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Wednesday's Schedule

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Illinois at Illinois State, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Indiana State, 3:30 p.m.
Bradley at Iowa, 4 p.m., BTDN
Western Michigan at Michigan, 4 p.m.
Nebraska at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m.
Northwestern at Eastern Michigan, 3 p.m.
Marshall at Ohio State, 5 p.m.
IPFW at Purdue, 5 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Tuesday's Result

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Nebraska 7, Wichita State 3

Tuesday's Schedule

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Nebraska at Wichita State, 7:30 p.m. ET


Statistically Speaking

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Numerous Big Ten teams and student-athletes rank among the nation's statistical elite, according to the latest set of national statistics released by the NCAA early this week. Below is a look at some of the Big Ten leaders around the nation.

Team Statistics
Batting Average
12. Nebraska, .312
15. Iowa, .311

Double Plays
48. Purdue, 21

Doubles Per Game
27, Iowa, 2.10
50. Nebraska, 1.91

Earned Run Average
24. Indiana, 2.55

Fielding Percentage
23. Purdue, .978
48.Nebraska, .975

Hits
34. Nebraska, 240

On Base Percentage
17. Iowa, .400

Runs
28. Iowa, 153
40. Nebraska, 148

Scoring
11. Iowa, 7.7
30. Nebraska, 6.7

Slugging Percentage
24. Iowa, .428
33. Nebraska, .417

Stolen Bases
40. Iowa, 34
48. Penn State, 33

Individual Statistics
Base on Balls
44. James Coates (PSU), 18

Batting Average
10. Dan Potempa (IOWA), .440

Complete Games
8. Kevin Duchene (ILL), 2

Earned Run Average
10. Chance Sinclair (NEB), 0.51
34. Tanner Tully (OSU), 0.96

Hits/9
13. Kyle Hart (IND), 4.31

On Base Percentage
15. Dan Potempa (IOWA), .547

Runs Batted In/Game
49. Jake Mangler (IOWA), 1.05
49. Taylor Zeutenhorst (IOWA), 1.05

Saves
27. Jacob Cronenworth (MICH), 5
27. Jeff Kinley (MSU), 5

Stolen Bases
21. Will Krug (ILL), 12
21. Jake Yacinich (IOWA), 12

Victories
35. Jack Anderson (PSU), 4
35. Chance Sinclair (NEB), 4
35. Mick VanVossen (MSU), 4
35. Joey DeNato (IND), 4

Sunday's Results

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Conference Results
Michigan 4, Indiana 3
Sophomore Travis Maezes gave the University of Michigan baseball team the lead with a three-run double in the fourth, seven Wolverine pitchers allowed just three runs, and freshman Jackson Lamb made a great defensive play to preserve the lead in the Maize and Blue's 4-3 win over Indiana Sunday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field. Freshman Keith Lehmann earned the win in relief to move to 3-0 on the season. Cronenworth pitched two innings for the save. Junior Trent Szkutnik went 3.1 innings, allowing four hits and two runs with two strikeouts in the start. RECAP

Iowa 8, Nebraska 4
A four-run eighth inning sent the University of Iowa baseball team to an 8-4 victory over Nebraska on Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes won 2-of-3 games in the Big Ten-opening weekend, claiming their first conference-opening series since 1998. "I was happy to see our guys to go out and play the game, they didn't worry about the Big Ten series, that we were playing Nebraska, one of the top picks in the league," said UI head coach Rick Heller. "They went out and played baseball and tried to control themselves and what they could control." RECAP

Minnesota 2, Northwestern 1
Ben Meyer pitched a complete game and third baseman Tony Skjefte drove in two runs to lift the University of Minnesota baseball team past Northwestern,2-1, Sunday in St. Charles, Mo. Meyer retired a string of 13 Wildcats in a row during the win. The one-run effort lowered Meyer's ERA to 2.13 in 38 innings pitched on the season. Northwestern collected six hits off of Meyer, two of them not leaving the infield. The Gophers' junior right-hander struck out four and walked only one in his 101-pitch outing. It was the first complete game for a Minnesota pitcher since DJ Snelten's nine-inning effort against Ohio State on April 7, 2013. RECAP

