Thursday's Results

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Northwestern 6, Ohio State 3
Northwestern got a phenomenal outing the mound Thursday and coupled it with a season-high six extra bases to knock off Ohio State in the first game of a three-game series at Bill Davis Stadium, 6-3. Starting pitcher Brandon Magallones matched a season-high with eight innings for the Wildcats, while striking out six, a number that he had not hit since the first game of the season at USC on Feb. 14. Offensively, Northwestern recorded double-digit hits (12) for the 22nd time this season and the sixth time in Big Ten play. Nine different 'Cats had at least one hit Thursday, while Matt Hopfner, Jack Mitchell and Jake Straub produced multi-hit efforts. Magallones pitched a season-high eight innings Thursday to pick up his fourth win of the season. He allowed just one earned run and matched a season high with six strikeouts. The junior scattered seven hits and walked only two Buckeyes. Hoscheit earned his first career save in only his fifth appearance on the hill. RECAP

Iowa 10, Purdue 3
The University of Iowa cruised to a 10-3 series opening victory at Purdue on Thursday night at Alexander Field to clinch a berth in next week's Big Ten Tournament in Omaha. The Hawkeyes (28-20, 9-13) pounded out 12 hits in the game, which led to three three-run innings to go along with a single run in the seventh. Iowa's bullpen was superb, as junior Nick Hibbing and sophomore Jared Mandel held the Boilermakers to one run over the final seven innings. Eight of Iowa's nine starters had at least one hit with Peyton leading the way with a 3-for-4, two-run, two-RBI performance. Toole (2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI) and Yacinich (2-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 run) both had two-hit games -- their 21st multi-hit games of the season. Mangler extended his reached base streak to 27 games. Hibbing (3-3) picked up the victory after allowing one run on four hits over 3 1/3 innings, while Mandel earned his first career save, scattering four hits over the final 3 2/3. He had a career-high six strikeouts against one walk. RECAP

Nebraska 2, Illinois 1
Junior right-hander Chance Sinclair doubled his career high in strikeouts with 10, while Austin Darby and Ryan Boldt each homered in a 2-1 series-opening victory for the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (36-17, 17-5 Big Ten) over the Illinois Fighting Illini (30-18, 16-6 Big Ten). The Huskers have now won eight-straight games and are a perfect 7-0 in the month of May. Sinclair put together one of his best pitching performances of the season on Thursday night, limiting the Illini to three hits and one walk over 7.0 innings to improve to 9-1 on the year. The Spring Hill, Kan., native's 10 strikeouts were the most by a Husker since Tyler Niederklein struck out 10 against Northern Colorado on March 22, 2011, and were the most in a conference game by a Husker since Thad Weber sat down 11 against Kansas on March 18, 2008. Sinclair retired the Illini in order five times on the night and after giving up an one-out RBI single to Reid Roper in the fourth inning, the 6-4 righty retired the final 11 batters he faced. Zach Hirsch shut the door with 2.0 innings of perfect relief to earn his third save of the season. Sinclair and Hirsch combined to retire the final 17 Illini batters of the game. RECAP

Minnesota 2, Indiana 1 (10)
Two run-scoring doubles by Connor Schaefbauer and a one-run pitching performance by Alec Crawford and Dalton Sawyer gave the Golden Gophers a 2-1 win at No. 8 Indiana on Thursday. The 10-inning game was only the third conference game the first-place Hoosiers have lost all season. With the win, Minnesota moved to 27-20 (13-9 Big Ten) and secured the No. 4 seed for the conference tournament. Indiana is now 36-13 (19-3 Big Ten). The Gophers also ended Dustin DeMuth's on base streak at 45 games. Schaefbauer hit 3-for-4 with two doubles that drove in both of Minnesota's runs. Dan Motl hit 2-for-4 and scored both runs. The Gophers outhit the Hoosiers 8-4. RECAP

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