It took 25 outs for the Purdue's baseball team's offense to wake up in its Saturday game against Rutgers. Purdue (3-10) trailed 4-0 after seven innings. But in the ninth inning, Purdue rallied. After one out, a series of hits tied the game at 4. Then first basemen Mason Gavre had a 3-run home run to win the game, 7-4.

Redshirt sophomore pitcher Jackson Smeltz (2-0) recorded the win, pitching for 2 2/3 innings, facing 10 batters and not yielding a run. He struck out 4 and gave up 2 hits. Junior pitcher Calvin Schapira started the game for Purdue and pitched for 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5 and walking 2. Brian Fitzpatrick (0-1) took the loss for Rutgers (7-6), facing 5 batters and while allowing 3 hits and 4 unearned runs.