Louisiana-Lafayette swept Illinois by taking the final game of their weekend series today, 10-7. ULL designated hitter Scott Hawkins drove in four runs on two hits, including a homerun. RF Kolin Taylor also went yard for ULL. Justin Robichaux won the game in relief.
For the Illini, Ben Reeser got roughed up early and lasted only three innings. 1B Mike Rohde tripled and drove in two. OF Ryan Snowden also knocked in a pair behind a two hit performance.
Late Saturday night, Indiana beat Georgia Southern, 5-1, to earn their first win of the year. IU starter Tyler Tufts pitched a complete game six hitter. Tufts walked only one batter and struck out three. Freshman leadoff man Evan Crawford had two hits and two RBI. 3B Tyler Cox had a hit, run scored and RBI.
In another late Saturday score, Michigan State got beat by Auburn, 11-6. MSU freshman Chris Roberts went 3 for 4 in his debut. Spartans C Sean Walker hit his first homer of the season. Auburn backstop Josh Donaldson went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI.
Minnesota remained undefeated by beating Virginia Tech, 7-3. Mike Mee was 2 for four with a RBI and run scored. Tyler Oaks won the game for the Gophers and Marcus McKenzie posted his first save.
Purdue split a Saturday night doubleheader with Georgia. Ricky Heines shutout the Bulldogs in the first game, 5-0. Heines pitched a complete game, five hitter and fanned five UGA batters.
Game two went to Georgia, 2-0. Three UGA pitchers combined to toss a three hit shutout. Bulldogs 3B Ryan Piesel drove in both runs.
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CF Eric Rose hit a homerun in the 13th inning to power Michigan past Bethune-Cookman, 7-6. LHP Mike Wilson earned the win in relief. The Wolverines used seven pitchers on the day. 3B Adam Abraham had three hits and Zach Putnam had two, giving him two hits in each of the first three games.
Seton Hall slipped past Ohio State, 6-5. The Pirates plated three in the eighth and two more in the ninth to top their comeback victory. J.B. Shuck went eight innings before tiring. OSU 2B Jason Zoeller hit his first homer of the year.
Iowa reached the winner's column by defeating Arkansas-Little Rock, 9-6. Hawkeyes' 1B Wes Freie went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI. C Dusty Napoleon drove in two. SS Jason White and 3B Kevin Hoef each scored a pair of Iowa runs. Nick Erdman grabbed the win in relief. Mike Schurz collected the save.
Michigan State doubled up Jacksonville, 4-2. MSU starter John Dwan went six innings allowing only three hits while walking one to earn the W. Dwan also fanned four and yielded but a single run. Nolan Moody picked up the save in dominant fashion by striking out four of the final five batters in the game. CF Dennis Jones had two hits, two RBI and stole a base for the Spartans. It was Michigan State's first triumph of the season.
I'm not quite sure how this one snuck past me, but Northwestern beat Creighton Sunday, 4-3. Ryan Myers allowed six hits, one earned run, two walks and struck out five to post the win for the Wildcats. David Jensen worked three innings to get his second save of the year. LF Caleb Fields had two hits and freshman catcher Chad Noble hit his first college homerun.