The Boilermakers Take On The Sycamores In West Lafayette

Two nights ago I was traveling home from shooting the Indy Indians game when I got an alert on my phone that the Purdue baseball game would start in 30 minutes. I knew that Jacob Preston would be making his collegiate debut, and that I was about 30 minutes away from the park. I decided to swing by to catch a couple of innings before heading home. I only stayed three innings so when I left Purdue had a 4-0 lead, and looked good doing it. They had just left the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, but those runs wouldn’t come into play would they? I read a couple of posts on Twitter that showed a vastly different score, but since you can’t believe everything that you read on Twitter I will just walk away with what I know. Purdue had a 4-0 lead after three.

Looking Forward to Seeing Both Teams Play Again

This year I have not been able to catch as many Purdue baseball games as I would have liked to so far. The schedule has not really allowed it. Looking ahead they still have a lot of baseball to play at home. Big series with teams like Ohio State, Minnesota, and Cal State Northridge lay ahead at home with a few midweek matchups as well. There are still plenty of chances to catch Purdue at home. They just need to set up their schedule with the Indy Indians so they are not always playing on the same days. I will also get a chance to see Indiana State again as I will be covering the MVC Tournament which will be held in Terre Haute this year. For someone who likes to shoot baseball this will be fun. Fifteen games over the course of four days with some good jube at the end I hope by the winners. I have shifted my focus a bit lately, but there is still a lot of college baseball to shoot yet this season. My next scheduled baseball game in fact is the Notre Dame vs. Indiana game at Victory Field this coming Tuesday. Both teams are playing good baseball right now so it should be a great game like last year’s was.

Bonus Photos

Below are a few bonus photos from the day that I liked. I only went in with one camera (my 1DX) and one lens (my 400mm) so the shots are a little tight. I was trying to get in up close and personal, and this was a good venue to try some things out. I also used my 1.4x teleconverter to get even closer at times. Details like the tattoo on the arm of Justin Gubser were things that I wanted to show. I ended up putting more photos below than I had planned, but it was a fun three innings of baseball to watch.
















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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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