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Crusaders Split with IUPUI for Second Straight Day

Saturday, April 12, 2003

The Valparaiso bats were on fire in the first game of the doubleheader as the Crusaders tallied 11 hits on their way to a 7-0 victory over IUPUI on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Jaguars rallied in the sixth of game two though to take a 6-4 victory in the nightcap.

In the opener Valpo plated four runs in the first off of starter Liz Simmons. Tricia Speziale (Elmhurst, Ill./York H.S.) singled home Stephanie Reinke (Parker, Colo./J.K. Mullen H.S.). A throwing error allowed Speziale and Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.). Corey Burns (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg H.S.) plated the fourth run, an unearned one, on a fielder's choice.

Stacey Lear came on in the first in relief and silenced the Valpo bats until the sixth when they added three more. Reinke reached on an infield single and scored on a two-out double by Speziale. After Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) walked, Tana Barnes (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) doubled to deep left-center to plate the final two runs.

Gilbertson went the distance to record the complete game shutout, scattering just six hits to improve to 5-7. The shutout was her second of the season. Speziale had three hits and Reinke added two for the Brown and Gold, while Brandy Moser-Salisbury had two hits for the Jaguars.

In the nightcap, Valpo jumped out in front in the first again. Speziale had an RBI double to score Kelly Silvey (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard H.S.) and then scored on Gilbertson's single.

IUPUI cut the lead in half in the third as Moser-Salisbury scored an unearned run on a throwing error.

Valpo (6-18, 2-5 Mid-Con) added two more in the fourth as Bridget Schwoegler (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) doubled home Burns and Barnes to push the lead to 4-1, where it stayed until the sixth.

The Jaguars exploded for five runs in the frame, two unearned. Christie McFarland doubled home a run and Amanda Bowman singled to right to bring home a second run. Salisbury-Moser singled with the bases loaded to score two more and give IUPUI the lead and they added an insurance run on an infield single by Megan Crist.

Devan Craig went the distance to record the win for IUPUI (10-21, 2-6), allowing seven hits. Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) gave up five runs, three earned, in 5.1 innings, taking the loss for Valpo. Moser-Salisbury had three hits for the Jaguars, while Crist added two. Barnes had a pair of hits for Valpo in game two.

Valpo will return to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon to conclude their nine-game homestand with a doubleheader against IPFW. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. at Valparaiso University Softball 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