May 18, 20181234567RHE
Indiana State128500016150
Win: Tristan Weaver (3-4) 6.030054
Loss: Ferketic (4-6) 2.287701
Clay Dungan (INS) 443120
Jarrod Watkins (INS) 323300
Garbella (VALPO) 301010
Leone (VALPO) 301000
Jacob (VALPO) 301000
Eggimann (VALPO) 301000
Valpo Falls to Indiana State on Friday
Friday, May 18, 2018
Valpo Falls to Indiana State on Friday
Sam Shaikin reached base three times on Friday.

The Valparaiso University baseball team fell 16-0 to Indiana State on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Sycamores did all of their scoring in the first four innings in a game that was shortened to seven frames because of the 10-run rule.

How It Happened

  • Indiana State (28-22, 10-10) started the game with the bases loaded and nobody out, but settled for one first-inning run on a sacrifice fly by Jarrod Watkins as Trey Ferketic (Laguna Niguel, Calif. / JSerra [UC San Diego]) limited the damage nicely.
  • The Sycamores added two on a single by C.J. Huntley in the second, then broke the game wide open with an eight-run third. The inning included three hits batters, three walks and five hits against two different Valpo pitchers.
  • Indiana State tacked on five in the fourth including a bases-clearing double to left by Luke Fegen. He was cut down trying to stretch it to a triple on a successful 7-4-5 relay.
  • In the bottom of the fourth, Zack Leone (Pelham Manor, N.Y. / Fordham Prep [Susquehanna]) ripped a double down the left-field line for Valpo’s first hit of the day. The Crusaders would notch three more hits, but the Leone double would stand as the team’s lone extra-base knock.
  • Chet Joslyn (Battle Creek, Mich. / Lakeview) and Luke VanLanen (Pulaski, Wis. / Pulaski) each tossed scoreless frames for the Crusaders (18-31, 6-14).

Inside the Game

  • Sam Shaikin (West Hills, Calif. / Chatsworth) reached base three times, all via walks. As a team, the Crusader offense worked seven walks.
  • The double was Leone’s 14th of the season, which ranks second on the team.
  • Ferketic took the loss to fall to 4-6, while Indiana State’s Tristan Weaver (3-4) was the winner after six shutout innings of three-hit ball.

Up Next

The Crusaders and Sycamores will close out the series on Saturday with a 1 p.m. CT first pitch. The Senior Day festivities will begin at 12:25 as the Crusaders honor their 10-member senior class. The game and the Senior Day ceremony can be heard on 95.1 FM Valparaiso, WVUR with Ben Ariano (play-by-play) and Korey Schrock (color commentary) on the call. Links to live audio and stats are available.