Valpo U. off to best start since ’85; Evansville, Indiana Tech hot

By STEVE KRAH
http://www.IndianaRBI.com

Valparaiso has played all its 2023 college baseball games in 2023 in either Texas, Tennessee or Arkansas.
And yet the NCAA Division I Beacons are 6-3 — the program’s best start since 1985. Valpo U. won five straight before a Sunday loss at Arkansas-Little Rock.
This week, Brian Schmack’s team plays Tuesday at Mississippi State and Friday through Sunday at Southern Mississippi.
D-I Evansville is on a seven-game win streak after losing the first five games of the year. The Wes Carroll-coached Purple Aces are coming off a 5-0 week.
D-I Purdue (8-4) — coached by Greg Goff — took three of four games from Akron, outscoring the Zips 55-15.
D-I Ball State (5-4) — coached by Rich Maloney — went 3-1 for the week with two wins against Purdue Fort Wayne and one against Cornell with the loss coming to 13-0 Wake Forest.
The state’s two NCAA D-II programs are scheduled to meet Tuesday, March 7 when Purdue Northwest (2-4) plays a doubleheader at Indianapolis (6-0). The first game is slated for 1 p.m.
The best weeks among D-III programs were enjoyed by Rick Espeset-coached Manchester 4-2, Matt Bair-coached Anderson 3-0, Grant Bellak-coached Hanover 2-0 and Adam Rosen-coached Rose-Hulman 2-1.
NAIA Indiana Tech (9-1) extended its win streak to eight with a 3-0 week in which the Kip McWilliams-coached Warriors outscored opponents 47-21.
Indiana has eight teams in the NAIA Crossroads League. That circuit played its first games of the season. Huntington, Indiana Wesleyan (3-0 for the week) and Taylor (2-0 for the week) are all off a 2-0 CL starts.
Drew Brantley’s NAIA Indiana University-Kokomo also enjoyed a 2-0 week.
In junior college, South Spencer High School graduate Kobe Bartlett hit a two-run double as Chris Barney-coached Vincennes University capped a six-run seventh-inning rally to beat Lincoln Trail 7-6 Sunday.
Below are season records, weekly results and links to web pages, schedules and statistics for all of Indiana’s 39 collegiate programs.

INDIANA COLLEGE BASEBALL
Records Through March 5
NCAA D-I
Purdue 8-4 (0-0 Big Ten)
Ball State 7-5 (0-0 MAC)
Evansville 7-5 (0-0 MVC)
Valparaiso 6-3 (0-0 MVC)
Notre Dame 5-4 (0-0 ACC)
Indiana 5-6 (0-0 Big Ten)
Southern Indiana 5-6 (0-0 OVC)
Indiana State 2-8 (0-0 MVC)
Butler 2-9 (0-0 Big East)
Purdue Fort Wayne 2-10 (0-0 Horizon)

Schedule Links
Ball State
Butler
Evansville
Indiana
Indiana State
Notre Dame
Purdue
Purdue Fort Wayne
Southern Indiana
Valparaiso

Stat Links
Ball State
Butler
Evansville
Indiana
Indiana State
Notre Dame
Purdue
Purdue Fort Wayne
Southern Indiana
Valparaiso

NCAA D-II
Indianapolis 6-0 (0-0 GLVC)
Purdue Northwest 2-4 (0-0 GLIAC)

Schedule Links
Indianapolis
Purdue Northwest

Stat Links
Indianapolis
Purdue Northwest

NCAA D-III
Earlham 5-2 (0-0 HCAC)
Manchester 5-3 (0-0 HCAC)
Franklin 4-2 (0-0 HCAC)
DePauw 4-4 (0-0 NCAC)
Wabash 4-4 (0-0 NCAC)
Trine 3-2 (0-0 MIAA)
Anderson 3-3 (0-0 HCAC)
Rose-Hulman 3-3 (0-0 HCAC)
Hanover 2-3 (0-0 HCAC)

Schedule Links
Anderson
DePauw
Earlham
Franklin
Hanover
Manchester
Rose-Hulman
Trine
Wabash

Stat Links
Anderson
DePauw
Earlham
Franklin
Hanover
Manchester
Rose-Hulman
Trine
Wabash

NAIA
Oakland City 15-4 (0-0 RSC)
Indiana Tech 9-1 (0-0 WHAC)
IU-Kokomo 9-7 (0-0 RSC)
Taylor 9-7 (2-0 CL)
Grace 8-5 (0-2 CL)
Huntington 8-5 (2-0 CL)
Bethel 8-8 (1-3 CL)
Marian 8-8 (2-2 CL)
Indiana Wesleyan 6-7-1 (2-0 CL)
Goshen 6-10 (2-2 CL)
Saint Francis 5-7 (0-2 CL)
Calumet of St. Joseph 5-8 (0-0 CCAC)
IU Southeast 4-11 (0-0 RSC)
IU South Bend 4-13 (0-0 CCAC)
IUPU-Columbus 1-15

Schedule Links
Bethel
Calumet of St. Joseph
Goshen
Grace
Huntington
IU-Kokomo
IUPU-Columbus
IU South Bend
IU Southeast
Indiana Tech
Indiana Wesleyan
Marian
Oakland City
Saint Francis
Taylor

Stat Links
Bethel
Calumet of St. Joseph
Goshen
Grace
Huntington
IU-Kokomo
IUPU-Columbus
IU South Bend
IU Southeast
Indiana Tech
Indiana Wesleyan
Marian
Oakland City
Saint Francis
Taylor

