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Crusaders Drop Two at Michigan State

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Valparaiso's softball team dropped a doubleheader against Michigan State 10-2 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.

Michigan State jumped in front from the beginning of game one, scoring five times in the opening inning. After the Spartans added another run in the third, Valpo got on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth. An RBI ground out by Ashlee Blankenbaker plated Amy Mitchell, and Taylor Callahan also scored on an error by the catcher.

The Spartans rallied with four more runs in the bottom of the inning though to close out the game. Jessica Beach registered the win for Michigan State, while Amanda Gilbertson suffered the loss.

In game two, Michigan State (17-10) again jumped out early, scoring all four runs in the opening inning, three on a home run by Dayna Feenstra. Blankenbaker shut down the Spartans the rest of the way, limiting Michigan State to just five hits for the game, all in the opening inning. Beech earned her second win of the day in the shutout.

Valpo (4-11) will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Sunday for a 12 p.m. CST doubleheader.
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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
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Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
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M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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