Brandon Krieg slides into second base as Spencer Mahoney applies the tag during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015

The Boilermakers Are On A Roll

Last night I was in Valparaiso to see the game between Purdue and Valpo. I was not far from my hometown, and it was good to get back for a few hours again. In the past I have seen many games at Bauer Field, but not since the days of Kyle Gaedele. Purdue is in the middle of what is an interesting portion of their schedule. They just finished a Saturday-Monday series in Nebraska. They then had to get to Valpo for the Tuesday game. They then finish the season against Penn State at home in a Thursday-Saturday series. That is a lot of games in a weeks span, but this team is hot so that is okay. They used a lot of early runs to hold on to beat Valpo, and run their winning streak to three games. I don’t know how many games I will be able to attend this weekend, but I will be there Tomorrow night to see them try and extend the winning streak to four.

Mike Lutz delivers a pitch to home plate during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015

Mike Lutz Has a Solid Outing, Matt Frawley Closes It Out

Once again Mike Lutz had a solid outing. He made the most of his first start of 2015 pitching into the seventh and getting the win. He had a knack for getting out of jams during the game, and that helped him earn the win. Matt Frawley came into the game in the bottom of the ninth, and struck out the final two batters of the game with the bases loaded to get the save. He came up big with the meat of Valpo’s order up, and the winning run on base.

Bonus Photos

Below I have placed a few extra photos that I liked from the game. As usual you can click on any photo to go to that photo in my gallery, or you can click here to see the full gallery.

A general view of Emory G. Bauer Field during the National Anthem of a game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Valparaiso Crusaders on May 12, 2015.
Mike Lutz delivers a pitch to home plate during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Harry Shipley attempts a bunt during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Josh Clark slides into second base during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Kyle Johnson runs to third base during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Mark Johnson slides into third base during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Tanner Andrews delivers a pitch during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Alex Lyons delivers a pitch during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015


Harry Shipley steals second base whlie Jeff Edwards tries to apply the tag during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Harry Shipley fields a groudn ball during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Matt Frawley delivers a pitch during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015
Bryce Yoder delivers a pitch during the baseball game between the Valparaiso Crusaders and the Purdue Boilermakers on May 12, 2015

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I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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