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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

Friday's Results

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Northwestern 6, Ohio State 2
Northwestern used a second-straight strong pitching performance and a handful of timely hits to secure a series victory over Ohio State Friday with a resounding 6-2 win at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. In total, the Wildcats drove in five runs with two outs for the second game in a row as they took a series from the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio for the first time since 1989. The Wildcats registered double-digit hits for the second game in a row, recording 10 in Friday's victory. Heelan notched three hits for the fourth time this season, while driving in a career-high four runs at the plate. Hoscheit collected a career-high three hits and Mitchell drove in two runs for the second day in a row. RECAP

Michigan State 4, Penn State 2 (Game 1), Michigan State 4, Penn State 1 (Game 2)
The Michigan State baseball team traveled to Penn State needing just one victory in its final regular season series to clinch a spot in next week's Big Ten Tournament. The Spartans got what they came for on Friday, sweeping both games of a doubleheader by scores of 4-2 and 4-1 at PSU's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spartans (28-24, 10-13) took game one behind a strong outing from starting pitcher Mick VanVossen, who held Penn State scoreless in his 7 2/3 innings of work, allowing five hits. He struck out five batters in earning his seventh win of the season. Ryan Richardson sparked the Spartan offense in game one, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of stolen bases. Joel Fisher and Blaise Salter both had a pair of RBIs in game two, while starting pitcher Justin Alleman yielded just one run in seven complete innings. Jeff Kinley picked up saves in both games, giving him 11 on the season. RECAP

Illinois 5, Nebraska 1
Sophomore Kevin Duchene looked back to his old form on Friday night, helping Illinois even the series with Nebraska and move back into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with a 5-1 victory. Duchene (3-1) earned his first win since March 14 and retired 14 in a row at one point while only allowing one run in six innings. Sophomore Adam Walton went 3-for-4 and belted his first career home run to put the Illini in front. Illinois (31-18) earned its best Big Ten record under Hartleb at 17-6, marking the most conference wins for Illinois since 2005 (20). The Illini improved to 10-1 on the road in Big Ten play this year, setting up the rubber game on Saturday at Hawks Field. RECAP

Indiana 7, Minnesota 3
The eighth ranked Indiana baseball team (37-13, 20-3 Big Ten) recorded a 7-3 victory over Minnesota at Bart Kaufman Field, clinching the Big Ten regular season title outright. It is the second straight season the Hoosiers have won the regular season title outright. The Hoosiers have won 25 of the last 28 games and are now 36-5 all-time at Bart Kaufman Field since it opened to start the 2013 season. Nick Ramos was 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scores while Dustin DeMuth picked up two more hits - giving him 304 in his career to lead all active NCAA baseball players - and drove in a run. Will Nolden drew three walks and scored a pair of runs as well. Christian Morris (5-3) earned the win on the mound, allowing one unearned run on four hits over 5.1 innings and fanning five. He also lowered his season ERA to 1.85 in the process. RECAP

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

Weekend Schedule

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Illinois at Nebraska
Game 1 - Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (Johnson, 5-5, 3.11 vs. Sinclair, 8-1, 1.93)
Game 2 - Friday, 7:30 p.m., BTDN (Duchene, 2-1, 1.88 vs. Bummer, 6-3, 3.95)
Game 3 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (BTN delay, 6 p.m.) (Kravetz, 6-1, 2.88 vs. Kubat, 4-2, 4.84)

Minnesota at Indiana
Game 1 - Thursday, 8 p.m., BTN (Crawford, 4-1, 4.01 vs. DeNato, 11-1, 1.91)
Game 2 - Friday, 8 p.m., BTN (Meyer, 4-3, 2.43 vs. Morris, 4-3, 2.15)
Game 3 - Saturday, 3 p.m., BTN (Kunik, 2-1, 2.31 vs. Korte, 2-0, 2.43)

Iowa at Purdue
Game 1 - Thursday, 6:30 p.m., BTDN (Hickman, 2-2, 3.95 vs. Minch, 1-6, 5.31)
Game 2 - Friday, 6:30 p.m., BTDN (Kuebel, 6-4, 4.37 vs. Downs, 2-6, 4.43)
Game 3 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (TBA vs. Podkul, 0-4, 6.12)

Michigan State at Penn State
Game 1 - Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (VanVossen, 6-3, 3.07 vs. Dunn, 2-3, 2.68)
Game 2 - Friday, 6:30 p.m. (TBA vs. TBA)
Game 3 - Saturday, Noon (TBA vs. TBA)

Northwestern at Ohio State
Game 1 - Thursday, 5 p.m., BTN (Magallones, 3-7, 5.81 vs. Tully, 6-2, 1.79)
Game 2 - Friday, 5 p.m., BTN (Mason, 1-4, 4.40 vs. Lakins, 1-3, 2.53)
Game 3 - Saturday, Noon, BTN (Friar, 5-0, 4.38 vs. Greve, 6-4, 3.48)

Non-Conference Schedule
Kansas at Michigan
Game 1 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (TBA vs. TBA)
Game 2 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTDN (TBA vs. TBA)

Indiana's Kyle Schwarber and Purdue's Sean McHugh were named semifinalists for one or more national awards on Thursday. Schwarber was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which goes to the top player in college baseball, while he and McHugh appeared on the list of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the nation's top catcher. Schwarber is hitting .347 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI while committing just three errors defensively for a field percentage of .990. He has also thrown out 12 out of 35 base runners attempting to steal a base. McHugh is batting .302 with four home runs and 27 RBI and has thrown out 24 of 48 base stealers on the year.

