Yes, the games are already underway and some have been completed. (Thank you, Mr. Formerly, for the updates.) I'm busy with other things, so I'll leave this post here for the rest of your Saturday comments.
Almost everyone is done. Only Northwestern's second contest of the day at New Mexico is going to go on for a while. Here's what we've got so far.
(30) Ohio State 8 Army 4 (Game 1 - Seven Innings)
(30) Ohio State 3 Army 1 (Game 2 - Seven Innings)
Matt Streng had two hits, two runs and three RBI in the opener for the Buckeyes. Zach Hurley (two RBI) and Ryan Dew both had a pair of hits. Eric Best improved to 3-0.
In the second affair, Dean Wolosiansky got the win going 4.1 innings and giving up one run on one hit and three walks. Middle reliever extraordinaire Drew Ruckinski picked up his second save. Justin Miller, Dan Burkhart and Cory Rupert drove in the OSU runs. Rupert and Michael Stephens both had two hits. (For the record, I still dislike seven inning games, doubleheaders or not.)
Minnesota 11 Dallas Baptist 9
The Gophers' Matt Nohelty collects four hits, two runs and two walks. Derek McCallum had five RBI. McCallum and Michael Kvasnicka went yard. Cullen Sexton came out of the bullpen to earn the win. He's now 4-0. Scott Matyas worked the ninth to get the save.
Illinois 7 Hartford 3
Dominic Altobelli's two hits, two runs and three RBI lead the Illini. Ben Reeser moves to 3-0 by going six innings and giving up three runs, but none earned. Reeser allowed just three hits and a walk. He also fanned six.
Michigan 4 IPFW 1
Eric Katzman's the story in Ann Arbor. The lefty works six full innings allowing four hits, two walks and one unearned run. Katzman also K'd 10 Mastadons. Matt Miller came on to pitch the final three stanzas and surrendered a hit, a walk and no runs. Miller struck out five. Mike Dufek's homer and two RBI were the offensive highlight for the Wolverines.
Central Connecticut State 12 Indiana 9
IU's Tyler Rogers had three hits, four runs scored and two RBI to pace the offense. Kipp Schutz had three hits, T.C. Knipp had three RBI. Vince Gonzalez continues his strong run with another two hits today. The Hoosiers bullpen gave up seven runs over the last two innings.
Penn State 13 NY Tech 2
Scott Kelley tosses seven innings of shutout baseball to help lift PSU to the win. Kelley gave up three hits and two walks while striking out five Bears. Jordan Steranka had three hits, two RBI and a run scored. Cory Wine had two hits, three runs scored and a RBI.
Michigan State 9 Oakland 6
The Spartans' Jeff Holm drove in five on two hits. Chris Roberts had three hits. Jonathan Roof had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI. OU's D.J. Jarrad also had the two-hit, two-run, two-RBI trifecta. MSU's Kurt Wunderlich gets the win in relief.
Purdue 10 SIU-Edwardsville 3
Dan Black homers again. Black also had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI. Jonathan Moore had three hits and two RBI. Eric Charles had two hits and three RBI. Matt Morgan posts the win going six innings and allowing two earned runs.
Iowa 9 Western Illinois 4 (Game One)
Western Illinois 7 Iowa 3 (Game Two)
In the opener, T.J. Cataldo drove in three runs to lead Iowa. Wes Freie had a three-hit game. Kurtis Muller had a pair of hits and RBI. Chet Zeise, Ryan Durant and Tyson Blaser all had two hits a piece. Nick Brown's your winner. Steve Turnbull earns the save.
Phil Keppler had three hits, including a homer, and two RBI for Iowa in the nightcap. Zach McCool also homered amongst his two hits. Justin Toole also had a two-hit game.
New Mexico 16 Northwestern 12 (Game One)
New Mexico 6 Northwestern 4 (Game Two, in-progress, fourth inning)
NU's Paul Snieder had two hits, including a homer, and four RBI. Jake Goebbert had two hits, three runs and three RBI. UNM banged out 22 hits. Not a good afternoon for the NU staff.
Chad Noble's two RBI are leading the way for the 'Cats in game two.