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.
Purdue Northwest freshman Leon Kah (Munich, Germany) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week when the honor was released by the conference office Wednesday morning. It is the third installment of the weekly award for the 2018 season.
Having just played a doubleheader against IU-Kokomo this past Thursday, the Crimson Wave headed back down state to take on the Cougars for two more. Unfortunately, the results were no better, as the Indiana University satellite school swept the Crimson and Gray once again, 9-2 and 14-1, on Sunday afternoon at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.
The third time was unfortunately the charm. The Calumet College of St. Joseph men's basketball team welcomed Holy Cross College to the Rittenmeyer for the second time in five days, having defeated HCC 64-61 on Saturday afternoon. But it would be the Saints that would come away victorious in this one, converting on 24 of 33 free throws and using suffocating defense, to lock down the victory 88-73.
In a special brunch and induction ceremony Saturday morning at Purdue Northwest’s Center of Hospitality & Tourism Management, the PNW Athletics Department officially added long-time supporter Joe Williamson to its Hall of Fame. Williamson becomes the 61st member of the Pride Athletics Hall of Fame and was also recognized and honored during halftime of Saturday Purdue Northwest women’s basketball game with Ashland University (Ohio).