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Valpo Splits on Sunday to Take Series from Oakland

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) allowed one run in a complete game victory helping Valparaiso earn a doubleheader split with Oakland on Sunday afternoon and take the weekend series winning three of the four contests. The Golden Grizzlies won the opener 7-4 in ten innings before Valpo won the nightcap 7-1.

Oakland (11-27, 8-4 Mid-Con) scored first in game two on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kyle Crepeau in the opening inning, but Obenauf would allow just four hits the rest of the way on his way to throwing a six-hitter.

Valpo tied the game in the second without a hit. Brian Rzepka (South Bend, Ind./Penn H.S.) led off with a walk and advanced all the way to third on a failed pickoff attempt that was thrown into right field. He then scored on a Tyler Lowell (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest H.S.) ground out.

Kevin Kutansky (Schererville, Ind./Munster H.S.) put the Brown and Gold in front for good in the third with a triple to right that scored Kevin Perri (South Bend, Ind./Adams H.S.) and scored himself on a sacrifice fly by Colin Reynolds (Crookston, Minn./Central H.S.).

Reynolds' two-run double in the fifth put the Crusaders in front 5-1 and Valpo added two more in the sixth on a run-scoring single by Jon Rupno (Green Bay, Wis./Pulaski H.S.) and a double by Perri, his second hit of the game.

Obenauf did not walk a batter while improving to 1-1 on the season, scattering just six hits while throwing just 91 pitches over the seven innings. David Thomas started and suffered the loss (2-2) for Oakland, allowing six runs, five earned, on just three hits while walking six.

In the opener, Drew Jenison hit a three-run homer to right-center in the top of the tenth to give the Golden Grizzlies the extra inning victory.

Valpo scored first in the opening inning on a single by Kutansky and added two more in the second on a ground out and a double by Perri. Oakland took the lead with four runs in the sixth, three of which were unearned. Rob Merkle's two-run double to right made it 4-3 Golden Grizzlies.

The Crusaders tied the game in the eighth, loading the bases with one out. A grounder to third by Rzepka was bobbled by Oakland allowing Kutansky to score, but that would be the only run Valpo would get in the inning, and the game moved on to the tenth before Oakland plated the winning runs.

Scott Boleski (1-1) earned the win throwing three innings in relief for Oakland while Patrick Paulus (Cottage Grove, Wis./Monona Grove H.S.) suffered the loss (1-1) for Valpo.

Valparaiso (10-22, 3-8) will return to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Peoria, Ill. for a doubleheader against Bradley. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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