Purdue softball completes sweep of Iowa to improve tournament seed

Purdue clinches the 10 seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a 6-0 victory against Iowa at Bob Pearl Field. Sydney Bates pitched all 18 innings in the series sweep of the Hawkeyes.

Posted: May 6, 2018 11:54 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue (16-39, 7-15 B1G) clinches the 10 seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a 6-0 victory against Iowa (20-31, 6-16 B1G) at Bob Pearl Field. Sydney Bates pitched all 18 innings in the series sweep of the Hawkeyes.

The redshirt freshman out of Davie, Florida, threw seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits and two walks while letting her defense go to work behind her as she struck out just two batters. The effort is good for her second-straight shutout and her third complete-game victory in as many days. Bates retired the leadoff hitter in five of the seven innings and registered three one-two-three innings.

Sunday's effort makes Bates the first Boilermaker in program history to earn all three victories in a three-game sweep against a conference opponent. She's also the first pitcher in Purdue history to throw back-to-back shutouts against a Big Ten opponent in consecutive days. Brooke Baker threw back-to-back shutouts against Ohio State and Indiana with five days between the two performances in 2005. She is one-of-six pitchers in program history to win three games in a row and is just one-of-three pitchers in Purdue history to win three-consecutive conference games.

Once again, it didn't take the Boilermakers very long to give Bates some run support as Purdue put up four runs in the second inning. After a leadoff walk, an error and a hit by pitch the bases were loaded with one out. Tayler Wullenweber scored the first run of the ballgame on a wild pitch, opening the flood gates as Lexi Huffman and Mallory Baker delivered back-to-back RBI singles to make the game 3-0. Following a single by Ryleigh Scott to reload the bases, Jenny Behan scored Huffman on a sacrifice fly to complete the four-run inning.

Alexa Binckes doubled in the ensuing inning to score Madison Douglass who had singled to lead off the inning. Purdue later scored in the fifth on a pinch-hit sacrifice fly by Morgan Cavinder scoring Emily Kenny.

Scott accounted for two of Purdue's seven hits in the contest with Baker, Douglass, Halle Hixenbaugh, Binckes and Huffman all registering hits as well.

No. 10 Purdue is set to take on No. 7 Wisconsin in game one of the Big Ten Tournament in Madison, Wisconsin, on May 10 with the first pitch set for Noon ET. The Boilermakers will look to upset the tournament host and take on No. 2 Minnesota in the second round. Purdue took one-of-three from the Badgers at Goodman Diamond earlier this season.

West Lafayette
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 69°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 67°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 68°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 68°
Logansport
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 51079

Reported Deaths: 2756
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion12019693
Lake5588248
Elkhart353959
Allen2939134
St. Joseph210669
Hamilton1691101
Cass16449
Hendricks1454100
Johnson1340118
Porter82638
Tippecanoe7709
Vanderburgh7276
Clark69544
Madison67464
LaPorte61628
Howard59858
Bartholomew59745
Kosciusko5754
Marshall5449
Noble51328
LaGrange4849
Boone48244
Jackson4783
Delaware47152
Hancock46736
Shelby45425
Floyd40644
Morgan34231
Monroe34028
Grant31826
Dubois3046
Henry30018
Montgomery29720
Clinton2903
White27410
Dearborn25823
Decatur25632
Lawrence25225
Vigo2528
Warrick25029
Harrison21722
Greene19432
Miami1932
Jennings17912
Putnam1738
DeKalb1694
Scott1649
Wayne1546
Daviess15017
Perry14710
Orange13723
Steuben1362
Jasper1352
Ripley1307
Franklin1278
Gibson1202
Wabash1162
Carroll1142
Fayette1067
Whitley1066
Starke1043
Newton10010
Huntington942
Jefferson862
Wells821
Randolph794
Fulton731
Knox710
Jay700
Washington681
Pulaski661
Clay645
Rush613
Posey570
Spencer541
Owen521
Benton510
Sullivan501
Adams491
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain352
Crawford330
Switzerland320
Tipton321
Parke270
Martin260
Ohio230
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union140
Pike110
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events