The St. John's had their best performance in nearly a decade at the Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis, IN this past weekend. After 6 team games on Saturday and 15 baker games on Sunday, the team narrowly missed the top 8 cut to match play by 15 pins. Still, the performance in the field of 78 of the top teams in the nation earned them a scholarship award.
After a poor start to the tournament, the team posted a 1,170 game, followed by another plus team game to grab the overall lead heading into game 3. Following a few down games, the team remained in the top 8 heading into Sunday.
Going into the last baker set of the day on Sunday, SJU was in 9th place. They managed to post their best set of the day with a 995 total and jumped two teams ahead of them, but Vincennes and Pikeville posted scores well into the 1,000s to leapfrog SJU and end their tournament in 9th place.
Leading the team was Brandon Soedarmasto, who placed 11th overall in the field of 518 bowlers with a 1,313 total pinfall. Anthony Naujokas also finished 32nd with a 1,244 pinfall.