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Update: I'm back at the PC, so let's see how things have proceeded around the Big Ten.
As a few BTH readers have checked in with UM/MSU scores already, I'll start with them. (My thanks to both for updating the site.) Michigan did indeed sweep their twinbill in East Lansing. Chris Fetter moved to 7-0 on the season in Michigan's 10-4 triumph in the opener. Fetter went 5.1 giving up seven hits, two walks and all four MSU runs. Jason Christian had three hits, two runs scored and a RBI. Zach Putnam had two hits, two RBI and scored once. The Spartans got a pair of hits from Chris Roberts and A.J. Shindler. Shindler and Eric Roof both drove in two runs.
In the finale, 2,210 saw Michigan win 7-1. Travis Smith posted his third win for the Wolverines. Smith gave up seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. Michigan's 3-4-5-6 hitters, Nate Recknagel, Zach Putnam, Adam Abraham and Derek VanBuskirk, all homered. Recknagel and Abraham both drove in two runs and Abraham paced Michigan with two runs scored. Roberts and Jonathon Roof both had two hits for MSU in the loss.
Illinois throttled Minnesota, 15-2, in game one of their double-dip. Illini DH Daniel Webb homered twice amongst his three hits to lead the way. Webb had three RBI and scored twice. Dominic Altobelli had two hits, two runs and drove in three. Craig Lutes collected three hits, scored twice and drove in another. Kevin Manson scattered six hits and one walk over eight innings to earn the W. Nate Hanson's two hit, one RBI, one stolen base performance led the Gophers.
The Illini took game two, 7-3. Illini CF Kyle Hudson goes 3 for 4 with three runs scored and three steals. Aaron Johnson goes yard and drives in two. Webb gets two more hits and two more RBI in the nightcap. Scott Shaw is your winner. Mike Sterk records the save. Jeff DeSmidt and Derek McCallum drove in runs for the Gophers.
Penn State dropped Indiana, 8-1, in their first of two Saturday. Mike Wanamaker tossed a seven inning complete game. Wanamaker allowed one earned run on seven hits and didn't walk a batter. He struck out six. Wes Borden, Landon Nakata and Joe Blackburn each drove in two runs for PSU. Five Nittany Lions had two hit games. Jerrud Sabourin went 3 for 3 with a run scored for IU.
Rob Yodice's single in the bottom of the ninth plates Borden and PSU wins, 3-2, over IU. Yodice had a pair of hits and drove in two in the second game. Blackburn had another two hit affair as did Rick Marlin. Paul Hawkins got the win in relief. Andrew Means had three hits and scored once for IU. Josh Phegley had one hit and a RBI.
Jake Goebbert was the star as Northwestern beat Iowa, 13-5. The NU sophomore 1B had three hits, including his seventh homer and two doubles, three RBI, scored four times and walked once. Jake Owens also homered. Chris Lashmet and Chad Noble both had two RBI for NU. Joe Muraski's seven hits, two walks and three earned runs over six innings gave him the victory. Iowa's Justin Toole had three hits while Kevin Hoef and Caleb Curry each went yard.
The Hawkeyes won the second contest, 8-3. Curry goes 4 for 4, scoring twice and driving in two more. Toole has a 3 for 3 nightcap and scores twice and drives in one. Matt Mossey works five to post the win, Andrew Porter tosses the final two innings to merit a save. Lashmet, Mike Kalina and Tommy Finn drive in the NU tallies.
In Columbus, Purdue's Matt Jansen threw a six-hit, seven inning 8-0 shutout over Ohio State. Jansen struck out three and didn't walk a single Buckeye. Boilermakers' 3B Dan Black homered twice, had six RBI and scored twice. Brandon Haveman went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. J.B. Shuck collected two of OSU's six hits.
Update #2: According to Todd at The Buckeye Nine, the second game of the Purdue/OSU doubleheader has been re-scheduled for tomorrow.
Everyone is now done. Here are the standings (as of 9:07pm EST).
Ohio State 7-6
Penn State 7-8
Michigan State 4-11