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UIC Snaps Valpo’s Home Win Streak
Elliott Martin had three hits for the Crusaders in the loss. (Ray Acevedo)
Elliott Martin had three hits for the Crusaders in the loss. (Ray Acevedo)
UIC (17-30, 10-15 Horizon)
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Valparaiso (28-22, 18-8 Horizon)
5/12/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 143
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Win: EVAK (4-5) 9.093332
Loss: WILD (5-3) 4.195503
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DE LAROSA (UIC) 513100
GRUNENWALD (UIC) 513300
MARTIN (VALPO) 403200

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Valparaiso saw its eight-game home win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-3 against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.

Brian Evak tossed a complete-game for the victory (4-5) scattering nine hits and striking out two Crusaders while walking three.

“This just wasn’t a great day for us,” head coach Tracy Woodson said after the contest.  “You have that sometimes in baseball.  We couldn’t get things going and Evak pitched well enough to win.”

The Flames opened the scoring in the third as Jacob McNamara came across the plate on a wild pitch after tripling to right-center with two outs. A three-run fourth broke the game open as Alex Grunenwald doubled home the first run of the inning and Alex Lee added a RBI single.  A McNamara sacrifice fly made it 4-0 UIC.

Valpo got one run back in the bottom of the fourth when Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro H.S.) led off with a single and moved to third on a double by John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.).  Elliott Martin blooped in a single just over shortstop to plate Manning with the Crusaders’ first run.

UIC answered with a run in the fifth on a single by Grunewald to retake a four-run lead. 

Martin’s second RBI single of the game in the sixth scored Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), making it a 5-2 game.

Grunenwald’s third run-scoring hit in the game gave UIC a four-run advantage again in the seventh and the Flames added two more in the eighth before Valpo tried to make a ninth inning rally.

Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) led off with a walk and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) followed with a single.  Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) singled to score Mahoney, but that would be all the Crusaders could score in the inning, leaving runners on second and third to end the game.

Martin led Valpo’s nine-hit effort with a 3-for-4 day, driving home a pair of runs.  He was Valpo’s lone player with a multi-hit afternoon.  Grunenwald and Alex De LaRosa each had three hits as part of UIC’s 13-hit contest.

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) started and suffered the loss (5-3) for the Crusaders  He allowed five runs and nine hits in 4.1 innings of work.

Valparaiso (28-22, 18-8 Horizon) falls one game behind Wright State in the league standings with the loss.  The Crusaders and UIC (17-30, 10-15) will wrap up the three-game weekend series on Sunday with the first pitch slated for 1 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