By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball team lost twice today in back to back games against Youngstown State. PFW kept the first game close as it ended 3-4. PFW then struggled in the second game as they lost 2-7.
In the first game the Mastodons took the first lead of the game after scoring three runs in the third inning. They kept the score 3-0 till the fifth inning.
Youngstown State got onto the board in the 5th inning as they scored two runs. They then tied the game in the 6th inning.
PFW was unable to score in the 7th and Youngstown State added one more run to get the win.
Sonia Solis was PFW’s best batter in game one as she went 3/4, scored one run and drove in one RBI.
PFW’s Alanah Jones took the loss in game one.
In the second game PFW started off strong by scoring two runs in the 1st inning. Youngstown State followed up by scoring a run of their own.
PFW went scoreless in the 2nd inning while Youngstown State scored three runs.
Youngstown then added their final three runs in the 3rd inning.
After the 3rd inning there was no more scoring and PFW lost 2-7.
PFW’s best batter was Taylor Warne who went 1/3 and scored a run.
PFW’s pitcher, Alyson Quinlan, struggled as she allowed six runs in 2.1 innings. She totaled an ERA of 18.00 in this game.
With the win Youngstown State move to 9-13 on the season.
With the loss PFW falls to 5-18 on the season. Their next game will be on March 29 against Valparaiso.