Alex Wimmers and Jake Hale combined on a shutout, and Ryan Dew's eighth-inning home run was the game's only run in Ohio State's victory over host Purdue in a Big Ten game yesterday.
Wimmers allowed only three hits before departing after walking the leadoff batter in the eighth. Hale allowed a single before getting out of that jam.
In the ninth, Purdue got a two-out double, but Hale got a groundout.
Wimmers struck out seven, including back-to-back strikeouts of two of Purdue's top hitters in the sixth inning with a runner on second base.
Wimmers also was aided by catcher Dan Burkhart, who threw out two runners attempting to steal.
Ohio State had three hits off the Boilermakers' Matt Bischoff until Dew, the designated hitter, hit his third homer of the season.
Ohio State (27-8, 7-3) and Purdue (16-16, 5-4) will play a doubleheader today. They were scheduled to play single, nine-inning games today and Sunday, but the threat of bad weather Sunday led to the change.