By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne’s softball season begins today with a double header against Virginia Tech and UNC Wilmington.
Last season, the Mastodons finished with a 7-42 total record. In conference play, they finished second to last with a 6-20 record.
Amber Bowman leads the Mastodons in her second year as head coach. Heather Sanderson and Courtney Holm return as assistant coaches. Brian Tackett will join the team as a first-year volunteer assistant coach. Lauren Miller will also join the team as a first-year student manager.
PFW looks to improve from last year’s poor season with the help of nine new incoming players.
PFW has ten women returning this season, including junior infielder, Brooke Wintlend, who was awarded athlete of the week May 14 of last year.
Most of the Mastodons opponents are the same as the 2022 season, but two big changes are that the team will have to matchup with Indiana on Mar. 3 and Wisconsin in a doubleheader on Mar. 4.