Wednesday, May 17, 2006

NU Beat ISU And Other Midweek Scores

Northwestern did go on to beat Illinois State last night, 11-5. Antonio Mule, who has been a standout much of the season, paced the Wildcats offense by hitting two homers and driving in four. The win improves NU's overall mark to 23-29.

As expected, NU starter Dan Brauer was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week. Reggie Watson of Indiana claimed the Player of the Week honors.

Illinois is playing Missouri tonight, but with an interesting old school twist. The teams will be using wood bats.

Ball State downed Indiana, 5-3. IU's Billy O'Connor had two RBI, Jay Brant two stolen bases and Tyler Cox had two hits and scored twice. SS Eric Earnhart homered for Ball State.

Northern Iowa beat Iowa, 6-5. I'm not sure I need to say much more.

Central Michigan beat Michigan State, 6-4. Ben Humphrey, one of the better hitters in the midwest (check out the OPS post), homered and drove in four for the Chippewas.

Minnesota defeated Augsburg, 12-5. I can honestly say I no absolutely nothing about the Golden Gophers opponent.

Ohio State plays their final non-conference midweek affair tonight against Pittsburgh.

Western Michigan did a number on Purdue, 13-6. Nathan Marquardt homered and drove in three for the Broncos. Teammate Mark Abro did one better as he also went yard and drove in four. Boilermaker pitcher Chris Toneguzzi's first college hit was a three-run blast.

Villanova dispatched Penn State, 8-5. Scott Gummo and Lance Thompson did hit back-to-back HR's for PSU.