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Purdue Baseball Gets No-Hit by Butler

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A rare mid-week baseball update.

Purdue baseball lost its final home midweek game of the week this year to Butler 4-2 tonight. Butler, like Purdue, is among the most improved teams in America. They have already won 13 more games than last season and Purdue has won 16. What makes this update-worthy is that Butler pulled off a rarity.

The Bulldogs threw a no-hitter.

It wasn’t just one dominant pitcher for the Bulldogs. They threw five pitchers to Purdue’s seven. brian Ghiselli gave up a 3-run home run in the first and Butler added a solo homer in the third and that was more than enough.

Even though Purdue did not get a hit, they were able to scratch across two runs. Mike Madej Walked in the second, went to second ona ground out, third on a wild pitch, and scored on a wild pitch. In the eighth Butler hit three straight batters and Purdue loaded the bases with no one out, but managed only one run on a sacrifice fly.

All told, Butler pitchers walked two, hit five batters, and only struck out 6, but a no-hitter is a no-hitter, so tip your cap to the Bulldogs. It was their first no-hitter in 13 years.

Purdue is now 26-21 overall before hosting No. 17 Michigan on Saturday, but the Boilers have now lost 3 of 4 after a 7 game winning streak.