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Campbell Takes Series Opener from Valparaiso in 10 Innings
Will Hagel's single tied the game in the eighth. (Rick Cochran)
Will Hagel's single tied the game in the eighth. (Rick Cochran)
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Campbell (11-3)
3/9/2012 | Buies Creek, N.C. | Attendance: 79
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Loss: MILLER (2-1) 2.011111
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FELTON (CAM) 503000

Friday, March 09, 2012

Valparaiso forced extra innings for the fourth time in its first 12 games of the season on Friday afternoon, but Campbell became the first team to defeat the Crusaders after the ninth inning, downing the Brown and Gold 6-5 in 10 innings at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.

Jake Kirkland hit his fourth home run of the season for the Camels with one out in the 10th inning as Campbell took the opening game of the three-game series.

“It’s disappointing to lose a game like this,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “We had a 4-1 lead and let them chip away.  We did battle back to force extra innings, but that’s little consolation.”

Campbell struck first on Friday afternoon as Josh Holskey doubled home David Olson with the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning.

Valpo responded in the top of the third, taking the lead.  Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) singled with one out, and two batters later scored on a Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) double down the rightfield line.  Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) followed with an infield single, plating Scoby, who had moved to third on the throw to the plate in an attempt to retire Bain.

The Crusaders added to their lead in the fourth.  Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) singled and moved to second on a two-out hit by Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.).  After both runners moved up 90 feet on a passed ball, Bain delivered a two-run single up the middle to make it 4-1 Valpo.

The Camels pulled within 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Holskey and took the lead in the seventh.  With two outs, back-to-back singles put the tying runs on base and Jimmy Brenneman laced a triple to right, scoring himself on a Crusader error to put Campbell on top 5-4.

Valpo immediately battled back.  Manning singled with one out and promptly stole second.  Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) came through with the game-tying single to right, knotting the game at five and eventually forcing extra innings.

Neither starter earned a decision in the game, as each worked 7.1 innings.  Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) allowed five runs, four of which were earned, on 11 hits and struck out four without walking any Camels.  Matt Sergey also allowed four earned runs of the five he surrendered, giving up eight hits.  He walked two and fanned six.

Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) suffered the loss (2-1) for the Crusaders, allowing just the one home run in two innings of work.  Logan Self (3-1) picked up the win for Campbell, pitching 2.2 innings of scoreless relief. 

Hagel and Scoby each extended their hitting streaks to seven straight games while Cribbs tallied a hit in his sixth straight contest.  Manning and Bain each had two hits for Valpo as part of the Crusaders’ nine-hit attack.

Michael Felton had three hits to lead the Camels as the hosts tallied 12 total on the day.

“We have to get over this one quickly and get ready to go tomorrow,” Woodson concluded.

Valparaiso (4-8) and Campbell (11-3) will wrap up the three-game weekend series on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader at Taylor Field.  First pitch in the opener is slated for 12 p.m. CST.

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