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Hoosiers shortstop flashes the leather

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Michael Basil Flashes the Leather

Michael Basil is Indiana’s senior shortstop, which means he’s been around long enough to know any ball he can reach he can probably catch. He proved that Friday night against Ohio State. With the Hoosiers down 2-0 in the seventh inning, Basil made a leaping catch to close out the inning. Watch the play here.

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Illini duo perform must-see player introductions

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Milazzo, Roberts Introduce the Illinois Starting Line-Up

Before Friday’s baseball game between Illinois and Minnesota on BTN/BTN2Go, Illinois players Anthony Milazzo and Bryan Roberts introduced their team’s starting line-up in a most amusing way. It’s only the latest in what we hope is a never-ending series of great Big Ten baseball game lineup introductions — and we’ve posted them all here.

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Video: This is a first pitch to remember

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Indiana's #1 Fan Throws the First Pitch

Zach Mezger is not your typical Indiana baseball fan. The Bloomington High School North student is known as the “No. 1 IU baseball fan,” is a close friend with head coach Tracy Smith’s family, and has delivered a couple postgame speeches. Sunday, he had the honor of throwing out the first pitch in the Hoosiers’ inaugural home finale at Bart Kaufman Field.

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Sunday's baseball roundup: Spartans drop Hawkeyes

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Michigan State at Iowa - Baseball Wrap-Up

Michigan State baseball defeated Iowa on Mother’s Day at Duane Banks Field, 4-2. The Spartans (29-16, 10-8 Big Ten) got an outstanding performance out of sophomore Mick VanVossen on the mound. He allowed just two runs, one earned in the win. Blaise Slater and Justin Hovis both notched RBIs for the Spartans. Read full MSUSpartans recap and get all of Sunday’s scores, stats and recaps in this post.

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Saturday's baseball roundup: Gophers down Huskers

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Nebraska at Minnesota - Baseball Wrap-Up

After a 6-0 loss to Nebraska on Friday, Minnesota tied up the series with a 4-3 victory Saturday at Siebert Field. With the win, the Gophers (29-17, 12-5) return to the top of the Big Ten standings after Indiana lost, 12-1, to Northwestern. Nebraska falls to 22-26 in the season and 13-7 in the conference. Read full GopherSports.com recap and get all of Saturday’s scores, stats and recaps in this post.

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Sunday's baseball roundup: Michigan State nips Illinois

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Illinois at Michigan State - Baseball Wrap-Up

Michigan State baseball beat Illinois on Sunday afternoon at McLane Stadium, 4-3, thanks to a three-run home run to left field by junior Joel Fisher. The Spartans (26-14, 9-6 Big Ten) were trailing 3-1 in the eighth before Fisher sent the seniors home with a win in the final home weekend at McLane. Illinois fell to 28-15 and 9-9 in the conference. Read full MSUSpartans.com recap and get all of Sunday’s scores and stats in this post.

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Saturday's baseball roundup: Illini drop Spartans

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Illinois at Michigan State - Baseball Wrap-Up

Ronnie Muck worked four scoreless innings out of the bullpen and Illinois plated four runs in the eighth inning to lead the Illini to a 7-3 victory at Michigan State on Saturday. Muck allowed four hits and walked zero en route to moving to 3-0, while Michael Hurwitz and David Kerian each knocked in two runs. See the box score and get all of Saturday’s scores in this post.

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