Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Rally Falls Short at Winthrop
Chris Manning had two hits for the Crusaders in Monday's game.
Chris Manning had two hits for the Crusaders in Monday's game.
Valparaiso (4-11)
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Winthrop (3-14)
3/12/2012 | Rock Hill, S.C. | Attendance: 288
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: GILROY (1-2) 4.052201
Loss: ROBINSON (1-2) 1.245411
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
BAIN (VALPO) 522000
VAVRA (VALPO) 522101
MANNING (VALPO) 512200
HAGEL (VALPO) 402200
LOBACZ (WU) 512200
HOPPER (WU) 412301
GAMBLIN (WU) 312000
VOGEL (WU) 312100
DONOVAN (WU) 402000
SMITH (WU) 412100

Monday, March 12, 2012

Valparaiso rallied from six runs down after four innings to close within two, but that is as close as the Crusaders would get on Monday evening, falling 8-6 to Winthrop at Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Crusaders trailed 8-2 before beginning their comeback attempt.  In the fifth, Kyle Schneider (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn H.S.) led off with a walk, moved to second on a groundout, and scored on a Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) single.

Valpo scored three more times in the seventh to cut the deficit to two, plating all of the runs with two outs.  Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) singled and moved to second when Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) reached on an error.  Manning singled home Bain and moved into scoring position on the throw with Vavra taking third.  A wild pitch plated Vavra and Bain scored as Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled.

The Brown and Gold loaded the bases in the eighth as the first three hitters reached on a walk and two errors, but three straight strikeouts ended the threat.  Valpo added a base runner in the ninth, but again could not tie the game.

Valpo struck first in the opening inning, as Bain singled and Vavra followed with a double.  Hagel delivered a sacrifice fly and gave the Crusaders an early 1-0 lead.

Winthrop (3-14) answered with a run in the bottom of the first and took the lead for good with five more tallies in the second, taking advantage of two Crusader errors.

Vavra hit a solo home run in the third for Valpo before Justin Hopper answered with a two-run blast in the fourth, giving the Eagles an 8-2 lead.

Each of the top four hitters in the Valpo lineup, Bain, Vavra, Manning, and Hagel, had two hits each as part of the Crusaders’ 11-hit effort.  Winthrop had six hitters with multi-hit games while Hopper drove home three runs.

Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) started and suffered the loss (1-2) for the Crusaders, working 1.2 innings while allowing five runs, four earned, and four hits.  Michael Gilroy picked up the win (1-2) for the Eagles, giving up two runs on five hits.  Preston Johnson pitched the final 2.1 innings for the save.

Valparaiso (4-11) will play its final non-conference game before opening Horizon League action on Wednesday afternoon, facing Belmont.  First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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