Purdue clinches Big Ten title outright
Illinois 7, Minnesota 5: Minnesota fell to 28-26 on the season and 10-12 in Big Ten play in a heart-breaking 7-5 loss to Illinois, tonight in Champaign. For the fourth-straight game, the Gophers battled back from a deficit, only to fall in the late innings. Minnesota trailed 4-0, battled back and took a 5-4 lead, but allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for the loss. Read more at Gophersports.com.
Nebraska 15, Michigan 2: The Nebraska baseball team (33-20, 13-9 Big Ten) secured its spot at next week’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Thursday night with a 15-2 win over the Michigan Wolverines at Wilpon Complex. The 15 runs were the most for the Huskers in a Big Ten opener this season. Read more at Huskers.com.
Indiana 10, Ohio State 8: The Ohio State baseball team dropped a 10-8 decision to Indiana Thursday afternoon at Sembower Field. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 31-23 on the season, 11-11 in the Big Ten, while the Hoosiers improve to 28-26, 14-8 in conference play. Ohio State will still remain in at least a tie for sixth place heading into play Friday. Read more at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Penn State 3, Michigan State 2: Penn State senior Jordan Steranka added another page to his Penn State baseball success story on Thursday afternoon, drilling a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Nittany Lions past Michigan State by a score of 3-2. With Indiana winning today, Penn State sits in a tie for second place in the Big Ten standings. Read more at GoPSUsports.com.