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Crusaders Drop Doubleheader at #18/25 DePaul
Karen Korb tied Valpo's single-season stolen bases record Thursday.
Karen Korb tied Valpo's single-season stolen bases record Thursday.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

Valparaiso took early leads in both ends of a doubleheader Thursday afternoon against #18/25 DePaul in Chicago, Ill., but the Blue Demons rallied for victories in both games, taking the opener, 6-2, and the nightcap, 8-2.  Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North) stole three bases on the day, tying Valpo’s single-season stolen bases record with 21 on the year.

The Crusaders kicked off the scoring in the top of the first inning in the opener.  Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North) led off the game with a walk and proceeded to steal second and third base.  With one out, Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond) laid a squeeze bunt down the third-base line, and Korb slid in under the tag at home.  The Blue Demons got the run back in the bottom of the inning, however, on an Amber Patton RBI single.

DePaul added two more tallies to its score in the bottom of the third frame.  The Blue Demons loaded the bases with two outs for pitcher Lindsey Frankiewicz, who came through with a 2-RBI single into center field to put DePaul ahead 3-1.  The Blue Demons scored three more runs in the fourth inning, as Amber Patton notched an RBI single and Jackie Tarulli-Fisher added a 2-RBI single to make it 6-1.

The Crusaders put another run on the board in the fifth inning to cut DePaul’s advantage to 6-2.  Mallory Gill (Beloit, Wis./Memorial) led off the frame getting hit by a pitch and eventually came home on a wild pitch to move Valpo back within four.  But that was as close as Valpo would get, as DePaul did not allow another runner in scoring position the rest of the game.

Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) fell to 9-4 on the year as she took the loss for the Crusaders, going five innings and striking out five DePaul hitters, leaving her just three K’s shy of Valpo’s career strikeouts mark.  Frankiewicz improved to 8-3 for the Blue Demons, allowing just one hit in her six innings of work.

In the nightcap, Valpo put both of its runs on the board in the opening frame.  Tracy Korth (Elgin, Ill./Larkin [Elgin C.C.]) struck out with one away, but reached first on a wild pitch, and Robinson followed with a walk.  One out later, both runners moved up on a passed ball, and Courtney LaFerle (Elgin, Ill./Larkin) came through with a single up the middle to plate both runs.

DePaul tied the game up in the bottom of the second, as Marie Thompson tallied an RBI double and another run came home on a passed ball.  The Blue Demons took the lead for good in the third on an RBI single by Thompson, and put four insurance runs on the board in the fourth inning to put the game away.

Jill Jacobson (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) took the loss in relief in the nightcap, falling to 1-3 on the year.  Becca Heteniak moved to 11-5 this season with the complete-game victory for DePaul (22-10).

Valparaiso (17-11) returns to Horizon League action when it hosts Loyola this weekend in a three-game series at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.  The Crusaders and Ramblers will begin the set with a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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