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Five Run Fifth Propels Loyola over Valpo

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Five straight singles led to five runs on Tuesday afternoon to help lead Loyola (Ill.) to a 6-0 victory over Valparaiso at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.

The first four innings were a pitching dual, with Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) and Mia Pangere matching zeros in the runs column.

Loyola found the scoreboard in the fifth, scoring five times keyed by five straight singles and a dropped pop up. The Ramblers added a run in the seventh on three straight hits. Tara Miller had three hits for Loyola to key their 14 hit attack.

Valpo managed just five hits on the afternoon, with the only scoring threat coming in the sixth inning. Bridget Schwoegler (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) and Stephanie Reinke (Parker, Colo./J.K. Mullen H.S.) led off with back-to-back singles and eventually advanced to second and third, but could not be pushed across the plate.

Pangere went the distance for Loyola (25-27), striking out two and needing just 66 pitches for her performance. Gilbertson went 6.1 innings, the first 4.1 and the final two, allowing two runs, one earned, and striking out seven. Ashlee Blankenbaker (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) went .2 innings in the fifth, allowing four runs and striking out one.

Valpo (18-29) will look to return to the win column on Friday afternoon with a 2:30 p.m. doubleheader at Western Illinois.
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler