WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue baseball's five pitchers that took the mound teamed up for 16 strikeouts over 12 perfect innings, leading the Boilermakers to a 19-0 win vs. the Ontario Blue Jays in a fall exhibition game Friday at Alexander Field.
It was a 3-0 game until the bottom of the seventh when Purdue scored five times to blow it open. The Boilermakers scored 16 times over the final five frames in which they batted. The teams agreed beforehand to play 12 innings to allow a bevy of players to get some live-game reps.
Newcomer Ryan Beard struck out five of the nine batters he faced as Purdue's starting pitcher. Bo Hofstra recorded four Ks over his three scoreless innings. After redshirting last season due to Tommy John Surgery, redshirt freshman Andrew Bohm looked confident in his two hitless frames. Trevor Cheaney and Ross Learnard also worked two innings Friday.
Skyler Hunter delivered an RBI single in the third inning and accounted for the top defensive play of the game. The sophomore made a diving catch on a sinking line drive in right center field for the second out of the sixth inning. It preserved the 36-up, 36-down day for the pitching staff.
Freshmen Patrick W. Smith and Ben Nisle both walked three times. Smith also recorded a two-run double in his final at-bat. It was one of just two extra-base hits for the Boilermakers.
Evan Kennedy delivered a two-run single to cap the scoring in Purdue's six-run ninth inning.
The Boilermakers will continue to host open scrimmages on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Alexander Field leading up to the three-game Old Gold & Black Series the final weekend of October. Weekday scrimmages begin at 3:15 p.m. ET and Saturdays start at 11 a.m.
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