Seeing Purple

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Tiffany Krcelich posted Purdue's lone extra base hit in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader with Northwestern. Game 2 is slated to begin following a rain/lightning delay.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Sophomore Tiffany Krcelich posted Purdue's lone extra base hit in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader with Northwestern. Game 2 is slated to begin following a rain/lightning delay.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

April 16, 2006

Final Stats

EVANSTON, Ill. - The Purdue softball team could not overcome the bats of No. 17 Northwestern in a 4-0 defeat in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader. After a rain/lightning delay, the teams will play the night cap of the twin bill.

Northwestern got on the board in the first inning as Garland Cooper sent a two-out home run over the wall in left field. A ground ball to short marked the last out of the stanza.

The Wildcats put two in scoring position on a double and an error, but the Boilermaker defense held strong, catching two foul balls and striking out one to escape the inning unscathed.

Sophomore Tiffany Krcelich (Granger, Ind.) gave Purdue its first hit in the fourth inning, poking a one-out double into short left field. She was caught stealing with two outs to wrap up the stanza.

Kristen Amegin tacked on another run for NU with a home run to left to lead off the home half of the fourth. The Wildcats added another run on a hit and a walk in the fifth. Tammy Williams drew a two-out walk, then scored as Cooper hit a double to short left field.

The Boilermakers had their best scoring opportunity in the sixth as they loaded the bases on a walk and two single. Freshman Katie Mitchell (Crown Point, Ind.) drew a one-out walk, then senior Lauren Devich (Bloomington, Ind.) followed with a bunt single. Senior Staci Falzon (Carlsbad, Calif.) hit a chopper to short to fill the bases. A strike out and ground ball to the pitcher left Purdue empty.

Northwestern combined a walk and two hits for a run in the sixth. Amegin walked then went to second on a single, before scoring on an Ashley Crane single up the middle.

Purdue went down in order to seal the Wildcat win.

The Boilermakers posted three hits in the contest, while Northwestern managed four runs on six hits.

 

 

Eileen Canney (14-5) earned the complete game victory for the Wildcats, while senior Diana LaRiva (Tustin, Calif.) struck out four in the losing effort.

The teams will wrap up the double header after a rain/lightning delay.