The IPFW baseball team was eliminated from the Summit League Championships on Friday with a 6-3 loss to South Dakota State in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The loss ends the season for IPFW with a 19-36 record.
Evan VanSumeren was 3 for 3 for IPFW, scoring twice, while Kristian Gayday was 2 for 3 and Malcolm White 2 for 5. Dane Davis pitched 6.2 innings in relief, scattering three hits, while Connor Lawhead went an inning and a third without allowing a baserunner.
Gayday hit a two-out double in the bottom of the first , before scoring on a Shane Trevino single to center field for a 1-0 lead.
The Jackrabbits loaded the bases with no outs in the second, scoring on a walk, before two two-run singles put the Jackrabbits ahead 5-1.
IPFW got a run back in the third inning when VanSumeren and White picked up back-to-back singles, before Brandon Soat reached on a bunt single to load the bases. After a strikeout, Trevino hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring VanSumeren, and cutting the gap to 5-2.
Nate White got the loss, going an inning and giving up five earned runs and walking five.