BTN.com staff, April 21, 2012
Here's a roundup of Saturday's baseball action in the Big Ten Conference.
The Ohio State baseball team fell to Illinois, 8-3, Saturday afternoon at Illinois Field. The Buckeyes fall to 21-18 on the season, 6-8 in the Big Ten, while the Fighting Illini improve to 22-16, 5-6 in conference play. Read more at FightingIllini.com.
For the second straight day Indiana Baseball rode a dominant pitching performance to victory as Kyle Hart tossed a complete game shutout in IU's 3-0 win over Georgia Southern (22-19). Hart's shutout was the first for IU since Drew Leininger blanked Central Michigan back on March 14, 2010. Read more at IUHoosiers.com.
Penn State's Steven Hill outdueled Iowa's Matt Dermody Saturday afternoon in a 2-0 Nittany Lion victory over the Iowa baseball team at Duane Banks Field. Hill retired just two batters over the minimum in recording the first Penn State baseball no-hitter since 1995. Read more at HawkeyeSports.com.
Colby Everett delivered a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 11th inning and Northwestern got two more runs in the frame as the Wildcats held on to outlast Michigan 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Wilpon Complex. Read more at NUSports.com
The University of Minnesota baseball team split its action as it faced Michigan State in a doubleheader, today, in East Lansing, Mich. The Golden Gophers fell in the first game, 3-2 in 11 innings, but bounced back for a 4-2 win over the Spartans in the second game. Minnesota is now 23-18 on the season and 7-4 in Big Ten play. Read more at GopherSports.com.
No. 16 Purdue baseball scored multiple runs in the first inning for the third game in a row and held an early 3-1 lead, but Nebraska scored seven unanswered runs to rally back and defeat the Boilers, 8-3, Saturday afternoon in game two of the Big Ten series. Read more at PurdueSports.com.