After losing the first two games of the weekend series by one run, the Iowa baseball team posted a thrilling 5-4 one-run win in 12 innings over Minnesota Sunday in the Metrodome to avoid the series sweep. Nearly one year to the day (April 30, 2011), Minnesota topped Iowa by the same 5-4 score and in 12 innings. Read full recap at HawkeyeSports.com. Watch our highlights now, plus see our interview with Jack Dahm and get Sunday’s Big Ten baseball roundup in this post.
Jack Dahm interview:
MICHIGAN STATE 5, PURDUE 0
Sophomore right-hander David Garner threw a complete game shutout and struck out seven to lead Michigan State past No. 13 Purdue, 5-0, Sunday afternoon at Lambert Field. Garner limited Purdue – which entered the week ranked third in the nation in batting average and 15th in scoring – to just five hits as the Boilermakers (34-7, 14-4 Big Ten) were shut out for the first time this season. Read full recap at MSUSpartans.com.
PENN STATE 8, OHIO STATE 7
Penn State senior Sean Deegan was due, and did he ever deliver. With two outs in the bottom of the 10th , runners on second and third and the Nittany Lions trailing by two runs, Deegan hammered a towering shot over the right centerfield wall to give Penn State an 8-7 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Read full recap at GoPSUSports.com.
INDIANA 11, MICHIGAN 8; INDIANA 11, MICHIGAN 5
Indiana coach Tracy Smith earned his 500th and 501st career coaching victories on Sunday as his Hoosiers (22-23, 9-6 Big Ten) swept the doubleheader and series at Michigan (17-27, 4-11). Indiana scored 22 runs on 26 hits in the double dip. Read full recap at IUHoosiers.com.
ILLINOIS 3, NORTHWESTERN 2
Illinois led 5-0 after six innings but had to hold on for a 5-4 victory over Northwestern at Rocky Miller Park on Saturday, winning the weekend series over the Wildcats for the Illini’s second-straight Big Ten series victory. Starting pitcher John Kravetz earned his seventh victory, breaking the school record for wins by a freshman, and Ronnie Muck tossed three scoreless innings of relief to record his third save. Read full recap at FightingIllini.com.
CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD AT NEBRASKA – CANCELED