Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Afternoon Scoreboard Watch

There are a number of games on today's schedule. Several of them are currently underway. Here's a quick rundown of their status as of 4:45pm EST.

Ohio State has held off Xavier, 9-7. Ryan Dew led the Buckeyes' with three hits and two RBI. Zach Hurley, Justin Miller and Cory Rupert also had two RBI a piece. Hurley and Michael Stephens both homered.

Bowling Green State is confounding Michigan, 5-1. It's the seventh inning in Ann Arbor and Mike Dufek's homer this frame accounts for the lone Maize and Blue tally. They've managed just three hits so far. (Update: Alan Oaks has just launched two-run bomb, it's still BGSU, 5-3.)

It appears Indiana has beaten Chicago State, 11-4. I say "appears" as the GameTracker has an "X" in the bottom of the fifth inning for IU. I'm thinking that's a wrap. Jake Dunning had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI for the Hoosiers.

Louisville's game versus Purdue and Illinois' contest against Illinois State have both been postponed.

Michigan State at Notre Dame, Upper Iowa at Iowa and Bucknell at Penn State will be played later today.

7:00pm Update
BGSU beat Michigan, 8-3. Three pitchers combine to hold Michigan to five hits. The Wolverines hurt their own cause by committing three errors. Typical midweek Big Ten ugliness.

As noted in the comments, the IU game was stopped due to rain. IU gets the W, however,

Penn State is up on Bucknell, 2-0. It's only the second inning.

Iowa and Upper Iowa are just underway. No report from MSU @ ND. I'm guessing it's raining in South Bend.