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Friday's Results

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Illinois 4, Iowa 1
Illini pitchers Drasen Johnson and Tyler Jay shined on the mound and junior Casey Fletcher turned in his third straight game-winning hit in Illinois' 4-1 victory over Iowa. Johnson allowed one run in the first inning before he and Jay followed it with eight scoreless stanzas. Fletcher blooped a go-ahead two-out, two-run single in the sixth that propelled Illinois to its fifth straight win. "It was an opportunistic game for us, as we took advantage with two outs in crucial situations," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "I feel fortunate to come away with the win because I didn't think we played very well. We made numerous errors and didn't have great pitch selection, but the bottom line is we found a way to win." RECAP

Ohio State 1, Michigan 0
Tanner Tully pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Ohio State baseball team to a 1-0 series-opening win over Michigan Friday night at Ray Fisher Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 28-22 on the season, 9-10 in the Big Ten, while the Wolverines fall to 24-26-1, 11-11 in conference play. "It's always good to get a Friday night win but we still have work to do," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "Tully was a man tonight. That was the story of the game. It is one thing to pitch on Friday night but it's another thing to pitch on Friday night at Michigan in this rivalry game. He arrived tonight." RECAP

Minnesota 6, Purdue 5
Matt Fiedler's two-out RBI single in the eighth lifted the Golden Gophers (24-20, 10-9 Big Ten) to a 6-5 win in the series opener against Purdue. Fiedler notched the first two RBIs of his career, including what would be the game winner. Fiedler was one of three freshmen with two hits each in the series opener against the Boilermakers (12-33, 5-14 Big Ten) at Siebert Field. Troy Traxler hit 2-for-2 with two runs, and Matt Stemper hit 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Junior Tony Skjefte was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs. RECAP

Indiana 10, Penn State 0
Joey DeNato pitched six shutout innings as No. 8 Indiana (33-12, 17-2) belted 14 hits to down Penn State (17-27, 5-13) on the road Friday, 10-0. IU starting pitchers have not given up an earned run in their last 28.1 innings pitched. DeNato gave up just four hits with three strikeouts and a walk. He improved to 11-1 on the year and becomes just the third pitcher in program history to win at least 11 games in a single season. The San Diego, Calif., native sits just one win shy of tying the Indiana program record for most victories by a pitcher in a single season. Scott Donley had three RBI in the game, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double. Brad Hartong kept his hot bat going with a 3-for-4 night, adding an RBI and his first triple of the year. RECAP

Non-Conference Result
Northwestern 8, SIU-Edwardsville 6
Northwestern extended its winning streak to three games Friday after knocking off the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, 8-6, in the first game of a three-game set at Rocky Miller Park. The Wildcats fell in a three-run hole after only a half inning of play, but they managed to plate at least one run in six of eight innings throughout the afternoon to come from behind to secure an important win over the instate rival. As a team, Northwestern collected 14 hits Friday, marking the 22nd time this season that head coach Paul Stevens' bunch has accumulated 10-or-more hits. Hopfner and Straub paced the 'Cats with three hits apiece, while three others picked up a pair each. The top four hitters in NU's lineup (Dauch, Hopfner, Heelan and Mitchell) combined to bat .529 (9-for-17) with three RBI and four runs scored in the victory. RECAP

Weekend Schedule

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Illinois at Iowa
Game 1 - Friday, 5 p.m., BTDN (Johnson, 4-5, 3.25 vs. Hickman, 2-1, 3.68)
Game 2 - Saturday, Noon, BTN (Kravetz, 5-1, 3.09 vs. Kuebel, 6-3, 4.35)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m., BTDN (Duchene, 2-1, 1.80 vs. Peyton, 4-0, 4.50)

Ohio State at Michigan
Game 1 - Friday, 6 p.m., BTDN (Tully, 5-2, 2.02 vs. Szkutnik, 1-5, 3.76)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (Riga, 4-2, 3.86 vs. Hill, 3-6, 3.99)
Game 3 - Sunday, Noon, BTN (Greve, 6-3, 3.39 vs. TBA)

