Saturday's Results

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Michigan State 7, Penn State 6
The Michigan State baseball team closed its regular season on Saturday by defeating Penn State, 7-6, finishing off a three-game sweep of the Nittany Lions. MSU is now 29-24 overall and 11-13 in the conference and will be the sixth seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. MSU will play third-seeded Illinois at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in its first game of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. "I'm really happy with the effort our guys showed this weekend; we did what we came here to do," said MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. "After winning game one yesterday, we knew we were playing for a higher seed and we challenged the team to respond and they did. I'm proud of them for that." RECAP

Purdue 6, Iowa 4 (Game 1); Iowa 17, Purdue 5 (Game 2)
Game 1: Gavin Downs' quality start on the mound helped lift Purdue baseball to a game one win as the Boilermakers split their season-ending doubleheader with Iowa, winning 6-4 and losing 17-5, Saturday afternoon at Alexander Field. Purdue (13-37, 6-18 Big Ten) scored three times in the first inning of game one and later took the game thanks to three runs over the seventh and eighth innings. Downs (3-6) did not walk a batter while surrendering three runs (two earned) over seven innings of eight-hit ball. He induced three ground ball double plays, including starting a pair of 1-6-3 twin killings. Purdue turned six double plays on the day and finished the regular season having racked up a Big Ten-high 54 twin killings. RECAP
Game 2: The University of Iowa baseball team closed out the regular season with a doubleheader split Saturday afternoon at Purdue. The Hawkeyes dropped game one, 6-4, before erupting for 17 runs in a 17-5 victory in the second game to clinch the series victory.Iowa finishes the regular season with a 29-21 overall and 10-14 Big Ten record to finish eighth in the regular season standings. The Hawkeyes will face top-seeded Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday in Omaha at TD Ameritrade Park. After dropping the first game of the doubleheader, the Hawkeyes took it to the Boilermakers from the onset in game two, pushing seven runs across the plate in the first inning and scoring in 7-of-9 innings in the game. Iowa plated 17 runs on a season-high 21 hits -- its the third 17-run game this season. RECAP

Nebraska 7, Illinois 4 (10)
A three-run walk-off home run by Pat Kelly in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (37-18, 18-6 Big Ten) to a 7-4 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini (31-19, 17-7 Big Ten) in front a season-high crowd of 6,354 on Senior Day. The series win for the Huskers locked NU into the No. 2 seed at next week's Big Ten Tournament, where they will meet the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, May 21, at 1:05 p.m. The crowd of 6,354 fans at Hawks Field for the regular-season finale was the most for a home game since 2008, when the Huskers had 8,648 fans in attendance for their game against UC Irvine in the NCAA Tournament. It was the largest crowd for a regular-season home game since May 11, 2008, when 7,653 watched the Huskers play Texas A&M. RECAP

Indiana 8, Minnesota 0
In the final regular season game at Bart Kaufman Field, the Indiana Hoosiers (38-13, 21-3 Big Ten) showed why they will be the No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament next week, posting a 8-0 shutout against Minnesota. It is the sixth shutout of the season for the IU pitching staff and the fourth in Big Ten play. In the 24 Big Ten games this season, the Indiana staff did not allow a team to score more than four runs against them and finished with a staff ERA of 1.53 in conference action. That ERA is the lowest by a Big Ten team in conference action since 1965 (Iowa - 1.17). Dustin DeMuth picked up two more hits and drove in a pair of runs on Senior Day while Scott Donley and Sam Travis both registered two hits as well. Senior Brian Korte (3-0) went five shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out two to pick up his third win of the season. RECAP

Ohio State 5, Northwestern 2
The Ohio State baseball team picked up a 5-2 win over Northwestern on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes finish the regular season at 3-0, 26, 10-14 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats drop to 19-33, 7-16 in conference play. Ohio State, the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, opens Big Ten Tournament play Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Brackets for the tournament will be announced later tonight. "Today's win was big going into Big Ten Tournament play next week," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "The seniors were huge today. Greg Greve had a big-time start and Tim Wetzel affected the scoreboard with his home run and with his defense. Our goal now is to carry this into Omaha next week." RECAP

Non-Conference Result
Kansas 8, Michigan 2

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