BTN will televise four conference baseball matchups over the next three days, with each game playing a large role in determining postseason seeding. Following the Ohio State at Indiana game on Saturday, Mike Hall, Cal Eldred and Tammy Williams will have highlights and analysis of the day’s baseball games, and break down the NCAA Softball Tournament on B1G Diamond Report. And the baseball blog at BigTen.org has game-by-game previews, too. [Find complete info on the Big Ten Baseball Tournament at BigTen.org.] Purdue clinched a share of the Big Ten baseball title last weekend, its first conference championship since 1909. The
The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for May 7-13 on Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. Player of the Week: Jordan Steranka, Penn State, 1B – Sr. – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Mt. Lebanon • Hit .545, reached base at a .615 clip and slugged 1.364 to combine for a 1.979 OPS, leading Penn State to a series sweep against Illinois and into a tie for second in the conference standings • Belted two home runs and recorded three doubles in the
Penn State baseball (27-24, 13-8) completed a weekend sweep with a 3-2 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to the win, Penn State remains one-half game behind Indiana for second place in the Big Ten. Senior Jordan Steranka led the way with three hits, two of which were doubles and one of those doubles scoring senior Joey DeBernardis. Read full recap at GoPSUSports.com, watch our highlights now and get our Sunday roundup in this post. INDIANA 2, NORTHWESTERN 1 Northwestern pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth inning but had another called out at
For the first time in 103 baseball seasons, the Purdue Boilermakers are at least Co-Big Ten Champions after beating Michigan, 14-3 on Saturday. The 1909 Boilermakers won the seven-team Big Ten with a 7-2 conference record. Purdue has come up short before finishing in second place in 2001, 2005 and 2008. Last year, the Boilers finished only one game behind co-champions Illinois and Michigan State. Click inside for Saturday’s roundup, and use the comprehensive live national scoreboard to track games live every weekend. PURDUE 14, MICHIGAN 3: Lance Breedlove pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, retiring the final 20 batters
Several Big Ten teams took to the diamond Friday as the Big Ten softball regular season comes to a close this weekend. Illinois softball suffered a pair of losses against Northwestern, falling in game one, 3-2, before dropping the second contest, 7-3. Watch highlights of that game now and jump inside for more, including baseball wrap-ups from Seattle University vs. Ohio State where Aaron Craft made a cameo visit. The Ohio State baseball team opened its three-game set with Seattle with a 4-1 victory Friday evening: Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine talks after the Nittany Lions picked up its
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament right around the corner, which means the NCAA baseball tourney isn’t far away either. A number of sites are rolling out their tourney projections, including PerfectGame.org. Writer Kendall Roger has Purdue winning the Big Ten’s automatic bid as the No. 1 seed in the Gary Regional, one of sixteen regional brackets in the 64-team tournament. By the way, we featured Purdue’s baseball team earlier this season so you can get to know the squad by watching the video in this post. To review: The winner of the Big Ten tournament gets the conference’s standing bid.
Penn State baseball (24-22, 10-7) clinched its fourth-straight Big Ten series on Saturday evening, defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 5-1 at Target Field. Penn State is a season-high three games over .500 in Big Ten play and two games over .500 overall. Read the full recap at GoPSUsports.com. For all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action, we’re posting results and video as it comes in. Also, get the latest Big Ten baseball standings and Big Ten baseball statistics at BigTen.org. Game 1: MICHIGAN 8, IOWA 2 (10); Game 2: MICHIGAN VS, IOWA: The University of Iowa
The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for April 23-29 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. Co-Players of the Week: Justin Cureton, Indiana, OF – Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Cathedral Hit .583, reached base at a .706 clip and slugged .667 to combine for an OPS of 1.373 in Indiana’s sweep over Michigan Scored four runs in the series and drove in three, also going 2-for-2 on the base paths Recorded a hit, a run, an RBI and two stolen
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
Northwestern rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but came up a run short in the end as the Wildcats dropped a 5-4 decision to Illinois Saturday afternoon at Rocky Miller Park. See the RECAP & BOX SCORE and check out our Saturday Big Ten baseball roundup, courtesy of BigTen.org in this post. INDIANA at MICHIGAN – postponed The University of Michigan baseball team’s game against Indiana scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader scheduled for Sunday starting at noon. MORE INFORMATION MINNESOTA def.