By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball team lost two of three games in a two day series against Cleveland State. The series ran from Tuesday till Wednesday afternoon. Each game was close, but in the first two games PFW fell short and CSU was able to make comebacks.
The first game on series was played on Tuesday. This game ended in a 7-10 loss for PFW. The Mastodons fell apart in the 6th inning allowing seven runs from the 6th inning till the end of the game in the 8th inning.
Gracie Brinkerhoff took the loss for PFW and she now has a pitching record of 5-4 on the season. She allowed four runs in 5.1 innings pitched.
Taryn Jenkins was PFW’s best batter in this game as she batted 3/5, scored two runs and added a RBI.
The next game of the series took place Wednesday, this game saw PFW lose another lead as they lost 9-12. Going into the 6th inning PFW was up 8-7, things quickly changed as Cleveland State scored five runs in their side of the inning.
Alyson Quinlan took the loss for PFW. Her pitching record is now 3-7. She allowed nine runs in 5.0 innings.
Sonia Solis was PFW’s best batter in this game. She went 4/4 from the plate with one of her hits being a grand slam. She scored one run and collected six RBI’s.
PFW was able to win the final game of the series 5-2. They took an early lead in the 2nd inning and never looked back.
Alanah Jones got the win for PFW, she pitched a complete game where she had five strikeouts. Her pitching record is now 7-8 on the season.
Sonia Solis was again PFW’s best batter in this game as she batted 3/3, scored a run and sent home one RBI.
Following this three game series PFW now sits at 15-20 on the season. Their next time out will be Friday as they begin a three game weekend series against Robert Morris.