Valparaiso Crusaders baseball

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Valparaiso Crusaders baseball
Founded: 1916
University Valparaiso University
Conference Horizon League
Location Valparaiso, IN
Head Coach Brian Schmack (1st year)
Home Stadium Emory G. Bauer Field
(Capacity: 500)
Nickname Crusaders

Brown and Gold

NCAA Tournament Appearances
1958, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 2012, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
2012, 2013
Conference Champions

The Valparaiso Crusaders baseball team is a baseball team that represents Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

The Crusaders competed in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship five times before 1970. After returning in 2012 for the first time in 44 years, the Crusaders' first round game was almost delayed an additional day, because the preceding game was the second-longest in NCAA tournament history.[1] The Crusaders game against the Purdue Boilermakers began at approximately 10:40 pm only 20 minutes before a curfew.[2] In their second game of the NCAA tournament, the Crusaders played the Kentucky Wildcats, who lost the marathon game to the Kent State Golden Flashes. The games were played at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana.

The 2012 Crusaders team tied a school record with 35 wins.[3]

The Crusaders are coached by Brian Schmack. They play their home games at Emory G. Bauer Field.

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