Thanks to tip from Brian Foley of The College Baseball Blog, I found out tonight's Indiana at Florida State game was going to be on Fox College Sports Atlantic. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to plop myself in front of the television until the sixth inning. FSU was already up 4-0. It's now the eighth and the fourth ranked Seminoles are up 5-2 with a couple of runners on.
As I finish watching the end of the IU @ FSU game and prepare to surf the 'net for scores, I'll do so in something close to live blogging.
8:39pm IU skipper Tracy Smith is making a pitching change. FSU has loaded the bases.
8:40pm The Sun Sports broadcast team are complimenting Coach Smith and the IU squad. Tom Block and Barry Millgan have been very positive about this Hoosiers ballclub. Darn. FSU just hit a bases clearing double, it's Florida State, 8-2. Anyway, back to the announcers. They have been tossing plaudits towards the Bloomington Nine most of the evening. While they have given praise specifically to SS Keith Haas, SP Matt Bashore and the young quality arms Coach Smith has recruited, they have said on numerous occasions how IU has played the 'Noles as tough as anyone recently. It was nice to hear such positive commentary from guys who are pro-FSU.
8:49pm Still no outs for FSU. This might get ugly. Too bad. IU deserved better, but that what happens when you play high quality opposition.
8:50pm Checking the old inbox, I find OSU has won today. (IU is changing pitchers, again.) Nothing on the Buckeyes website about this yet, but Ohio State crushed Western Michigan, 10-1. LHP Cory Luebke had his second straight strong outing. Today, Luebke pitched a complete game three hitter. Luebke (2-0) walked three and struck out four. J.B. Shuck had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored.
8:56pm I click on the Penn State website to learn that #23 Wichita State shutout the Nittany Lions, 3-0. 2B Matt Cavagnaro extended his hit streak to twelve games. 3B Mike Deese had two hits to lead the PSU attack. Craig Clark struck out eight batters in seven innings of work.
9:00pm The Hoosiers down to their last three outs. FSU 8 IU 2.
9:02pm Illinois has dropped two straight to Texas-Arlington. Today, UTA beat the Illini, 13-6. Freshman Brandon Wikoff had two hits and two RBI for Illinois. UTA 1B David McLeod had three hits and four RBI. Dillon Gee pitched a complete game for UTA.
9:06pm #4 FSU wins, 8-2. 2B Evan Crawford had two more hits. Bashore pitched a pretty darn good game, too. Haas earned all the love from the Sun Sports TV guys, as well. IU could do some damage in the conference if their young arms find some consistency.
9:09pm Now, what am I going to watch?
9:10pm I check the Gophers site and see Missouri State creamed Minnesota, 12-0. Coach Anderson can't be happy, but sometimes you just get pasted and have to move on. I figure the less I say about this the better.
9:14pm Check NCAA-baseball.com. Their scoreboard indicates that #18 Auburn has beaten up Purdue, 11-0. That didn't turn out too well, either. That's two consecutive Big Ten programs getting hammered. Again, I'm not going to dwell on this one. I think the Boilermakers bats will re-emerge tomorrow.
9:20pm I flipped to the CCHA game. Michigan is beating Northern Michigan, 7-2. Looks like I'll be flipping stations some more.
9:21pm NCAA-baseball.com also gives me the Michigan State baseball score. The Spartans won, 7-5, over South Florida. MSU 2B Steve Gerstenberger went 4 for 5 with a homer and a double. Justin Potes had three hits and two RBI for MSU. Spartans starter Jon Kibler fanned nine in seven innings on the hill.
9:26pm Back to the CCHA hockey game for a second. The Northern Michigan coach was asked how to stop the Michigan offense, which was up 7-2. The coach's response? "End the game". Quality answer. Funny and honest to boot.
9:28pm It appears I have relayed all the Big Ten scores from today. Only one game remains, Michigan's encounter with San Diego State. There is going to be a Gametracker or live stats feed of some sort. Maybe, I'll follow that here plausibly live. (Hey, if it's good enough for NBC's Olympic coverage, I can use it at a paltry blog.) 10pm EST start for the Aztecs and Wolverines.