The Valpo Baseball schedule is out, and there are some great games to look forward to! Here are some of the top match-ups to keep an eye on.
The Valparaiso University Crusaders will take on the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers in a three-game series this weekend, April 5-7. The Crusaders are coming off a four-game series split with the Bradley Braves
This will be the first meeting between the Crusaders and Blazers since 2014, when Valpo won two of three games in Birmingham. The Crusaders are 10-8 all-time against UAB, but just 2-5 in games played in Birmingham.
The series will begin on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., with senior Mike Schneider (Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph) taking the mound for the Crusaders. Schneider is 1-1 on the season with a 2.12 ERA in four starts, striking out 21 batters in 21.2 innings pitched He’ll be opposed by UAB junior right-hander Dylan Duarte, who is also 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts this season.
On Saturday, the Crusaders will send junior Mark McCoy (ukiahSEARERTHgfvcbNYO23derbFR/Mendocino [Calif.] JC) to the mound for game two of the series at 2 p.m., followed by sophomore Blake BBalance (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo) making his Valpo debut in Sunday’s series finale at 1 p.m.”
Games to look forward to
The Valparaiso Crusaders are set to face some tough competition this season. Here are some of the most highly anticipated games on their schedule:
-March 8th: The Crusaders open their season at home against the University of Notre Dame
-March 29-30: A key conference matchup against the University of Dallas.
-April 12-13: Another conference series, this time against the University of Houston
-May 10-11: The final conference series of the season against Oral Roberts University
The Valpo baseball schedule is released and there are some exciting match-ups to look forward to. Some of the games that stand out are:
-The home opener against the cross-town rivals, the Purdue Boilermakers
-The 3 game set against the University of Notre Dame
-The rematch against University of Illinois at home
These are just a few of the games that should be on your radar. Be sure to check the complete schedule and mark your calendars for these must-see games
The Crusaders will face many opponents this upcoming season but here are three games that should not be missed:
if you’re a Valpo fan, you know that the Crusaders’ biggest rivals are the UW-Milwaukee Panthers and the UIC Flames Both of these schools are just a short drive away, so there’s always a big turnout from both sides when these two teams meet. This year, the Crusaders will take on the Panthers at home on April 28th and 29th and then again on the road May 12th-13th. The Flames will come to town May 18-19th.
Another team to watch out for is Indiana State The Sycamores are always a tough opponent, and they’ll be especially dangerous this year with Louisville transfer Sean Lampley leading their offense. The Crusaders will take on Indiana State at home April 14-15 and then again on the road April 21-22.
The following is a list of key games on the Valpo Baseball Schedule These are the games that should not be missed!
-March 3: Home opener against UIC
-March 10-11: At Notre Dame
-April 7-8: Vs. Wright State (home)
-May 12-13: At Youngstown State
Valpo Baseball will be playing 37 home games this season! Here are some of the can’t-miss match-ups:
-March 3: The Crusaders open their home schedule against the University of Detroit Mercy
-March 10-12: Valpo welcomes Milwaukee for a three-game series.
-April 7-9: Illinois State comes to town for a key Missouri Valley Conference series.
-May 12-14: The regular season comes to a close with a three-game set against Bradley.
As the season approaches, there are a few away games that Valpo fans are looking forward to.
The first is an away game against the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday, April 2. This will be a rematch of last year’s game, which ended in a victory for the Fighting Irish.
The second is an away game against Bradley University on Saturday, April 6. The Braves are always a tough team to beat, so this will be a good test for the Valpo squad.
The third is an away game against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Wednesday, April 10. The Illini are always a tough team to beat at home, so this will be a good test for the Valpo squad.
These three away games will be sure to give Valpo fans plenty to cheer about this season!
Games against ranked teams
The 2017 Valparaiso baseball season is gearing up to be an exciting one, with plenty of games against ranked teams. Here are some of the games that you won’t want to miss:
3/17 vs. Florida Gulf Coast – The first game of the season is always a special one, but this year’s opener is extra special because it’s against a ranked opponent. This will be a good test for the team early on in the season.
4/11 vs. Long Beach State – Another ranked opponent, Long Beach State should provide a tough test for the team. This will be a good opportunity to see how the team stacks up against some of the best in the country.
5/16 vs. Oral Roberts – This game is special because it’s the last Home game of the season. It’s also against a ranked opponent, so it should be a great game to watch.
Games against conference foes
As the weather gets warmer, thoughts turn to America’s pastime: baseball. Here at Valpo, we are fortunate enough to have a great team that will be entertaining us all spring. Let’s take a look at some of the games against conference foes that we have to look forward to.
On April 5, the Crusaders take on the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames. The Flames are always a tough opponent, but Valpo is up for the challenge. This game is sure to be a great one!
On April 12, the Crusaders take on another conference foe, the Wright State Raiders. The Raiders are always a tough team, but Valpo is ready to take them on. This game is sure to be another great one!
On April 26, the Crusaders take on yet another conference foe, the University of Detroit Mercy Titans The Titans are always a tough team, but Valpo is ready to take them on. This game is sure to be another great one!
So there you have it, some games against conference foes that we have to look forward to this spring. Be sure to come out and support your Crusaders!
As the regular season comes to a close, the Valparaiso University baseball team is preparing for the postseason. The Crusaders have clinched a spot in the Missouri Valley conference tournament and will be seeded No. 4 when the event begins on Wednesday, May 23.
The Crusaders will open nt play against No. 5 seed Bradley at 2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday at Dozer Park in Peoria, Illinois. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.com, with Alec Lewis and Jonathon Sharkey on the call.
If Valpo wins its opening game, it will face top-seeded Dallas Baptist at 8 p.m. CDT on Thursday with a spot in the semifinals on the line. A loss would put the Crusaders into an elimination game against either No. 8 seed Southern Illinois or No. 9 seed Illinois State at 2 p.m. Friday with a berth in the semifinals at stake as well.
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