May 2, 1997

Purdue Wins Continuation of Suspended Game

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Purdue baseball team won the continuation of a game suspended Friday night by a score of 8-5.

Following a 32-minute rain delay Friday night, Purdue rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the top of the sixth. Junior Robb Ramacher reached on a double and advanced to third on a single by junior Bill Bennett. Senior Anthony Grieco was then robbed of a home run, but Ramacher scored from third, giving Grieco a sacrifice fly and cutting the Hoosier lead to one. Senior Rod Meztler singled to load the bases, and sophomore Ryan Cole followed with an RBI single, scoring Bennett. With the game tied, junior Mike Rothstein loaded the bases with a walk. Freshman Daryl Hallada gave the Boilermakers the lead, driving home Metzler with a single.

The game was suspended and moved to West Lafayette, where the teams where scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday. The Boilers started Saturday off right, scoring three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to take the victory.

Jeff Reder picked up the win, taking over on the hill to start off Saturday. He allowed three runs in three and two third innings worked, but benefited from the Purdue's offensive attack.

The two teams resume action with a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

Purdue 8, Indiana 5
Purdue     000 003 032  -  8 15 2
Indiana    020 000 120  -  5 10 2

PU: Hedman, Reder and Grieco. IU: Partenheimer, Wilson and Anleitner, McKay. 2B: Ramacher (PU). 3B: Tomsyck (PU), Metzler (PU), Nori (IU). HR: Metzler (PU), Rothstein (PU), Spisak (IU).
WP: Reder (3-2). LP: Wilson (2-2).