The reason for the Illinois baseball team's struggles at Purdue this weekend was quite obvious to head coach Dan Hartleb.
"We just didn't throw quality pitches," Hartleb said. "(We threw) a lot of elevated pitches, and we'd fall behind in the count."
The Illini (33-18, 16-8 Big Ten) dropped two out of three in West Lafayette, Ind., and the starting pitching was indicative of the final result in each game. On Thursday, Illinois starter Phil Haig gave up 11 hits and six runs in five innings, and the Boilermakers (24-24, 11-12) took the 12-5 win.
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