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Pride Sweep Parkside on Senior Day

April 20, 20191234567RHE
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Purdue Northwest172200X12162
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: M. Stevens (7-8) 7.0107601
Loss: A. McClellan () 1.076600
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
A. Hall (PARKSIDE) 322000
M. Moore (PARKSIDE) 412301
S. Johnson (PURDUE N) 433100
O. Sardella (PURDUE N) 413100
April 20, 201912345678RHE
Parkside00100100270
Purdue Northwest00000201390
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: C. Blackwell (11-5) 8.072235
Loss: A. Hausl () 7.193334
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
M. Aliverti (PARKSIDE) 412101
T. Kotzo (PURDUE N) 402000
Pride Sweep Parkside on Senior Day
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Pride Sweep Parkside on Senior Day

HAMMOND, Ind. – The Purdue University Northwest softball team won today’s double header over Wisconsin Parkside on Senior Day, as the Pride won the first game, 12-7 and 3-2 in extra innings in Game 2.

Game 1: PNW 12, Parkside 7

A sacrifice fly from senior Kalyn Learnard (Fairmount, Ill./Catlin) that plated Heather O’Kelly (Worth, Ill./Shepard) gave the pride an early 1-0 advantage. 

The Pride put together a 7-run second which started after senior Mia Stevens (Wheatfield, Ind./Kankakee Valley) singled to left field that scored seniors Shailen Johnson (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) and Tessa Steffens (Litchfield, Ill./Litchfield).

Heather O’Kelly and seniors Zoee Anderson (Lafayette, Ind./Lafayette Jefferson) and Kalyn Learnard each recorded rbi-hits followed by a sac fly from Senior Taylor Kotzo (Munster, Ind./Munster) which put the Pride ahead, 8-0.

Senior Lauren Maynard (Griffith, Ind./Griffith) added to the Prides lead after a double drove in Stevens to put the Black and Gold ahead 10-0. 

The Rangers would score two runs in the top of the fourth, but back-to-back RBI doubles from seniors Shailen Johnson and Olivia Sardella (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) put the Pride ahead, 12-2. After Kotzo doubled, senior Taylor Mendenhall (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) was able to move her to third base, which helped her later score on the Johnson double. Johnson later scored on the Sardella Double.

Parkside would try and mount a comeback, but Stevens was able to close it out for her seventh win in the circle as the Pride went on to win, 12-7.

Game 2: PNW 3, Parkside 2 (8 innings)  

Parkside scored one run in the third and sixth inning to go up 2-0, but the Pride answered back in the bottom of the sixth. 

Freshman Madison Schultz (Lafayette, Ind./Faith Christian) evened the score at two runs a piece after a she crushed a homerun over the left field fence that plated senior Zoee Anderson (Lafayette, Ind./Lafayette Jefferson).

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, Amanda Noblett (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) came up with a clutch game-winning single that scored senior Kalyn Learnard (Fairmount, Ill./Catlin) to give the Pride a 3-2 win to complete the sweep in extra innings.

Sophomore Courtney Blackwell (Whiting, Ind./Whiting) recorded her 11th win of the season in the circle throwing a complete game with five strikeouts.

The Pride honored nine seniors today after their sweep of the Rangers; #00 Taylor Mendenhall, #2 Tessa Steffens, #3 Taylor Kotzo, #7 Shailen Johnson, #14 Kalyn Learnard, #16 Zoee Anderson, #17 Olivia Sardella, #24 Mia Stevens and #28 Lauren Maynard.

The Pride return to action Tuesday, April 23 when PNW faces off with Wayne State in Detroit, Mich. in a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 pm (CST).