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2004-05 Softball News
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June 09, 2005
Individual softball instruction is available this summer through Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider.
May 12, 2005
Valparaiso University third baseman Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team while three other Crusaders earned Second Team honors from the league as the postseason honors were handed out on Thursday.
May 05, 2005
Valparaiso closed out the 2005 regular season with a 5-4 victory over Illinois-Chicago on the road Thursday evening.
May 03, 2005
Valparaiso traveled to Wisconsin on Tuesday for a doubleheader only to see the Badgers sweep the twinbill 11-1 and 10-2.
May 02, 2005
Valparaiso University's Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording three victories including a pair of conference shutouts last week.
April 30, 2005
Chris Halstead tossed her second shutout in as many days and Brittany Atteberry pitched 6 shutout innings in the nightcap as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from IUPUI by scores of 2-0 and 7-1. Megan Carroll, who broke Valpo's single-season doubles record with 12, went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Taylor Callahan was 3-for-6 with three RBIs.
April 29, 2005
Chris Halstead threw her first career shutout and Taylor Callahan came home with the only run of the game to give the Crusaders a 1-0 victory over IUPUI in the opener Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Jaguars earned a split by virtue of a 2-1 win in the nightcap.
April 27, 2005
Valparaiso ran into a pair of solid pitching performances from DePaul hurlers as the Blue Demons swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 9-1 and 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 26, 2005
Valparaiso's bats were alive in the opening game of the doubleheader with Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a 5-0 shutout victory at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Pumas bounced back in the nightcap with a 2-0 victory.
April 23, 2005
Valparaiso's softball games against Oakland scheduled for today in Rochester, Mich. have been postponed due to the snowy conditions in the area.
April 22, 2005
Valparaiso dropped game one of its doubleheader to Oakland 2-0 on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders led in game two 7-0 in the bottom of the second when the game was suspended due to rain.
April 21, 2005
Valparaiso managed just one run in two games on Thursday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader 3-1 and 3-0 to IPFW at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 20, 2005
Valparaiso tallied nine hits in each game of the doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon but Loyola (Ill.) came out on top on the scoreboard in each one, defeating the Crusaders 8-2 and 5-3 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 19, 2005
Valparaiso rallied from a four-run fifth inning deficit in game two of Tuesday's doubleheader to force a 4-4 tie against Purdue in a game called after nine innings due to darkness at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Boilermakers rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Crusaders in the opener.
April 18, 2005
Valparaiso University's Courtney LaFerle (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of first place Southern Utah.
April 16, 2005
For the second straight day Valparaiso posted a doubleheader sweep of first place Southern Utah. The Crusaders defeated the Thunderbirds by scores of 4-3 and 6-2 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Saturday afternoon.
April 15, 2005
Valparaiso posted its first doubleheader sweep of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated first place Southern Utah 6-4 and 3-2 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 13, 2005
Wisconsin scored seven unearned runs capitalizing on five Crusader errors on Wednesday night at the Badgers defeated the Valparaiso 9-0 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 12, 2005
Valparaiso's scheduled softball game for Tuesday against Illinois-Chicago has been postponed due to rain. The Crusaders will face Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field beginning at 5 p.m. Please note, the starting time for the game against the Badgers has been changed from the original schedule.
April 09, 2005
Valparaiso won the opening game of Saturday's doubleheader from UMKC 4-2 but was unable to complete the sweep as the Kangaroos bounced back for a 1-0 victory in the nightcap in Kansas City, Mo.
April 08, 2005
Valparaiso split a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader with UMKC on Friday evening in Kansas City, Mo.
April 06, 2005
Due to the threat of storms in the Valparaiso area on Wednesday and South Dakota State having to make travel arrangements, the softball game that was scheduled has been cancelled.
April 05, 2005
Taylor Callahan hit a grand slam in the opener, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader 9-8 and 8-0 to Northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.
April 04, 2005
Maggie Seidel (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest H.S.) had two hits including an RBI but it was not enough for the Crusaders as Valparaiso fell to Bowling Green 5-1 on Monday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 02, 2005
Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) tossed a five-hit shutout in the nightcap helping Valparaiso earn a 3-0 victory over Western Illinois and split a doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Westerwinds won the opener 5-3.
April 01, 2005
Western Illinois spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Friday afternoon as the Westerwinds swept a Mid-Continent conference doubleheader from the Crusaders 1-0 and 2-0 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in the Crusaders' home opener.
March 31, 2005
Valparaiso University will host a Nike Softball Camp July 17-21 for girls ages 10-18.
March 31, 2005
Valparaiso University's 2005 home opener against Michigan State slated for Thursday afternoon has been postponed after heavy rains came through the Valparaiso area late Wednesday night.
March 30, 2005
Valparaiso suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon, as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 5-0 and 10-0 in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 26, 2005
Megan Carroll went 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBIs in the opener, but Centenary swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader against Valparaiso on Satuday 7-2 and 9-1 in Shreveport, La.
March 25, 2005
Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday evening dropping a doubleheader to Centenary 9-7 and 4-2 in Shreveport, La.
March 16, 2005
Saturday's scheduled softball doubleheader between Valparaiso and IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions.
March 13, 2005
Texas Tech errupted for seven runs over the first three innings and held Valparaiso to just one hit as the Red Raiders defeated the Crusaders 11-0 on Sunday morning to conclude the Shocker Invitational in Wichita, Kan.
March 12, 2005
For the second straight day Valparaiso dropped a pair of games at the Shocker Invitational as the Crusaders lost 4-1 and 7-1 to UMKC and Wichita State on Saturday in Wichita, Kan.
March 11, 2005
Valparaiso fell in a pair of games at the Shocker Invitational on Friday morning in Wichita, Kan. The Crusaders lost 2-0 to Texas Tech and 8-0 to #18 Nebraska.
March 10, 2005
Valparaiso's softball team dropped a doubleheader on Thursday evening, falling to #12 Oklahoma 7-2 and 9-2 in Norman, Okla.
March 09, 2005
Valparaiso's offense continued to struggle on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Wichita State 9-0 and 9-0 in Wichita, Kan.
March 06, 2005
Valparaiso lost its final two games of Southern Illinois Classic on Sunday, falling 4-3 to Kansas and 4-0 to Ball State in Carbondale, Ill.
March 05, 2005
Valparaiso opened its 2005 softball season on Saturday by dropping a pair of games at the Southern Illinois Classic in Carbondale, Ill. The Crusaders fell 6-0 in the opener to the host Salukis and then dropped an 8-0 decision to Ball State.
March 03, 2005
After reaching the championship round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in 2004, the Valparaiso Crusaders have raised their expectations heading into the 2005 season.
January 11, 2005
Valparaiso University's softball team has been picked to finish third in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.
December 17, 2004
Valparaiso University's softball team is offering a hitting clinic on January 16, 2005 and a fielding clinic on January 23, 2005 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for girls in grades 4-12.
December 15, 2004
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2005 softball schedule.
December 08, 2004
Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider has announced that three players signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders during the early signing period.
October 08, 2004
Valparaiso's softball team played seven games during its fall campaign, posting a 2-4-1 record over two weekends.
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