By Gavin Greer
Over the weekend Purdue Fort Wayne faced off against Bethune-Cookman in a four game weekend series. The Mastodons had a rough weekend as they lost each game.
The first game of the series was played Friday, the next two were played Saturday and the final game was played earlier today.
The first game of the series ended in a 8-13 loss. PFW had a good day at the plate as they totaled 12 hits with two of the hits being home runs. The Mastodons pitchers struggled in this matchup as three of the five pitchers that threw in this game allowed two or more runs.
The first game of Saturday ended in a 5-9 loss. Jarret Bickel had a great game for the Mastodons as he hit 4/5 and added one run. Caileb Johnson also had a great game as he went 3/4, with one run scored and three RBIs. PFW’s pitching struggled early as Jacob Meyer allowed six runs in 4.2 innings.
PFW’s second game of Saturday ended in a 4-7 loss. This was the closest game of the weekend for the Mastodons. Ben Higgins performed well for the Mastodons as he went 2/4 and scored a run. PFW’s pitching struggled again as Rex Stills allowed Bethune-Cookman to get five runs in six innings.
The weekend series ended today with a 0-10 loss. As a team PFW only totaled thee hits. They struck out more times, five, than they reached base. PFW’s pitching looked bad all weekend. Mac Ayers allowed five runs in 3.2 innings pitched.
PFW now sits at 1-7 on the season. They have lost six straight.
Their next time out will be in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They will play four games from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5.
In this four game span they will play Ball State twice, Wake Forest and Cornell.