|Final - Game 2||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Calumet St. Joseph (5-41-1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||7||2|
|Purdue Northwest (22-15)||0||0||0||2||1||1||0||0||X||4||5||0|
|Hammond, Ind. Dowling Park|
|Calumet St. Joseph||Pitching||Purdue Northwest|
|-||Winner||Del Real, Fabian|
|Calumet St. Joseph||Indv. Stats||Purdue Northwest|
|#16 Reyes, Antonio||Doubles||#32 Crisler, Larry|
|None||Triples||#32 Crisler, Larry|
|Final - Baseball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Purdue Northwest (23-15)||1||0||0||2||6||0||0||0||1||10||12||0|
|Calumet (Ind.) (5-41-1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||6||2|
|Whiting, Ind. Oil City Stadium|
|Purdue Northwest||Pitching||Calumet (Ind.)|
|Purdue Northwest||Indv. Stats||Calumet (Ind.)|
|2 Players (#19,#25)||Doubles||#44 Holbrook, Patrick|
By Nick Barango, CCSJ Sports Communications Intern
WHITING, Ind. – Purdue Northwest (Ind.) kept CCSJ baseball from scoring more than a run in all three of their games over the weekend series, as the Crimson Wave fell, 2-1 and 4-1 in the Saturday doubleheader, and, 10-1, on Sunday in Whiting.
The Pride only needed two hits in the first two innings combined to take a 2-0 lead in game one of the Saturday doubleheader, while CCSJ's first hit didn't arrive until the top of the third.
The Wave's lone run of the game came in the top of the sixth through pinch-runner Sean Ellison. After a pair of successful bunts advanced him to third, Sebastian Caballero's right field fly out gave Ellison enough time to cross home plate and cut the lead in half.
That plate appearence ended up being the Wave's last quality chance to take the lead, as the three batters in the seventh fell in quick succession. Rudy Medina led the batting for CCSJ with a 2-for-2 performance.
It was another slow-scoring start to game two, but CCSJ threatened early with a pair of singles in the second. Instead, it was Purdue who took the lead after benefitting from a lead-off triple in the bottom of the fourth – the team's first hit of the contest. The Pride's second hit secured the run and the 1-0 lead, and they tacked on another before the inning ended.
The Pride continued to pressure the Wave, as a bases-loaded walk in the fifth extended the lead to 4-0. CCSJ prevented it from getting worse by forcing Purdue to strand three runners.
The Crimson Wave simply couldn't kick-start their offense to force a comeback. Antonio Reyes did his best with a lead-off double in the eighth that led to the team's only run, but it was all CCSJ could piece together.
Reyes, along with Caballero and Justin Rohrs, recorded two hits in the loss.
Game three – at Oil City Stadium – was themed similarly to Saturday, but with Purdue Northwest showing a more clinical side when at the plate. After taking a 1-0 lead in the first, the now-visitors loaded the bases in the fourth and ultimately added two more runs.
The Pride all but confirmed the victory with a dominant fifth inning, needing just three hits to score six runs. The Wave's only run of the game came from pinch-runner Kai Sinclair, who rounded the bases with help from Medina and Sam Martinez Jr. singles; and scored on a Reyes SAC fly.
Crimson Wave baseball's record slips to 5-41-1 and 0-22 within the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. They look to wipe the goose egg from their conference win column in their next day on the diamond when the Wave host Trinity International (Ill.) on Wednesday.
First pitch has been bumped up to 1 p.m. due to threat of rain.
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