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Campbell Takes Two from Valpo in Saturday Action
Billy Cribbs (left) had two hits in the night cap. (Rick Cochran)
Billy Cribbs (left) had two hits in the night cap. (Rick Cochran)
Valparaiso (4-9)
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Campbell (12-3)
3/10/2012 | Buies Creek, N.C. | Attendance: 165
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Win: MARKSBERRY (1-0) 1.110001
Loss: WALSH (0-1) 1.231001
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SCOBY (VALPO) 401000
MANNING (VALPO) 201010
HAGEL (VALPO) 401100
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CRIBBS (VALPO) 401000
LOEFFLER (VALPO) 411000
MARTIN (VALPO) 411000
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FELTON (CAM) 512100
HOLMSTROM (CAM) 402000

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series at Campbell on Saturday afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 3-2 and 7-3 at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.

The Crusaders rallied late in the opener to tie the game at two but the Camels scored an unearned run in the ninth to pick up the victory. 

Campbell jumped on top with a pair of runs in the fourth inning on a RBI double by Jake Kirkland and a run-scoring single off of the bat of David Olson.

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) allowed just one  hit after the fourth until he left the game in the seventh, giving Valpo another quality start.

Valpo tied the game in the eighth as John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) doubled and moved to third on a single by Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.).  Kyle Schneider (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn H.S.) drove in his first run as a Crusader, a pinch-hit sacrifice fly to cut the Campbell lead in half.  After Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) singled and Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) drew a walk to load the bases, Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) tied the game with an infield single.

The game appeared headed to extra innings as Valpo retired the first two Camels in the ninth before an error and a single put runners on the corners.  Michael Felton reached on an infield single to plate the winning run in the opener.

Wild started and went seven innings for the Crusaders, allowing the two runs on five hits.  He struck out four before giving way to Zack Walsh (Batesville, Ind./Batesville H.S.), who suffered the loss (0-1), allowing the unearned run in the ninth.

“Wild pitched great today,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “Our pitching has been solid and I can’t really complain about that.  We just need to get our offense going.”

Matt Marksberry picked up the win (1-0) in relief for the Camels, pitching the final 1.1 innings.

Valpo scattered just seven hits in the opener.

Campbell (12-3) scored four times in the opening inning to take the early lead, one it would not relinquish.  Three of the runs were unearned, two coming on a single by Blake Boyce.

Valpo got a run back in second as Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) singled, stole second, and scored on Martin’s single.  The Camels answered in the bottom of the inning with two more runs though, on a single by Felton.

“We battled back after getting behind in the second game, but we just didn’t seem to have a lot of energy in that one,” Woodson added.

The Crusaders cut the lead to 6-3 in the top of the seventh as Tyler Weddington (Orange Park, Fla./Culver Military Academy) led off being hit by a pitch and moved to second on a Scoby single.  Martin followed with a single scoring Weddington, moving Scoby to third. Schneider followed with a base hit to plate Scoby, bringing the Crusaders within three.

The Camels added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh with an unearned tally on the way to the weekend sweep of the Crusaders.

Ben Mahar (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) started and suffered the loss (1-2), working three innings allowing six runs, three of which were earned, on seven hits.  Heath Bowers earned the victory (2-0) for Campbell, pitching seven innings allowing three runs, two of which were earned, on eight hits.

Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Schneider, Manning, and Martin each had two hits for the Crusaders as part of their nine-hit effort.

Boyce and Felton each had three hits and drove in three runs for the Camels.

Valparaiso (4-10) will have a day off on Sunday before traveling to Rock Hill, S.C. on Monday for a 5 p.m. CDT contest at Winthrop.

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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