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Buckeye Baseball scores 15 unanswered to clinch series over Purdue

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COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State baseball team scored 15 unanswered runs to win its final home series over Purdue, 16-6, Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

Down 6-1, the Buckeyes plated two in the fifth, four in the sixth, two in the seventh and seven in the eighth to improve to 33-17 overall and 13-8 in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers drop to 30-18 overall and 14-7 in conference action.

Right-handed reliever Austin Woodby was the unsung hero for the boys, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings on two hits and one walk to improve to 4-0 on the year. Right-handed reliever Seth Kinker picked up another three-inning save, scattering two hits with three strikeouts. Sophomore shortstop Noah West had a career day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with four runs scored, five RBI, double, walk and grand slam. Sophomore right fielder Dominic Canzone reached base in all six at-bats, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI, double and two walks.

With the win today, the Buckeyes punch their ticket for the Big Ten Tournament May 23-27 in Omaha, Neb.

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