SB Drops Final 2 in Hawaii
March 18, 2017

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HONOLULU, Hawaii -

Game One

Purdue (10-20) drops their third straight game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic to Marist (13-10) 4-1 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Purdue was once again hit with the error bug in the first inning as Marist was able to score a run off an error by Kristen Hoppman, just one day after the Boilermakers made six errors they made a critical one to start the game.

The Boilermakers were not down for long as they responded in the bottom half of the frame to score their lone run of the game as Mallory Baker doubled to left center which plated Maya Hughes all the way from first base.

Marist regained the lead in the third when first baseman Amanda Sartori doubled to right center with two outs scoring two runs which proved to be the deciding factor as the Boilermakers struggled against Jessica Van Alphen (5-2). Van Alphen threw a complete game scattering six hits while striking out four Boilermakers and no walks.

Kaitlynn Moody (4-7) earned her second straight loss in the decision as she allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits. Maddie Damon replaced Moody in the sixth inning and shut down the Red Fox lineup but the Boilermakers could not get anything going against Van Alphen which resulted in a 4-1 loss.

Game Two

Purdue (10-21) ends the weekend on a four game losing streak falling in the final game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic to Hawaii (21-10) 4-1 for the second time this week.

The Boilermakers were held to just four hits as Brittany Hitchcock was dominant from early on striking out seven as Purdue managed to score just one run which came in the seventh inning with two outs as Brook Perry knocked a RBI double to left center that scored Mallory Baker. Baker led the way for Purdue in the Rainbow Wahine Classic hitting .417 (10-24) with seven RBI, six runs scored and two doubles.

Hitchcock retired the Boilermaker lineup in order in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings which proved to be the difference cutting off any type of momentum that Purdue could create. Maddie Damon (5-7) earned her seventh loss of the year tossing 6.0 innings allowing nine hits, four runs while striking out two batters.

Purdue ends the weekend with a 3-4 record with wins over Marist, UConn and Harvard in the first three games of the tournament but fell to Hawaii twice while Marist and Harvard picked up wins on the second time around against the Boilermakers.

The Boilermakers return to action next weekend for the start of the Big Ten season as they host Michigan State for a three game series starting on Friday at 6 p.m.



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