Ohio State 1, Michigan State 0
The Ohio State baseball team edged Michigan State, 1-0, to win its Big Ten-opening series on a cold Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 15-7 on the season, 2-1 in the Big Ten, while the Spartans fall to 10-10, 1-2 in conference play. "There was nothing fun about hitting today and our two rookie pitchers really stepped up," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "Playing a one-run game makes everything matter. Every little thing came into play in a one-run game and the fact that we only walked one batter and didn't commit any errors was big for us." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Illinois 3, Xavier 2 (13)
Bucknell 1, Penn State 0
Penn State 6, Bucknell 2
Southern Illinois 4, Purdue 0

Saturday's Results

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Conference Results
Indiana 5, Michigan 1
Southpaw Kyle Hart turned in his third straight masterpiece as the Indiana baseball team downed Michigan, 5-1, at Bart Kaufman Field on Saturday afternoon. The Hoosiers (12-8, 2-0 Big Ten) have taken the first two games of the series and will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Hart (3-1) dominated the Wolverines (8-14-1, 0-2 Big Ten), striking out seven and giving up just two hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings. In his last three starts, all victories, Hart has allowed just one earned run in 22 innings with 11 hits, 18 Ks and seven bases on balls. The junior owns a 2.01 overall ERA in eight appearances (five starts). RECAP

Nebraska 5, Iowa 1
On a chilly day at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa, the Nebraska baseball team (13-8, 1-1 Big Ten) tallied 10 hits on its way to posting a 5-1 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes (13-6, 1-1 Big Ten) to even the three-game weekend series at a game apiece. A day after Christian DeLeon gave the Huskers 8.0 shutout innings, Nebraska starter Chance Sinclair nearly matched the outing on Saturday with 7.0 strong innings on the mound. The only run Sinclair allowed was unearned, and he dropped his ERA from 0.64 to 0.43 on the year. Sinclair has now gone at least 7.0 innings in three of his six starts on the year. RECAP

Ohio State 6, Michigan State 2
The Ohio State baseball team evened its series with Michigan State with a 6-2 win Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 14-7 on the year, 1-1 in Big Ten play, while the Spartans fall to 10-9, also 1-1 in conference play. "We received a really good pitching performance today," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "Outside of the one swing, we pitched a shutout. We got six strong innings from Greg Greve and Jake Post was able to come in and give us three more to finish the ballgame so that was just what we needed." RECAP

Minnesota 5, Northwestern 1
Alec Crawford's seven-inning start and a grand slam by shortstop Michael Handel led the Gophers to a 5-1 win in the noon game. The Gophers had nine hits, and the Wildcats had 11 hits and one error. In Minnesota's first turn at the plate, a single by third baseman Tony Skjefte and walks by catcher Mark Tatera and right fielder Bobby Juan loaded the bases. Handel hit a grand slam, his sixth career home run, over the left field fence to put the Gophers ahead 4-0. Crawford stranded 10 Northwestern baserunners and held the Wildcats to one run in seven innings. He struck out five batters and walked only one. RECAP

Northwestern 4, Minnesota 3
Northwestern opened its Big Ten slate Saturday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers by splitting a doubleheader at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. The Wildcats fell in the opener, 5-1, but rallied to post a one-run victory in the nightcap, 4-3. Ethan Bramschreiber relieved starter Reed Mason after six innings in which he allowed only the three unearned runs. The senior tossed 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Jack Quigley came in to record the final out and secure his second save of the season. Stevens had two hits in game two, while four different players scored for the 'Cats. RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Illinois 6, Xavier 1
Illinois 6, Xavier 2
Penn State 7, Bucknell 2
Penn State 4, Bucknell 3
Southern Illinois 5, Purdue 4 (16)

Friday's Results

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Conference Results
Indiana 5, Michigan 3
In its Big Ten opener, the Indiana baseball team (11-8) earned a 5-3 victory over Michigan (8-13-1) at Bart Kaufman Field. Junior second baseman Casey Rodrigue went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in, one run scored and one stolen base. Southpaw Joey DeNato picked up his fourth win in five decisions this season. The senior allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings with five strikeouts. DeNato moved into a tie for the top spot on IU's career strikeouts list with 244 and into second with 298 career innings (322 is first). He remains second with 28 career wins (30 is first). RECAP

