Michigan moved a half game ahead of idle Northwestern today by beating Penn State, 7-0. Paul Hammond started for the Wolverines and posted his sixth win of the year. Zach Putnam, who has been Michigan's Friday starter for about a month, became the Friday DH and promptly collected two hits and drove in three runs.
Ohio State is currently beating the you-know-what out of Minnesota. The score in the seventh inning is 10-1, OSU. Freshman J.B. Shuck is 4 for 4 with a pair of RBI and Ronnie Bourquin, the Big Ten's leading hitter, has three hits and three RBI.
Iowa is beating Purdue, 4-2, but that game is still early. Illinois and Indiana got washed out. Michigan State and Northwestern won't begin until tomorrow, weather permitting.