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Wednesday's Results

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Missouri 5, Illinois 2
Indiana 10, Ball State 1
Northwestern 7, Chicago State 6
Purdue 5, Illinois-Chicago 3

Wednesday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Missouri, 7:30 p.m. (Busch Stadium, St. Louis)
Ball State at Indiana, 6 p.m., BTDN
Iowa at Creighton, 7:30 p.m.
Hamline at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Chicago Stat at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTDN
Illinois-Chicago at Purdue, 5 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Michigan's Jacob Cronenworth and Nebraska's Zach Hirsch were named to the 2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List, given annually to the nation's top relief pitcher. Cronenworth has pitched 18.1 innings in 12 appearances, carries a 1.96 ERA and eight saves for the Wolverines this season, tied for the most in the Big Ten. Hirsch has made 19 relief appearances this season for the Huskers, touting a 1.44 ERA, a 4-1 record and 36/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio this year.

Tuesday's Results

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Illinois 3, Eastern Illinois 2
Bowling Green 7, Michigan 4
Michigan State 4, Toledo 2
Northwestern 7, Wheaton 5
Kent State 4, Penn State 1
Indiana State 10, Purdue 3

Tuesday's Schedule

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Eastern Illinois at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green at Michigan, 4 p.m., BTDN
Toledo at Michigan State, 3 p.m.
Wheaton College at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTDN
Penn State at Kent State, 6 p.m.
Purdue at Indiana State, 6 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Statistically Speaking

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Numerous Big Ten teams and student-athletes rank among the national leaders in various statistical categories, a sampling of which can be found below.

Team Rankings
Batting Average
19. Nebraska, .302
21. Iowa, .300

Double Plays
16. Nebraska, 40
38. Purdue, 37

ERA
17. Indiana, 2.52
34. Michigan State, 2.94
46. Illinois, 3.11

Fielding Percentage
33. Nebraska, .975
43. Indiana, .974

Hits
8. Nebraska, 441
43. Iowa, 391

Home Runs
28. Indiana, 25

On-Base Percentage
25. Iowa, .389

Runs
20. Nebraska, 260
29. Iowa, 248

Scoring
23. Iowa, 6.7
39. Nebraska, 6.2

Shutouts
23. Illinois, 5
23. Ohio State, 5
40. Michigan State, 4

Slugging Percentage
40. Indiana, .406
44. Iowa, .404

Stolen Bases
34. Iowa, 58
34. Michigan, 58
34. Michigan State, 58

Triples
12. Nebraska, 16
28. Ohio State, 14
41. Indiana, 12

Individual Rankings
Walks
8. Michael Hurwitz, ILL, 34
17. Jacob Cronenworth, MICH, 31

Doubles
7. Blaise Salter, MSU, 17
24. Jackson Glines, MICH, 15

ERA
35. Scott Effross, IND, 1.41

Home Runs
44. Taylor Zeutenhorst, IOWA, 7

Runs Batted In
42. Sam Travis, IND, 37

Saves
24. Jacob Cronenworth, MICH, 8
24. Josh Roeder, Neb, 8

Stolen Bases
11. Anthony Cheky, MSU, 21
23. Jake Yacinich, IOWA, 19

Triples
28. Jake Yacinich, IOWA, 4
28. Michael Pritchard, NEB, 4
28. Patrick Porter, OSU, 4

Victories
7. Joey DeNato, IND, 8
50. Zach Farmer, OSU, 6

WHIP
28. Kevin Duchene, ILL, 0.89
39. Cam Vieaux, MSU, 0.93

Walks/9
1. Ryan Castellanos, ILL, 0.22
8. Tanner Tully, OSU, 0.63

Indiana Continues Climb in the National Rankings

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Indiana continues its climb up the national rankings, appearing among the top 30 in polls released by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The Hoosiers check in at No. 13 in the latest poll by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, climbing five spots from a week ago, jump two spots from last week to No. 18 in the Baseball America poll and move up two spots to No. 24 in the NCBWA rankings.

Sunday's Results

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Indiana 4, Michigan State 1
Sam Travis ripped a two-run double to break a 1-1 eighth inning tie and lift the Indiana baseball team to its third straight Big Ten series sweep in a 4-1 victory over Michigan State on Easter Sunday at Bart Kaufman Field. The red-hot Hoosiers (25-11, 11-1 Big Ten) have won 13 of their last 14 ballgames, their last five series, all four of their conference series and are 7-1 on their current nine-game homestand. IU's pitching staff surrendered just two earned runs in 30 innings against the Spartans and has allowed that same number in its last 41 innings of work. In four games this week, all victories, the staff logged a 0.45 ERA, 26 hits, 25 strikeouts and 15 walks in 40 frames. RECAP

Iowa 7, Minnesota 6
Junior Dan Potempa's three-run blast highlighted a six-run seventh inning, lifting the University of Iowa baseball team to a 7-6 victory and series win over Minnesota on Sunday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes won the final two games to claim their first series win over the Gophers since 2005. "This was a big win for us, two comeback wins in a row," said UI head coach Rick Heller. "I couldn't be prouder of our guys' effort. Both (yesterday and today) were games where if you let down just because things weren't going your way, you'd lose those game, but our guys kept fighting and playing hard. "It was a great weekend, and I want to thank all the people that came out because we had great crowds all weekend long." RECAP

