OLD GOLD & BLACK SERIES INFORMATION
Purdue Gold vs. Purdue Black
Game 1 / Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Game 2 / Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Game 3 / Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1:20 p.m. ET -- CANCELED
Alexander Field / West Lafayette, Indiana
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue baseball's annual Old Gold & Black Series brings the program's slate of fall scrimmages to close this week. The three-game intrasquad features games Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday that are open to the public at Alexander Field.
Team rosters are expected to be finalized Tuesday morning. All three games of the series will be played regardless of the outcome of the first two games. The series opener is has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Thursday is also a 3:30 afternoon matinee and the series finale is set for Saturday at 1:20 p.m.
Last year's series ended in a 1-1-1 stalemate. The series opener was an 8-8 tie, called after six innings due to practice time limitations. The Black Team rallied from an 8-1 deficit with seven unanswered runs over the final 2 ½ innings.
Eighteen true newcomers saw action for Purdue in last month's exhibition win vs. the Ontario Blue Jays. Many of those same players will make up a large portion of the rosters this week.
Nick Dalesandro (4-for-8, 2B, 4 RBI, R, SB) and Cameron Williams (3 IP, H, 0 R, 3 K) led the way for the Black Team last year. Skyler Hunter also had four hits and Jackson McGowan scored a team-high four runs after reaching base safely five times in nine plate appearances. Dalesandro, McGowan and Hunter went on to comprise the heart of the Purdue lineup for much of the 2017 season.
Milo Beam (3-for-7, BB, HBP, RBI, 2 R, SB) reached base safely five times for the Gold Team. Dalton Parker worked six innings of one-hit ball as the game two starter, which Gold won in walk-off fashion.
GameTracker live stats and postgame recaps will be available here at PurdueSports.com for all three games of the series.
|2017 Old Gold & Black Series (Three-Game Intrasquad Series)|
|Date||Game Number||Location||Time / Result||Coverage|
|10/25/17||Game 1||Alexander Field||7-5 Gold||GameTracker / Box|
|10/26/17||Game 2||Alexander Field||9-3 Black||GameTracker / Box / Series Stats|
|10/28/17||Game 3||Alexander Field||Canceled||Series Recap|
All times listed in ET & subject to change.