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Baseball Falls in Both Games of Twinbill Saturday

May 04, 20191234567RHE
Ashland002011711120
Purdue Northwest0010000162
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: C. Hitchcock (7-1) 7.061122
Loss: Patrick (4-4) 5.053345
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
M. Allen (AU) 313300
Cory (PNW) 302000
May 04, 20191234567RHE
Ashland0002110460
Purdue Northwest1002000370
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: J. Smith (1-0) 3.010023
Loss: Walter (1-3) 1.221122
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
M. Littrell (AU) 312110
M. Rogers (AU) 312000
Hansen (PNW) 412100
Agne (PNW) 202100
Baseball Falls in Both Games of Twinbill Saturday
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Baseball Falls in Both Games of Twinbill Saturday

HAMMOND, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest baseball team dropped both games of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against Ashland at Laborers' Local 41 Field inside Dowling Park Saturday.  The Eagles won the first game, 11-1, then won the second game, 4-3.

Before the games, PNW honored their five seniors for all their hard work and dedication to the Pride baseball team. Austin Kordik (West Chicago, Ill./Community), Brendan Kelly (Grandville, Mich./Grandville), Joe Davi (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central), Jade Doyle (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), Kyle Flessner (Thomasboro, Ill./Rantoul Township) thank you for your commitment to the PNW baseball team during your time here.

GAME 2: AU 4, PNW 3
PNW scored first in the second game right away in the bottom of the first inning. Ray Hansen (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita) singled to right field which scored Ray Hilbrich (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) to make it 1-0. 

Ashland responded with two runs a few innings later in the fourth to take the 2-1 lead. The Pride were able to get those two right back to take the 3-2 lead in the bottom half of the frame. 

Anthony Agne (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) singled up the middle, scoring Hansen to tie the score at 2. Kordik was able to show his speed on the basepads, grounding into a forceout that scored Hunter Ryan (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) which was a near doubleplay to give the Pride the lead in the fourth.

The Eagles would tie it at three in the following inning then took the 4-3 lead in the sixth inning. The score would hold with AU coming out on top, 4-3.

Kelly came in the seventh inning and threw a scoreless frame and recorded a strikeout.

GAME 1: AU 11, PNW 1
Ashland got on the scoreboard first in the opening game with a pair of runs in the top of the third inning to go ahead 2-0.

Hilbrich was able to get one back in the bottom half of the frame to make it 2-1, unfortunately that was the only run PNW would come up with in the game.

The Eagles added one run in back-to-back innings with those being the fifth and sixth to go ahead 4-1.

AU busted the lead open and the game with seven runs in the seventh inning to go ahead 11-1. The score would hold with the Eagles winning 11-1.

Starter Chad Patrick (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) suffered the loss (4-4) on the mound after going five innings, giving up five hits, allowing three runs (all earned) and striking out five.

PNW (20-24, 15-12 GLIAC) and Ashland (37-9, 17-6 GLIAC) conclude their series and regular season tomorrow starting at 12 p.m. CT. Both teams are secured for a spot in the GLIAC Tournament which takes place May 9-12. The Eagles clinched the regular season GLIAC Title and will have the No. 1 seed. PNW's seeding is still to be determined as the Pride will either end up the third or fifth seed.