Purdue to Square Off Against Indiana in Big Ten Tournament Championship Game

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Robert Ramer

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Robert Ramer
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

May 26, 2012


Game Day Central

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 15 Purdue baseball will take on Indiana for the Big Ten Tournament title tonight at 7:20 p.m. live on the Big Ten Network. The Hoosiers advanced to the championship round by defeating Michigan State, 4-3, in 11 innings earlier today.

The Boilermakers will start junior right-hander Robert Ramer on the mound tonight. Ramer is 6-0 this season and 13-0 in his career. More importantly, Purdue is 16-1 when he has started.

The Boilermakers shut out Indiana Friday evening, 3-0, to advance to their third Big Ten Tournament title game. The Hoosiers will have to defeat Purdue tonight and tomorrow afternoon to win the tournament.

Purdue has won six in a row and 10 of the last 13 against Indiana dating back to 2008. The two teams did not meet in the regular season this year. The Boilers lead the all-time series at the Big Ten Tournament, 3-2.

Indiana will be playing its fourth game of the tournament Saturday evening. The Hoosiers starting pitcher will be Ryan Halstead (RHP), who pitched the final ininng and two-thirds of the MSU game.

A Sunday if necessary game is set for 12:05 p.m. and will also be televised live on the Big Ten Network.