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Baseball Falls To No. 18 Purdue

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: April 11, 2012
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                MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State baseball team dropped a 15-2 contest to No. 18 Purdue Wednesday afternoon at Ball Diamond as the Boilermakers scored 12 runs in the sixth inning to improve to 25-5 on the season. The Cardinals return to Mid-American Conference play this weekend with a three-game series in Athens, Ohio against the Bobcats.

                Purdue opened the scoring in the top of the second inning against sophomore right-hander Jacob Brewer (South Bend, Ind./St. Joseph's). Kevin Plawecki led off the inning with a single and moved into scoring position on a ground ball. Angelo Cianfrocco gave the Boilermakers a 1-0 lead as he poked a run-scoring single into left field.

                Ball State (7-23) answered back in the bottom of the third inning as third baseman Kevin Schlotter (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) led off with a single and moved into scoring position as Purdue starter Robert Ramer issued his first walk of the season. Junior Dominick Catanzarite (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) tied the game as he lined a single into left field on a hit-and-run scoring Schlotter.

                The Cardinals took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as Sean Godfrey (New Albany, Ind./New Albany) singled with one out. After a ground ball moved Godfrey to second, he came home to score as Billy Wellman (Portland, Ind./Jay County) ripped a single down the third base line to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead.

                Purdue took the lead back in the top of the fifth inning as it took advantage of two Ball State fielding errors to take a 3-2 lead. The Boilermakers broke the game open in the sixth inning as they scored 12 runs and sent 17 batters to the plate taking a 15-2 lead.

                Brewer (0-3) picked up the loss as he allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits in 5.0 innings of work as he was the first of three Cardinals' pitchers. Ramer (3-0) picked up the victory as he allowed two runs on four hits in 4.0 innings as the first of five Purdue pitchers scheduled to take the hill.

                Ball State returns to MAC play this weekend with a three-game series at Ohio. First pitch Friday is set for 6 p.m. at Wren Stadium.

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