Tuesday's Results

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Indiana 7, Louisville 2
Michigan 2, Illinois Chicago 1
Central Michigan 7, Michigan State 4
Ohio State 11, Cincinnati 3
Penn State 5, Villanova 4

Tuesday's Schedule

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Indiana at Louisville, 6 p.m.
UIC at Michigan, 6 p.m., BTDN
Michigan State at Central Michigan, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m., BTDN
Penn State at Villanova, 3:45 p.m.
Indiana State at Purdue, 6:30 p.m., BTDN

All times rae ET and schedule subject to change

Monday's Result

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Nebraska 4, Michigan State 1
Following a rain delay that pushed back the start of Monday's series' finale by 90 minutes the No. 26 ranked Nebraska baseball team (35-17, 16-5) completed a series sweep of the Michigan State Spartans (26-23, 8-13 Big Ten) with a 4-1 win. The game only went 7.0 innings, as it was shortened due to the weather delay and Nebraska's travel schedule. Nebraska has now posted four Big Ten series sweeps this season, marking the first time in 14 years that the Huskers have swept four league series in the same year. During the 2000 campaign, the Huskers consecutively swept Kansas, Missouri, Texas A&M and Iowa State. The Huskers have won seven-straight games and since the start of April the Huskers are 21-5. Also, NU's 16 conference wins are the most for the Huskers since they won 17 Big 12 games in 2008. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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Completed Game from Saturday
Minnesota 6, Purdue 5 (10)
After Tony Skjefte's home run in the ninth tied the game 5-all, Bobby Juan led off the bottom of the 10th with a towering home run to right to win 6-5. When Saturday's weather-delayed game resumed, Minnesota held a 3-2 lead with two outs and two Purdue runners on base in the eighth inning. Dalton Sawyer inherited a 1-1 count on Jeff Evak when play started, and struck him out. Sawyer (5-4) pitched a 1-2-3 10th inning, bringing up Juan to lead off the bottom of the inning. The senior's fourth home run of the year won the game on Mike Lutz's (2-7) first pitch of the game. The Gophers outhit Purdue 15-7. Jake Bergren went 3-for-4, and Dan Olinger 3-for-5. Dan Motl hit 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Schaefbauer, Skjefte and Juan also hit 2-for-5. RECAP

Sunday's Results
Michigan 4, Ohio State 1
Freshman Brett Adcock continued the trend of solid starting pitching on the weekend by striking out a career-high seven while allowing just two hits and no runs in eight innings as the University of Michigan baseball team earned a series win over Ohio State with a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Adcock, making his third career start, struck out Ohio State's first two hitters on six pitches and did not look back. He scattered four walks but allowed just one runner to reach third base. He got out of that first and third, two-out jam in the sixth with a strikeout of Josh Dezse. Junior James Bourque pitched the ninth for the Maize and Blue, striking out a batter while allowing a hit and a run. Michigan's starting pitching allowed just one run in 24.2 innings in the Ohio State series. Adcock also earned his team-high seventh win in 2014. RECAP

Indiana 9, Penn State 2
With a 9-2 victory at Penn State on Sunday afternoon, No. 8 Indiana clinched a share of the 2014 Big Ten regular season championship. It is IU's second conference title in as many years. The 19 Big Ten regular season victories for the Hoosiers this year are the most in program history. Sam Travis led the Indiana offense with his third home run of the series in the fifth inning. Travis was 2-for-5 in the game with three RBI and two runs scored. He now has 10 home runs on the year and 51 RBI to lead Indiana. Travis homered in every game of the PSU series. Dustin DeMuth had three hits in the game, including a double with an RBI and scoring a run. He has had three hits in the three of the last four games. DeMuth now sits alone in third place at Indiana in career hits (301) and is tied for third in career doubles (59). Junior Kyle Schwarber scored three times as he was 2-for-4 on the day with a pair of doubles. Brad Hartong also had a double as he finished the day with a pair of hits, two RBI and a run scored. RECAP

Illinois 4, Iowa 2
The finale at Iowa featured a nearly three-hour rain delay before the Illini sealed the sweep with a 4-2 victory, extending their season-long winning streak to seven games. Illinois (30-17) clinched a top three seed in the Big Ten Tournament and maintained control of second place in the Big Ten at 16-5, marking the best record through 21 games under ninth-year head coach Dan Hartleb. "It was worth the wait," Hartleb said. "We had the long rain delay, but remained focused. We played well all weekend, and I was pleased with the effort and production. Our pitching staff was outstanding this weekend with only giving up four runs and we got timely hitting on the offensive side." Illinois earned its fourth Big Ten series sweep for the first time in school history and improved to a perfect 9-0 in conference road games this season (at Northwestern, Penn State and Iowa). The Orange and Blue also notched three Big Ten road sweeps for the first time in school history. RECAP

