Purdue Baseball: Boilermakers Fall to No. 14 Duke, 5-1

Brett Douglas

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Purdue baseball team's winning streak was halted at five games on Friday night after the Boilermakers lost to No. 14 Duke 5-1 in the Cambria College Classic. The Blue Devils (8-1) won their eighth consecutive game. 

The game started as a great pitching duel, with the Boilermakers' Trent Johnson and the Blue Devils' Bryce Jarvis each throwing two scoreless innings. Duke struck first, plating a run in the bottom of the third inning with a leadoff single and a two-base error on a failed pickoff. 

Johnson (0-1) went five innings and was impressive, giving up only three base hits while striking out six batters. He was pulled in the sixth inning after giving up a leadoff infield single and a walk. 

From there, the inning got away from the Boilermakers, with the Blue Devils scoring four runs on five singles and an RBI fielder's choice to take a 5-0 lead. 

Purdue's only run came off a Mason Gavre RBI double into left center to score Miles Simington. It was the first run allowed by Jarvis, the Blue Devils' ace,  in 15 innings of work.  Jarvis ended the day going seven innings, only giving up six hits and striking out 11 Purdue batters. 

Kokomo native Kyle Wade had a solid relief appearance for Purdue, retiring all five batters he faced. 

Purdue now faces N.C. State, who is ranked No. 8 in the country, on Saturday at Noon ET   The game is available on BTN-Plus.

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