Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
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.

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
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 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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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