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Valpo Shuts Out Judson 13-0
Matt Lenski had two hits for the Brown and Gold in the win.
Matt Lenski had two hits for the Brown and Gold in the win.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Box Score

                Five Valparaiso pitchers combined on a three hitter and the Crusader offense took advantage of 10 Judson walks and four errors as the Brown and Gold defeated the Eagles 13-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.

                Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) went five innings to get the win (2-5), striking out five and walking four while surrendering just two fourth inning singles.  Judson did not register another hit until a one-out single in the ninth.

                “Gulbransen pitched okay but did not have his command,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  He was good enough to get guys out and our bullpen came in and pitched well.

                Valpo scored multiple runs in every other inning in the victory.  Jeff Greco (Mundelein, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) put the Crusaders on the board in the opening inning with a bases loaded ground out.  A fielder’s choice and another ground out followed and Valpo held a 3-0 lead after one.

                In the third, a bases loaded error plated two Crusaders, and Ryan O’Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) scored on a wild pitch.  The Eagles’ third error of the inning allowed a fourth run to score, giving Valpo 7-0 lead.

                Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) added a two-run double in the fifth and Greco plated another with a sacrifice fly.  Justin Frane’s (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) RBI single made it 11-0.

                Joe Lazar (Traverse City, Mich./Central H.S.) added an RBI single in the seventh and Frane followed with another sacrifice fly to complete the scoring for the Crusaders.

                Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) and John Giusti (Coventry, R.I./Coventry H.S.) paced Valpo’s 10-hit attack with two hits each while Frane drove in three runs.  Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) singled in the opening inning to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.  Valpo used 22 players in the contest.

                “It was good to see other guys than DeBruin and Rodeghero contribute today,” Woodson said.  “It is nice to get everyone into the game and have them do something.”

                Starter Alcibiades Gonzales (2-6) suffered the loss for Judson (14-21), working three innings and allowing seven runs, four of which were earned, on just three hits.  He walked six and struck out one.

                Valparaiso (11-24) will continue the homestand this weekend with a key three-game series with instate rival Butler.  First pitch on Friday is set for 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.

                “This may be the biggest series of the year for us this season,” said Woodson.

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