Newman’s 14 K’s Help Softball Edge Purdue, 1-0

first_img Next Game: Story Links The Valley on ESPN3 Newman allowed just one hit with two walks in the complete game. Newman’s 14 strikeouts are the most by a Bulldog pitcher since Newman’s career-high of 17 against Creighton in 2015. at Evansville 3/17/2018 – 12 PM The Bulldogs’ victory Sunday closed out their tournament schedule with a 3-2 performance this weekend at the Hall of Fame Classic. Drake is set to open MVC play at Evansville next weekend with a three-game series, March 17-18. Print Friendly Version PDF Box Score OKLAHOMA CITY – A season-best 14 strikeouts by pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) helped lead the Drake University softball team to a 1-0 victory over Purdue (4-19) Sunday afternoon on the final day of the Hall of Fame Classic.center_img Drake (15-9) scored its lone run in the top of the fifth after Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) led off with a single. A ground out from Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) moved pinch-runner Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) to third base before Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) drove in Buie with a single to left field for the only run of the game. Preview Watch Live Maddox, Smith and Wright had the team’s only hits. Full Schedule Roster Live Statslast_img read more