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Indiana State Wins 16-Inning Marathon over Valpo
Billy Cribbs  drove home Valpo's lone run and threw out a would-be base stealer. (Rick Cochran)
Billy Cribbs drove home Valpo's lone run and threw out a would-be base stealer. (Rick Cochran)
Valparaiso (15-20)
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Indiana State (29-9)
4/17/2012 | Terre Haute, Ind. | Attendance: 416
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: KUDRECKI (2-1) 1.010011
Loss: WALSH (1-2) 2.211032
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
HAGEL (VALPO) 803000
MANNING (VALPO) 603010
MAHONEY (VALPO) 713000
LUCAS (INS) 512020
HEDGES (INS) 702010
WAMPLER (INS) 602110

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In a game that saw both teams go scoreless for 10 straight innings, Indiana State plated the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning on Tuesday evening to post a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.

“This was a well-played game,” head coach Tracy Woodson said.  “Both teams had opportunities on the night; we just didn’t take advantage of ours.”

Both teams had numerous chances to win the game earlier in the night, as Indiana State left 24 runners on base, including the bases loaded in the second, third, fourth, 12th, and 15th innings.  Valpo stranded 17 runners in the game, including the bases loaded in the eighth and 16th innings.

Indiana State (29-9) scored first in the bottom of the third on a two-out single by Tyler Wampler that scored Jeremy Lucas.  That would be the Sycamores’ lone run until the 16th.

Valpo answered in the fourth as Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) scored on a single by Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) after moving to third on a balk.

Both pitching staffs worked out of jams throughout the night, as the Sycamores threw out two Crusaders at the plate and Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) saved a run in the 15th with a defensive play ranging far up the middle.

The Sycamores won the game in the 16th after back-to-back walks and a bunt by Jeff Miera that was thrown down the right field line for an error, which scored Kyle Burnan.

The Crusaders tallied 18 hits on the day, the sixth straight double figure hit total for the Brown and Gold.  Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Manning, and Mahoney each had three hits to pace the offense.  Indiana State finished the game with 12 hits.

“We swung the bats okay today and didn’t strike out much,” Woodson added.

Kurt Kudrecki, the eighth Indiana State hurler of the game, earned the win (2-1), working the final inning of relief.  Zack Walsh (Batesville, Ind./Batesville H.S.) suffered the loss (1-2), allowing the unearned run in the 16th inning.  Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) started and worked four innings for Valpo before Sean Kennedy (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township H.S.) went the next four.  Ben Mahar (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) worked another three, taking the game to the 12th.

“We pitched outstanding,” Woodson concluded.  “We threw strikes.  It’s tough to lose games like this when you have the opportunities.”

Valparaiso (15-20) will return home on Friday to begin a three-game series against Butler.  First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.

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