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.
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).
Junior Chris Nunn (Anderson, Ind./Liberty Christian) logged team-bests of 14 points and eight rebounds, but the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team fell behind early and struggled to keep pace in an 85-61 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) loss to Lake Superior State University (Mich.) Saturday afternoon at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Student Services & Activities Complex in Westville, Ind. The Lakers shot 52 percent (34-for-66) from the field and hit 12 three-pointers to fuel the road win.
Sophomore Franklin Nunn (Anderson, Ind./Liberty Christian) had a team-high 23 points, but the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team could not maintain its big first-half lead and fell 78-66 to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ashland University (Ohio) Saturday afternoon at Kates Gymnasium in Ashland, Ohio. The Pride held a 33-19 advantage with just over two minutes remaining in the first half, but the host Eagles used a strong second half to rally back and build their own double-digit lead for the GLIAC win.
Purdue Northwest softball coach Niki Stansell has announced the recent signings of five players for the 2018-19 season. All five incoming players will enter PNW as freshmen next fall. Three members of the incoming class hail from the state of Indiana with one coming from Michigan and another from Illinois.