WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Before the first pitch was thrown out in game two of the Purdue and Nebraska game, Purdue held a dedication ceremony for Alexander Field.
Former Purdue baseball coach, student-athlete and athletics administrator Dave Alexander was the guest of honor for the ceremony.
The Field is named in honor of Dave's parents: John and Anna Margaret Ross Alexander. Senior Robert Ramer and Purdue director of athletics Morgan Burke also spoke at the dedication ceremony.
Alexander presented head coach Doug Schreiber with a plaque commemorating the stadium dedication. Special bases bearing an Alexander Field logo were used during the game.
Dave then threw out the first pitch before the game between the Boilers and Nebraska. Ramer presented Alexander with a commemorative home plate after catching the longtime Boilermaker's ceremonial first pitch.
However, neither game of the doubleheader went Purdue's way.
The Purdue bullpen got knocked around for 14 runs over just four innings of relief as Nebraska took both games of a Big Ten doubleheader, 10-2 and 10-4, Saturday at Alexander Field.
The Boilermakers (11-24, 4-10 Big Ten) led 3-1 entering the eighth inning of game two only to see Nebraska (18-9, 10-4) score nine unanswered runs in the final two frames to rally for the series-clinching victory. Purdue has lost a season-high eight straight games, giving up double-figure runs in seven of the eight losses. The Boilers also fell to 1-9 at Alexander Field this year.
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