Ohio Takes the Rubber Match From Purdue
Yesterday was the final game of this three game series at Kokomo Municipal Stadium for Purdue. They broke out some new uniforms, and for the time of year had a nice day for a ballgame. Some early runs though doomed them as they dropped the game 9-2. Early on in the game the Boilers had a tough time getting on base against Ohio starter Conner Stitz. The hits did eventually come, but not enough to erase the early hole. The Boilers did have their moments and high points though. From an early season photography standpoint I was able to see a lot of pitchers as well. This coming week the Boilers will play five more games in Indiana. They start off with a game Tuesday at Ball State. A televised home game against Louisville follows on Wednesday. The Big Ten season starts on the weekend when Darin Erstad and his Nebraska Cornhuskers come to town. This should be a good week to get out to see Alexander Field again. Then again it is March so I really never know what I will be doing.
Bonus Photos From the Game
I have a full gallery from the game up on the Purdue Exposure page here. My photos for the Ohio Bobcats can also be found on their website here. As the weekend went on it seemed like I pushed the shutter button less and less. I can tell you that I overshot the Friday game by far. In fact I shot fewer photos during the 15 inning game than I did on Friday. I was being much more selective as the weekend moved on. That is all part of getting the rust out when shooting a sport.
Photos of the Week
Once again I have compiled some of my favorite photos from the past week into a single Exposure page here. This has been a very fun week for me yet again. It started off with a NIT game up at Valpo with a very charged crowd. The week then finished with four baseball games in five days starting at Notre Dame for their home opener. I then shot the three games in Kokomo for both Ohio and Purdue. It was fun to see both teams that I shot for at the NCAA Tournament last year so early in the season. The real treat was to shoot for Purdue again. Last year I did not shoot for the team once the entire year. That was not easy after shooting nearly every home game for them the year before. There are a lot of good guys on the team, and it was great to see them up close again. After not shooting baseball for about six months it was great to get back into the swing of things so to speak. Four games in five days is a good way to shake the rust out as well.