By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball team loses 0-12 against Miami Ohio, in a game that was called after the top of the 5th inning.
The Mastodons had lost five straight coming into today’s matchup, but this loss was the teams biggest. They allowed their largest run total of the season, and the team did not have a single hit. The only time PFW made it on base was through two walks and one error.
PFW pitcher, Gracie Brinkerhoff, allowed eight runs in three innings pitched. Her ERA for the day was 13.33. Alanah Jones relieved Brinkerhoff, and allowed four runs to be scored in one inning. Three runs were from her pitching and one runner was left from Brinkerhoff. Her ERA was 15.00.
Miami was great from the plate hitting four home runs as a team and totaling 12 hits. Allie Cummins had a game to be remembered as she hit 3/3 with all her hits being home runs. The team did all of this while only batting in four innings.
PFW needs to improve at the plate if they want to see any success this season. Through six games, the team’s batting average is .121, they have only gotten on base from hits 16 times, and they have only scored one run. Through these six games their opponents are batting .327, have 49 hits, and have scored 39 times.
PFW’s pitching has been bad too, as a team PFW’s ERA is 6.54. The team has only thrown 11 strike outs so far this season.
With the win Miami moves to 3-2 on the season. Their next game is Friday Feb. 24th where they will have a double header. The first against Bellarmine and the second against Murray State.
PFW drops to 0-6 on the season. Their next time out is also a double header. This double header will be on Friday. They will first play Rhode Island at 12:30 and then Georgia State at 5:30.