Indiana University Northwest Director of Athletics Ryan Shelton has announced the appointment of Brian Erminger as head women's volleyball coach. Erminger brings with him 18 years of volleyball coaching experience at the collegiate, club, and high school levels.
Led by a win (1-0) on the mound by sophomore Jordan Petty (Fort Collins, Colo./Highland), the pitching staff for Purdue Northwest had an impressive day allowing just one run over nine innings in a 4-1 victory over Lewis University (Ill.) Tuesday afternoon in non-conference baseball action at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field in Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride never trailed in the game jumping out to an early 3-0 lead over the first three innings.
Despite a two-run homer by junior Taylor Kotzo (Munster, Ind./Munster) in game one, the Purdue Northwest softball team could not generate enough offense to keep pace with Saginaw Valley State University (Mich.) in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both teams Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank Field at Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride lost the first game of the conference doubleheader, 4-2, and then dropped the second one, 9-2, in five innings after the game was called due to darkness.
With the 2018 season winding down, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's volleyball team is still searching for their first win. The searching will have to continue. Saint Xavier University is on another search of their own. The Cougars came into the game looking to even up their conference record and move into a playoff spot, and they did just that. SXU swept the Wave 3-0 (14-25, 13-25, 22-25) during a match that lasted just 59 minutes at the Rittenmeyer Center on Tuesday night.
Despite a solid day at the plate for freshman Kevin McCune (Munster, Ind./Andrean), the Purdue Northwest baseball team dropped the final game of its Spring Break trip Wednesday falling 6-5 in extra innings to Webber International University (Fla.) at Heart of Florida Field in Babson Park, Fla. The Pride went 3-3 overall during the trip, which started on Sunday, March 11. McCune went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
Snow on Tuesday cleared just in time for a beautiful Wednesday, allowing the Calumet College of St. Joseph baseball team to open up the conference portion of this schedule. What was to be two home games became virtual road games, as playing conditions forced the game to be moved to Joliet Junior College. That just so happened to be right down the road for University of Saint Francis, their opponent for the afternoon. The Saints kept the Wave bats silent in both games, allowing USF to swept Calumet 6-1 and 8-0.
Six Big Ten teams will see their seasons continue in the postseason. Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue were selected for the NCAA Tournament, while Nebraska and Penn State accepted bids to the National Invitation Tournament.
Two days after placing two of their best bowlers among the top six individuals at the USBC-ITC Sectionals, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's bowling team kept the momentum going. The Crimson Wave claimed the top spot in the team standings, punching their ticket for the USBC Nationals. The Lady Wave were in action on the other side of the lanes, but a slipup on Sunday putting an end to their own national hopes at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Ill.
A big day at the plate for freshman Kevin McCune (Munster, Ind./Andrean) helped the Purdue Northwest baseball team split its final two games with University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday afternoon at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Field at Dowling Park in Hammond, Ind. The Pride dropped the first game, 9-4, but came on strong in game two for the 11-3 win. McCune went a combined 4-for-8 with a homer, three runs scored and six RBI.
Returning to action for the first time in 15 days, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's volleyball team was healed, rested, and ready to get their first win of the season. It just won't be tonight. The Crimson Wave put together a valiant effort, but fell just short as the visiting Judson University Eagles took advantage of poor hitting in the fifth set to come away with the 3-2 (17-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 10-15) victory.
More than 7,500 athletes, coaches and families will descend on the South Shore for soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, bowling, basketball and swimming through April. Out-of-town visitors will stay at local hotels totaling more than 5,000 room nights.