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Softball rallies back to top Purdue

March 21, 2010

A stellar sixth and seventh inning performance from the Sun Devils capped a 6-4 comeback win over Purdue Sunday morning as the eight-ranked ASU softball team wrapped the Judi Garmen Classic. Sam Parlich took the win with Hillary Bach collecting the save as ASU finishes week six with a 27-4 record.

Megan Elliott took to the circle for the Sun Devils where her offense stepped up to give her a one-run cushion as Caylyn Carlson proved clutch yet again with a laser to the second baseman to bring home a run.

The Sun Devils added two more to the score in the sixth inning as Caylyn Carlson led off with a single, which was followed up by doubles from Katie Crabb and Talor Haro. Purdue boiled over in the bottom of the inning though as they rallied up for four runs off four hits and a costly fielding error as they snaked the lead 4-3 headed into the seventh. The inning saw Sam Parlich come in to relieve Megan Elliott and try to tame the attack, but the damage was done.

But ASU showed they had no rupophobia in the seventh though as they got dirty with RBIs from Katie Crabb, Ashley Muenz and Talor Haro to pull ahead 6-4 headed into the seventh inning finale. Hillary Bach came in for relief of Sam Parlich for the last three outs, which came with two quick groundouts before Purdue knocked two singles to make it interesting. Bach buckled down though as she wasn’t about to let Purdue back in striking out Maia Monchek to take the save.

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The Sun Devils will now head home to Tempe where they’ll host the Cal Poly Mustangs in a four game series this Friday through Sunday at Farrington Stadium.