Led by a win (1-0) on the mound by sophomore Jordan Petty (Fort Collins, Colo./Highland), the pitching staff for Purdue Northwest had an impressive day allowing just one run over nine innings in a 4-1 victory over Lewis University (Ill.) Tuesday afternoon in non-conference baseball action at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field in Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride never trailed in the game jumping out to an early 3-0 lead over the first three innings.
Despite a two-run homer by junior Taylor Kotzo (Munster, Ind./Munster) in game one, the Purdue Northwest softball team could not generate enough offense to keep pace with Saginaw Valley State University (Mich.) in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both teams Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank Field at Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride lost the first game of the conference doubleheader, 4-2, and then dropped the second one, 9-2, in five innings after the game was called due to darkness.
La Porte Hospital Sports medicine, in conjunction with the La Porte High School Athletic Department, will be offering sports physicals for the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, May 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the high school. All athletes in grades 8-11 who wish to participate in athletics during the 18’-19’ school year are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
Briar Leaf Golf Club will once again offer its popular “NO FEAR” Ladies’ group golf clinics. Clinic subjects include: fundamentals of the swing, short game, how to get started playing golf, etiquette and rules of the game, how to purchase equipment, etc.
Despite a solid day at the plate for freshman Kevin McCune (Munster, Ind./Andrean), the Purdue Northwest baseball team dropped the final game of its Spring Break trip Wednesday falling 6-5 in extra innings to Webber International University (Fla.) at Heart of Florida Field in Babson Park, Fla. The Pride went 3-3 overall during the trip, which started on Sunday, March 11. McCune went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
A big day at the plate for freshman Kevin McCune (Munster, Ind./Andrean) helped the Purdue Northwest baseball team split its final two games with University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday afternoon at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field at Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride dropped the first game, 9-4, but came on strong in game two for the 11-3 win. McCune went a combined 4-for-8 with a homer, three runs scored and six RBI.
Purdue Northwest freshman Leon Kah (Munich, Germany) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week when the honor was released by the conference office Wednesday morning. It is the third installment of the weekly award for the 2018 season.
In a special brunch and induction ceremony Saturday morning at Purdue Northwest’s Center of Hospitality & Tourism Management, the PNW Athletics Department officially added long-time supporter Joe Williamson to its Hall of Fame. Williamson becomes the 61st member of the Pride Athletics Hall of Fame and was also recognized and honored during halftime of Saturday Purdue Northwest women’s basketball game with Ashland University (Ohio).
Friday’s “Snowpocalypse” conditions were no match for the fishing spirit of the LaPorte community on Saturday morning, as dozens of local ice-fishers took part in the Maple City Ice Fishing Classic on Pine Lake.
The moment that Abigail Roberts touched the wall in her 50 yard freestyle relay, the explosion of applause and excited screaming was all she needed to hear to realize she had finally broken her school’s 50 yard freestyle record.