BTN.com staff, April 22, 2012
The University of Iowa baseball team beat Penn State, 4-2, Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes scored three first-inning runs and never looked back en route to snapping a three-game losing streak. Iowa starter Sasha Kuebel was terrific, earning his fourth win of the year to remain perfect (4-0). The rookie threw seven and a third solid innings, yielding just two runs, striking out two while scattering seven hits. Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com and get our Sunday baseball roundup in this post.
MICHIGAN 5, NORTHWESTERN 4
John DiLaura hit a 3-2 pitch into centerfield to score freshman Dylan Delaney and lift the University of Michigan baseball team to a 5-4 walk-off win over Northwestern Sunday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com.
PURDUE 8, NEBRASKA 3
Barrett Serrato and David Miller connected for home runs and Nick Wittgren worked a season-high 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief, leading No. 16 Purdue baseball to a big rubber game victory at Nebraska, 8-3, Sunday afternoon in front of another large crowd at Haymarket Park. Read the full recap at PurdueSports.com.
MICHIGAN STATE 5, MINNESOTA 4 — 10 Innings
Junior third baseman Torsten Boss delivered a game-winning, base-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Michigan State a 5-4 walk-off win over Minnesota Sunday afternoon at McLane Baseball Stadium. The extra-inning triumph gave the Spartans (26-13, 7-5 Big Ten) their third straight series victory over the Gophers, a first in series history for MSU. RECAP & BOX SCORE
OHIO STATE 10, ILLINOIS 4
After winning the first two games of the Ohio State series behind strong pitching, timely hitting and solid defense, the Illini issued seven free bases, managed only one two-out hit and made their first error in five games as the Buckeyes avoided the sweep with a 10-4 win in front of 1,062 fans at Illinois Field on Sunday. The loss snaps Illinois' four-game winning streak and drops the Orange and Blue to 22-17 overall, 5-7 in the Big Ten. RECAP & BOX SCORE
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 9, INDIANA 1
A quality start from Chad Martin was wasted on Sunday as the Hoosiers failed to complete the series sweep, falling 9-1 to Georgia Southern (23-19) in Game Three. Indiana (18-22, 6-6 Big Ten) wraps up its current eight-game homestand on Tuesday, hosting the Miami (OH) RedHawks. RECAP & BOX SCORE
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