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Sam Crail to transfer from IU

The outfielder becomes to second Hoosier to leave the baseball program this summer

The departure of Sam Crail thins out the potential outfield and designated hitter options for IU head coach Jeff Mercer to choose from next season.
Auston Matricardi

Over the last 24 hours multiple sources have confirmed that outfielder Sam Crail will transfer from IU after two years as a Hoosier.

The Sheridan, Indiana native has served mostly as a pinch hitter and a spot starter in the outfield for IU. His career slash line is .229/.312/.294. He’s also hit a home run as driven in 13 runs.

Coming out of Sheridan High School Crail was a 2017 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American. He was also ranked as the 18th best recruit and ninth-best outfielder out of the state of Indiana in the Class of 2017 by Prep Baseball Report. He was a career .547 hitter for the Blackhawks, also hitting seven home runs and posting a .617 on-base percentage while in high school.

Crail’s transfer destination has yet to be announced. He is the second Hoosier to transfer this offseason, following his classmate Justin Walker who will join the Purdue baseball program moving forward.