Purdue set for weekend series with Indiana

Kim Schuette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue (18-17-1) will play its first true home series of the season against arch rival Indiana.

Purdue has won each of the last four games against the Hoosiers. The Boilermakers are 11-6 against IU in West Lafayette and 14-11 in Bloomington. Regardless of where the game is played, first year head coach Kim Schuette understands just how important this series is to Boilermaker nation.

“I would get fired if I said it was just another game. It’s funny because everybody says that the Big Ten games are important, but that IU game — it must be worth 30 games for the one. So, the fact that has such a rivalry with IU is fun, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Schuette.

You know it’s a big series, when the Purdue student athletes aren’t giving you the “one game at a time approach” when talking about the Hoosiers.

“Beating IU is a good thing. But if we win three games, it will definitely make a statement. I’m not looking to just win the series. I’m looking to sweep,” said junior infielder Ashley Burkhardt.

A Purdue win on Friday afternoon would improve the Boilermakers record to 19-17-1 on the season and their current win streak to two games. Purdue has won eight of its last nine games heading into the weekend.

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