Purdue Begins 6-Game Homestand with Midweek Dates


GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Northern Illinois (6-20, 6-8 MAC) at Purdue (18-5, 1-3 B1G)

Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. ET / Watch B1G+
Alexander Field / West Lafayette, Indiana

Midweek Deals: $3 Tickets, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Nachos & Beers
Trading Card Tuesday: Set No. 3 of 7

Indiana State (15-8, 2-1 MVC) at Purdue

Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. ET / Watch B1G+

Alexander Field / West Lafayette, Indiana

Midweek Deals: $3 Tickets, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Nachos & Beers

SERIES HISTORY

All-Time vs. NIU: Purdue leads 5-1

All-Time in West Lafayette: Purdue leads 3-0

Last Meetings: Purdue won 2 of 3 (March 2015 in Westfield, Ind.)

Last Meetings in West Lafayette: Purdue swept a 3-game set (March 1999)

First Meeting: Purdue 2, NIU 0 (March 1999 at Lambert Field)

All-Time vs Indiana State: ISU leads 43-30-2

All-Time in West Lafayette: ISU leads 22-15-1

Last Meeting: ISU 4, Purdue 3 (April 2019 in West Lafayette)

Purdue’s Last Win vs. ISU: Purdue 3, ISU 1 – 10 Innings (April 2018 in Terre Haute)

Purdue’s Last Win vs. ISU in West Lafayette: Purdue 2, ISU 1 – 10 Innings (May 2012)

First Meeting: Purdue 7, ISU 0 (April 1902 in West Lafayette)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue baseball’s busy April – featuring 20 games in 30 days – continues as the Boilermakers host Northern Illinois and Indiana State for midweek action to begin a six-game homestand at Alexander Field.

First Pitch is set for 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday vs. NIU and Wednesday vs. ISU. Indiana and Purdue Fort Wayne also visit Alexander Field during the six-game homestand. Starting next week, midweek dates plus Friday and Saturday home games move to 6 p.m.

The Huskies won Monday at home vs. Miami (Ohio) to split a four-game Mid-American Conference series. They’re slated to play consecutively on Sunday-Monday-Tuesday for the second week in a row.

The Sycamores won Sunday’s rubber game with common opponent Illinois State to open Missouri Valley Conference play with a series win at home. Indiana State has won three straight weekend series but inclement weather has kept ISU from playing any midweek action since taking both games vs. Southeast Missouri State on March 15 and 16.

Meanwhile, Purdue is looking to bounce back from its first rough week of the season. The Boilermakers conceded 40 runs in their four losses last week after surrendering just 68 runs over their first 19 games. Thirty-one of the 40 runs came as part of big innings in which the opposition scored at least three times. A closer look at the inning-by-inning scoring also shows that Purdue gave up the 40 runs over 26 frames from the seventh inning Tuesday vs. UIC through the seventh inning Sunday at Illinois.

In the back-and-forth series in Champaign, the Boilermakers were the victim of two seven-run innings in the same series for the first time since the opening weekend of the 2020 campaign vs. Hofstra (in Sanford, Florida). Remarkably, Purdue managed to win three of four vs. the Pride, including the series finale that featured an eight-run inning for Hofstra. It also happened in a 2019 series sweep at Nebraska. Prior to that trip to Lincoln, an opponent had not posted a pair of seven-run innings in the same series since February 2014.

ACTIVE STREAKS

• Cam Thompson – 23-game on-base

• CJ Valdez – 20-game on-base

• Evan Albrecht – 15-game on-base, 8-game hit

• Curtis Washington Jr. – 11-game on-base

ON BASE OFTEN IN CHAMPAIGN

Evan Albrecht: 5-for-9, 2B, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 2 RBI, 2 R, .692 OBP

Troy Viola: 4-for-9, 3 BB, 2 HBP, R, .643 OBP

Jake Jarvis: 2-for-7, 2B, HR, 3 BB, 5 RBI, R, .500 OBP

Cam Thompson: 4-for-12, 2B, 2 HR, BB, 2 HBP, 3 RBI, 4 R, .467 OBP

ACTIVE BOILERMAKERS TO HIT THEIR FIRST CAREER HOME RUNS IN BIG TEN PLAY

Mike Bolton Jr. – 2022 at Illinois

Jake Parr – 2021 at Minnesota

Cam Thompson – 2021 vs. Rutgers

Paul Toetz – 2021 at Minnesota (Playing for Indiana)

