Pair of Mid-Week Tests Await SB
April 16, 2018

Purdue vs. Fort Wayne
Tuesday, April 17 / 4 p.m. ET
Bittinger Stadium / West Lafayette, Indiana
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Purdue vs. Dayton
Wednesday, April 18 / 5 p.m. ET
Bittinger Stadium / West Lafayette, Indiana
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue (11-31, 3-8 B1G) hosts non-conference opponents Fort Wayne (15-25, 1-4 Summit) and Dayton (20-19, 10-4 A-10) in a pair of mid-week contests on Tuesday and Wednesday. The game against the Mastodons was originally scheduled for April 4 but was postponed due to weather.

Purdue is looking to bounce back from a tough weekend against Nebraska in which it fell in both games of its doubleheader against the Cornhuskers. The third game of the series was cancelled due to weather. The Boilermakers nearly split the doubleheader as the series opener went extra innings but Nebraska was able to earn the walk-off victory 8-7 in eight innings.

Both Dayton and Fort Wayne have yet to defeat the Boilermakers as Purdue is 15-0 combined all-time against the two programs. Last season Purdue defeated Fort Wayne 10-0 in five innings. The Boilermakers haven't squared off with the Flyers since 2004.

The Boilermakers have performed well at home this season as Purdue is hitting .327 as a team with seven student-athletes hitting .333 or better at Bittinger Stadium. Stephanie Ramsey, Ryleigh Scott and Alexa Binckes lead Purdue with batting averages of .423, .423 and .400 respectively.

Behan is Purdue's hottest bat at the plate right now entering Tuesday's game with a seven-game hitting streak. In her last nine games, Behan has 13 hits with three doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, nine runs scored and seven walks to fuel a .500 batting average, .606 on-base percentage and .962 slugging percentage. The junior transfer leads Purdue this season with a .319 batting average, .430 on-base percentage and .612 slugging percentage. Of her 37 hits this season, 18 have gone for extra bases. She's also Purdue's leading run producer with 29 RBI and 19 runs scored.

 

 

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