(AP) Ryan Bores scattered nine hits in his first career complete game, and Jimmy Rider drove in three runs as Kent State extended its winning streak to 19 with 7-3 win over top-seeded Purdue. The Golden Flashes (43-17), who have the nation’s longest active streak, will play in a NCAA regional final for the second consecutive year. Bores (9-2) saved a pitching staff that worked through 21 innings in a 7-6 victory over Kentucky on Friday night. Rider — the career hits leader for Kent State and Mid-American Conference — had three more to give him 349.
Lance Breedlove (8-6), the Big Ten pitcher of the year, couldn’t make it out of the second inning for the Boilermakers (45-13), as the Golden Flashes scored six runs over the first two innings.
Purdue takes on Kentucky at 4 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2G0 in an elimination game. The winner plays Kent State at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.