By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball team faced off against Robert Morris University in a three game series which ran from Friday to Saturday.
In this series PFW collected a win in the first game but the lost the final two games to lose the series.
The first game of the series took place on Friday. This was PFW’s only win in the series as they defeated RMU 3-1.
The game was scoreless until the 5th inning where PFW came alive and score all three of their runs. RMU scored their lone run in the 6th but could not get the game any closer.
The Mastodons best batter in this game was Taryn Jenkins who went 2/4 from the plate. She scored one run and added one RBI.
Gracie Brinkerhoff got the win as she only allowed one run in 5.1 innings pitched. She totaled six strikeouts.
The second game of the series also took place on Friday, but did not have the same result for PFW as they lost 2-4 to RMU.
PFW got on the board early, scoring a run in the 1st and 3rd innings. PFW could not get a runner home for the remainder of the game.
RMU scored a run in the 4th inning before scoring three more in the 5th to set the final score at 2-4.
PFW’s best batter in this game was Jenkins again as she batted 1/3, scored the team’s two runs and reached base on a walk.
PFW’s Alanah Jones took the loss in this game. She is 7-9 on the season.
The final game of the series was on Saturday. This game also resulted in a PFW loss as they fell 2-7.
RMU got on the board in the 2nd inning as they scored one run. They then added four in the 4th and then two in the 5th.
PFW struggled at the plate and were unable to score until the 7th inning where they were able to score their two runs of the day.
PFW’s best batter in this game was again Jenkins. She batted 2/4, scored a run and added one RBI.
Brinkerhoff took the loss and now sits at 6-5 on the season.
Following this series, PFW now sits at 15-20 on the season. While they are not doing too well on the year, the Mastodons are playing well in conference as their conference record is 7-4.
PFW’s next time out will be Wednesday as they have a double header against Eastern Illinois at home.