April 20, 2010
CHICAGO- The Purdue baseball team won its season best sixth consecutive game with an 11-3 victory over Chicago State (1-29) on the campus of Olive-Harvey College on Tuesday. The win improved to Purdue to 21-14 for the season and marked Purdue's longest winning streak since winning seven straight during the 2008 season.
A 4 for 4 afternoon by catcher Payton Bieker highlighted a 16-hit Purdue attack against the Cougars. Bieker finished the contest with a pair of singles, two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.
Freshman teammate Angelo Cianfrocco added three hits, including two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored for the Boilers, while Jonathan Lilly (2 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Ryan Bridges (2 for 2, 2 R) paired hits for Purdue in the win.
Tyler Spillner led off the game with a solo home run to right, his first of the year, and the Boilers tacked on a single run in the second, three in the fourth and closed out the game with a pair of runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth to win going away.
Left-hander Pat Gannon (4-1) picked up his fourth win of the year in a limited start on the mound. The southpaw allowed two runs on three hits in four innings. He struck out two and walked two.
Relievers Joe Haase, Blake Mascarello and Mike Sudbury made quick work of the Cougars with a perfect inning of work each in the seventh, eighth and ninth. Haase struck out all three hitters he faced in his one inning on the mound.
CSU starter Gregory Day was charged with the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Purdue will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts Wabash for a single nonconference game at Lambert Field. First pitched is slated for 4 p.m. with right-hander Robert Ramer the scheduled starter.