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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.

Friday's Results

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Indiana 7, Michigan State 0
Joey DeNato threw eight scoreless innings as the Indiana baseball team (23-11, 9-1 Big Ten) rolled to its seventh straight conference victory and its 11th win in 12 games, 7-0, over Michigan State (20-15, 5-5 Big Ten) at Bart Kaufman Field on Friday evening. The Hoosier pitching staff has not allowed a run in its last 20 innings. Will Nolden drove in four runs, scored once and recorded a pair of hits in three at-bats. Sophomore shortstop Nick Ramos added three RBI, including a two-run homer, and added one run. Another start, another record for DeNato (8-1, 2.12 ERA), who limited the Spartans to five hits to go along with five punchouts and three walks. The senior southpaw became the program's all-time innings king (324.0), adding to his record wins (32) and strikeouts (262) totals to go along with his 32-9 record and 2.69 ERA. RECAP

Minnesota 4, Iowa 3
Michael Handel hit a two-run home run and the University of Minnesota (18-14, 5-7 Big Ten) baseball won 4-3 at Iowa on Friday. The Hawkeyes (20-15, 5-8 Big Ten) tied the game 3-all in the seventh, but the Gophers got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and scored in the ninth to take the series opener and move ahead of Iowa in the conference standings. Crawford pitched 7 1/3 innings, tying his career-long start. He allowed seven hits and three runs, striking out three and walking two. Sawyer finished the game to earn the win and improve to 3-2 on the season. Hibbing (0-3) took the loss for Iowa. Mathews pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and three runs. RECAP

Illinois 6, Penn State 3
Trailing 3-2 after giving up the lead in the seventh, Illinois sent all nine batters to the plate and scored four runs in the eighth as part of a 6-3 comeback victory over Penn State. Sophomore Tyler Jay improved to 2-0 and redshirt-junior Reid Roper earned his second save, as the Illini snapped a three-game skid. Illinois remained in third place in the Big Ten at 7-3 and moved to 19-14 overall. "That was a good win," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "I was pleased with our approach and I thought we played to win. We took advantage of some errors and had the big four-run inning, which was a big positive and something that will propel our offense in the future. We played hard but didn't always play clean, yet still found a way to win." RECAP

Michigan 7, Purdue 6 (12)
Freshman Carmen Benedetti broke a 6-all tie in the 12th with a run-scoring double, lifting the University of Michigan baseball team to a 7-6 win at Purdue on Friday night at Alexander Field. Michigan opened the 12th with a walk from senior Cole Martin, who scampered all the way from first as Benedetti doubled down the right-field line. The Boilermakers put a runner on third with two outs after a one-out single, stolen base and groundout, but sophomore Jacob Cronenworth induced a flyout to end the game. Freshman Brett Adcock improved to 5-2 on the season, striking out six and allowing just one hit in four innings of relief. Cronenworth earned his Big Ten-leading eighth save of the season with his work in the 12th. RECAP

Northwestern 2, Nebraska 1 (12)
Northwestern picked up a pair of clutch two-out hits late Friday night and got two magnificent pitching performances on the mound to help take the series opener from the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 2-1, in 12 innings at Hawks Field. Jake Straub delivered a big RBI single in the seventh inning to tie the game and Cody Stevens laced a base hit up the middle with two outs in the top of the 12th to help the Wildcats beat Nebraska for the first time ever at Hawks Field. It was also Northwestern's first victory in extra innings this season. Hopfner started the game-winning rally as the first batter if the 12th inning. After singling to left field, the right fielder made it to second on a sacrifice bunt by Hoscheit. Straub grounded out to third before Stevens calmly stepped to the dish and ripped a single up the middle that allowed Hopfner to motor around from second base and score the game-winning run. Quigley picked up his second win in relief Friday. The team captain allowed just one hit in 3.1 scoreless innings on the bump. RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Ohio State 3, Murray State 1

Weekend Schedule

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Illinois at Penn State
Game 1 - Friday, 6:30 p.m. (Johnson, 4-4, 2.40 vs. Dunn, 2-0, 1.50)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (Kravetz, 3-1, 3.05 vs. Jann, 1-5 3.78)
Game 3 - Sunday, Noon, BTN (Castellanos, 3-2, 4.41 vs. TBA)

