SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Purdue softball silences Notre Dame 4-1

Purdue took down one of the ACC's top programs this season with a dominant performance over Notre Dame at Melissa Cook Stadium.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 11:18 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 12:10 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue (8-24, 1-2 B1G) took down one of the ACC's top programs this season with a dominant performance over Notre Dame (21-11, 5-3 ACC) at Melissa Cook Stadium. Sydney Bates earned a complete-game victory against the Fighting Irish using just 64 pitches as the Boilermakers won 4-1.

Bates turned in the best performance of her collegiate career against Notre Dame, holding the Fighting Irish to just one run on two hits and a walk. The redshirt freshman transfer registered three innings in which she retired the side in order and fielded her position well earning three assists in the game. Bates has been more of a strikeout pitcher this season, however pitching to contact paid off as she registered just one strikeout against the 26 batters she faced. Notre Dame entered the day owning the third-best overall record in the ACC and ranked as the top hitting program in the conference with a team batting average of .313 on the year.

Stephanie Ramsey and Alexa Binckes continue to terrorize opponents at the plate as the led a seven-hit effort. Ramsey sparked Purdue's offense in the second inning when she led off by reaching on an error, stealing second and advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt by Rachel Krzysko. Mallory Baker later roped a ball off the pitcher with two outs in the inning to score Ramsey and give Purdue a 1-0 advantage. Following a home run by the Fighting Irish in the fourth, Ramsey reclaimed the lead in the sixth with a two-out RBI single up the middle scoring Maddie Damon who was running for Binckes after she had doubled to begin the inning.

Binckes provided insurance the ensuing inning with another double with two outs to score Maya Hughes and Jenny Behan. Bates needed just six pitches in the bottom of the seventh to secure the victory for the Boilermakers.

The lone Boilermaker to register two hits in the contest was Binckes who extends her hitting streak to seven games. She has 10 hits in her last 19 at-bats giving her a .526 batting average in that span. Ramsey is enjoying similar success as she is now 9-for-19 in her last six games. To go along with her .474 batting average in that span, she has also scored four runs and driven in six.

Baker, Behan, Krzysko and Halle Hixenbaugh all registered a hit in the contest as well. Hixenbaugh earned her 12th hit of March, keeping her batting average just above .300 for the month.

Purdue travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Thursday for its first road trip of Big Ten play. The Boilermakers begin their three-game series with the Wolverines on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. ET.

West Lafayette
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 39°
Kokomo
Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 43°
Rensselaer
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 39°
Fowler
Mostly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 39°
Williamsport
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 43°
Crawfordsville
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 40°
Frankfort
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
Delphi
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 43°
Monticello
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 43°
Logansport
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Tracking more rainfall, then a stretch of below normal temperatures next week (for a change)...
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1012606

Reported Deaths: 16567
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1360682133
Lake667261170
Allen58341804
Hamilton46545468
St. Joseph44627619
Elkhart36101512
Vanderburgh32358482
Tippecanoe28053261
Johnson25224447
Hendricks23977362
Porter23018367
Madison18848412
Clark18640254
Vigo17562304
Monroe15340199
LaPorte15249252
Delaware15135264
Howard14839292
Kosciusko12433149
Hancock11788177
Bartholomew11712180
Warrick11314188
Floyd11149216
Wayne11036254
Grant10159220
Morgan9512178
Boone8976116
Dubois8291132
Henry8265155
Dearborn824793
Noble8075106
Marshall7995135
Cass7569123
Lawrence7494172
Shelby7236117
Jackson701990
Gibson6621115
Harrison653293
Huntington6456100
Knox6429107
DeKalb6375102
Montgomery6304112
Miami596298
Putnam584879
Clinton579772
Whitley569756
Steuben568677
Jasper537681
Wabash5372104
Jefferson513997
Ripley502587
Adams484876
Daviess4692115
Scott440576
Greene428496
Clay427760
Wells426388
White421365
Decatur4182105
Fayette407587
Jennings390763
Posey377944
LaGrange362779
Washington360551
Randolph348199
Spencer341243
Fountain337060
Sullivan331252
Starke319871
Owen316271
Fulton315868
Orange295564
Jay286446
Franklin266743
Perry265852
Rush264432
Carroll262534
Vermillion260554
Parke232429
Pike229744
Tipton229359
Blackford195143
Pulaski184757
Newton160448
Crawford160226
Benton151417
Brown147547
Martin139819
Switzerland135611
Warren121416
Union107316
Ohio85013
Unassigned0545

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