Purdue Tops North Carolina A&T 14-4 In NCAA Elimination Game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ben Nisle had four hits and drove in four runs to help Purdue beat North Carolina A&T 14-4 in Saturday’s elimination game at the NCAA Tournament’s Chapel Hill Regional.

Jacson McGowan and Skyler Hunter also drove in a pair of runs for the second-seeded Boilermakers (38-20), who lost to Houston on Friday. Purdue trailed 3-2 after three innings but scored four runs in the fourth then added six in the sixth to take control.

Trent Johnson (3-1) took the win with a scoreless inning of work.

Forest Kimbrell, Dawnoven Smith and Greg White drove in runs for the fourth-seeded Aggies (32-25), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions who lost to regional host and No. 6 national seed North Carolina on Friday.

Michael Johnson (7-2) took the loss, allowing six runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

The game stopped in the eighth for a 2½-hour rain and lightning delay.


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