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Wake Forest Wins Series Opener Against Crusaders
Billy Cribbs had two hits offensively and threw out a runner trying to steal third on Tuesday. (Rick Cochran)
Billy Cribbs had two hits offensively and threw out a runner trying to steal third on Tuesday. (Rick Cochran)
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Wake Forest (10-4)
3/6/2012 | Winston-Salem, N.C. | Attendance: 195
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: FISCHER (1-1) 4.030001
Loss: ROBINSON (1-1) 4.176441
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
VAVRA (VALPO) 312000
SCOBY (VALPO) 512200
CRIBBS (VALPO) 302000
BAIN (VALPO) 412000
LOPEZ (WF) 513300
ARMOUR (WF) 513100

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday afternoon against Wake Forest but a nine-run fifth inning by the Demon Deacons proved to be too much for the Crusaders to overcome as the Brown and Gold fell 13-4 at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston Salem, N.C.

The Crusaders jumped on top in the opening inning as the first four batters reached base.  Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) led off the game with a triple to the gap in left-center and scored on a single up the middle by Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.).  Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) drew a walk before both Scoby and Manning scored when Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) hit a grounder to shortstop that was both bobbled and then thrown away for two errors, giving Valpo a 3-0 lead.

Wake Forest answered with two unearned runs in the bottom of the first before Valpo tacked on a fourth run in the second.  Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) singled with one out and scored two batters later when Scoby tripled to the gap in right-center.

Kevin Jordan homered with two outs in the bottom of the second to bring Wake Forest within one, 4-3, and the game stayed that way until the fifth.

The Demon Deacons registered seven hits and scored nine times to take the lead 12-4.  Charlie Morgan had a two-run triple and Carlos Lopez delivered a three-run double for the big hits to put the game out of reach for the hosts.  Wake Forest added one final tally in the sixth to take the opening game of the midweek series.

Vavra, Scoby, Bain, and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) each had two hits for the Crusaders as part of their nine-hit attack.  Wake Forest pounded out 16 hits on the afternoon, including three each by Lopez and Brett Armour.

Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) started and suffered the loss (1-1) for the Crusaders, allowing six runs, four of which were earned, and seven hits in 4.1 innings of work.  He walked four and struck out one.  Jack Fischer earned the win (1-1) in relief for the Demon Deacons, pitching four innings of shutout baseball, allowing just three hits.

Valparaiso (4-6) and Wake Forest (10-4) will wrap up their two-game midweek series on Wednesday afternoon at Wake Forest Baseball Park.  First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. CST.

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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
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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