Michigan at Purdue
Game 1 - Friday, 6:30 p.m., BTDN (Hill, 2-4, 3.33 vs. Minch, 1-5, 5.08)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (Szkutnik, 0-4, 3.97 vs. Downs, 1-4, 4.47)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m. (McAnallen, 1-3, 3.44 vs. Haan, 1-1, 5.67)

Michigan State at Indiana
Game 1 - Friday, 7 p.m., BTDN (VanVossen, 5-1, 2.55 vs. DeNato, 7-1, 2.43)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (Alleman, 4-1, 2.90 vs. Morris, 2-2, 2.61)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m. (Vieaux, 5-2, 1.62 vs. TBA)

Minnesota at Iowa
Game 1 - Friday, 7 p.m. (Crawford, 3-1, 4.07 vs. Mathews, 3-2, 2.75)
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m. (Meyer, 3-2, 2.65 vs. Kuebel, 4-3, 4.93)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m. (Kunik, 1-0, 2.35 vs. Peyton, 4-0, 4.39)

Northwestern at Nebraska
Game 1 - Friday, 8 p.m., BTN (Mason, 1-2, 5.06 vs. Deleon, 4-2, 2.73)
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m., BTDN (Magallones, 0-4, 5.04 vs. Sinclair, 5-1, 1.76)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m. (TBA vs. Bummer, 4-2, 3.99)

Non-Conference Series
Murray State at Ohio State
Game 1 - Friday, 6:30 p.m., BTDN (Finch, 3-4, 5.63 vs. Tully, 3-2, 2.15)
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m., BTDN (Maerz, 1-5, 6.61 vs. Greve, 4-2, 3.76)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTDN (Baxter, 1-3, 4.22 vs. Post, 3-2, 3.60)

Wednesday's Results

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Indiana 1, Western Kentucky 0 (10)
Eastern Michigan 4, Michigan 3 (10)
Central Michigan 7, Michigan State 5
Nebraska 17, Nebraska-Omaha 6
Northwestern 6, Chicago State 1
Northwestern 4, Chicago State 2
Ball State 8, Ohio State 6

Wednesday's Schedule

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Western Kentucky at Indiana, 6 p.m., BTDN
Eastern Michigan at Michigan, 4 p.m.
Michigan State at Central Michigan, 3 p.m.
Nebraska-Omaha at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m.
Northwestern at Chicago State (DH), 4:45 p.m.
Ball State at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Tuesday's Results

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Illinois State 6, Illinois 2
Western Illinois 8, Iowa 6 (10)
Minnesota 5, North Dakota State 3
Nebraska 14, Kansas State 5
West Virginia 4, Ohio State 1
Purdue 5, Butler 4 (10)

Tuesday's Schedule

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Illinois at Illinois State, 5 p.m.
Western Illinois at Iowa, 7:30 p.m.
North Dakota State at Minnesota, 4 p.m., BTDN
Kansas State at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m., BTN
Ohio State at West Virginia, 6 p.m.
Butler at Purdue, 5 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Sunday's Results

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Michigan 4, Illinois 2
The University of Michigan baseball team picked up a road series win in Big Ten play after defeating Illinois, 4-2, Sunday afternoon at Illinois Field. The Wolverines plated a run in both the eighth and ninth innings to break a 2-all tie with the Fighting Illini. Maezes, Glines, Martin and freshman Carmen Benedetti had two hits apiece for the Maize and Blue. Maezes also scored a pair of runs. Adcock picked up the win in relief, striking out a pair in two innings. Cronenworth allowed a hit in the eighth, but picked off the runner at first, one of four pickoffs on the day. Fifth-year senior Logan McAnallen scattered seven hits and allowed a run with two strikeouts in a five-inning start. RECAP