Indiana at Penn State
Game 1 - Friday, 6:30 p.m. (DeNato, 10-1, 2.06 vs. Dunn 2-2, 2.23)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (Morris, 3-3, 2.25 vs. Jann, 1-7, 4.54)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m. (Korte, 2-0, 2.08) vs. TBA)

Purdue at Minnesota
Game 1 - Friday, 7:30 p.m., BTDN (Mich, 1-6, 5.14 vs. Crawford, 4-1, 3.77)
Game 2 - Saturday, 7 p.m., BTDN (Downs, 2-6, 4.26 vs. Meyer, 4-3, 2.43)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTDN (Podkul, 0-4, 8.05 vs. Kunik, 2-1, 1.91)

Nebraska at Michigan State
Game 1 - Saturday, 3 p.m. (Sinclair, 7-1, 1.87 vs. VanVossen, 6-2, 2.94)
Game 2 - Sunday, 1 p.m. (Bummer, 5-3, 4.26 vs. Alleman, 5-1, 2.77)
Game 3 - Monday, 1 p.m., BTN (Kubat, 3-2, 5.40 vs. Vieaux, 6-3, 2.31)

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Northwestern
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m. (Bednar, 1-4, 6.94 vs. Magallones, 2-7, 6.11)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (Martens, 2-4, 6.29 vs. Mason, 1-3, 4.26)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m. (TBA vs. Friar, 4-0, 4.86)

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Indiana's Sam Travis was named to USA Baseball's 30-man Midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, it was announced on Thursday. The award annually honors the top amateur baseball player in the country. Travis is one of the conference's top hitters this season, averaging .372 with seven home runs and 46 runs batted in. Semifinalists will be announced on May 27, with the trophy awarded on July 17.

Wednesday's Results

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Iowa 8, Upper Iowa 3
Michigan 7, Oakland 4
Concordia Moorhead 3, Minnesota 2
Michigan State 12, Eastern Michigan 4
Northwestern 8, UIC Flames 4

Wednesday's Schedule

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Upper Iowa at Iowa, 7 p.m., BTDN
Oakland at Michigan, 4 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Michigan State, 3 p.m.
Concordia Moorhead at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., BTDN
Northwestern at UIC, 7 p.m.

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Tuesday's Results

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Michigan 7, Central Michigan 1
Michigan State 5, Western Michigan 4
Minnesota 10, Augsburg 0
Northwestern 2, Chicago 1
Miami (Ohio) 3, Ohio State 1

Fletcher Earns National Weekly Honors

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Illinois' Casey Fletcher had a big week at the plate last week for the Illinois. The junior belted five home runs, with three coming last Wednesday against Southern Illinois and two against Michigan State on Saturday, with 10 RBI over a four-game stretch. Not only did Fletcher earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors, he was recognized as a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCAA.com.

Illinois Release

Tuesday's Schedule

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Michigan at Central Michigan, 4 p.m.
Michigan State at Western Michigan, 3 p.m.
Augsburg at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., BTDN
Chicago at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTDN
Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m., BTDN

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Monday's Result

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Ohio State 3, Iowa 2
The Ohio State baseball team topped Iowa, 3-2, in the rubber game of a three-game series Monday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes won their fourth-consecutive series, improving to 27-21 on the year, 8-10 in the Big Ten, while the Hawkeyes fall to 26-17, 8-10 in conference play. "We need to continue to be consistent with our tempo," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "The tempo, attitude and mentality of the team were good today. We came to the ballpark with an attitude that we weren't going to lose and that carried us through the game." RECAP
Three Big Ten teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest national polls, released by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America on Monday. Indiana and Nebraska are each among the top 30 in the latest NCBWA poll, with Indiana appearing at No. 19 and Nebraska moving into the rankings at No. 29, while Illinois is also receiving votes. The Hoosiers moved into the top 10 in the other two rankings, appearing at No. 8 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll and No. 9 in the Baseball America standings.