BTN.com staff, April 14, 2012
Big Ten spring football games weren't the only events affected by the inclement weather across Big Ten country Saturday. A fair share of baseball and softball games were postponed, as well. See Saturday's baseball roundup, courtesy of BigTen.org in this post.
ILLINOIS at #18 PURDUE – Postponed
Game two of the Purdue-Illinois baseball series at Lambert Field has been officially rained out. The teams will play at doubleheader Sunday at noon to conclude the series. MORE INFORMATION
MICHIGAN STATE at INDIANA – Postponed
Heavy rain showers in Bloomington have forced the postponement of Saturday's baseball game pitting the Indiana Hoosiers versus the Michigan State Spartans. The series will be completed on Sunday with a doubleheader starting at noon. MORE INFORMATION
IOWA def. South Dakota State, 6-1
The University of Iowa baseball team defeated South Dakota State on Saturday on a neutral field at TD Ameritrade Park, 6-1. RECAP & BOX SCORE
IOWA at Creighton – Cancelled
PENN STATE def. MICHIGAN, 14-1
Penn State baseball (14-20, 3-5) snapped a modest two-game skid on Saturday afternoon by breaking out with a 14-run and 17-hit performance to top the Michigan Wolverines, 14-1. Penn State faces Michigan in the rubber game of the series on Thon Sluggers Day tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. RECAP & BOX SCORE
MINNESOTA def. NORTHWESTERN, 2-1
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Minnesota rallied to earn a 2-1 walk-off win to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats, today at the H.H.H. Metrodome. Kurt Schlangen delivered a RBI single to knock in Dan Olinger from third to score the winning run.With the win, Minnesota improves to 19-17 on the season and 5-3 in Big Ten play. RECAP & BOX SCORE
NEBRASKA at OHIO STATE – Postponed
Game 2 of a three-game set between Ohio State and Nebraska has been postponed because of rain in the Columbus area. The teams will play a doubleheader at 11:05 a.m. Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. MORE INFORMATION
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