Iowa 2, Nebraska 1
A two-run ninth-inning rally lifted the University of Iowa baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Nebraska in its Big Ten and home opener Friday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. After trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Hawkeyes broke through in their final at-bat against Husker closer Josh Roeder. Sophomore Tyler Peyton started the rally with a one-out walk before senior Taylor Zeutenhorst laced a single to right field to put runners on the corners. Junior pinch hitter Taylor Kaufman delivered an opposite field single through the left side to knock in the game-tying run. After a Roeder wild pitch moved runners to second and third, Nebraska intentionally walked junior Kris Goodman to load the bases, bringing senior Trevor Kenyon to the plate with one away. After fouling off three-straight pitches, Kenyon roped the game-winning, RBI single to left field to send the Hawkeyes out 2-1 winners. RECAP

Michigan State 7, Ohio State 6
Ryan Krill's one-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Michigan State baseball team a 7-6 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten opener on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. A total of six Spartans had RBIs in the win, which boosted the Spartans' record to 10-8 on the season. With the Spartans leading, 6-4, heading into the top of the ninth, OSU scored two runs with no outs to tie the game. Cam Vieaux then replaced Jake Lowery on the mound for MSU and retired the next three hitters in order to end the threat and strand the go-ahead run at third base. In the bottom of the ninth, Jimmy Pickens hit a one out single and Joel Fisher walked to give MSU a pair of baserunners. Krill then delivered the winning hit with a single into center field. RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Xavier 6, Illinois 2
Purdue 3, Southern Illinois 2

Weekend Schedule

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The 2014 Big Ten season begins this weekend with four conference series on the slate.

Minnesota vs. Northwestern (at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo.)
Game 1 - Saturday, Noon (Crawford, 1-1, 3.62 vs. Maggallones, 0-1, 4.50)
Game 2- Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (Jess, 0-2, 3.80 vs. Portland, 1-2, 4.85)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m. (Meyer, 1-1, 2.48 vs. Mason, 0-2, 6.12)

Michigan at Indiana
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m. (Ballantine, 2-0, 2.08  vs. DeNato, 3-1, 1.95)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (Hill, 1-2, 4.40 vs. Hart, 2-1, 2.59)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTN (Szkutnik, 0-3, 3.24 vs. Morris, 0-1, 2.75)

Nebraska at Iowa
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m. (DeLeon, 2-1, 3.34 vs. Mathews, 2-1, 2.10)
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m. (Sinclair, 3-0, 0.64 vs. Kuebel, 2-0, 7.32)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m. (Bummer, 2-2, 6.27 vs. Peyton, 3-0, 4.70)

Ohio State vs. Michigan State (at Columbus, Ohio)
Game 1 - Friday, 6 p.m. (Riga, 3-0, 2.23 vs. VanVossen, 4.0, 1.91)
Game 2 - Saturday, 1 p.m. (Greve, 2-1, 4.85 vs. Alleman, 2-0, 2.10)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m. (Tully, 2-0, 1.29 vs. TBA)

This weekend's non-conference schedule
Friday
Eastern Illinois at Illinois, 5 p.m.
Purdue at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m.

Saturday
Xavier at Illinois (DH), Noon
Bucknell at Penn State (DH), Noon
Purdue at Southern Illinois, 3 p.m.

Sunday
Xavier at Illinois, 1 p.m.
Penn State at Bucknell (DH), Noon
Purdue at Southern Illinois, 2 p.m.

Indiana's DeMuth Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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Senior third baseman Dustin DeMuth has been selected as one of 30 baseball candidates nationally for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. The candidates are selected based on notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Full Indiana Release

Wednesday's Results

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Indiana 9, Louisville 3
Minnesota 12, Saint Mary's College 1
Nebraska 5, Creighton 4 (10)
Ohio State 10, Xavier 3
Penn State 8, NYIT 0
Purdue 6, Butler 1
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