Purdue baseball got its 13th straight win on Wednesday against Ball State, but it wouldn’t have come without some wackiness.
In the top of the ninth inning, Boilermakers shortstop Harry Shipley ripped a liner to center field that squeaked by the centerfielder and rolled all the way to the wall for a three-run inside-the-park home run to tie the ball game at the time.
The Boilermakers then tacked on two more on a Ben Nisle single in a five-run ninth to win 10-8.
Here’s the video of the not-so-conventional homer:
Have a look at Harry Shipley's game-tying inside the park home run to center field in the 9th inning today at Ball State. The 3-run homer was a big part of Purdue's 5-run 9th & 13th straight win. #BoilerUp @hshipley7 🔥💥🚂 pic.twitter.com/NdxtHJ9ABi
— Purdue Baseball (@PurdueBaseball) May 9, 2018
On the day, Shipley was 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored.
The Boilermakers next play this weekend with a three-game series against Ohio State starting on Friday.