BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The Purdue University Northwest baseball team lost to Olivet Nazarene University in a pair of Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests Saturday afternoon.
Game 1: ONU 5, PNW 0
After three scoreless innings, the Tigers jumped on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth frame, taking a 4-0 advantage over the Pride.
ONU would score one more run in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI-double from R.W. Rienow.
The Pride would be held scoreless for the remainder of the contest, with the Tigers earning the 5-0 victory.
Josh Arnold (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) pitched five innings and allowed five runs, one earned, while striking out one.
Jake Lindeman (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) led the Pride with two hits while Cody Moskovsky (St. John, Ind./Bishop Noll), Jonny Albers (Waterloo, Ill./Waterloo) and Mike Mikulich (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) each recorded one hit in the loss.
Game 2: ONU 5, PNW 2
The Black and Gold capitalized on a pair of miscues from the Tigers, after a balk led to Cody Moskovsky scoring the first run of the game in the top of the second.
Tyler Kenjic (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) would score in the top of the sixth inning thanks to an error from ONU, which gave the Pride a 2-0 advantage.
ONU would score one in the bottom of the sixth frame, and take its first lead of the game in the bottom of the seventh after the Tigers drove in a pair of runs to go ahead 3-2.
The Tigers would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the eighth, which would be the final runs of the game, leading them to a 5-2 victory.
Jordan Petty (Fort Collins, Colo./Highland) got the start for the Pride on the mound, allowing just one run through six innings while striking out one.
Brett Shoults (Oxford, Ind./Benton Central) and Deven Smith (Royal Center, Ind./Pioneer) each pitched one inning for the Pride out of the bullpen.
Alex Batistatos (Hobart, Ind./Hobart), Alec Skalka (Munster, Ind./Munster) and Hunter Thorn (Portage, Ind./Portage) each led the Pride with two hits apiece.
The Black and Gold return to action Monday, April 3, when the Pride travel to Lincoln, Ill. for a non-conference contest with Lincoln Christian starting at 1 p.m. (CT).