Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Challenge: Sunday Open Thread

Technically, it's not quite Sunday morning as I type this. However, the teams are getting an early start on Sunday, so I'm going to get this thread started now. Just like the previous two days, I encourage everyone to share scoring updates and opinions in the comments section.

I'll be adding my thoughts throughout the day. Although, I wouldn't expect anything from me prior to lunch.

6:15pm UConn punished Northwestern, 10-1. UConn SS Mike Olt went 4 for 4 with 4 RBI and a homerun. The Wildcats could only muster five hits.

5:30pm Notre Dame beat Purdue, 9-4. Boilers' OF Brandon Haveman had three hits, two runs and a RBI.

Illinois beat WVU, 17-10. Illini C Aaron Johnson had three hits, three runs and three RBI. Pete Cappetta had three hits and three RBI. Joe Bonadonna also had three RBI.

4:40pm The Hoosiers prevail, 9-7, over South Florida. Freshman Blake Monar gets a win in his first collegiate start. Jake Dunning picks up his first collegiate save, as well. Freshman Alex Dickerson had three hits, including his first homer, and drove in four runs. Jerrud Sabourin had three hits and Josh Phegley had two.

The Big Ten will take today's action and the series.

4:25pm Michigan wins, 4-2. Eric Katzman goes seven innings and gets the win. Mike Dufek picks up the save.

4:20pm Michigan is up on St. John's 4-2. It's the ninth inning. Purdue is up on ND, 4-3. It's the top of the eighth. Indiana is holding on against USF, 9-7. That game is in the bottom of the eighth. Illinois is doubling up WVU, 14-7. It's the sixth inning.

2:45pm Ohio State beat Cincinnati, 6-5. Brian DeLucia homers twice and drives in four. Dan Burkhart triples and drives in two. Drew Rucincki gets the win in relief. Jake Hale posts save number one in 2009.

Iowa downs Georgetown, 4-2. Wes Freie goes yard and has two RBI. Freie also started and posted his first win. Freie worked five innings allowing six hits, a walk and one earned run. Freie struck out seven Hoyas. Justin Toole gets two hits and drives in the other two Hawkeyes runs. Mike Schurz posts the save.

Minnesota beat up Michigan State, 7-2. The U's Mike Kvansnicka homers, amongst his two hits, and drives in three. A.J. Pettersen got three hits, two runs scored and two RBI for the Gophers. Tom Buske was the winner. Buske went six innings giving up three hits and two earned runs. Chris Roberts and Jonathan Roof both had a pair of hits for MSU.

Penn State finished off Seton Hall, 6-1. The Nittany Lions post all six runs in the ninth. David Lutz won the game in relief. Lutz worked the final two frames and didn't allow a hit. T.J. Macy pitched seven innings of two-hit baseball. Macy allowed only one run. Mike Deese had three hits and two RBI. Blake Lynd had two RBI, as well.

West Virginia is up on Illinois, 5-1. They are in the second inning.

Michigan is up on St. John's, 3-1. It's the bottom of the sixth.

Notre Dame and Purdue are scoreless in the second. Indiana and South Florida are also scoreless in the third. I've got no update on Northwestern and UConn.


Chris said...

St. John's beat Penn State 15-6 and Iowa 18-3. I'm hoping that Michigan upholds the honor of the Big Ten and gets a W today.

kowisja said...

Dufek has been horrid at the plate getting the golden sombrero in 4 attempts. Luckily he looked good on the mound in the 8th. One inning to go still up 3-1.

Fellows is still batting .500, but he's 0/4 stealing bases. That's getting frustrating. So is Cislo's .077 batting average. The walk in the 9th put him at .368 on-base. Not great for the lead off spot. Toth behind him isn't hitting great either (.182 before the at-bat upcoming in the 9th). His .500 on base has been a savior as he's scored a run in 5 of 9 times he's reached base.

Chris said...

Cislo got the steal in the ninth, though.

Chris said...

And Michigan holds on to beat St. John's, 4-2. They finish the weekend 4-0, hail hail, etc.

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