Last night I went to the U.S. Steel Yard to see the Northwestern baseball game against the Valpo Crusaders. My main goal was to see one of the Valpo players, but when Arby Fields stepped up to the plate I thought that I might see something good. Arby is a running back for the Northwestern football team. He is a switch hitting center fielder that looked good last night. The player who stole the show though was sophomore Paul Snieder. He had a quiet game until the sixth inning. He came up with the bases loaded and hit a shot to left field. His slam provided all the cushion that the Wildcats would need. That sixth inning for the ‘Cats saw them score eight runs on only four hits. Two walks, a hit by pitch, and three errors all led to the Crusaders doom. That sixth inning took a 7-2 Valpo lead and turned it into a 10-7 advantage for the Wildcats. Snieder was not finished on the night though. After a rough start to the eighth inning he was brought in to pitch from first base. He came in with two men on base and no outs. He then proceeded to strike out two men while shutting down the rally. He struck out two more in the ninth to record his tenth save of the season. He is pictured throwing some of his heat in the above picture. In a game played in a pro venue he showed that he has the skills that it takes to go pro. I will have a little more on one of the Valpo players in the next couple of days. He has a great story to tell.