Saturday's Results

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Illinois 2, Indiana 1
Junior starter John Kravetz led Illinois to a 2-1 victory over No. 24 Indiana on Saturday, evening the series at Illinois Field and ending the Hoosiers' 10-game conference winning streak. Kravetz shined with one run over 7.1 innings and the bullpen closed out the Illini's eighth one-run win, with sophomore Tyler Jay collecting his seventh save. "That was a great college baseball game," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "You had two great teams that played well and we were fortunate to come out on top. John Kravetz was outstanding and our bullpen came in and did a great job. The right side of our infield also made diving plays at crucial times." RECAP

Nebraska 3, Michigan 1
The Nebraska baseball team improved to 10-4 in Big Ten play on Saturday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex with a 3-1 win over the Michigan Wolverines (18-24-1, 8-9 Big Ten). Now 28-16 overall on the year, the Huskers have won seven straight road games and will go for a sweep of the Wolverines tomorrow afternoon. Nebraska starter Chance Sinclair improved to 6-1 on the year and 3-0 in conference play, while Josh Roeder picked up his ninth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in the win. Ryan Boldt, Pat Kelly and Austin Darby all had two hits on the day, with Kelly notching his 50th career multi-hit game. RECAP

Minnesota 4, Penn State 0 (Game 1); Minnesota 12, Penn State 0 (Game 2)
The University of Minnesota (22-16, 9-9 Big Ten) shut out Penn State in both games of a Saturday doubleheader against Penn State to sweep the series. In game one, Ben Meyer pitched eight scoreless innings in the first game of the doubleheader. He struck out eight batters, walked one and gave up eight hits while improving his record to 4-2. Toby Anderson finished the game for the Gophers, pitching a scoreless ninth. In game two, The Gophers poured on seven runs on seven hits in the first inning of the nightcap. Overall, eleven different Minnesota batters recorded at least one in the team's season-high total of 19. Twelve runs were more than enough run support for Neal Kunik, who struck out nine, walked three and scattered three hits in seven innings. RECAP

Michigan State 7, Northwestern 1
A great outing from starting pitcher Justin Alleman and an efficient offensive attack guided the Michigan State baseball team past Northwestern, 7-1, on Saturday afternoon at McLane Baseball Stadium. Alleman allowed just one run off four hits in 7 2/3 innings, while seven different Spartans picked up hits as MSU improved to 23-17 overall and pulled even at .500 in the Big Ten at 7-7. "Justin was lights-out," said MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. "His stuff is really, really good and when he's in the strike zone consistently, he's tough to hit. He was as good as he's been all year today." RECAP

Ohio State 2, Purdue 0
Ryan Riga tossed 7.2 scoreless frames to lift the Ohio State baseball team over Purdue, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at Alexander Field. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 24-19, 5-9 in the Big Ten, while the Boilermakers fall to 11-28, 5-9 in conference play. "We had a tough, 13-inning loss last night," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "I thought we played well but came up a little short on the scoreboard. After the game, we knew we still had a chance to win the series and we got a great start out Riga today while executing as a team. We were hoping to get six innings and 80 pitches out of him but he had control of the game so we kept him in." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Iowa 4, South Dakota State 3 (Game 1); Iowa 12, South Dakota State 3 (Game 2)
The University of Iowa baseball team closed out a three-game sweep of South Dakota State with a pair of victories Saturday at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to win the opener, 4-3, before downing the Jackrabbits, 12-3, in the night cap. "You'll take a sweep anytime, especially on the doubleheader day" said UI head coach Rick Heller. "That's not easy to do, especially after a night game. I'm proud of our guys and the effort they gave." RECAP

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