Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday .... So Far

The final scores as of 4:45pm EST:

# 7 Texas 6 Penn State 2 (Game One)
UNC Wilmington 9 Michigan State 8
South Alabama 11 Iowa 9
Indiana vs. Cleveland State, ccd.
Purdue vs. SE Missouri State, ccd.

I received a report on the MSU game. The Spartans took the lead, 8-4, in the top of the ninth by plating four runs. It was lightly raining as the Spartans were hitting. However, when they went to take the field for the bottom of the ninth, it began to pour. Between the downpour, interruptions from the grounds crew applying diamond dry and pitching changes, the MSU bullpen never settled down.

MSU yielded a single, triple, HBP and five walks including walking in the winning run. For the second straight game the Spartans have been unable to close out a lead.

The rain in the south has also cancelled Indiana's game today. The Hoosiers will take on Cleveland State tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. They may also be involved in the 5 p.m. game, as well.

Purdue and SE Missouri State are washed out today, as well.

Iowa's All-America candidate SS Justin Toole went 4 for 5 in the loss. T.J. Cataldo homered and had three RBI.

The games in-progress:
# 25 Michigan 9 Jacksonville 0, 4th
Ohio State 2 George Mason 0, 5th
Illinois 1 Stephen F. Austin 0, 2nd
Penn State 0 # 7 Texas 0, 1st

12:55 a.m.

Yeah, it's late. Or early, depending on your point of view. Before I get some rest, let's review the final scores.

# 25 Michigan 21 Jacksonville 3 (Game One)
Jacksonville 10 # 25 Michigan 2 (Game Two)
Northwestern 7 Massachusetts 6
Ohio State 11 George Mason 5 (Game One)
Ohio State 10 North Florida 8 (Game Two)
# 7 Texas 1 Penn State 0 (Game Two)
Illinois 4 Stephen F. Austin 2
Minnesota 6 Washington 5, 10 innings

A mixed bag of results. Ohio State continues their undefeated run. Michigan is in serious trouble of kissing that number in front of their name goodbye. Minnesota and Illinois are having good weekends.

That's all for tonight.