Purdue baseball has been eliminated from postseason play after falling Sunday to Houston 8-4 in the Chapel Hill Regional.
The Boilermakers took a 2-run lead in the top of the fourth inning, and added 2 more in the fifth. But Purdue was shut out the rest of the game while Houston mounted an attack. The Cougars made quick work of Purdue’s bullpen, scoring 8 runs to close out the game.
Purdue center fielder Skyler Hunter led the Boilermakers with 3 hits, while first baseman and cleanup hitter Jacson McGowan added 2 runs, 2 hits, and an RBI.
The loss ends a magical season for the Boilermakers (38-21), who finished the season with the most wins in school history, leading to only their third NCAA Tournament berth.
Coach Waz was proud of how #Purdue kept battling & fighting all the way to the of Sunday's season finale at the NCAA Regional. He also saluted Houston for the adjustments our opponent made throughout both games this weekend. #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/3Dicn9QAPS
— Purdue Baseball (@PurdueBaseball) June 3, 2018