SB Opening Home Series Shifts
March 20, 2018

Purdue vs. Illinois
Thursday, March 22 / 5 p.m. ET
Bittinger Stadium / West Lafayette, Indiana
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Purdue vs. Illinois
Friday, March 23 / 4 p.m. ET
Bittinger Stadium / West Lafayette, Indiana
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Purdue vs. Illinois
Friday, March 23 / 6 p.m. ET
Bittinger Stadium / West Lafayette, Indiana
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's (6-22) home series against Illinois (16-9) has shifted due to the weekend's weather forecast. The Boilermakers now open conference play Thursday at Bittinger Stadium and will conclude their series with the Illini with a doubleheader Friday.

Fans with tickets to any rescheduled games can use those tickets for general admission seats to any future game this season. One ticket is good for both games of Friday's doubleheader.

The first 200 fans to Thursday's opener will receive a free Purdue duffle bag. Purdue's Youth Clinic Reunion and Youth Team Day will both take place Friday as all of Wednesday's clinic participants are welcomed to Bittinger Stadium free of admission and any youth softball team that attends Friday's games will receive a special discount if they wear their team jersey.

The Boilermakers are coming off of another two-win weekend as Purdue defeated Texas Tech and UC Riverside. Kaitlynn Moody earned the win over UC Riverside while Sydney Bates was awarded her first collegiate win over the Red Raiders and her first collegiate save against the Highlanders.

Moody threw 20.2 innings and earned a 2.03 ERA, with two complete games. Over her last seven appearances, the junior transfer has been as good as any in the circle with a 1.63 ERA in 38.2 innings of work. Her game plan of pitching to induce poor contact has paid off as she has struck out just 21 batters of the 116 outs she has recorded in that span.

Offensively the Boilermakers are led by their one-two punch of Mallory Baker and Ryleigh Scott. Baker is hitting .303 with 25 hits and has accumulated a .436 on-base percentage thanks to 18 walks that rank second in the Big Ten. Scott recorded five more hits over the weekend, giving her a team-leading 30 on the season. The centerfielder leads all Big Ten freshmen with 30 hits on the year.

 

 

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