his hitting streak to 21 straight games.  Andrew Quinnette (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo H.S.) followed with a hit that plated Rodeghero, who advanced to second on a passed ball.  The Crusaders had the bases loaded with one out in the opening inning, chasing IPFW starter Ryan VanDriessche.  Scott Wells came on and got the Mastodons out of the jam without further damage.

                Garrett Segraves cut the Crusader lead in half in the second with a RBI single before Valpo added two more in the third.  A wild pitch scored Rodeghero, who walked to lead off the inning.  Justin Frane (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) scored Quinnette, who had doubled, with a single to increase the advantage to 4-1.

                Segraves second single of the game cut the lead to two in the fourth and back-to-back homers by Devin Taylor and Jared Davis in the fifth tied the score.  From there Valpo’s bullpen took over.  Andy Parker (Ottawa Hills, Ohio/Ottawa Hills H.S.), Siewic, Steve Godawa (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.), and Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) combined to allow just four baserunners the rest of the way.

                A bases loaded walk in the sixth to Jason Brunelli (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) put Valpo on top and the Crusaders added another in the seventh on a double by Rodeghero.  A Frane double in the eighth along with a Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) single plated two insurance runs to secure the victory.

                Quinnette and DeBruin had three hits a piece as part of Valpo’s 15-hit attack while Shaun VanDriessche had three hits for the Mastodons.

                Ben Boehne suffered the loss (1-3) in relief for IPFW (11-28-1), allowing just one run in three innings of work.

                Valparaiso (14-27) will head to Milwaukee, Wis. this weekend for a key three-game Horizon League series with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  First pitch on Friday is set for 2 p.m.

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 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. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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