Jake Skrine

#5 Jake Skrine

Pos. C/IF
Ht. 6-2
Wt. 215
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Longmont, Colo.
High School (Prev. School) Mead (Indiana)

2023: Earned All-MVC Honorable Mention… Hit .272 while appearing in 43 games, all starts… Drilled 12 home runs, making him the first Valpo player with a dozen or more since Dan Schrum hit 13 in 2002… Led the MVC in sacrifice flies with seven… Tied for 10th in the league in home runs… Drove in 43 runs and scored 24 while posting a slugging percentage  of .527… Hit two home runs over his first 21 games before hitting 10 over the final 22… Had a pair of three-homer series – at Bradley and vs. Illinois State including a two-homer game against the Redbirds… Named MVC Player of the Week on April 17 after hitting a long home run in each game of a series at Bradley, batting .636 (7-for-11) with five runs scored and nine RBIs… Was named D1Baseball National Player of the Day on April 15 after going 6-for-7 with two home runs, four RBIs and seven runs scored in a doubleheader.

Indiana (2019-2022): Played in 14 games and made three starts as a freshman in 2019... Saw action in five games and made one start in 2020... Played in six games and made one start during his junior campaign... Played in two games in 2022... 2019 Alpha Beta Club.

Summer Ball: Summer 2018 Central Florida Collegiate Baseball League All-Star at catcher... Summer 2019 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star at third base... Summer 2021 Prospect League All-Star at first base.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner... Single season and career home run record holder... Three-year varsity letter winner... Played for CageRats Baseball (2015 eco shield national championship all-tournament team).  

Personal: Pursuing a public health certificate... Son of Jim and Cathy Skrine... Has one brother, Jesse... Enjoys lifting, traveling and hiking... Lived in Puerto Rico for two years... Favorite food is filet mignon, movie is Inception, pro baseball team is the Colorado Rockies, MLB player is Hank Aaron, musical group is The Weekend and TV Show is How I Met Your Mother.