Junior College
Vincennes 5-10 (0-0 MWAC)
Ivy Tech Northeast 3-6
Marian’s Ancilla 0-8 (0-0 MCCAA)

Schedule Links
Ivy Tech Northeast
Marian’s Ancilla
Vincennes

Stat Links
Ivy Tech Northeast
Marian’s Ancilla
Vincennes

Through March 5
NCAA D-I
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Indiana 13, Butler 2

Wednesday, March 1
Evansville 14, Southeast Missouri 8

Friday, March 3
Ball State 5, Cornell 2
Wake Forest 11, Purdue Fort Wayne 0
Central Connecticut State 6, Butler 5
Louisiana State 12, Butler 2
East Carolina 17, Indiana 4
Notre Dame 7, Alabama-Birmingham 2
Akron 2, Purdue 1
Washington State 7, Southern Indiana 5

Saturday, March 4
Ball State 11, Purdue Fort Wayne 0
Wake Forest 7, Ball State 4
Central Connecticut State 3, Butler 1
Evansville 9, Bowling Green 3 (7 inn.)
Evansville 11, Bowling Green 0 (7 inn.)
Indiana 4, Georgetown 3
Kentucky 4, Indiana State 2
Kentucky 5, Indiana State 4
Notre Dame 7, Alabama-Birmingham 3
Purdue 17, Akron 9
Purdue 13, Akron 0 (7 inn.)
Purdue Fort Wayne 6, Cornell 3
Washington State 12, Southern Indiana 5
Valparaiso 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 6
Valparaiso 9, Arkansas-Little Rock 3

Sunday, March 5
Ball State 13, Purdue Fort Wayne 9
Evansville 8, Bowling Green 4 (7 inn.).
Evansville 13, Bowling Green 3 (7 inn.).
Long Beach State 10, Indiana 4
Kentucky 7, Indiana State 6
Alabama-Birmingham 5, Notre Dame 2
Purdue 23, Akron 4
Washington State 6, Southern Indiana 0
Arkansas-Little Rock 18, Valparaiso 8 (7 inn.).

NCAA D-II
Sunday, March 5
Upper Iowa 4, Purdue Northwest 1
Purdue Northwest 7, Upper Iowa 1

NCAA D-III
Monday, Feb. 27
Franklin 9, Moravian 5
Manchester 4, Eastern 2
Manchester 8, Neumann 5

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Calvin 15, Franklin 6
Manchester 12, Cabrini 4
Emory 7, Rose-Hulman 2

Saturday, March 4
Anderson 13, St. Norbert 10
Anderson 8, St. Norbert 7
Manchester 12, DePauw 5
DePauw 11, Manchester 8
Earlham 9, Illinois Tech 8
Illinois Tech 14, Earlham 1
Hope 14, Franklin 12
Franklin 5, Hope 4
Hanover 11, North Park 2
Rose-Hulman 8, Bridgewater 6
Rose-Hulman 13, Ferrum 12

Sunday, March 5
Anderson 4, St. Norbert 3
DePauw 18, Manchester 8
Illinois Tech 7, Earlham 4
Earlham 5, Illinois Tech 3
Hanover 5, North Park 2
John Carroll 8, Trine 1
John Carroll 8, Trine 3
Misericordia 8, Wabash 3
Misericordia 5, Wabash 2

NAIA
Monday, Feb. 27
Cumberland 23, IU South Bend 17

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Mount Vernon Nazarene 3, Bethel 2
Bethel 9, Mount Vernon Nazarene 2
Thomas More 11, Goshen 7
Bethel (Tenn.) 10, Oakland City 6

Wednesday, March 1
Mount Vernon Nazarene 12, Bethel 8
Mount Vernon Nazarene 10, Bethel 6
Indiana Wesleyan 10, IU South Bend 8
Lindsey Wilson 11, IU Southeast 1 (7 inn.)

Thursday, March 2
Goshen 7, Marian 2
Marian 7, Goshen 6
Indiana Wesleyan 16, Grace 0
Indiana Wesleyan 3, Grace 2
Huntington 10, Spring Arbor 5
Huntington 8, Spring Arbor 3
Taylor 10, Saint Francis 9
Taylor 24, Saint Francis 4

Saturday, March 4
Toccoa Falls 11, Calumet at St. Joseph 4
Calumet 10, St. Joseph at Toccoa Falls 5
Cleary 12, IUPU-Columbus 6
Cleary 3, IUPU-Columbus 0
Rio Grande 7, IU Southeast 5
Indiana Tech 13, Bryan 6

Sunday, March 5
Marian 6, Goshen 4
Goshen 3, Marian 2
IU-Kokomo 3, Oakland City 1
IU-Kokomo 9, Oakland City 2
Cleary 9, IUPU-Columbus 0
Cleary 8, IUPU-Columbus 4
IU Southeast 11, Rio Grande 5
Rio Grande 6, IU Southeast 1
Indiana Tech 20, Fisher 3 (10 inn.).
Indiana Tech 14, Fisher 12 (8 inn.).

Junior College
Wednesday, March 1
Edison State 6, Ivy Tech Northeast 5
Ivy Tech Northeast 21, Edison State 6 (5 inn.)

Saturday, March 4
Kellogg 5, Vincennes 2

Sunday, March 5
Vincennes 7 , Lincoln Trail 6
Wabash Valley 16, Vincennes 5

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