April 1 Big Ten Baseball Roundup
Andrew Waszak allowed two hits and one run and Tony Wieber drove home the game-winning run and set the program record for all-time saves as Michigan State nipped Ohio State, 2-1, in the rubber game of the series Sunday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich. Wieber’s perfect ninth inning marked the 15th save of his career. Read full recap at MSUSpartans.com. Also, watch our video wrap-up now and see all of Sunday’s Big Ten results in this post.
Minnesota 4, Michigan 3 – 10 Innings
Matt Halloran hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to help Minnesota card a 4-3 win and a series sweep over Michigan. On a 1-0 count, Halloran lifted the ball over the right-field wall for his first career home run. With the win, the Gophers improve to 16-13 the season (3-0 in the Big Ten) and have won seven-straight games. Read full recap at GopherSports.com.
Penn State 16, Purdue 6
Penn State closed out the weekend with a season-high 16 runs and 19 hits in a 16-6 victory over the No. 19 Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions belted four home runs and had a seven-run third inning. Read full recap at GoPSUSports.com.
Northwestern 6, Nebraska 1
Right-hander Zach Morton silenced Nebraska’s potent offense, tossing a complete-game six-hitter as Northwestern earned a series victory by virtue of its 6-1 win Sunday afternoon at Rocky Miller Park. The complete game was the second of the season for Morton, who earned his first win of the season. The Huskers came into the game with a .325 team batting average and ranked in the top five nationally with an average of over eight runs per game. Read full recap at NUSports.com.
Indiana 10, Iowa 5
Indiana rattled off 10 unanswered runs against Iowa to eliminate an early five-run deficit and claim a 10-5 victory, marking its its second Big Ten series in as many weekends. The Hoosiers (12-16, 4-2) are now tied with rival Purdue for second place in the conference standings a quarter of the way into the Big Ten slate. Read full recap at IUHoosiers.com.
Illinois 7, Mississippi Valley State 1
Freshman starting pitcher John Kravetz allowed only one unearned run and faced just three hitters over the minimum in a seven-inning outing as Illinois finished the weekend sweep of Mississippi Valley State with a 7-1 win in front of a season-high 1,147 fans at Illinois Field Sunday. Jordan Parr and Brandon Hohl both homered and eight of the nine Illini starters had at least one hit as Illinois improves to 15-10 on the season. Read full recap at FightingIllini.com.