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Another Five-Run Inning, Another First Career Win for Freshman
Andrew Bain had a two RBI game in a 9-2 win over Yale Wednesday night
Andrew Bain had a two RBI game in a 9-2 win over Yale Wednesday night

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday was a banner day for the Crusader offense and freshman pitchers.  Trevor Haas (1-0) threw 5 1/3 innings Wednesday night for his first collegiate win behind nine runs from the Valpo bats.  The 9-2 win over Yale University was the first victory over the Ivy League club in school history.

Just as in the first game of the day-night doubleheader, the Crusaders batted around for five runs.  Catcher Billy Cribbs led off the hit parade in the 3rd inning with a basehit to left-center fieid.  With the score still at 0-0, Bryce Hara was called on to sacrifice Cribbs up to second base. After the successful bunt, Valpo rattled off five consecutive singles and an infield ground out en route to its second five-run frame of the day.

The Crusaders tacked on another run in the top of the 4th inning to make it 6-0 when a Spencer Mahoney fielder's choice plated Cribbs for his second run scored of the evening.

Haas was especially efficient in his first four innings, expending just 49 pitches and allowing only one runner past first base.

The Bulldogs put on a mark under the run column in the home half of the 5th.  Catcher Chris Piwinski hit a sacrifice fly that brought home right fielder Eric Hsieh.  

Yale (1-4) made it 6-2 the following inning when David Toups singled to right to score leadoff batter Nate Adams.  

Senior Mike Jacobs relieved Haas with one out in 6th inning.  The southpaw struck out the first batter he faced on the front end of a strike 'em out-throw 'em out inning-ending double play. 

A Bulldog staff bereft of reliable arms beckoned infielder Green Campbell to pitch the 7th and 8th innings.  The sophomore fared the best of all Yale pitchers Wednesday night throwing two hitless frames, his only blemish a walk to designated hitter Andrew Bain.  

Jacobs worked a perfect 7th and 8th inning before being rewarded the final inning.  A scoreless 9th inning qualified the senior captain for the save, the first of his career.  

The offensive outpouring of nine runs was a season-high for Valpo.  

Mahoney, Bain, John Loeffler, and Michael Morman had two RBI-games each.

Haas' final line was: 5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.  The right-hander earned his first college victory just hours after fellow freshman Dalton Lundeen did the same in the 10:00 am Navy game.

Valpo (6-10) is back in action Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Central against the Bucknell Bison.

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