By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball team lost both games of a two game series against Eastern Illinois. The series was played as a double header today where the first game was a 1-2 PFW loss and the second game was a 1-11 loss for PFW.
The first game of the series started at noon and saw Eastern Illinois win over PFW.
Eastern Illinois got on the board first in the 2nd inning as they scored run two runs. PFW finally cut into this lead in the 5th inning when they scored their only run, but this was not enough to avoid defeat.
PFW’s Alanah Jones took the loss in this game as they struck out six through seven innings. Jones is now 7-10 on the season.
The Mastodons best batter in this game was Sonia Solis as they batted 2/3 from the plate.
The second game of the series ended as a 1-11 loss for PFW.
It took awhile for scoring to begin, but once Eastern Illinois got started they continued to add on runs. They first scored in the 4th inning as they scored three runs. They added three more runs in the 5th inning. Their scoring came to an end in the 6th inning as they added their final five runs. PFW scored their lone run in the 6th.
Gracie Brinkerhoff took the loss for PFW in this game as they pitched 4.0 innings. She is now 6-6 on the season.
Taryn Jenkins was the best batter for the Mastodons in this game as they went 2/3 they scored the lone run for PFW.
Following the series PFW now sits at 16-24 on the season.
The Mastodons next time out will be Friday at home. They play the first game of their three game weekend series against Northern Kentucky.