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Bolton Throws No-Hitter As Crusaders Roll Temple
Amanda Bolton threw a no-hitter on Friday. (Dave Schofield)
Amanda Bolton threw a no-hitter on Friday. (Dave Schofield)
Valparaiso (11-9)
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Temple (7-10)
3/15/2013 | Clearwater, Fla. | Attendance: 0
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Friday, March 15, 2013

Fifth-year senior Amanda Bolton (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon [Arizona]) threw Valparaiso's first no-hitter since March of 2011 on Friday as the Crusaders earned a 9-0 run-rule victory over Temple in their opener at the USF Spring Invitational in Clearwater, Fla.

Bolton shut down a Temple squad which entered the day hitting .295 as a team, using 91 pitches over her five innings of work to earn her first career no-hitter. Bolton did walk three Owl batters, but also struck out three as well. It was Valpo's first no-hitter since 2012 graduate Alex Lagesse tossed a perfect game against Detroit on March 26, 2011.

"We came out aggressively today, and Amanda was very efficient," said Crusader head coach Jordan Stevens. "I am very happy for her and for her accomplishment. It was a good overall team win against a good opponent."

Bolton took to the circle in the bottom of the first with a significant cushion, as Valpo pushed six runs across the plate in the top of the first inning. Each of the Crusaders' first three batters reached, with freshman Kaitlyn Ranieri (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) then scoring on an RBI groundout by sophomore Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) for the game's first run. Three batters later, freshman Janelle Bouchard (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) stepped in with the bases loaded and promptly delivered a bases-clearing double, pushing the Crusader lead to 4-0.

Bouchard would complete the circuit around the bases almost immediately, as redshirt junior Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) brought her home with a single up the middle to make it a five-run edge. Two batters later, Ranieri stepped to the plate for the second time in the inning, and for the second time the rookie connected for a first-pitch single, this one scoring Marinec as Valpo ended the frame with a 6-0 lead.

Bouchard would draw a bases-loaded walk in the fourth, followed by an RBI infield single from Marinec, as Valpo pushed the game into run-rule territory. A bases-loaded free pass drawn by junior Amanda Wisniewski (Skokie, Ill./Huntley) in the top of the fifth would close the scoring. The biggest threat to Bolton's shutout came in the second inning, as a pair of walks and a fielder's choice put runners on the corners with two away, but the fifth-year senior induced a flyout to keep Temple off the scoreboard.

Bolton improved to 2-0 on the season with her no-hitter, while Brooklin White, the first of three Temple (7-10) pitchers, fell to 1-5 after surrendering six runs in two-thirds of an inning of work. Ranieri had a three-hit day for Valpo, while junior Angie Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) scored three runs and Bouchard drove in four. Wisniewski ended the day with an odd line, going 0-for-0 with three walks and a hit by pitch.

Valparaiso (11-9) plays two more games in Clearwater on Saturday. The Crusaders will face Iowa State at 10 a.m. CT before taking on Maryland at 3 p.m.

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 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. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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