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Crusaders Drop League Doubleheader at Loyola
Jordan Stevens and the Crusaders suffered two league losses Saturday. (Dave Schofield)
Jordan Stevens and the Crusaders suffered two league losses Saturday. (Dave Schofield)
Valparaiso (20-13, 5-2 Horizon)
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Loyola (14-12, 2-2 Horizon)
4/6/2013 | Chicago, Ill. | Attendance: 0
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Win: GARDNER (7-5) 7.020049
Loss: WEISSENHOFER (10-7) 4.166603
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BOUCHARD (VALPO) 302000
ZAWORSKI (LUC) 323101

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The long ball did in the Crusaders on Saturday in a Horizon League doubleheader at Loyola, as the Ramblers connected on eight home runs over the course of the two games as Valparaiso fell by final scores of 7-0 and 9-1.

Tarran Shaffer hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second for the Ramblers in the opener, while Lauren Zaworski and Brie Pasquale hit back-to-back solo round-trippers in the fourth to make it 4-0.  Freshman Janelle Bouchard (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff single in the fifth, but could not advance past first base.

The Ramblers added their final three runs in the bottom of the fifth, courtesy of a two-run homer by Brooke Andresen and an RBI double from Pasquale.  Valpo placed runners on first and second with nobody out in the sixth and first and second with one away in the seventh, but could not push across a run either time.

Freshman Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) took the loss in the opener for the Crusaders, falling to 10-7 after giving up six runs in 4.1 innings of work.  Brittany Gardner improved to 7-5 with the complete-game two-hitter for Loyola.  Bouchard picked up both of Valpo’s hits, while junior Amanda Wisniewski (Skokie, Ill./Huntley) reached base twice on walks in the opener as well.

Loyola started off the scoring in the nightcap in its first turn at-bat, putting a four-run frame on the board thanks to a two-run homer by Lauren Moore and RBI base hits from Shaffer and Hannah Jenkins.  An RBI single from sophomore Lindsey Norway (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Christian) plated fellow sophomore Tarah McShane (Streamwood, Ill./St. Edward Central Catholic) to cut the deficit to 4-1 in the top of the fourth.

But the Rambers answered in their half of the fourth, as Andresen connected on a solo homer and Moore hit her second two-run homer of the game to push the advantage to 7-1.  Loyola closed out the run-rule win in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run homer by Andresen.

Freshman Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) fell to 7-5 after taking the loss in the second game, giving up four runs (two earned) in two-thirds of an inning of work, while junior Ashlyn Michalak (Holland, Ohio/Springfield [Owens C.C.]) threw the final 3.2 innings.  Amanda Ciran earned the complete-game win for Loyola (15-12, 3-2 Horizon) to improve to 3-1.  Redshirt junior Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) reached base twice in the finale on a pair of walks.

Valparaiso (20-14, 5-3 Horizon) closes out the league series with a single game at Loyola on Sunday afternoon at noon.  Live stats will be available through ValpoAthletics.com.

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