Minnesota 4, Purdue 3
The Gophers rallied late for their second walk-off win of the day. Dan Olinger was hit by pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth, and Matt Stemper scored to win 4-3. Minnesota trailed 3-1 entering its last at bat. Mark Tatera and Matt Fiedler led off the inning with back-to-back base hits. Troy Traxler laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up. Stemper walked on four pitches. With the bases loaded, Motl hit a slicing fly ball to right field. Tatera scored on the play, and Fiedler advanced to third. On a 1-2 count, Schaefbauer hit a slow roller to first base. Wood fielded the ball, but McElroy did not cover the base in time, allowing Fiedler to score and tie the game. Schaefbauer hit 3-for-4. With runners on first and third, Skjefte walked to load the bases again. On the very next pitch, McElroy hit Olinger and Stemper scored to win 4-3. RECAP

Nebraska 4, Michigan State 1
Aaron Bummer allowed just four hits over 7.1 innings and Michael Pritchard delivered a two-run homer that powered the No. 29 Nebraska baseball team to a 4-1 win over the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday afternoon to clinch a series win. The Huskers are now 34-17 on the year and 15-5 during Big Ten play and will go for the series sweep tomorrow at McLane Stadium. Nebraska played great defense behind its pitchers all day, including a full-extension diving catch by Austin Darby in the bottom of the eighth that robbed Blaise Salter of a double that would have tied the game. Bummer gave up one run and stuck out three in his second straight start of at least 7.0 innings, while the duo of Zach Hirsch and Josh Roeder closed out the game for the second straight day. Hirsch got the final two outs of the eighth and Roeder picked up his 12th save with a no-hit ninth inning. RECAP

Non-Conference Result
Northwestern 4, SIU Edwardsville 1

Saturday's Results

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Illinois 5, Iowa 1
The Orange and Blue only needed two pitchers and allowed one run for the second straight day, as the Illini equaled their season-long winning streak of six games with a 5-1 victory over Iowa. Starter John Kravetz pitched into the eighth inning and improved to 6-1, while senior Ronnie Muck earned his second save with 1.2 scoreless stanzas. Every Illini in the lineup contributed offensively. "We played a much better game today than we did yesterday," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "John was outstanding. He only ran into a little trouble in the eighth, then Ronnie came in and did a very, very good job." Illinois (29-17) tied its mark from 2009 with the best Big Ten record through 20 games under Hartleb at 15-5 and remained in second place in the conference standings. The only other time the Illini won 15 of their first 20 Big Ten games was in 2009. RECAP

Michigan 5, Ohio State 1
Sophomore Evan Hill threw eight scoreless innings, and the University of Michigan baseball team scored runs in four innings in a 5-1 win over Ohio State Saturday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Hill has now thrown 12 scoreless innings in a week as the Mt. Pleasant, Mich., native struck out three while scattering five hits and walking just one. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth came in the ninth, striking out a pair and allowing an unearned run. Jusick was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Glines had a pair of hits. White drove in two runs and Cronenworth scored twice for the Maize and Blue. RECAP

Nebraska 5, Michigan State 3
The No. 29 ranked Nebraska baseball team improved to 18-5 since the start of April with a 5-3 win in its series opener at Michigan State on Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium. Junior Chance Sinclair improved to 8-1 on the year, while Pat Kelly was 2-for-3 at the plate with his first career two-double game and three RBIs. Josh Roeder closed the door in the ninth for his 11th save of the season, the most saves by a Husker since 2006 when Brett Jensen closed 13 games. Sinclair posted his seventh outing of at least 7.0 innings on the year, as he allowed three runs on six hits and no walks over 7.0 innings. The Spring Hill, Kan., native retired the first eight Spartans he faced and also the last eight Spartans he faced. Outside of a 25-pitch fifth inning, Sinclair didn't top 13 pitches in any other inning and faced just three MSU batters in five of his seven innings on the afternoon. RECAP

Indiana 8, Penn State 1
Sam Travis and Kyle Schwarber both hit solo home runs as No. 8 Indiana used six extra-base hits to defeat Penn State on Saturday afternoon, 8-1. Coming into the series, no one had hit a home run all year at Medlar Field, Schwarber and Travis have combined for three long balls in two games so far there this weekend. Travis also added an RBI double as he went 2-for-5 on the day with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. The home run was his ninth of the season. Travis now has 49 RBI on the year to lead the team and the Big Ten. Schwarber's solo shot was his lone hit of the day as he also reached on a walk to score two times. His home run ties Travis for the team lead. Schwarber's RBI total is now 31 on the year. Starting pitcher Christian Morris improved to 4-3 on the year with the win. The sophomore threw 7.0 innings, giving up just one earned run while scattering six hits with three strikeouts and two walks. RECAP

Game in progress
Minnesota 3, Purdue 2 (Top 8, 2 outs, 2 men on base - game suspended as a result of weather - will be completed on Sunday at Noon ET)

Non-Conference Result
SIU Edwardsville 8, Northwestern 2

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