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Valpo Falls 3-2 to UIC in Finale
Elliott Martin hit his first home run as a Crusader in the fourth inning. (Rick Cochran)
Elliott Martin hit his first home run as a Crusader in the fourth inning. (Rick Cochran)
Valparaiso (10-19, 6-6 Horizon)
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UIC (12-17, 6-6 Horizon)
4/7/2012 | Chicago, Ill. | Attendance: 194
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Win: SCHOOLCRAFT (1-0) 3.120012
Loss: WORMINGTON (1-5) 8.0113304
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MARTIN (VALPO) 312211
BOSS (UIC) 412000
JURICH (UIC) 412000
GRUNENWALD (UIC) 402100
BETCHER (UIC) 302100

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./Saddleback H.S.) hit a two-run home run for Valparaiso to account for all of the Crusaders’ offense on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold fell 3-2 to UIC in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.

“I was disappointed with our bats today,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “With the wind blowing out we had an opportunity for a good day of hitting and just didn’t do it.”

Martin’s two-run shot to left field was his first of the season and scored Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie HS.), who  walked to lead off the fourth inning, giving the Crusaders a 2-0 lead.

UIC cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning as Alex Grunenwald singled home Jon Ryan for the Flames’ first run.  The hosts took the lead in the sixth with four singles.  Joe Betcher’s bases loaded hit tied the game at two and Alex Jurich scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Nick Addison to give the Flames the lead, which they would not relinquish.

Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) went the distance for the Crusaders, allowing 11 hits and the three runs while striking out four.  He did not walk anyone but suffered the loss (1-5).  Mike Schoolcraft earned the win (1-0) in relief for UIC, pitching 3.1 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing two hits.  Matt Heaslip pitched the final two innings for his first save of the year.

“Worm pitched well enough to win again today,” Woodson added.

Martin finished the game 2-for-3 for Valpo, as the Crusaders managed just six hits on the afternoon.  Four different players had two-hit efforts for UIC (12-17, 6-6 Horizon).

Valparaiso (10-19, 6-6) will return to Emory G. Bauer Field on Monday afternoon to host Grace in non-conference action, beginning at two game homestand.  First pitch against the Lancers is slated for 3 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