Purdue tops Illinois in nightcap 13-8

By Steve Contorno

The Illinois baseball team dropped the second game of its double header Friday against Purdue 13-8. The Boilermakers also took the first game 14-4.

Starting pitcher Scott Shaw allowed 11 runs, all earned, including seven in the first two innings after giving up three home runs. Two of those home runs were hit by Boilermaker first baseman Ryne White, who finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

The Illini will conclude the series Saturday with another double header. The first pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.

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