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mound against IU.
IU struck first with a homerun by DH Alex Dickerson, but the Boilers were able to tie things up at 1 in the 3rd inning. Going into the bottom of the 5th, Purdue was down 2-1. Not too bad, but this next half inning was great and embarrassing. Purdue got bases loaded with NO out and we walked away with only 2 runs off a 2-out single. We should have blown this game open with the mixture of poor/stalling pitching by Blake Monar and a couple errors by IU 2B Micah Johnson (player of the game for PU). He committed 3 of the 4 IU errors in the game. In the 9th, IU took a 4-3 lead, which we tied up in the bottom half of the inning. A quiet 10th and 11th inning that produced a couple singles for both teams, but not much else. Our good old Boilermakers finally got the hit they needed and won the game on a single in the bottom of the 12th. So to recap, for $2 I got 12 innings of baseball and got to watch a team that has a chance to win the regular season Big Ten. (Going into Saturday's game, we're tied for 1st with Michigan St.).
I had a blast at the game, I know Matt did, too. I just wish I had gone to more games in my career here. BTW, the new stadium next year is going to be awesome!!! Go check out the the pictures of the new facility: http://www.purduesports.com/view.gal?id=70025.