Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purdue Sends Spartans Packing; IU Dominates

In Game Three of the Big Ten Tournament, Purdue eliminated Michigan State, 12-9. Game Four saw Indiana pound Minnesota, 12-3. The Boilermakers will now face the Gophers in an elimination game on Friday. It will be a 12:05pm start.

In Purdue's win, Big Ten regular season batting leader Brandon Haveman had a four-hit, three-RBI game. MSU's Eli Boike had three hits (including a homer) and three RBI.

The Matt Bashore most of us expected to see all season showed up for Indiana in Game Four. The lefthander was dominant. Bashore worked seven shutout innings allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine Gophers. The Hoosiers Alex Dickerson had three RBI, Brian Lambert, Tyler Rogers and Jake Dunning all had three hits.

We now wait for the Illinois and Ohio State game to complete today's schedule.