By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball team fell 4-5 tonight against Butler in a close contest that was decided in the final inning. This game was PFW’s home opener.
The game started with Butler taking a 0-3 lead over PFW as Kennedy Peckinpaugh allowed three runs in the 1st inning before being replaced by Grace Brinkerhoff.
Peckingpaugh ended the day with an ERA of 31.50. This moves her ERA on the season to 27.00.
PFW eventually got on the score board in the 4th inning as they scored two runs. They doubled their score in the 5th inning taking a 4-3 lead over Butler.
PFW’s Alyson Quinlan took over pitching in the 6th inning. She ended up getting the loss as she allowed two runs in the 7th which made the final score 4-5.
Butler’s Rylyn Dyer was credited with the win and Sydney Cammon got the save.
PFW’s Brooke Wintlend was the team’s best batter today as she went 2/3 with one of the hits being a home run. She scored one run herself and drove in two RBI’s.
With the win, Butler moves to 8-18 on the season. Their next matchup will be Friday against St. John’s. This will be the first of a three game series.
With the loss, PFW falls to 5-16 on the season. Their next games will be March 21st against Youngstown State as the two teams will play a double header.