March 16, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic University softball team lost a doubleheader to Purdue on Monday night.
FAU fell behind in the first inning of game one on a two-run homer by Katie Mitchell. Purdue added to the lead in the third inning, scoring another run. The Owls scored two runs in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Brittany Walker and a RBI base by Becky Brandies.
They were unable to score the tying run and lost 3-2.
In the second game, the Boilermakers were up 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when base hits by Rose Gressley and Cari Curfman pulled FAU within a run, 3-2. Hailey Broyles drove in Quincy Wilson to tie the game but Broyles and Caitlyn Bliss caught up in an unconventional double play that ended the inning.
The Owls had runners on second an third with just one out in the seventh inning when Amber Barton lined into a double play that also retired Blair Bodenmiller. Purdue, aided by two FAU errors, scored a run in the top of the eighth. Purdue starter Suzie Rzegocki, who reentered the game in the seventh inning, was able to retire the side in order to complete the sweep.
FAU completes its nonconference schedule with a 17-15 record. The Owls enter Sun Belt play on Saturday when they face North Texas in a doubleheader that starts at 6 p.m. Live stats will be available via GameTracker at www.fausports.com.