I appologize to the board for my tardy response with the SB games this weekend. I was feeling ill yesterday and went to The Palace today. We opened the Big Ten season at home against Purdue.
The first game Friday was a 9-0 Mercy-Rule 5-inning win. Sierra Romero had 2 home runs and Caitlyn Blanchard hit 1. Sara Driesenga pitched all 5 innings. She gave up 4 hits and had 7 Ks and 0 BB.
Today, the teams played a double header. We won the first game 13-6 in a 6-inning mercy-rule win. Sierra Romero went long again going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Sierra Lawrence went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Lyndsay, Ashley, and Caitlin had 2 hits apiece.
Sara picked up the win in relief by pitching the last 2 innings. She had 1 K and 0 BB. Haylie pitched 4 innings and gave up 5 runs off 8 hits. She struck out 2 and walked 1.
In the final game played today, we won 8-7 in a close one. Caitlin Blanchard kept up her torrid pace and push for All-American status by going 2 for 5 with 1 RBI and 1 runs scored. Ashley went long and finished 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs.
Haylie picked up the win in relief by pitching the final 5 innings. She had 4 Ks and 0 BB. Sara started and gave up 7 runs off 5 hits. She had 3 Ks and 1 BB.