Saturday, March 08, 2008

Saturday, Thus Far

Today is starting to look quite a bit like last night. We've already got postponements and cancellations. Purdue at Kentucky and Northwestern at Louisville are not happening. Yet, the Boilers vs. Wildcats game is still listed as just postponed, not canceled. The scheduled doubleheader between Illinois and Texas Tech has already been erased as the travel issue remains.

In the only game that has been played, Georgia Southern thumped #23 Michigan, 12-1. Wolverines' SS Jason Christian had two hits, including a homer, three RBI and scored a run. Kevin Cislo also had a pair of hits. I think it's safe to assume that with this (bad) loss, Michigan will probably bid adieu to the top 25.

Michigan is scheduled to play East Carolina in the second half of the doubleheader. However, that game appears to be delayed.

We'll have to see if the rest of the Big Ten slate gets finished today.

Late Updates:
East Carolina dropped Michigan, 6-5. 3B Adam Abraham was 4 for 4 and SS Jason Christian drove in two, but it wasn't enough for Michigan, as ECU plated two in the seventh and one in the eighth to win it. Ryan Wood and Trent Whitehead both went yard for ECU. Whitehead had three RBI. Josh Ruhlman fanned three of the six batters he faced to get the win in relief.

Fresno State topped Indiana, 6-2. Michael Earley had a two-hit game for the Hoosiers. Tommy Mendonca had two homers and five RBI for FSU.

Missouri State doubled up Iowa, 6-3. Matt Mossey had a pair of doubles and drove in a run for Iowa. Tyson Blaser also had two hits.

Creighton drilled Michigan State, 15-1. The Spartans had four hits and four errors. Probably a letdown game after beating Rice. Jeremy Hauer had seven strikeouts for CU in six innings. Hauer allowed three hits, two walks and the only run en route to the win. Bluejays' 3B Steve Winkelmann had five RBI, RF Nick Nordgren had four RBI.

California 4 Minnesota 1 (7th)

Maine 7 Ohio State 4 (8th) Former Illini catcher Joe Mercurio is 2 for 3 for the Black Bears, so far.