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Softball Topped By Purdue In Doubleheader

Softball Topped By Purdue In Doubleheader

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Rutgers softball dropped both games on a doubleheader with Purdue to drop the series to the Boilermakers.

RU had early leads in both contests, but Purdue came back for a 6-5 extra-inning victory in game one and took the series with a 5-3 win in game two.

The losses drop the Scarlet Knights to 21-15 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play.

  • Mattie Boyd started the contest allowing no hits and no run with only four Boilermakers to reach base.
  • Morgan Smith registered the loss to drop to 8-6 in the circle with one earned run on three hits tossing the final 3.2 of the game. At the plate, she delivered her 12th home run of the season, a two-run shot to give RU a 2-0 edge after a half inning of play.
  • LA Matthews registered a pair of doubles and an RBI.

  • Morgan Smith crushed her first pitch of the day 220 feet over the wall in center field to give RU an early 2-0 lead.
  • Rutgers loaded the bases and added three more after four and a half. With all aboard, LA Matthews scored Maddie Lawson on a ground out and Jillian Anderson and Kyleigh Sand came home after Smith reached on an error.
  • Two errors, two stolen bases, four walks, a hit by pitch and only one Boilermaker hit was enough damage in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 5-5.
  • The contest went into extras where in the eighth Purdue was able to score the game-winning run on a fielding miscue.

  • Morgan Smith collected her second home run of the day and 13th of the season. She currently ranks second in the league in home runs behind Minnesota’s Jess Oakland with 14.
  • Smith got the start dropping to 8-6 throwing 2.1 innings with three strikeouts before Georgia Ingle tossed the final 3.2 allowing two hits and no runs.
  • Kyleigh Sand added an RBI with a sac fly.
  • Jillian Anderson was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

  • Rutgers was once again the team to strike first scoring the game’s first run in the top of the third. A sac fly by Kyleigh Sand brought home Jillian Anderson and two batters later Morgan Smith delivered her second home run of the afternoon. Her two-run shot over the wall in left-center gave RU a 3-0 edge.
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