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    Illini Baseball Splits Home Opening Series with Purdue

    April 6, 2006

    Recap |  Box Score

    The Illini huddle before taking the field in the home opener against Purdue

    Brian Blomquist delivers a pitch during the first inning.

    Shawn Roof (44) and Dave Schultz high-five after Schultz scores his first run at Illinois Field.

    Ryan Hastings celebrates after crossing the plate for Illinois' fourth run of the first inning.

    Kyle Hudson (30) congratulates Ryan Hastings after scoring.

    Mike Rohde (9) celebrates another Illini run with Kyle Hudson.

    Assistant coach Eric Snider (25) directs traffic while Ryan Snowden takes a lead off third base.

    Matt Whitmore shuts the door on the Boilermakers in the ninth inning for his fifth save of the year.

    Tanner Roark sees his first action at Illinois Field in the series finale.

    Shawn Roof makes a play to first base.

    Trevor Huisinga speeds around third base on his way to scoring in the fourth inning.

    Kyle Hudson makes contact against the Boilermakers.

    Dave Schultz takes a cut during the series finale.

    Ryan Hastings tosses to first from his knees in the last game of the series.

    Ryan Snowden makes a leaping grap in left field during the seventh inning of the April 2 game.

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