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Wright State Takes Two from Valpo
Kyle Gaedele had four hits on the afternoon for Valpo. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Gaedele had four hits on the afternoon for Valpo. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wright State used big innings in both games of Friday’s doubleheader to win a pair of games against Valparaiso by the scores of 11-1 and 10-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field.

“We didn’t come out to play today,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “We didn’t compete and it is very disappointing.”

The Raiders jumped on top in game one and rode the game pitching performance by Alex Kaminsky.  The right-hander scattered just five hits and struck out five while not walking a batter in the complete game victory (3-3).

Wright State scored first in the top of the second inning as Ryan Ashe singled home Tristan Moore before a seven run fifth broke the game open.  Aaron Fields opened the inning with a solo homer and added a two-run single in his second at bat of the frame as 13 Raiders came to the plate in the inning. 

Three more runs crossed the plate in the top of the seventh before Valpo finally broke onto the scoreboard.  Back-to-back singles by Justin Frane (Huntertown, Ind./Carroll H.S.) and Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) put runners on the corners to lead off the inning.  Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) drove home Frane on a sacrifice fly to account for Valpo’s lone tally.

Gaedele had two of Valpo’s five hits in the opener while three different Raiders tallied three hits each as part of a 17-hit attack.  Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) suffered the loss (5-4), allowing eight runs and 11 hits in 4.2 innings of work.

In game two Wright State took advantage of three Valpo errors in the top of the first to crack the scoreboard.  The Raiders manufactured another run in the third on a lead-off double by Casey McGrew, who went 5-for-5 in the nightcap and 8-for-9 on the afternoon.  Following a sacrifice bunt, a sacrifice fly plated McGrew.

Four more runs crossed the plate in the fourth, including a two-run double by McGrew, as Wright State pushed its advantage to 6-0.

Valpo cut its deficit in half in the bottom of the fourth.  A lead-off walk to Frane was followed by back-to-back singles by Gaedele and Robinson to score the first run.  Two more singles followed, one by Paul Heinkel (Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran Academy) and another by Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.), each of which scored runs.  Valpo still had runners on first and second with no one out, but a popped up bunt and a fly out into a double play ended the threat.

A two-run double by Jake Hibberd in the sixth made it 8-3 Raiders and Wright State added single runs in the eighth and ninth.  Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) hit a solo homerun with one out in the ninth for Valpo to close the scoring.

Jordan Marker earned the victory (1-1) for Wright State (18-15, 8-3 Horizon), pitching 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits.  Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) suffered the loss (3-3) for Valpo, allowing eight runs, seven of which were earned, and 12 hits in six innings. 

Gaedele and McCormick each had two hits for Valpo in the night cap, as Valpo tallied eight on the game.  WrightState had 16 hits as part of a 33-hit doubleheader.

“We have to compete for an entire nine innings, and we didn’t today,” Woodson said.  “We need to come out and do that on Sunday.”

Valparaiso (17-21, 5-3) will return to action on Sunday afternoon, hosting UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.  First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 12 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 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