BTN.com staff, June 3, 2012
(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.