Here are the stats. Eric Arnett was masterful and IU took advantage of Purdue's errors in a 5-run 5th inning to win in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament 9-1. Arnett threw 95 pitches in 7 innings (hopefully saving a couple of innings for the weekend, if necessary) and allowed only four hits and a walk while striking out 10. Arnett even made up for two of his hits allowed by picking off two Purdue baserunners in the second inning. Chris Hervey led off the bottom of the first with a home run and the Boilers never really threatened.
It was a good start, and a nice bit of revenge for the trip to West Lafayette a couple of weeks ago, when the Boilers handed IU its only series loss of the Big Ten season. IU now plays #2 Minnesota at 3:35 tomorrow. IU and the Gophers lost a game to rain during the regular season, and split the two games that were played in a late March series in Bloomington.