A complete-game shutout by DJ Snelten and a solo home run from Tony Skjefte was all Minnesota needed to card a 1-0 win over Ohio State in the rubber game Sunday afternoon at Siebert Field.In a season-fastest one hour and 37-minute game, the Golden Gophers improve to 4-2 in the Big Ten and 19-13 overall. Read full GopherSports.com recap and view the box score.
Michigan State opened the Big Ten season with a series win over Ohio State after a 7-2 victory in the rubber-game on Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium. The Spartans (15-8, 2-1) got a complete game out of sophomore Mick VanVossen, the first of his career. Read full MSUSpartans.com recap, watch our highlights here and get Sunday’s Big Ten roundup in this post.
Looking for Saturday’s scores from an action-packed day on the Big Ten diamond? We’ve got them here. Get scores, stats, recaps and select video in this post.
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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories from the past week. See the full list in this post.
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The next time the Purdue baseball team is picked to host an NCAA regional, it will do so in its own backyard. This past season, of course, Big Ten champ Purdue was forced to go to Gary, Ind., where it hosted a regional at U.S. Steel Yard, because Lambert Field didn’t meet NCAA requirements. If and when it happens again, the nearly completed Alexander Field will be more than capable to host such action. See an updated picture, courtesy of the Purdue baseball Facebook page, of the stadium.
Former Purdue catcher Kevin Plawecki is no stranger to hitting clutch home runs. It was only a little more than a month ago, in fact, that the Big Ten Player of the Year smacked this eighth-inning, go-ahead home run against rival Indiana in the Big Ten tourney title game featured here. Plawecki was up to his late-inning magic again Monday night, hitting his second career pro home run to tie the score in the ninth. Watch the home run here.