Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday's Action

There's one game underway as Illinois leads Army, 4-3, in the sixth inning. The remainder of today's menu looks like this:

Indiana vs. (30) Ohio State
IPFW @ Michigan
Minnesota @ Dallas Baptist
NY Tech @ Penn State
Northwestern @ New Mexico
Oakland @ Michigan State
Purdue @ Tennessee-Martin

Penn State and both Michigan programs are in legit home games, not just the "home team" playing in Florida or the like. IU and OSU are, however, in amongst the oranges and grapefruits. The Gophers important series vs. Dallas Baptist continues. I suspect their two losses at UT-Arlington will cost Minnesota their national ranking, but taking two at DB would help as they are a good program. Obviously, Purdue and NU needs some more W's.

It's another open thread Friday. I shouldn't have any need to prompt you to post scores and comments as the gameday proceeds, but I'll just offer it up as a reminder to you regulars or as an encouragement to any new faces here. I will return to post recaps and check up on you later.

Finally, if you are near East Lansing, Happy Valley, Ann Arbor or even one of the road games, head out to the ballpark. They would appreciate your support.

7:45pm Update: If you want to get a look at the Minnesota and Dallas Baptist game, DB has a single camera webcast available. It's 2-0, Gophers, after their first turn at bat. I'm not that impressed with those Gophers unis tonight.

8:00pm Update:
Michigan State 8 Oakland 4
Nolan Moody tosses a complete game. Moody gave up four runs, three earned, six hits, four strikeouts and two walks. Eli Boike homered for the fifth time. Boike had two hits, two runs and two RBI.

Army 9 Illinois 8
The Illini lose in the ninth. Brandon Wikoff and Dominic Altobelli both had three hits. Willie Argo went yard and drove in two.

Penn State 4 NY Tech 2
Bobby Jacobs homered and had three RBI. Cory Wine and Blake Lynd both had a pair of hits, Wine's were both doubles. T.J. Macy gave up seven hits and two walks over seven innings resulting in two earned runs. Reliever Ryan Ignas pitched two no-hit innings to claim the victory.

Michigan 4 IPFW 2
Kevin Cislo had three hits, drove in a run and scored another. Mike Dufek hit two hits and two RBI. Alan Oaks' opposite field homer put Michigan ahead for good. Chris Fetter gets his third win by going six innings giving up both Mastadon runs on seven hits and two walks. Tyler Burgoon's three innings of scoreless relief garnered him the save.

Minnesota 5 Dallas Baptist 3 (3rd inning)
Those Patriots rallied to take the lead, but the Gophers have just scored to take the lead.

8:30pm Update:
Purdue 5 UT-Martin 3 (4th inning)
Dan Black has homered and driven in three. Eric Charles has also homered.

9:00pm Update:
Purdue 11 Tennessee Martin 7
Dan Black homered twice and drove in five runs. Nick Overmyer and Jonathon Moore both had three RBI. Sean Collins won his first game of the year.

Minnesota 11 Dallas Baptist 3 (6th inning)
I've got no idea who has done what, but at least there's video.

Northwestern 4 New Mexico 3 (3rd inning)
Chad Noble has driven in three runs for NU.

10:05pm Update
(30) Ohio State 2 Indiana 0
Alex Wimmers is going to get more national attention this week. Wimmers throws a complete game, five-hit shutout. Wimmers did not walk a batter and struck out 14. Dan Burkhart had two hits. Michael Arp had the lone OSU RBI. IU's Blake Monar was also good tossing seven innings while giving up only one earned run on four hits and two walks.

Minnesota 15 Dallas Baptist 3
It's a final. I don't have individual performances yet.

New Mexico 11 Northwestern 6 (8th inning)

10:45pm Update
New Mexico 11 Northwestern 6
A seven run eighth inning wins for the Lobos. Noble ended with three hits and three RBI. Jake Goebbert drove in two.

That's a wrap for yet another Friday night of college baseball, Big Ten style.
Thanks to anyone and everyone that contributed.


Andrew said...

I should make it to the final DBU-Minnesota game of the series.

Illinifan said...

Illini baseball lost 9-8. Up 8-6 going to the bottom of the ninth, Illinois surrendered a 3 run walkoff HR.

Chris Webb said...

Pitchers duel between IU and Ohio State.

Indiana with 3 hits, OSU with 1, bottom 6th.

Wimmers is on fire. Started the game sitting down the first 11 in order. K's the side in the 6th, now has 10 K's. The last being the biggest.

Runners on 1st and second with 2 outs Phegley up, sits him down.

Wimmers has 25 K's in the last 15 innings.

Chris Webb said...

Ohio State wins 2-0.

Great game.

Wimmers has his second consecutive complete game, this time in shut out fashion. Wimmers walked 0, allowed 5 singles, struck out 14 batters, 107 pitches.

Monar for IU pitched a great game as well, 7 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 6 Ks.

Wimmers is unreal right now. Game only last 2:16.

Comrade J. Michael Neal said...

The Gophers may have lousy unis, but the offense makes 'em right. Kvasnicka is just tearing the hell out of the ball.

formerly said...

Katzman is dealing today. He's got 10 Ks in 6 innings so far. I have him at exactly 100 pitches so far, so he may not make it any further.

The only run he gave up came from a walk/throwing error on a pick off/balk/sac fly.

formerly said...

Miller ended where Katzman left off. A combined 15 Ks (10 Katzman, 5 Miller) while only giving up 3 walks and 4 hits. The single earned run was produced by Katzman's walk, throwing error on the pick off at first, balk, and sacrifice fly. Technically it falls as unearned, but hey, if the pitcher is the one totally at fault, why shouldn't he get it right?

Michigan 4, IPFW 1

IUbaseballfan said...

Without that one error in the 7th, OSU and IU would have probably went into extra innings tied 0-0. Great pitchers duel between two of the best in the conference.

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