I admit it wasn't against the highest caliber of competition, but the baseball programs of the Big Ten won far more than they lost Saturday.
Penn State 9 Central Connecticut State 0 (box)
DH Rob Yodice had two hits and three RBI. Three PSU hurlers combined on the shutout. Seth Whitehill, the Nittany Lions' starter, got the win.
Michigan State 6 Concordia 3 (box)
Spartans CF Dennis Jones had two hits, two runs, two RBI and four stolen bases. Peter Wolff's one inning of relief garnered him a victory. Mike Monterey notched save number two.
Minnesota 8 Hartford 2 (box)
Gophers 3B Nate Hanson was the hitting star with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Mike Mee also had a three hit game. Kyle Carr (3-0) earned the win pitching the last three frames.
Northwestern 10 Harvard 9 (Game 1 box)
3B Jake Owens went 4 for 4 with three RBI, a run scored and three stolen bases. Tommy Finn also went yard for NU. David Jensen won the game for the Wildcats.
Northwestern 12 Dartmouth 2 (Game 2 box)
Owens followed his four hit game with a three hit finale. He also had three RBI, two runs and a stolen base. (Methinks he will be on the All-Weekend Team.) Geoff Deitz had two hits, two runs and two RBI. Dan Schwartz earned the win.
Iowa 5 North Dakota State 3 (box)
Mike Jacobs got the win in relief. Mike Schurz picked up the save. Justin Toole had two hits and two RBI. Dusty Napoleon had a hit, run and RBI.
Michigan 4 Oakland 1 (Game 1 box)
Andrew Hess tosses a seven inning complete game. Hess allowed five hits and three walks. (I'll be providing some general observations on this doubleheader in a separate post.)
Michigan 4 Oakland 3 (Game 2 box)
Chris Fetter worked six innings and posted his first win of the year. He allowed all three OU runs and five hits, but walked no one. Ben Jenzen worked the seventh to earn his third save. Adam Abraham hit his first homer.
Western Illinois 5 Purdue 2 (Game 1 box)
Eric Osborn had both Boilermakers RBI. Josh Lindblom (2-2) gave up only four hits and struck out seven, but yielded four runs and took the loss.
Purdue 7 Western Illinois 0 (Game 2 box)
Ricky Heines (3-2) twirled a four hit, eight strikeout, complete game shutout. John Cummins had three hits and two RBI. Jordan Comadena scored three times.