Illinois 7, Penn State 6
Illinois made it interesting in the ninth but held on for a 7-6 victory, capping off the sweep at Penn State on Easter Sunday. The Nittany Lions scored two in the final inning and had the winning run on first base before a 6-4-3 double play ended the threat. Illinois (21-14) got off to its best Big Ten start under ninth-year head coach Dan Hartleb and remained in second place at 9-3. "The last out of the game was the toughest but we hung in there," Hartleb said. "We finally got the big double play at the end of the game. The difference in the games this weekend was that we came up with the two-out hits. We were very patient at the plate and got it done up and down the lineup." Illinois notched consecutive Big Ten road sweeps for the first time since 2009, which also both came against Northwestern and Penn State. RECAP

Michigan 13, Purdue 3
The University of Michigan baseball team exploded for 13 runs and 17 hits, taking a 6-0 lead after three innings and cruising to a 13-3 win at Purdue Sunday afternoon at Alexander Field. The Wolverines took 2-of-3 games from the Boilermakers in the Big Ten series. There were plenty of offensive stars on the day. Sophomore Travis Maezes went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, two doubles and two RBI. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth also scored four runs to go with a triple and an RBI. Freshmen Carmen Benedetti, Johnny Slater and Jackson Lamb had two hits apiece and senior Cole Martin, senior/junior Kendall Patrick and junior Jackson Glines each had two RBI on the day. The Maize and Blue also received a quality start on the mound from fifth-year senior Logan McAnallen. McAnallen allowed just five hits and a run with three strikeouts and four walks in seven innings pitched to earn the win. The U-M defense also recorded three double plays on the day in the game's first four innings. RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Ohio State 7, Murray State 3

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 2, Michigan State 1 (12)
Casey Rodrigue's single in the bottom of the 12th lifted No. 18 Indiana to a 2-1 walk-off victory over Michigan State on Saturday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field. IU pitchers Christian Morris, Jake Kelzer, Scott Effross and Luke Harrison combined to give up just one run on eight hits with seven strikeouts in 12 innings of work. Harrison (2-0) was the winning pitcher for the Hoosiers as he pitched a perfect top of the 12th inning. Morris started for Indiana and surrendered just one earned run in 5.2 innings of work, giving up only four hits with three strikeouts. RECAP

Iowa 11, Minnesota 5
The University of Iowa baseball team scored the game's final 11 runs to rally from a 5-0 deficit for an 11-5 victory over Minnesota in front of a season-high 1,036 fans Saturday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. The win evens the weekend series at 1-1 heading into Sunday's Easter Day finale. "This was a big win for us after we were roughed up in the first inning," said UI head coach Rick Heller. "We kept battling and battling. We had great at-bats and kept fighting and it looked like we were going to leave a couple of opportunities. We had had some clutch two-out hits." RECAP

Northwestern 3, Nebraska 2 (Game 1); Nebraska 10, Northwestern 9 (Game 2)
Game 1: One day after winning a one-run game in extra innings, Northwestern returned to Hawks Field and bested the Nebraska Cornhuskers for the second game in a row, this time by a score of 3-2, to start a doubleheader. NU starting pitcher Brandon Magallones pitched perhaps his finest game of the season for the Wildcats in game one. The junior struck out a season-high seven hitters over 8.0 IP in which he allowed just two runs. RECAP
Game 2: With the tying run on third base and two down, Nebraska closer Josh Roeder slammed the door on the Wildcats to secure a 10-9 come-from-behind victory for Huskers in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Hawks Field. The Huskers trailed 8-2 after the top of the fourth, but fought back and rallied from a deficit of six or more of the first time since March 30, 2010. The Huskers improved to 26-16 on the year and 8-4 in conference play with the victory, while also avoiding a series sweep by the Wildcats. RECAP

Illinois 8, Penn State 3
Illinois used a four-run inning late in the game for the second day in a row to battle back and beat Penn State on Saturday, 8-3. Sophomore Adam Walton extended his career-high hitting streak to 16 games with a go-ahead two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh. Junior David Kerian connected on another two-run base knock in the seventh and junior Will Krug tacked on the same in the eighth. "We got a lot of clutch hitting with two outs today," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "It was good to see some guys take good swings in key situations. The one that was huge was Adam Walton taking the ball to right field with the bases loaded and two outs. Road wins aren't easy, but we found a way to win again." RECAP

Purdue 6, Michigan 2
Gavin Downs did not surrender an earned run while working seven innings of three-hit ball and his battery mate Sean McHugh led the way offensively with his fifth career four-hit game, lifting Purdue baseball to a 6-2 win against Michigan Saturday afternoon at Alexander Field. Downs (2-4) retired 14 of 15 batters from the first through fifth innings, working 1-2-3 frames in the second and fourth. The seven innings marked his longest outing as a Boilermaker. The redshirt-sophomore earned his first career victory in Big Ten play. McHugh singled in each of his first four at-bats, delivering two-out RBI hits in the second and sixth innings. He walked in his final plate appearance and the free pass also helped Purdue score an insurance run. RECAP

Non-Conference Result
Murray State 7, Ohio State 5

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 40

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Purdue's Mel Garland (1964, baseball/basketball)
A three-time letterwinner in both baseball and basketball, Garland won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1964 after claiming Academic All-Big Ten honors, first-team All-Conference status in baseball and second-team designation in basketball. In 1979, Garland was named basketball coach and director of athletics at IUPUI, where he succumbed to leukemia in 1983. In his memory, the Mel Garland Memorial Scholarship is annually awarded to one IUPUI student-athlete based on the characteristics that embody Garland's spirit: athletic ability, scholarship, mental attitude, leadership and perseverance.
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