Mar. 2, 1997

Purdue Falls to Ball State 6-4

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Purdue baseball team fell to Ball State 6-4. With the loss, Purdue falls to 1-4 while Ball State improves to 2-0.

Purdue had a solid outing from Robb Ramacher, who hit 2-for-3 with two RBI. Jeff Reder (0-1) took the loss for the Boilermakers.

Earlier in the day, Purdue picked up its first win of the season, defeating Toledo 6-2.

Ball State 6, Purdue 2

Purdue     030 100 0 =  4  9  1
Ball St.   200 112 x =  6  8  2

Purdue: Bloomer, Reder, Banas and Joros. Ball State: McConnell, Cabaj and Speicher. 2B: Bennett (Purdue), Ridley (Ball State). 3B: Farris (Ball State).WP: Cabaj (1-0). LP: Reder (0-1).