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Softball Defeats Nyack, Falls to Minn. Duluth in Third Day of PFX Games

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Purdue Northwest22100106110
Win: Burgard (1-0) 7.073225
Loss: S. White (0-1) 3.085420
Mendenhall (PNW) 413000
E. O'Brien (NYACK) 412000
J. Adams (NYACK) 302110
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Minn. Duluth0012030650
Purdue Northwest0001000151
Win: Swint (2-5) 7.051112
Loss: Stevens (2-5) 3.133200
Bren (UMD) 301100
Koehnen (UMD) 301000
Thomas (UMD) 221111
Thompson (UMD) 321101
Frost (UMD) 311301
O'Kelly (PNW) 302000
Softball Defeats Nyack, Falls to Minn. Duluth in Third Day of PFX Games
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Softball Defeats Nyack, Falls to Minn. Duluth in Third Day of PFX Games

LEESBURG, Fla. – The Purdue University Northwest softball team split its third day of the PFX games Thursday afternoon.

Game 1: PNW 6, Nyack 3

The Pride struck first in the top of the 1st inning, as Zoee Anderson (Lafayette, Ind./Lafayette Jefferson) drove in Heather O’Kelly (Worth, Ill./Shephard) and later scored to put the Pride ahead, 2-0.

The Black and Gold kept its offense going in the second inning, when O’Kelly and Anderson recorded back-to-back home runs over the center field fend to put PNW ahead, 4-0.

Nyack would eventually score in the bottom of the second, but the Pride would get that run back in the top half of the third on an RBI-single from Amanda Noblett (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) which scored Taylor Mendenhall (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) and gave the black-and-gold a 5-1 advantage.

Nyack would record three runs in the bottom of the third to cut in to their deficit, but Brianne Plank (Cary, Ill./Cary) would drive in Noblett later in the game to extend the Pride’s lead, 6-3, which would be the final.

Sam Burgard (Crystal Lake, Ill./Crystal Lake South) earned her first win in the circle on the season, pitching a complete game with five strike outs and allowing two earned runs.

Game 2: Minnesota Duluth 6, PNW  1

After the Bulldogs scored three runs in the first four innings of play, the Pride were able to get on the board.

Shailen Johnson (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) drove in Tessa Steffens (Litchfield, Ind./Litchfield) on a shot to left center which put Duluth ahead, 3-1.

The Bulldogs were able to put across three more runs which was the rest of the offense in the game as they came away with the 6-1 victory.

The Pride return to action for its final two games in Florida on Saturday, March 16 when they face off with Salem University and New York Tech.