Big Ten baseball fans were treated to an incredible play on Tuesday when Ohio State third baseman Nick Sergakis made an outstanding stop down the line and threw out a runner from one knee. [ MORE: Ohio State’s Nick Sergakis makes phenomenal throw on one knee ] Well, fans got to see another eye-popping play on Wednesday, but this one came against a Big Ten team. Indiana and Evansville were tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning when IU sophomore Craig Dedelow crushed a ball to deep left on the first pitch of the at-bat. As the ball cleared the
Ohio State baseball topped Louisville 2-0 on Tuesday night on a game on BTN/BTN2Go, and Buckeyes third baseman Nick Sergakis’ play in the second inning was an eye-catching part of the win. Watch Sergakis dive to snag the hot smash down the line and throw the runner out from one knee. Ohio State got its first win over a top five team since 2009. “They call it the ‘hot corner’ for a reason,” Sergakis said after the game. “Louisville is a team that has some pretty good wheels up and down the order so I knew I had to get rid
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It was a busy day of Big Ten baseball Saturday afternoon, including a half-dozen conference games. Nebraska hosted former Big 12 rival and No. 12 Texas in a game that aired live on BTN. Watch the replay on BTN2Go. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action below. Central Connecticut at Penn State – Postponed The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Rutgers 4, Ohio State 2 Trailing 2-1 with one out in the ninth inning, Kyle Walker roped his first career homer, a three-run shot, to send Rutgers to an exciting 4-2
In a game that was scoreless heading into the 15th inning, Nebraska’s Austin Darby stepped to the plate and delivered. The senior lined a one-out RBI single to left field to give the Huskers a memorable 1-0 victory over Texas on Saturday. Darby got behind 0-2 in the count, but then lined a shot into left field where Texas’ Ben Johnson bobbled the ball, which allowed Tanner Lubach to score from second base and give the Huskers the win. With the victory, Nebraska improves to 20-7 on the year. Watch the incredible finish to the game in the video above.
Austin Darby has made a living out of making highlight-reel grabs during his Nebraska career. Need proof? All it takes is a simple “Austin Darby catch” Google search. Or, there’s the pair of catches the senior outfielder has made vs. No. 12 Texas this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Darby left his feet to rob Texas of a run-scoring extra base hit in the second inning. Watch the highlight above. And, in Friday’s 3-1 win, there is the catch, too. Darby also made some noise with his bat, providing the game-winning hit in extra innings Saturday.
No. 14 Maryland is adjusting to Big Ten baseball just fine, thank you. The Terrapins took down Minnesota, 8-3, on Sunday afternoon to sweep their first Big Ten series. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten baseball action below. USF 8, Illinois 5 No. 18 Illinois battled back from a 5-1 deficit to send the finale with USF to extra innings, but came up short in the 10th, 8-5, to prevent a series sweep Sunday. Read full recap. Indiana 5, Penn State 4 (12) No. 21 Indiana opened Big Ten play with a win for the fifth consecutive year,
The Big Ten’s two newest teams, Maryland and Rutgers, registered their first Big Ten wins Saturday. The Terrapins swept Minnesota in a doubleheader, 5-1 and 12-9, while the Scarlet Knights knocked off Purdue, 4-1, after dropping Friday’s Big Ten opener. Catch up on all of Saturday’s results below. Illinois 5, USF 2 In the quickest game of the season so far, No. 18 Illinois clinched its third straight series victory with a 5-2 win over USF. Starter Drasen Johnson pitched into the eighth inning to earn his third win. Indiana at Penn State – Postponed Iowa 6, Kansas 4 Iowa
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Maryland was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Championship, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three student-athletes from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. The Terrapins were followed in the preseason poll by Nebraska in second place, No. 3 Illinois, Indiana in fourth place, No. 5 Michigan and Ohio State in sixth place. Maryland is coming off its first Super Regional appearance in program history and returns All-American infielder Brandon Lowe and pitcher Mike Shawaryn. Lowe batted .348 last