Friday, March 28, 2008

Early Friday Returns

Purdue has shutout Northwestern, 3-0. Matt Bischoff goes 7.2 to post his first win. Bischoff gives up only four hits and three walks. The sophomore lefty also strikes out eight Wildcats. Josh Lindblom earns his second save. Ryne White and Dan Black both have a pair of hits to lead the Purdue bats. White, who everyone around here suggested would heat up, also went yard.

Northwestern's Joe Muraski went a full eight innings yielding only one earned run. NU made a pair of errors on the day. Nate Roberts and Chris Lashmet each had two hits for NU.

Ohio State came out an dropped an eight spot on Penn State in the bottom of the first inning. It's now the second, but OSU is up 8-0. Cory Kovanda, J.B. Shuck and Cory Rupert all have two hits, Ryan Meade and Ryan Dew both have a pair of RBI. Jake Hale is on the mound for the Bucks, Seth Whitehill took the hill for PSU.

To the surprise of no one in Michigan, both the Illinois at Michigan State and Iowa at Michigan games have been postponed. Both series are now scheduled to have Saturday and Sunday doubleheaders. Both will open with a nine inning affair followed by a seven inning contest tomorrow with the orders reversed for Sunday's twinbill. (FYI -- It's supposed to rain Sunday. I wonder if I should blog for The Weather Channel?)

Indiana at Minnesota should begin shortly.

Update: Ohio State is now up 11-0 in the third inning. Yikes. Looks like it could be a long evening in Columbus for the Big Ten Network broadcast team. Hope you boys brought along some filler material.

Update #2: It's 14-0, Buckeyes, in the eighth. Tyler Engle has three hits and three RBI. J.B. Shuck has three hits, as well. Jake Hale gave up two hits and two walks over six innings. Josh Edgin is now on the hill for OSU.

Indiana scored first, but Minnesota scored often en route to a 10-2 triumph. Nate Hanson, Jeff DeSmidt and Mike Kvasnicka each had three hits apiece. Hanson, Kvasnicka, Matt Nohelty and Tom Steidl all drove in two. Tom Buske improved to 3-2 by going 6.2 innings and giving up one run on eight hits and a walk. The Gophers' starter fanned five.