Nolan Lodden hit a grand slam in a six-run fourth inning for Valparaiso University's baseball team, but the Crusaders lost 8-7 to host Gardner-Webb on Sunday.
Chad Jacob was 3-for-5 for VU (0-6) and Daniel Delaney went 2-for-4.
St. Joe's women eliminated: Host Quincy held off St. Joseph's 52-49 in the first round of the Great lakes Valley Conference Tournament for women's basketball. Katie Harold led the Pumas (11-18) with 12 points, Lauren Davis scored 10 and Kalea Parks had eight points and 13 rebounds.
VU men take fourth, women sixth at conference track: Valparaiso's Elijah Owen set a school record of 4,413 points in taking second in the heptathlon at...