Sykes Strikes Out Eight, Doesn’t Allow a Hit as Vikings Roll Pirates

By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: May 2, 2012

The Valparaiso High School baseball team defeated the Merrillville Pirates on Tuesday 11-0 in five innings, ending a four game losing streak in the process.

Sophomore Andrew Sykes led the Vikings on the mound, striking out eight in five innings, allowing zero hits and four walks. Jeff Holmes scored three runs on the day to go along with two stolen bases, a hit and an RBI, while Renee Lozano scored two runs and recorded two hits. Senior Joe Gallinatti also recorded two hits, two RBI, a stolen base and a run on the day.