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The bats were not going again yesterday for Purdue. A tough series to open the new stadium, but the team is young.

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Sports Photo of the Day

Here is another of the very popular sports photos that I post on this little blog. I say that tongue in cheek because the sports photos really don’t get any love here. I love to shoot sports though so I will post some of the photos that I really like on here. I took this photo yesterday during a doubleheader at Purdue. I was concentrating more on getting some action shots yesterday as opposed to the overall experience as with Opening Day the day before. I think that it showed up a bit in my images. I put my images up on my Facebook page here if you want to see some of what I did yesterday. Baseball is a weird animal to photograph. In a way it is very much a repeated cycle. The pitcher throws to the batter. You can get many pictures…

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Alexander Field Opening Day Photo Gallery

Today was a pretty good day for baseball considering the weather that we have been having lately. I always had a fondness for Lambert Field for some reason, but Alexander Field is truly a first class stadium. The Boilers really have a great place to play. I had fun finding all of the new locations to shoot from in the stadium. It even took me a minute or two to realize how to get into the camera wells. At the end of the day though the stadium can only be good for Purdue baseball. Here are some of the pictures that I liked from the game today.

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Alexander Opening Day-9

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

Brandon Krieg in the field

Brandon Krieg in the field

Jake Hansen throws to first

Jake Hansen throws to first

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

The backend of Pat Gannon's delivery from the third base camera well

The backend of Pat Gannon’s delivery from the third base camera well

Jake Hansen in the field

Jake Hansen in the field

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

The new stadium from the outside

The new stadium from the outside

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Alexander Opening Day-9

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

Brandon Krieg in the field

Brandon Krieg in the field

Jake Hansen throws to first

Jake Hansen throws to first

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

The backend of Pat Gannon's delivery from the third base camera well

The backend of Pat Gannon’s delivery from the third base camera well

Jake Hansen in the field

Jake Hansen in the field

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdue Fall Series Photo Gallery

I finally was able to see the new ballpark for the Purdue baseball team last Sunday. They have given the public chances to see it, but something has always come up. Sunday I was able to see the park as well as some game action. Here are a few shots from the day that I liked.

 

History!!!

Today the Purdue Baseball team did something that it had not done in 103 years. It won the Big Ten Baseball title. Actually it clinched at least a tie, but with four games left it seems like this team has the outright title in the bag. I was at the game today and snapped a few pictures. I will have a little more on the game, and a link to more pictures later. For now let’s just enjoy the spoils of victory. Boiler Up!

Perkins Leads Sweep of Hoosiers

Since I was in town I decided to attend the finale of the Boilers series against Indiana. I was not disappointed as they won in a rout 14-5. This was the first series sweep for the Boilers of the Hoosiers since 1997. It is pretty nice to be on the right side of history like that. It was also the 30th win of the season for Purdue. More importantly it kept the Boilers in a tie for first place in the Big Ten with Michigan State. Both teams will square off next weekend in East Lansing in what should be a great showdown. Even with the high price of gas I may have to try and get to at least one of those games.

Today was another game in which the wind played a factor, but in a different way. Instead of blowing in, it was blowing out to left field. If you could get the ball in the air it had a shot at going out. Once again the strong wind made for some interesting plays in the field. The players were battling the sun and the wind, and it was not always pretty how it turned out.

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Purdue Haase Another Series Win

Purdue pitcher Joe Haase dealing against Indiana

Yesterday I was in West Lafayette to see Purdue get the win over Indiana 6-2 to win the series with the Hoosiers as well as keep them in a first place tie with Michigan State. I know that this post is late, but that is part of the fun of having a blog. I really have no deadlines. I stayed in West Lafayette, and did not have time for a post last night.

I was excited about seeing Purdue play after the game near me in Valpo was washed out Tuesday. They have been playing really well, and they are worth the price of admission. The game against Valpo would have been a good one with both teams at the top of their respective leagues. That did not happen though so I decided to take in a game against the Hoosiers. Purdue playing Indiana in any sport is fun to watch. The rivalry brings out the best (or worst) in the fans and players. The stakes are the same as any other Big Ten game, but it just feels much bigger. Over the course of this school year I saw the football and basketball teams take on the Hoosiers, so why not in baseball? Continue reading

Boilers Continue to Roll

A high five for a job well done

The Boilers won their second game against Michigan in as many days with a 7th inning rally today. Of course that was one of the innings I was at the football game so I missed it all. They have really looked good over the last couple of days against a team that was picked second in the conference in the preseason. I have had so much fun at the games the last couple of days that I will probably stay down here to see the final game tomorrow. Here are some pictures from the game today. Continue reading

You Can’t Spell Boilermaker Without a K…but 14 of them?

Boiler pitcher Matt Morgan and his high leg kick

The Boiler pitching staff had a great day today striking out fourteen Wolverines as the offense came alive to give them a 8-0 win to open the weekend series. I got to the game a little late today, but once I walked in it was well worth the drive down. I have been to a handful of games over the last couple of years, but it always seems as if Matt Morgan was pitching when I attended. Today was not any different. Matt struck out eight batters in his six innings of work, and Nick Wittgren struck out six of the eleven batters he face to shut down Michigan. Fourteen strikeouts is a great way to start a series. Continue reading

Purdue Baseball

Part of my tradition every year at Purdue is to attend the spring football game, and then walk over to Lambert field to catch the Boiler baseball team. This year I left the football game a little early to check out the baseball game. The Boilers did not disappoint winning 6-4. Here are a few pictures from my day at the park.
Center fielder Jon Moore with the Co-Rec and Stars and Stripes behind him
Former LaPorte Slicer Nick Overmyer checks the signals from former Slicer and now head coach of the Boilers Doug Schreiber
Overmyer throwing the ball to first
Pitcher Matt Morgan who had a good game against the Nittany Lions.