STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Boilermaker softball squad split the day in Starkville, picking up a 2-1 win over North Dakota State before falling to host Mississippi State, 1-5. With the day’s results, Purdue’s record moves to 12-9 on the season.
GAME ONE: Purdue 2, North Dakota State 1
Purdue clinched the win over North Dakota with a home run from Alex Echazarreta in the bottom of the sixth inning. Echazarreta led the day, not only recording the game-winner, but also pitching a complete game in the process.
In the game, the Boilermakers registered seven total hits with a career-best three singles from Jordyn Ramos, two from Ryen Ross, and one from Tyrina Jones. Khloe Banks earned the first run for Purdue in the bottom of the fifth.
Echazarreta went the distance in the circle with three strikeouts and only allowing one run. The win advanced her record to 5-6 on the season.
Purdue and North Dakota State both remained scoreless until the fifth inning when North Dakota State took the lead with one run. Purdue responded at the bottom of the inning with a hit by Ramos, which batted in fellow freshman Banks to tie the game back up. The Boilermakers defense held North Dakota State to one run while a homerun from Echazarreta notched the 2-1 win.
GAME TWO: Purdue 0, Mississippi State 6
After defeating North Dakota State, Purdue fell 1-5 to Mississippi State, dropping the Boilermakers record to 12-9 while the Bulldogs, a team receiving votes in the national polls, improved to 19-8.
Olivia McFadden earned the Boilermakers lone run in the fifth…
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