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Purdue softball takes game one of Wisconsin series 3-2

Purdue took its series opener against Wisconsin 3-2 at Goodman Diamond.

Posted: Apr. 20, 2018 10:38 PM
Updated: Apr. 20, 2018 11:49 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue (13-32, 4-8 B1G) took its series opener against Wisconsin (20-17, 4-6 B1G) 3-2 at Goodman Diamond. Sydney Bates delivered a complete game to earn the victory while Stephanie Ramsey and Emily Kenny continue to fuel the offense.

The Boilermakers gave Bates a 2-0 lead from the start as Kenny roped a two-out double to the wall in left center, scoring Ryleigh Scott and Jenny Behan. With the scoreboard in her favor, Bates delivered five-straight scoreless frames to begin the game. Ramsey gave Bates a third run to work with in the top of the fifth with an RBI double, scoring Madison Douglass who was pinch running for Lexi Huffman. Huffman doubled to leadoff the inning.

The run ended up being the difference as the Badgers responded with back-to-back home runs in the sixth to cut Purdue's lead to one. Following the pair of runs, Bates responded by retiring the next two batters she faced and induced three ground balls in the seventh to slam the door.

The redshirt freshman transfer out of Davie, Florida, allowed just six hits and a walk while striking out five batters and inducing 10 ground-ball outs. Ramsey finished the game 3-for-4 while Behan, Kenny, Mallory Baker and Huffman all earned a hit on the day.

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