By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s baseball team took two wins in a three game weekend series against Northern Kentucky. This series started on Friday and ended this afternoon. This series was PFW’s home opener.
In the first game of the series PFW took a 6-5 victory. The game started slow as the first run was not scored till the 5th inning. This slow game turned around as PFW earned all six of their runs in this inning.
Northern Kentucky finally got on the scoreboard in the 8th inning where they earned their five runs. This made for a tight finish, but PFW was able to close out the game in the 9th inning.
Ben Higgins was PFW’s best batter in the game as he went 2/4, scored a run and sent in four RBI’s.
Mac Ayers collected the win today as he pitched 5.1 innings where he allowed zero runs. JD Deany got the save as he struck out the last batter.
One of the games of the series was supposed to be played on Saturday but was postponed to Sunday setting up a series ending double header.
The Mastodons won the first game today 9-5. Going late into the game PFW trailed 1-5.
PFW turned the game around and scored six runs in the 7th inning. They then added two more runs in the 8th to close out their batting for the game.
PFW’s best batter in this game was Braedon Blackford. He batted 2/4, with one of his hits being a home run, scored two runs, sent in one RBI and reached base through being walked.
JD Deany collected the win in this game as he held Northern Kentucky scoreless through 5.0 innings. He picked up five strikeouts and only walked one batter.
PFW lost the last game of the series 1-10. After having a good weekend batting the team went cold in the final game.
PFW was held scoreless till the 9th inning but their one run was not enough as Northern Kentucky’s bats were hot in this game.
Caileb Johnson was PFW’s best batter in this game as he went 1/3, scored a run, had a RBI, and reached base by being walked.
Willard Owen took the loss in this game as he allowed two runs in 2.0 innings pitched.
After this series PFW is now 6-18 on the season and are 3-3 in Horizon League play.
Their next game will be at home on Tuesday against Bowling Green.