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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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.
The 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft wrapped up Wednesday, with Rounds 16-40, and a total of 30 Big Ten products were selected during the three-day event. You can relive the entire draft with MLB.com’s Draft Tracker. On Monday, Purdue catcher and Big Ten Player of the Year Kevin Plawecki was taken with the 35th pick by the New York Mets. See all the Big Ten selections in this post, along with tweets and video. Also, visit MLB.com’s Draft Central for all your draft needs.
No. 14 Purdue baseball got off to a good start with two runs in the first inning Sunday, but another rally by the opposition was the difference in a 6-3 loss to Kentucky that eliminated the Boilers from the NCAA Gary Regional. It was a memorable season for Purdue (45-14), which won the Big Ten title for the first time since 1909, claimed its first Big Ten tourney crown, qualified for the NCAA tourney for the first time since 1987 and hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time en route to setting a program record for wins.