April 23, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Tuesday's Purdue-Illinois State baseball game at Alexander Field has been canceled due a forecast that called for consistent rain showers and thunderstorms this evening.
The Purdue-Illinois State will not be made up. Fans with tickets for Tuesday's game can use them for any future home game at Alexander Field this season. The Boilermakers host Illinois-Chicago Wednesday at 6 p.m.
It's a 300-mile round trip from Normal, Ill., to West Lafayette, Ind., which is a bit longer than most teams travel for midweek play. With the forecast not looking good for this evening, Illinois State requested a decision be made about whether or not the game would be played by 10 a.m. CT.
Purdue has now had five games canceled this season due to inclement weather, including four home dates. Three other games for the Boilers were rescheduled as part of doubleheaders after weather impacted those contests as well.
Wednesday's Purdue-UIC contest will be the rubber game of the season series. The two teams were originally scheduled to play five times this year. After splitting the first two games of a series in Chicago the weekend of March 8-9, the finale was rained out. The Flames were slated to be the opponent for the inaugural game at Alexander Field on Tuesday, March 19, but that contest was canceled due to frigid temperatures.