Indiana 16 Eastern Illinois 7 (box)
The Hoosiers began the AutoZone Classic in style by thumping EIU. IU freshman 2B Evan Crawford continues to lead the IU offense. Crawford went 4 for 6 with three runs scored and drove in three more. SS Keith Haas had four RBI and went yard for the first time in '07. Freshman Jason Ferrell won the game for IU in relief. IU is now 2-2 on the year, as is Eastern Illinois.
Troy 13 Michigan 6 (box)
Troy's seven run seventh inning gave them the victory over the Wolverines in the opener of the Cadence Bank Classic. Troy CF Ian Craze and LF Kevin Weidlich each went 4 for 5. Weidlich drove in three, Craze two. Ryan Ellison picked up the win in relief. Chris Fetter started and went five innings for Michigan. He fanned seven, but allowed four runs and eight hits. Michigan's offensive star was C/1B Nate Recknagel who collected three hits including his second homerun. Recknagel drove in three runs. Troy is 9-3, Michigan 3-2 heading into a re-match Saturday morning.
North Carolina 8 Penn State 4 (box)
The Tar Heels went yard four times to double up PSU. Nittany Lions 2B Matt Cavagnaro, DH Joe Blackburn and SS Scott Gaffney each had a pair of hits in the loss. UNC All-America SS Josh Horton went 4 for 4 with a homer. Heels' 1B Dustin Ackley also went deep and drove in three runs. PSU starter Seth Whitehill lasted five innings and took the loss. All-America P Robert Woodard went six innings for UNC. Woodard posted his third triumph against no losses. He struck out eight Nittany Lions batters, allowing eight hits, two runs, one earned and walking no one en route to lowering his ERA to 0.92. (Yeah, he's good.)
Purdue 10 Western Kentucky 6 (box)
The Boilermakers' Spencer Ingaldson tied a school record by going 5 for 5 in the win. Purdue's catcher also scored three times and drove in two. 1B Andy Preston had two hits and two RBI and LF Jordan Comadena had three hits and drove in two. RHP Josh Lindblom went seven innings yielding nine hits, three earned runs and fanning seven Hilltoppers. Andrew Groves faced two batters to earn the save. Purdue is now 2-2, WKU is 5-2.