It was a memorable Senior Day for the Michigan State baseball team on Saturday afternoon at McLane Baseball Stadium. The Spartans capped off the regular season with a 9-2 victory over Penn State, giving the class of 2012 its 128th win over the past four years, tying for the most in school history along with the class of 1989 and 1990. Read full recap at MSUSpartans.com and get our Saturday Big Ten baseball roundup in this post.
INDIANA 4, OHIO STATE 2
The Ohio State baseball team dropped its series finale to Indiana, 4-2, Saturday afternoon at Sembower Field. Despite the loss, the Buckeyes (31-25, 11-13 Big Ten) earn the No. 6 seed in the 2012 Big Ten tournament after Illinois fell to Minnesota in its series finale in Champaign.
IOWA 7, PURDUE 6
The University of Iowa baseball team pounded out 17 hits and scored the game’s first seven runs en route to a 7-6 victory over No. 13 Purdue Saturday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. Saturday’s rubber match victory earned the Hawkeyes the series win, handing the Boilermakers their first Big Ten series loss of the season. Read full recap at HawkeyeSports.com.
NEBRASKA 7, MICHIGAN 3
The Nebraska baseball team (34-21, 14-10 Big Ten) secured the No. 4 seed at next week’s Big Ten Tournament with a 7-3 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday afternoon at Wilpon Complex. The Huskers will face the Michigan State Spartans, who also won on Saturday, but finished the year one-game behind Nebraska in the conference standing. Read full recap at Huskers.com.
MINNESOTA 8, ILLINOIS 3
Minnesota ended the 2012 season with an 8-3 win over Illinois on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. The Golden Gophers finished the season with a 29-27 overall record and an 11-13 mark within Big Ten play. The Gophers jumped out to a 4-0 lead off a fantastic pitching performance by senior Austin Lubinsky. Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio State tied for sixth place in the conference, but the Gophers fall out of the Big Ten Tournament by the tiebreaker rules. Read full recap at GopherSports.com.