Feb. 22, 1997

Purdue Suffers Doubleheader Sweep

BEAUMONT, Texas - The Purdue baseball team was swept by Lamar University Saturday in the Boilermakers' season opener at Vincent-Beck Field.

The Boilermakers (0-2) suffered losses of 12-8 in the first game and 10-7 in game two. First baseman Aaron Dean had the best day of any Lamar player, going 5-for-8 on the day with two home runs, four runs scored and six RBI.

Lamar (8-1) was able to take advantage of the Purdue bullpen, putting up a six-run eighth inning to seal the win in the first game and then scored three runs in the eighth to break a 7-7 tie in the second game.

Game 1: Lamar 12, Purdue 8

Purdue   000 213 101 -  8 14 1
Lamar    100 050 06x - 12 10 2

Game 2: Lamar 10, Purdue 7

Purdue   400 021 000 -  7  7 5
Lamar    210 400 03x - 10 11 1