Nebraska 3, Minnesota 2 (10)
A two-out RBI single by Steven Reveles in the top of the 10th inning and a perfect bottom of the 10th from closer Josh Roeder secured a 3-2 win and a series sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers by the Nebraska baseball team on Sunday afternoon at Siebert Field. With their second straight conference sweep, the Huskers are 7-2 in league play and have swept consecutive conference series for the first time since 2006. The Huskers are also 10-1 against the Gophers since joining the Big Ten Conference, including a pair of conference series sweeps. Sophomore Austin Christensen picked up his first career win after throwing a scoreless ninth inning, while Roeder picked up his second save of the weekend and his seventh of the season. The Huskers are now 2-0 on the year in extra-inning games, while the Gophers fell to 4-1. RECAP

Ohio State 12, Penn State 6
Behind two home runs and four runs batted in from Josh Dezse, the Ohio State baseball team picked up a 12-6 win over Penn State to win its series against the Nittany Lions Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 21-15, 4-8 in the Big Ten, while the Nittany Lions drop to 17-16, 5-3 in conference play. "When the wind's blowing, it really helps the mentality of the hitters and gets them going," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "It was good to see us pitch well out of the bullpen and hit well up and down the lineup to get this win to take the series." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Morehead State 8, Indiana 7

Saturday's Results

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Michigan 17, Illinois 9
The University of Michigan baseball team recorded season highs in both runs (17) and hits (23) and scored in seven innings in a 17-9 win at Illinois Saturday afternoon at Illinois Field. There were plenty of offensive stars for the Wolverines. Senior Cole Martin and freshman Johnny Slater had four hits apiece. Martin scored three runs, while Slater drove in a pair. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth belted his first two home runs of the season and was 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and three runs scored. Freshman Carmen Benedetti was 3-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI. Junior Jackson Glines and junior Kyle Jusick had three hits apiece, with Jusick scoring four runs. RECAP

Nebraska 5, Minnesota 2
Nebraska senior Christian DeLeon went the distance for the second straight week on Saturday afternoon in a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, securing a series win for the Huskers. Following a complete game against the Ohio State Buckeyes last weekend in Lincoln, DeLeon became the first Husker pitcher to notch consecutive complete games since Erik Bird threw back-to-back complete games against New Mexico and Baylor during the 2009 season. DeLeon allowed four hits on the afternoon, with only two coming after the second inning. The Richmond, Texas, native gave up a two-out solo home run to Bobby Juan in the second and then didn't allow another hit until Jordan Smith hit a one-out double in the ninth. DeLeon retired the Gophers in order in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. RECAP

Michigan State 7, Purdue 6 (Game 1); Michigan State 2, Purdue 1 (Game 2)
The Michigan State baseball team won a pair of one-run games, 7-6 and 2-1, to sweep a doubleheader from Purdue on Saturday afternoon at McLane Baseball Stadium. With the victories, MSU took two of three games from the Boilermakers on the weekend, improving to 20-13 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten. The Spartans rode starting pitcher Cam Vieaux to a win in game two as the redshirt freshman tossed his first-career complete game, limiting the Boilermakers to just five hits. Vieaux finished with six strikeouts and no walks as he picked up his fifth win of the season. RECAP

Iowa 8, Northwestern 1 (Game 1); Iowa 5, Northwestern 0 (Game 2)
The University of Iowa baseball team swept a Saturday doubleheader at Northwestern to win its second Big Ten series of the season. The Hawkeyes pounded out 22 hits in the two games, posting an 8-1 victory in the opener before shutting out the Wildcats, 5-0, in the night cap. "It was a big doubleheader sweep today, and I couldn't be happier with how our guys bounced back after the tough loss last night," said UI head coach Rick Heller. "The guys were locked and played hard all day, a solid 18 innings and didn't commit an error." RECAP

Ohio State 7, Penn State 0
Greg Greve tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout as the Ohio State baseball team topped Penn State 7-0 Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 20-15, 3-8 in the Big Ten, while the Nittany Lions drop to 17-15, 5-2 in conference play. "This was very important for us after losing seven-straight conference games," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "We need to get back in good ways and Greve, our senior co-captain, grabbed the bull by the horns and shut them out. It's just what our ball club needed today." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Indiana 11, Morehead State 3

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