COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (18-14) scored three times in the bottom of the second inning on a bases-clearing triple by third baseman Nick Erwin to propel the Buckeyes to a 5-1 win over Purdue (11-21) in West Lafayette, Indiana, Tuesday.
The Buckeyes loaded the bases to start the second inning on a walk and back-to-back singles before Erwin recorded his 25th hit, third triple and 13th RBI on the year.
A Connor Pohl single in the seventh plated a pair of Buckeyes after Purdue walked the bases full. The two RBI knock gave Ohio State the 5-1 lead.
Ohio State starting pitcher Garrett Burhenn (5-2) threw six-innings to earn the win. He allowed five hits and one run while striking out six and walking four.
Ohio State managed five hits off eight Purdue pitchers. The Boilers left 11 on base in the loss.
The Buckeyes return to action at Bill Davis Stadium Friday vs. Michigan State. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.