Ryan Howe – 2019 at Nebraska

LONGEST SEASON-OPENING ON-BASE STREAKS (Since 2001)

Cameron Perkins – First 50 Games in 2011

Mitch Hilligoss – First 27 Games in 2006

Cam Thompson – First 23 Games in 2022

Brandon Haveman – First 22 Games in 2009

CJ Valdez – First 20 Games in 2022

Mike Bolton Jr. – First 20 Games in 2022


Jordan Comadena – First 20 Games in 2007

ALBRECHT IN THE EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS

2020: 13 GP, .364 (16-for-44), 3 2B, 14 RBI, 7 R, 4 BB, 3-4 SB

2022: 23 GP, .427 (32-for-75), 9 2B, HR, 15 RBI, 20 R, 8 BB, 9-10 SB

Combined: 36 GP, .403 (48-for-119), 12 2B, HR, 29 RBI, 27 R, 12 BB, 12-14 SB

 


















BEST STARTS AT HOME (SINCE 1975)
Year Home Opener Undefeated Home Start 1st Home Loss 2nd Home Loss Final Home Record
2022 March 10 6-0 March 29 TBD TBD
2012 March 27 4-0 April 1 April 29 13-3
2011 March 22 NA March 22 April 10 14-4
2008 March 22 6-0 March 29 April 13 18-5
2002 March 20 7-0 April 14 April 20 10-11
2000 March 22 4-0 March 26 April 15 15-6
1999 March 24 5-0 April 3 April 3 14-5
1998 March 18 8-0 April 11 April 11 9-11
1993 March 18 7-0 March 27 March 28 14-9
1992 March 16 1-0 March 16 March 28 17-11
1991 March 16 NA March 16 March 31 17-7
1987 April 1 14-0-1 April 25 April 30 19-3-1
Purdue’s record for home wins is 22 by the 1982 team (22-6)

 






LONGEST SINGLE-SEASON ON-BASE STREAKS SINCE 2001
Longer Than 30 Games

Ryne White – 52 in 2007*

Cameron Perkins – 50 in 2011^

David Blomberg – 39 in 2001

25-28 Games

Jon Moore – 28 in 2008

Jordan Comadena – 28 in 2008

Mitch Hilligoss – 27 in 2006^

Spencer Ingaldson – 26 in 2005

Kevin Plawecki – 25 in 2012

24 Games

Skyler Hunter – 24 in 2019

Skyler Hunter – 24 in 2018

Kyle Wood – 24 in 2014

David Miller – 24 in 2011

Eric Charles – 24 in 2009

23 Games

Cam Thompson – 23 in 2022^

Harry Shipley – 23 in 2018

Brandon Haveman – 23 in 2008
22 Games

Cole McKenzie – 22 in 2019*

Nick Dalesandro – 22 in 2017

Brandon Haveman – 22 in 2009^

David Harrell – 22 in 2001

21 Games

Miles Simington – 21 in 2021

Skyler Hunter – 21 in 2017

Barrett Serrato – 21 in 2011

Ben Wolgamot – 21 in 2008

Nick McIntyre – 21 in 2003

20 Games

CJ Valdez – 20 in 2022^

Mike Bolton Jr. – 20 in 2022^

Nick Dalesandro – 20 in 2018

Brandon Haveman – 20 in 2009*

Brandon Haveman – 20 in 2008*

Alex Jaffee – 20 in 2007

Jordan Comadena – 20 in 2007^

Mike Coles – 20 in 2004
* – Season-Ending Streak // ^ – Season-Opening Streak

 












HOMERED IN 4+ CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS (SINCE 2001)
Year Player Consecutive Weekends Total Home Runs Opponents
2022 Cam Thompson 5 7 vs Longwood Bellarmine

Illinois State

Ohio State

at Illinois
2021 Ben Nisle 5 6 Iowa

at Michigan State

at Illinois

Illinois

at Ohio State
2015 Kyle Johnson 4 5 at Michigan

Maryland

at Michigan State

at Nebraska
2012 Barrett Serrato 4 4 at Nebraska

Michigan State

at UCLA

Michigan
2008 Ryne White 4 4 at Ohio

Western Illinois

Northwestern

at Iowa
2007 Ryne White 4 5 Ohio State

at Penn State

Iowa

at Northwestern
2003 Nick McIntyre 4 7 at Middle Tenn. St.

Miami (Ohio)

Penn State

Illinois