Junior Kyle Flessner (Thomasboro, Ill./Kankakee CC/Rantoul Township) from the Purdue Northwest baseball team was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week when the conference office released the honor Monday morning. Flessner struck out a program record 16 batters to fuel a one-hit shutout for PNW in a 5-0 win over Wayne State (Mich.) Saturday in game one of a doubleheader in Hammond, Ind.
Freshman Darius Kendall (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) went a combined 5-for-8 at the plate with a double, a triple, two runs scored and four RBI; but the Purdue Northwest baseball team lost its final two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) series games with Northwood University (Mich.) Saturday afternoon at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field in Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride dropped the seven-inning game, 13-10, and then had the Timberwolves score a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth to take the second game, 8-7.
Sophomore Ulf Grosseloh (Maximiliansau, Germany) won his second straight match at No. 1 singles and won his match at No. 1 doubles, but it was not enough as the Purdue University Northwest men’s tennis team dropped a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match to Wayne State University (Mich.) on Sunday.
Led by a win (1-0) on the mound by sophomore Jordan Petty (Fort Collins, Colo./Highland), the pitching staff for Purdue Northwest had an impressive day allowing just one run over nine innings in a 4-1 victory over Lewis University (Ill.) Tuesday afternoon in non-conference baseball action at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field in Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride never trailed in the game jumping out to an early 3-0 lead over the first three innings.
Despite a two-run homer by junior Taylor Kotzo (Munster, Ind./Munster) in game one, the Purdue Northwest softball team could not generate enough offense to keep pace with Saginaw Valley State University (Mich.) in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both teams Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank Field at Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride lost the first game of the conference doubleheader, 4-2, and then dropped the second one, 9-2, in five innings after the game was called due to darkness.
Despite a solid day at the plate for freshman Kevin McCune (Munster, Ind./Andrean), the Purdue Northwest baseball team dropped the final game of its Spring Break trip Wednesday falling 6-5 in extra innings to Webber International University (Fla.) at Heart of Florida Field in Babson Park, Fla. The Pride went 3-3 overall during the trip, which started on Sunday, March 11. McCune went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
A big day at the plate for freshman Kevin McCune (Munster, Ind./Andrean) helped the Purdue Northwest baseball team split its final two games with University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday afternoon at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field at Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride dropped the first game, 9-4, but came on strong in game two for the 11-3 win. McCune went a combined 4-for-8 with a homer, three runs scored and six RBI.
Purdue Northwest freshman Leon Kah (Munich, Germany) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week when the honor was released by the conference office Wednesday morning. It is the third installment of the weekly award for the 2018 season.
In a special brunch and induction ceremony Saturday morning at Purdue Northwest’s Center of Hospitality & Tourism Management, the PNW Athletics Department officially added long-time supporter Joe Williamson to its Hall of Fame. Williamson becomes the 61st member of the Pride Athletics Hall of Fame and was also recognized and honored during halftime of Saturday Purdue Northwest women’s basketball game with Ashland University (Ohio).