March 10, 2013
WACO, Texas - The Boilermaker softball team fell to No. 20 Baylor 4-0 on Sunday to wrap up the three-game set with the Bears. Whitney Canion struck out 11 Purdue players and did not allow a hit in the win for Baylor. The no-hitter was the first against Purdue since April 12, 2009 vs. Iowa.
Freshman Lilly Fecho (5-6) struck out five in the loss for the Boilermakers.
Purdue managed three walks in the game, one each in the second, third and fourth, but could not get anything else going offensively.
Junior Danielle Fletcher drew a two-out walk in the second inning, making her the game's first baserunner, but a ground ball to the pitcher left her stranded.
Baylor plated a run in the second on a pair of two hits and a walk. With runners at first and second, a single up the middle made it 1-0.
Junior Tori Chiodo drew a leadoff walk in the third, but the Boilermakers couldn't get anything else going.
The Bears made it 4-0 with three runs on three hits in the third. A pair of hits and a steal set the table for a controversial fielder's choice play at the plate. A sacrifice fly brought in the second run. A passed ball moved a runner to third, from which she scored on a single to right center. A fielder's choice and a strikeout prevented further damage.
Junior Lindsey Rains walked to start the fourth and was sacrificed to second, but later picked off.
The Boilermaker defense held the rest of the game. Purdue forced the Bears to strand two runners after leadoff singles in the fourth, waste a leadoff single in the fifth and a two-out hit in the sixth.
Purdue (11-12) will look to regroup before continuing its spring break swing through Texas with a Tuesday contest against Sam Houston State.