Hoosiers beat Purdue 7-3

Indiana made it two wins in a row over Purdue Saturday afternoon with a 7-3 victory at Bart Kaufman Field. Indiana improves to 15-3 in Big Ten play and will be out for the series sweep Sunday at 12:05 p.m. at home. Brian Korte will be on the mound for the Hoosiers in the series finale.

The Indiana pitching staff continues to be the dominating story and a big reason the Hoosiers have a three-game lead on the conference field with seven Big Ten games to play.

Saturday, Christian Morris went 5 1/3 innings pitched and allowed just one hit and improved to 3-3 on the season as No. 11 Indiana downed rival Purdue 7-3 in front of a record crowd of 3,661 at Bart Kaufman Field.

Indiana (31-12, 15-2 Big Ten) will be looking for a three-game sweep of Purdue when the two teams square off Sunday at 12:05 p.m. ET at Bart Kaufman Field. IU will be looking for its four series sweep in six conference series'.

Purdue fell to 12-31 overall and 5-12 in Big Ten play.

IU beat Purdue in the opener Friday night 6-0 behind the pitching of staff ace Joey DeNato. The IU staff has only allowed one earned run to this point in the series. In the 11 games overall, the Hoosiers have not given up more than three runs.

Sam Travis went 2-for-4 for IU with two RBI while Scott Donley was 2-for-3 with two RBI of his own.

Brian Korte, who picked up the win last Sunday at Illinois, will be looking to make it two in a row Sunday against the Boilermakers. The senior left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA.

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