Iowa Falls to Purdue, 13-4
May 11, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - - Purdue pounded out 20 hits and scored 13 unanswered runs en route to a 13-4 victory over the Iowa baseball team today at Lambert Field. The loss snaps the Hawkeyes' 12-game winning streak, which included a school-record 10-game conference game winning streak.
Iowa (27-16, 14-9) struck first with four runs in the top of the second inning. Matt Wooldrik started the inning with a single to left center. T.J. Cataldo followed with an infield single. Two batters later, Ben Geelan recorded the Hawkeyes' second infield single of the inning, which plated Wooldrik for the first tally of the afternoon. Justin Toole then reached on a fielder's choice and Jason White was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Travis Sweet registered a bases-clearing three-RBI double to right center to extend the Black and Gold's lead to 4-0. Sweet now ranks second in team RBIs with 45 (Dusty Napoleon, 52). Four of Iowa's seven hits came in the second frame.
Purdue (20-25, 10-14) notched its first run of the contest in the bottom of the third on a one-out RBI-single up the middle by Eric Osborn, scoring Nick Overmyer. Iowa starter Steve Turnbull stranded two Boilermakers, getting the next two batters out.
The Boilermakers posted a four-spot of their own in the bottom of the fifth. After the first two batters reached safely, Ryne White blasted a three-run home run to right field to even the score, 4-4. Jeff Mojzik followed with a single to center. After advancing to second on a sacrifice and a strikeout, Mojzik crossed home plate on an Eric Nielsen RBI-single through the right side to give Purdue its first lead, 5-4.
Purdue collected three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to stretch its advantage to 8-4. Two Boilermakers crossed home plate on a Hawkeye throwing error, while Mojzik followed with an RBI-single down the left field line. Purdue added five runs on four hits and one Hawkeye error in the bottom of the eighth.
Turnbull got the loss, tossing 5 1/3 innings, allowing six earned runs and striking out two in his 11th appearance of the year. Purdue starter Matt Bischoff earned the win, throwing seven innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out six.
Geelan and Cataldo combined for four of Iowa's eight hits.
The Hawkeyes and Boilermakers continue their weekend series with a doubleheader tomorrow starting at Noon (CT) at Lambert Field.
GAME SUMMARY Iowa 040 000 000 - 4 8 4 Purdue 001 004 35x - 13 20 0
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