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Indiana Upends Valpo 11-2
Kyle Gaedele had two hits for Valpo in the loss to Indiana. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Gaedele had two hits for Valpo in the loss to Indiana. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Playing the first of three regular season games at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Tuesday evening, Valparaiso put plenty of runners on base but stranded 16 while suffering an 11-2 loss to Indiana.

“We left way too many guys on base,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “That just can’t happen.”

The Hoosiers took advantage of a two-out walk to start the scoring in the opening inning.  Three straight singles followed, including a two-run base hit by Michael Early, to put Indiana on top 2-0 before Valpo came to bat.

The Crusaders threatened in their first at bat, loading the bases before a fielder’s choice ended the threat.  The Hoosiers added to their lead in the second as Jerrud Sabourin doubled the lead with a two-out, two-run double.  Josh Lyon made it 5-0 Indiana in the third lofting a solo homerun onto the concourse in leftfield.

Valpo had its chances in the second and third as well, but again stranded the bases full in the third, and left eight on base during the first three innings.

“Indiana got two out hits today and we didn’t,” Woodson added.  “We dug ourselves too deep of a hole and could not recover.”

Walks again led to runs for Indiana in the fourth.  A pair of free passes, the fourth and fifth allowed by Valpo starter Austen Siwiec (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy), were followed by a three-run homer off the bat of Alex Dickerson, putting the Hoosiers on top 8-0.

The Crusader finally found the scoreboard in the fifth.  Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) doubled to right with one out.  Paul Heinkel (Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran Academy) followed, legging out an infield single.  After Corey Thibault (Tustin, Calif./Foothill H.S.) was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Karch Kowalczyk (Peru, Ill./La Salle-Peru H.S.) lofted a fly ball to shallow right that dropped in, but Thibault was thrown out for a fielder’s choice at second.  Robinson scored with Valpo’s first run of the game.

Valpo got another run back in the sixth as Kyle Muhlsteff (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza H.S.) led off with a double.  He scored on a two-out single by Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.).

Indiana added an unearned run in the eighth courtesy of back-to-back Crusader errors and tacked on two more in the ninth to close out the scoring.

Siwiec went four innings while suffering the loss (0-2), allowing eight runs and seven hits while walking five.  Jerry Kleman earned the win (1-1) for Indiana (16-15), pitching three scoreless innings walking five and striking out three.

Gaedele was the only Crusader with more than one hit on the day, going 2-for-4 with a RBI as part of Valpo’s eight-hit attack.  Dickerson went 3-for-4 for the Hoosiers while driving home three.  Indiana finished the night with 11 hits.

Valparaiso (11-19) will return to Emory G. Bauer Field on Wednesday afternoon when the Crusaders host Indiana-Northwest.  First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

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