Friday, May 01, 2009

Two Big Wins, Two Rainouts So Far

Michigan State continues their recent strong form by hammering Penn State, 12-1. Spartans' starter Nolan Moody holds the Nittany Lions to one run on four hits and three walks. The MSU righty fanned nine in posting his sixth win of the year. MSU 2B Chris Roberts had a pair of hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Spartans' 1B Jeff Holm had three hits, two RBI and scored twice. Bobby Jacobs homer accounted for the PSU tally.

Illinois beat up Northwestern today, 10-2. Illinois' SP Phil Haig tossed a six-hit complete game. The Illini lefty allow two runs, but only one was earned while striking out three and walking no one. Haig is now 6-2. Aaron Johnson and Willie Argo both had three RBI for Illinois. Kenneth Avila had two of NU's six hits. The Illini win keeps the heat on the other three teams at the top of the standings.

The weather washed away today's game between Indiana and Purdue and tonight's Big Ten Network production of Michigan at Ohio State.

That leaves only one game left on today's docket. Iowa has taken an early lead on Minnesota, 1-0. It's only the second inning in Gopherland.