Purdue finishes with sub-.500 home record for the first time since 2007.
The home team team has won each of the last nine Purdue-Iowa series dating back to 2009.
Wood connects for his team-leading fifth home run of the season.
Purdue to face a lefty starter for the eighth time in the last nine games.
Illinois native Jack Picchiotti has driven in a run in six of the last seven games.
A mega photo gallery of pictures spanning the entirety of Purdue Baseball's 2013 season.
The Boilermakers host Iowa for the final weekend series fo the 2013 season.
A photo compilation of Purdue's 2012 Big Ten championship campaign
Purdue vs. MSU
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Brian Wilson
In His MP3 Player: Kanye West
Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan
Favorite Writer: R.L. Stein
Actor: Denzel Washington, Actress: Mila Kunis, Director: Martin Scorsese
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Boneless Buffalo Wings
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golfing
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Winning 2012 Big Ten Title vs Michigan
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Cheryl Cooky, Sociology in Sport
Animal Friend: Rex the Goldfish
Gannon pitched in 13 games, all in relief... appeared in Big Ten games against Ohio State, Illinois, Michigan State and Iowa... was charged with a run in four of his 13 appearances, including none of the first six... worked a scoreless inning at Samford, Illinois-Chicago and Evansville as well as home games against Eastern Michigan and Iowa... made two appearances in the Samford and Evansville series.
Gannon pitched in nine games, all in relief... worked 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win in the victory against IPFW at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne... struck out five of the eight batters he faced over two innings of one-run relief in the win against Anderson at Victory Field in Downtown Indianapolis... pitched in Big Ten games against Nebraska, Michigan State and Iowa as well as the weekend series at Wichita State and UCLA... pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in game two of the Iowa series.
Gannon pitched in 15 games, all in relief... earned the win in the midweek victory at IPFW... pitched a season-high four innings of scoreless relief, striking out a career-high seven, to earn a save in the series-opening victory at Tennessee Tech... pitched in Big Ten games against Michigan, Penn State, Northwestern and Michigan State... induced three ground ball double plays in 19 1/3 innings... worked three innings of scoreless relief in the game three win at Morehead State... pitched 2 2/3 innings of one-run relief in the home opener against Illinois State... pitched three innings of one-run relief in the midweek win at Illinois-Chicago.
Gannon pitched in 10 games and started games against Chicago State (two) and Ball State ... ranked third on the pitching staff with four victories, earning wins in his starts against CSU, Ball State and in relief in game two at Eastern Kentucky ... appeared in Big Ten games against Minnesota, Penn State and Indiana ... allowed the first hitter of an inning to reach safely 24 percent of the time, the second best mark on the team ... did not give up an earned run or issue a walk over six innings against Chicago State to win his first collegiate start ... went 4 1/3 innings and did not issue a walk to earn a midweek win against Ball State ... earned another win at Chicago State with four innings of two-run ball ... pitched an inning and two-thirds of one-hit relief to earn the win at Eastern Kentucky ... worked a one-two-three seventh inning against Morehead State ... also pitched in relief in games against Rutgers and Ohio.
Earned three varsity letters in baseball for Brother Rice High School in Chicago ... Team won the Catholic League championship his junior and senior years ... Tied the school record with 26 career wins on the mound ... Went 26-5 with 201 strikeouts in three seasons ... Three-time all-state and all-conference in baseball ... Was named the top pitcher (Matt Kotheimer Award) at Brother Rice all three years he was a member of the varsity team ... Name the conference and team MVP his senior year after going 9-1 with 81 strikeouts ... Went 9-2 with 70 strikeouts as a junior ... Went 8-2 with 50 strikeouts and team finished fourth in the state tournament his sophomore year ... Played in the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M.
Full name is Patrick Joseph Gannon ... Born July 16, 1991 in Oak Lawn, Ill. ... Son of Pat and Laura Gannon ... movement and sports science major.