Friday, April 21, 2006

Big Ten Weekend Series

Here's what we've got for the weekend. Minnesota travels to East Lansing to take on Michigan State. In West Lafayette, Purdue hosts Michigan. Penn State travels to take on Northwestern. Ohio State's in Bloomington visiting Indiana. Illinois plays host to Iowa.

After last weekend, I've learned my lesson--no more predicitions. Well, no more predicitions this week, anyway.

Update: Ohio State has already beaten IU, 4-3. Adam Schneider had two RBI for OSU. Dan DeLucia posted his sixth triumph. The OSU lefty went 8.2 innings yielding seven hits, one walk and three earned runs. DeLucia also struck out five. Rory Meister got the save.

Michigan downed Purdue, 4-3. Zach Putnam pitched a complete game allowing seven hits, two walks, fanning six. Michigan CF Eric Rose had two hits and two stolen bases. SS Mitch Hilligoss went 3 for 4, hit his fourth HR and stole a base for Purdue.

Michigan State beat Minnesota, 7-6. MSU's Ryan Basham hit a walk-off single. Troy Krider had three hits, Alan Cattrysse collected three RBI for the Spartans. Minnesota's Andy Hunter homered and drove in three runs.

Update #2: Closer Matt Whitmore started Friday night and led Illinois to a 12-3 win over Iowa. Whitmore pitched 6.1 innings allowing three hits, four walks and three earned runs. Whitmore also struck out six. Ryan Hastings and Mike Rhode each went yard and drove in three runs.

Penn State walked into Northwestern and promptly bashed the Big Ten leaders, 12-1. Alan Stidfole twirled a complete game for the Nittany Lions. Stidfole yielded seven hits, no walks and only the single NU run. He also fanned five Wildcats. PSU's Lance Thompson and Brian Ernst each went 3 for 6. Nittany Lions' C Aaron Greenfield drove in three.