WEST LAFAYETTE – Looking back, looking forward, the latest sports news and scores from Purdue:


Women’s Golf: The Boilermakers begin their quest to reach the NCAA Championships at Stanford Regional. The 12-team field will play 54 holes in stroke play at Stanford Golf Club through Wednesday, with the top four teams traveling to Scottsdale, Ariz., May 20-25. Stanford is the No. 1 seed in the region, followed by Southern California, Louisiana State, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Iowa State, Northwest, Purdue , UNLV, Cal Poly, Princeton and Sacred Heart. Last week, junior Kan Bunnabodee was named to the All-Big Ten first team and senior Inez Wanamarta earned second-team honors. The Boilermakers reached the regional for the seventh consecutive time and for the 24th time in the last 25 tournaments. Purdue is seeking its first NCAA championship appearance since 2019.

REAL-TIME RESULTS: Stanford area


Soft ball : The Boilermakers finished the No. 11 seed in this week’s Big Ten tournament after beating Iowa 4-3 in eight innings at Iowa City. Freshman Tyrina Jones made all four runs with a three-run homer in the first and an RBI brace in the top of the eighth. Rachel Becker also had two hits for the Boilermakers (24-30, 7-15), who face sixth seed Ohio State in Wednesday’s conference tournament at Michigan State.

Baseball: The Hawkeyes took two of three from the Boilermakers after the 9-1 win at Iowa City. Purdue (26-16) sits eighth in the Big Ten standings with a 7-9 record with six conference games remaining. Mike Bolton Jr. provided the lone run with a solo homer in the top of the seventh. He also had a double.


Baseball: CJ Valdez had five points for the second time this season, helping the Boilermakers to a 10-6 win at Iowa. Valdez had a double and a single as Purdue took a 6-0 lead and added a two-run single to extend the margin to 9-4 in the top eight. Seeger grad Khal Stephen knocked out the bottom of the order with runners on second and third in round six. Stephen struck out eight consecutive batters in 2 2/3 innings, striking out six of the 13 batters he faced. Troy Viola and Ryan Howe each added two hits.

Soft ball : The Hawkeyes scored seven times in the bottom of the fourth to erase a one-point deficit and claim a 9-3 victory over the Boilermakers. Purdue led 3-2 thanks to Rachel Becker’s RBI brace early in the third.


Soft ball : Jade Moy drove in three runs, including a two-run brace, to lead the Boilermakers past Iowa 5-1 in Game 1 of the series. Rachel Becker had three hits and scored twice. Alex Echazarreta took the win after pitching 5 1/3 innings and striking out four.

Baseball: The Hawkeyes used a five-run third inning and held off a late Boilermakers charge for a 5-2 post win in Game 1 of the series. Troy Viola’s two-out, two-run single in the top of the ninth saved starter Adam Mazur from a shutout that lasted 8 2/3 innings. He didn’t record his first strikeout until the second of the sixth inning. The first 19 Boilermakers to hit all put the ball in play. Mazur finished with three strikeouts and did not issue a walk while throwing 96 pitches.


Men’s Golf: Two current Boilermakers, a former standout and an incoming prospect secured spots in the final qualifying round for the 122nd US Open championship after leaving local qualifying tournaments. Andrew Farraye and Joe Weiler both shot 3-under 69 at Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis and tied for fourth. Incoming freshman Benjamin Cai also finished fourth after shooting a 6-under 66 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Florida. 2018 graduate Brian Carlson made it to the final round after earning medalist honors at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. Carlson finished with a 4-under 68. The final qualifying rounds should be played in June.


Men’s Golf: Herman Sekne and Joe Weiler earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and Cole Bradley was named to the second team. Sekne was a unanimous selection for the first team. It’s the first time since 1981 that three Purdue players have won All-Big Ten honors and the first time since 2000 that two Boilermakers have been named to the first team. The Boilermakers return to action on May 16 at the NCAA Regional in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Purdue is the No. 5 seed.


Women’s Golf: Tuesday, Wednesday at NCAA Stanford Regional

Baseball: Tuesday vs. Butler, 6 p.m.; Friday at Northwestern, 4:30 p.m.; Saturday at Northwestern, 3 p.m.; Sunday at Northwestern, 2 p.m.

Soft ball : Wednesday vs. Ohio State, 1:30 p.m. (Big Ten Tournament, East Lansing); Thursday vs. Illinois, 1:30 p.m. (if Purdue wins). The semi-finals are Friday and the championship game is Saturday.

Racetrack: Friday-Sunday at the Big Ten Championships (Minneapolis).