Saturday's Results

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Illinois 5, Michigan State 4 (10)
It has been a memorable week for junior Casey Fletcher. After hitting three home runs on Wednesday, the Illini right fielder smacked two more homers on Saturday before giving Illinois a 5-4 victory over Michigan State with a bases-loaded, walk-off RBI single in the 10th. Senior Ronnie Muck earned his first win of the year following four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. "Casey's last hit was so smart," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "He was facing a left hander who was probably going to go away from him and he put a good swing on a ball. We were fortunate it was able to get through for the big game-winning hit. Ronnie gave us a very good outing. He wash't sharp early, but he was very composed and found a way to get out of jams. We got another great game out of our starter and reliever." RECAP

Indiana 7, Purdue 3
The 11th-ranked Indiana baseball team collected its second straight victory over Purdue and won for the 10th time in 11 games, 7-3, on Saturday afternoon in front of a Bart Kaufman Field record crowd of 3,661. IU (31-12, 15-2 Big Ten) looks for the three-game sweep of PU (12-31, 5-12 Big Ten) at 12:05 p.m. tomorrow. Christian Morris (3-3) did not allow a hit until the sixth and gave up just one unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts and two walks in 5.1 innings. Luke Harrison (1.2), Jake Kelzer (1.0) and Scott Effross (1.0) combined to punch out five over the final 3.2. The Hoosiers pitching staff has surrendered one earned run in the series and has not allowed more than three runs in each of its last 11 outings. RECAP

Nebraska 9, Penn State 2
In front of the largest home Nebraska baseball crowd in two years, seven runs in the first three innings gave an effective Huskers' pitching staff more than enough support to earn the series victory with a 9-2 win over Penn State on Saturday at Hawks Field. The official attendance of 6,082 and a Big Red victory made for an ideal day for baseball in Lincoln. The early NU attack was aided by a quality performance on the mound from Bummer who went 7.0 innings on 96 pitches as he allowed four hits and one earned run. Despite four walks, Bummer racked up six strikeouts, his second highest total of the year to improve his record to 5-3. Jake Hohensee came on in relief to throw the final two innings and record four punch outs. The lone PSU runs came on a bases loaded walk in the fourth and a passed ball in the ninth. RECAP

Michigan 18, Northwestern 6
The University of Michigan baseball team scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and did not look back in an 18-6 rout of Northwestern Saturday afternoon (May 3) at Rocky Miller Park. Michigan sets a season high for runs scored as the Maize and Blue evened the series with the Wildcats. Junior Trent Szkutnik earned the win on the mound. He went seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out five and walking three. All nine staters and 11 hitters in all had at least one hit for the Maize and Blue. Cronenworth and Martin had three hits apiece, while Maezes, Patrick and White each collected two hits. Glines drove in four runs, and Patrick had three RBI. RECAP

Ohio State 9, Iowa 4
Paced by a two-home run day from Josh Dezse, the Ohio State baseball team earned a 9-4 series-opening win over Iowa Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 26-20, 7-9 in the Big Ten, while the Hawkeyes fall to 25-16, 7-9 in conference play. "This has been a tough week but it's allowed the guys to put baseball in perspective," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "They're allowed to just go out and play baseball and realize how fortunate they are to be playing this game. Although we're in a big part of our season, these young men are learning an incredible lesson right now that will benefit them for a long time on the baseball field and off." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Florida State 5, Minnesota 4
Florida State 3, Minnesota 2

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