The Purdue Baseball Team Wins Their 4th Straight Game

Last night I went out to Alexander Field one last time this season to see the Purdue Boilermakers play. This team is hot right now, and it is fun to watch them going when they have the bat moving. This is senior weekend, and I always like to go out and photograph the seniors one last time. I will be in South Bend the next couple of days so the early start to the weekend series worked just fine for me. Purdue jumped out to an early lead, and they never looked back.

Kyle Johnson makes a diving catch in centerfield during the Purdue baseball game against Penn State on May 14, 2015

Have a Day Mr. Johnson

Kyle Johnson seemed to be a highlight reel early in the game. He hit a stand up triple, and later scored the games first run in the first inning. Then to top it off he made a great diving catch to rob a hit in the fourth inning. Kyle seems to be favoring a leg out there as well so the speed and power shown on the two plays is even more impressive. Last season I made a photo of Kyle making a Willie Mays style over the shoulder catch. He really does patrol the outfield in a way that is very photogenic.

Jack Anderson delivers a pitch during the Purdue baseball game against Penn State on May 14, 2015

The Land Down Under

As you photograph a lot of baseball games you start to take things for granted. If you follow my photography you know that I love to try and find the best portion of a pitchers form to highlight. After a while all of the pitchers start to look very similar. Then a pitcher like Jack Anderson comes along with a complete submarine motion. I decided to try a couple of angles on Jack to try and highlight this unique motion. It really was fun photographing him, and I was not happy when he only pitched one inning. I did have some fun with his motion though in the short time he was out there.

Bonus Photos

Below are a few extra photos that I liked from the game. You can always click on a photo to see it larger on my website, or click here to see the full gallery from the game. I tried to make some photos that looked different from what I had already made this season. I think that this gallery reflects that.

Purdue baseball coach Doug Schreiber spends a moment in the dugout during the Purdue baseball game against Penn State on May 14, 2015
Cody Strong slides safetly into second base on a steal attempt during the Purdue baseball game against Penn State on May 14, 2015







Jack Anderson delivers a pitch during the Purdue baseball game against Penn State on May 14, 2015



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About Pinola Photo

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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