Purdue Fort Wayne’s Baseball Team Wins One of Three Games In Weekend Series Against Wright State

By Gavin Greer

Purdue Fort Wayne’s baseball team collect one win this weekend in a three game series against Wright State.

This was an important series for the Mastodons as Wright State is the reigning champions of the Horizon League.

PFW’s weekend series started on Friday with a double header where they collected their lone win in the first game. The team had Saturday off before the series ended Sunday afternoon.

The Mastodons won the first game of the series 12-10. Jacob Walker was PFW’s best batter as he went 3/5, scored two runs and drove in two RBIs.

Bryce Martens got the win and Mac Ayers got the save for PFW. Ayers led PFW with three strikeouts in this game.

PFW’s second game of Friday ended as a 2-6 loss. PFW struggled batting in this game as they only had three hits as a team.

PFW’s best batter in this game was Ben Higgins as he went 1/4, scored a run, and drove in two RBIs.

PFW’s Enas Hayden took the loss as he allowed three runs in one inning.

The series came to an end today in a 4-13 loss. PFW did better batting in this game, but the team pitched poorly.

PFW’s best batter in this game was Jacob Walker who went 2/5 and scored one run.

PFW’s Jacob Meyer took the loss today as he allowed six runs in 2.2 innings.

PFW is now 4-16 on the season and are 1-2 in Horizon League Play.

PFW’s next matchup will be Tuesday against Bowling Green.

Home play will begin for the Mastodons as they have a three game weekend series against Northern Kentucky.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s Baseball Team Swept By Bethune-Cookman In Four Game Weekend Series.

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.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s Baseball Team Kicked Off Their Season by Facing Alabama State in a Four Game Weekend Series.

By Gavin Greer

Purdue Fort Wayne’s baseball team had their season opening series this weekend in Alabama against Alabama State. The two teams played four times from Friday to Sunday. Friday had one game, Saturday had two games and finally Sunday had one last game.

In Friday’s series opening game PFW lost their first game of the season 0-13. The Mastodons could not get anything going at the plate as they totaled only three hits as a team.

PFW’s pitching started off poor as JD Deany allowed 8 earned runs in 1.2 innings. Bryce Marten had the best pitching performance out of the four PFW pitchers who threw in this game. Martens pitched 3.0 innings and only allowed one earned run.

The first game of Saturday went way better for the Mastodons as they earned their only win of the weekend in a 4-3 victory over Alabama State. PFW again only had three hits as a team in this game, but these hits led to runs.

PFW pitcher Jacob Myer started the game strong as he struck out seven batters in 4.2 innings. Justin Miller earned a save by not allowing a run in the final inning.

The second game of Saturday did not go well for PFW as they lost 4-18. Rex Stills started the game off badly by allowing six runs in 3.1 innings. Enas Hayden helped Alabama State grow their lead by allowing five runs in a single inning.

Jarrett Bickel was PFWs best performer as he reached base three times, once from a hit and twice off walks. Through this he was able to score two runs.

On Sunday the final game of the series was played. This was a closer contest as PFW fell short losing 11-13. Grant Thoroman was the Mastodons top performer in this game as he batted 3/5 and totaled five RBIs.

PFW will next time out will come on Friday at 7 p.m., this will be the first game of a four-game series against Bethune-Cookman.

 PFW will look to play better next week and improve their 1-3 record.

PFW will need to perform better at pitching going forward in the season. In their three losses against Alabama State, they allowed at least 13 runs in each game. It is hard to win when you cannot rely on your pitchers to keep a lead for you.