When is a Big Ten game not a Big Ten game? When Ohio State and Northwestern meet on spring break in Florida. The Buckeyes stayed red hot by thumping the Wildcats, 11-6. The win was the eleventh straight victory for Coach Bob Todd's side. OSU firstbaseman Justin Miller had three hits, including a pair of double, and three RBI. Catcher Eric Fryer also drove in three Buckeye runs. Josh Barrera improved to 2-0 going 5.1 innings and yielding seven hits, three walks and three earned runs.
Antonio Mule and Chad Noble each went yard off Buckeye pitching, but it wasn't enough as NU fell to 3-11. Ohio State is now 12-3. This is the only scheduled meeting between the two Big Ten programs this year.