– An outstanding pitching performance by freshman starter Ryan Baker wasn’t enough, as the Gold squad dropped a 5-1 decision to Team Black in the third game of the best-of-five Gold and Black Series at Lambert Field on Sunday.
The Black victory, coupled with a 10-2 win in the opener and a 5-4 win in game two, ensured a series victory for the Black squad. Continue reading →
Team Black takes a 2-0 lead in Purdue’s Fall World Series
Eric Charles scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Eric Nielsen with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Black squad a 5-4 win over the Gold team and a 2-0 edge in the annual Black and Gold Series at Lambert Field on Friday.
After the Team Gold rallied to tie the game at 4-4 with a single run in the top of the ninth, Charles led off the home half of the frame with a double to the gap in left-center. He advanced to third on the first out in the inning and narrowly beat Ben Wolgamot’s off-balanced throw to the plate on Nielsen’s shallow fly ball to right for the walk-off win. Continue reading →
Team Black takes Black and Gold Series opener, 10-2.
The Purdue baseball team’s annual Black and Gold Series kicked off on Wednesday with the visiting Black squad rapping out 18 hits en route to a 10-2 victory.
Highlighted by four three-hit days offensively, Team Black jumped out to a 4-2 lead through the first two innings, before exploding for six runs over the final three innings to put the opener away. Continue reading →
The Major Leagues won’t be the only ones taking the field today, as the Purdue baseball team is joining in on the excitement of October play with the opening game of the annual Black and Gold Series.
The Boilermakers will split into two squads and play a best-of-five series over the course of the next week. Black and Gold Series captains John Cummins and Alex Jaffee drafted the clubs that will vie for team bragging rights. Continue reading →
Two of the nation’s most prominent collegiate athletic conferences have come to an agreement to participate in a unique and ground-breaking season-opening baseball tournament in Florida. The inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, will feature 27 games February 20-22, 2009, at various spring training venues in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, API Marketing announced today.
By Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot My Illini were knocked out of the Tournament yesterday but I thought I’d stick around and see how things ended up. The Tournament was down to three teams this morning and ever shrinking. The offensive-minded teams of Purdue and Indiana took on each other for the privilege of facing powerhouse and top seed Michigan later in the evening. Continue reading →
Yesterday, we said goodbye to Ohio State but today, teams were dropping like flies from Big Ten Tournament competition. This started with the first game between Illinois and Indiana which was an elimination match between the two teams.
Indiana 14 Illinois 7
Despite the score, it was actually quite an exciting game. Indiana continued with trend of scoring early and often by putting 3 runs up on the board in the first inning. This was done by their simple strategy of a) get Jason Hervey on base and b) have Josh Phegley drive him in. For the game, Hervey was 3 for 4 with 4 runs scored and Phegley was 4 for 4 with 2 homers and 6 RBI. Continue reading →
On the second day, we had three games on the docket, so let’s get straight to the action.
Indiana 10 Ohio State 8
In the first game, both teams were facing elimination and tension was a bit high both on the field and in the stands. By the time I got to Fisher Stadium in the top of the first, Indiana had already scored two runs. By the time I found a seat, Jake Hale had balked and Ohio head coach was having a conversation with the ump. Before the first inning was over, four Hoosier runs were across and I thought this would be a wash. Continue reading →
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Chris Dominguez was 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI, the defense turned three double plays and four University of Louisville pitchers scattered eight hits, as the Cardinals defeated Purdue 7-4 Wednesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading →
The main reason why we saw the Uniform Start Date was that the Big Ten Conference really used their leverage to implement the new rule to level the playing field across the nation. The Big Ten this past weekend picked up some embarrassing losses with Ohio State losing to Air Force and Maine. The Michigan Wolverines picked up a loss to GA Southern on Friday with another bad loss earlier in the year to Portland. Both of these teams are supposed to be competing for the conference title shouldn’t they be representing the conference better? Continue reading →