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Valpo Comes from Behind to Sweep Oakland

Friday, April 09, 2004

A two-run double by Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) in the bottom of the sixth put Valpo in front as the Crusaders rallied for a 7-4 win over Oakland in game two to sweep a doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Crusaders took the opener 7-1.

Oakland jumped in front in the nightcap with a pair of runs in the second as a Valpo error and an RBI from Stephanie Brillhart gave the Golden Grizzlies a 2-0 lead. Valpo cut the lead in half with an RBI single from Tricia Speziale (Elmhurst, Ill./York H.S.) in the third, and took the lead in the fourth. Kelly Silvey (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard H.S.) doubled home Megan Carroll (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids H.S.) to tie the game, and eventually scored on a Callahan sacrifice fly to center.

The visitors retook the lead in the top of the fifth as Katie Jones singled home two. Valpo mounted its late, plating four in the bottom of the sixth. Callahan doubled to left to score Carroll and Stephanie Reinke (Parker, Colo./J.K. Mullen H.S.) to take a 5-4 lead. Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) tripled to plate Callahan and Speziale capped off the scoring with a single to score Constien.

Silvey finished game two with three hits, while Speziale had two for Valpo. Toni Salo and Brillhart each had two for Oakland. Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) got the win for the Crusaders while Korey Schluckbier suffered the loss for Oakland.

In the opener, Valpo scored four in the second on the way to the victory. Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) singled in a run and Reinke brought home another. Carlene Grecco (Carmel, Ind./Carmel H.S.) plated two with her pinch hit single in the second to make it 4-0 Valpo.

A Reinke sacrifice fly in the fourth increased the lead to five, but Oakland scored a run in the fifth on an infield single by Salo. The Crusaders added a pair of unearned runs for insurance in the sixth before Nicole Marzano doubled to cap off the scoring for the Golden Grizzlies in the top of the seventh. Marzano had two hits in the opener for Oakland, but suffered the loss in the circle.

Rowan had a pair of hits for Valpo, while Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) went the distance with six strikeouts for the win.

Valpo (11-15, 5-1 Mid-Con) and Oakland (9-22, 1-9) will conclude their four-game weekend series on Saturday with another doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
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M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
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M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
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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)
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Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
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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
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Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
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Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
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Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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Apr 26
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Apr 26
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May 3
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May 3
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