staff, staff, June 3, 2012

No. 14 Purdue baseball got off to a good start with two runs in the first inning Sunday, but another rally by the opposition was the difference in a 6-3 loss to Kentucky that eliminated the Boilers from the NCAA Gary Regional. It was a memorable season for Purdue (45-14), which won the Big Ten title for the first time since 1909, claimed its first Big Ten tourney crown, qualified for the NCAA tourney for the first time since 1987 and hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time en route to setting a program record for wins.

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The Wildcats (45-17) went on to lose to Kent State, 3-2, later Sunday night. The Golden Flashes (44-17) won their 20th consecutive game and advanced to next weekend's Eugene Super Regional against Oregon Ducks, the No. 5 National Seed. View the interactive NCAA bracket.