The Buckeyes kicked off senior weekend the right way by beating third place Purdue — ending the nation’s longest winning streak at 13 games.
Ohio State Baseball Stops Purdue’s Winning Streak
The Big Ten baseball season has just two weekends to go, and it’s that time of year when winning games and series can go a long way towards a post season resume.
To that end, Ohio State got off on the right foot for senior weekend by beating a streaking Purdue 4-2 tonight in the first of three big games of the weekend.
The Buckeyes pounded out ten hits and four runs on offense, while the pitching kept a hot hitting Purdue team at bay — allowing just two runs on six hits. With the win, the Buckeyes kept pace with Illinois for fourth place in the league at 12-7 and stopped the Purdue’s nation’s longest winning streak at thirteen. Overall, Ohio State is now 31-16.
The win also marked head coach Greg Beals 500th career win.
Ohio State needs to continue to take series to bolster its chances to get a high seed in the Big Ten tournament and potentially keep building a case to make it to the NCAA tournament.
Ohio State hosts Purdue tomorrow at 2PM in game two of the series where it will have a chance to nail down a big series win.