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Monday's Result

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Indiana 5, Iowa 3
After being shut down for the first seven innings, No. 23 Indiana saw their bats come alive to plate five runs in the eighth inning and come away with a 5-3 victory on Monday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. Evan Bell pitched three innings of two hit, scoreless relief to improve to 2-0 this season and Brad Hartong delivered the go-ahead 2-run double in the decisive eighth inning. Earlier in the inning, Sam Travis came up with his second hit of the day to plate Casey Rodrigue from third base to tie the game. Dating back to the end of the 2013 regular season, when Indiana won the last two regular season games at Ohio State, the Hoosiers have now won eight straight conference road games. RECAP

Hoosiers Remain Among National Polls

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Indiana continued its climb up the national rankings this week, checking into the polls released Monday by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Hoosiers moved up to No. 23 in both rankings, jumping five spots in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll and climb one spot from last week's Baseball America standings. Indiana and Iowa are also receiving votes in the National College Baseball Writers Association rankings.

Sunday's Results

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Indiana 14, Iowa 3
Indiana's offense once again proved to be too much for Iowa, as the Hoosiers(17-10, 7-1 Big Ten) scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back on the way to a 14-3 victory at Duane Banks Field. Dustin DeMuth went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored while also extending his hit streak to 16 games. On the mound, Christian Morris got the start and allowed one earned run (three runs) over the first 3.1 innings before Luke Harrison came on in relief. It would be Harrison that ended an Iowa threat in the fourth and then cruised through the next four innings to pick up his first win of the season (1-0). He gave up just one hit over his 4.2 innings while walking one and fanning seven. Jake Kelzer pitched the ninth inning and recorded three strikeouts. RECAP

Minnesota 3, Michigan 1
The University of Minnesota (17-10, 5-4 Big Ten) baseball team beat Michigan 3-1 Sunday in Ann Arbor to win the series 2-1. A few timely hits and key defensive plays gave the Golden Gophers the edge over the Wolverines (14-17-1, 4-5 Big Ten) in the series finale. Sawyer pitched the ninth to earn his fifth save of the season. Meyer, who pitched 7 1/3 innings, got the win to improve to 3-2 on the year. He gave up six hits and one walk and struck out three batters. Szkutnik (0-4) took the loss after giving up all three runs (two earned) and seven hits. He struck out five and walked two. RECAP

Nebraska 2, Ohio State 1
It was quite the weekend for the Nebraska baseball team (19-13, 4-2 Big Ten) as the Huskers completed their Big Ten-opening homestand on Sunday with another dramatic walk-off victory. For the second straight day the Huskers plated the winning run with two outs in the ninth, with Tanner Lubach playing hero on Sunday after Michael Pritchard picked up a walk-off single on Saturday. NU defeated Ohio State by a score of 2-1 to complete the series sweep without using one single pitch from its bullpen, as all three starters in the weekend rotation threw complete games. Tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth, it looked like the game was set for extra innings until back-to-back two-out singles from Blake Headley and Ben Miller put the game-winning run in scoring position at second base. Following an OSU mound visit, the Buckeyes stuck with starter Jake Post against Lubach. The Lincoln native jumped on the first pitch he saw from Post and drove it into right-center field to easily score Headley from second base. RECAP

Illinois 1, Northwestern 0
Junior John Kravetz tossed a career-high eight scoreless innings and senior Ronnie Muck closed the 1-0 victory and series sweep of Northwestern on Sunday at Rocky Miller Park. Sophomore Jason Goldstein knocked in junior David Kerian with an RBI single for the only run in the fourth, which proved to be enough behind the third stellar pitching performance of the weekend. The Illini won their fifth consecutive game and ninth in their last 10 to improve to 17-11 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten. "John threw a great game and we got the timely hit when we needed it to get the sweep," associate head coach Eric Snider. "Ronnie came in and shut the door. Our pitching staff was excellent all weekend, so credit to Drew Dickinson on the job he has done with them." Kravetz equaled a career-high seven strikeouts and did not issue a walk, which was the theme of the weekend for Illini pitchers. UI hurlers recorded 30 strikeouts and only two walks in the three-game sweep. RECAP

Purdue 4, Penn State 0
Purdue baseball scored three two-out runs early in the game and Brett Haan worked the first five scoreless innings in a combined-shutout effort, as the Boilermakers salvaged the finale of the Penn State series with a 4-0 win Sunday afternoon at Alexander Field. Purdue (6-21, 2-4 Big Ten) posted its first shutout since blanking Illinois-Chicago at Alexander Field on April 20 of last season. It was the Boilers' first shutout of a Big Ten opponent since defeating Indiana, 3-0, in the winner's bracket final at the 2012 Big Ten Tournament. Brandon Krieg and Kyle Wood each had a pair of hits and an RBI to extend streaks. Krieg has hit safely in a career-best 12 straight games, matching Sean McHugh's streak this year for the longest by a Boiler since 2011. Wood has reached base safely in 13 consecutive games. McHugh recorded the first of three consecutive two-outs singles in the bottom of the first to push his reached safely streak to 17 straight games. RECAP

Michigan State 5, Siena 1

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 6, Iowa 3
The Indiana baseball team hit four home runs - including a pair from Sam Travis - on their way to a 6-3 win at Iowa on Saturday. IU senior pitcher Joey DeNato recorded his sixth win of the season and 30th of his career, tying the IU career record for wins by a pitcher. The Hoosiers pounded out 13 hits in the game, the fifth straight game of 10-plus hits with four of those coming in Big Ten play. The top four in the IU batting order - Casey Rodrigue, Kyle Schwarber, Sam Travis and Scott Donley - combined to go 10-for-20 at the plate with five RBI and five runs scored. Dustin DeMuth went 1-for-3 with a double, extending his hit streak to 15 games and his consecutive games reaching base safely streak to 23 games. DeNato (6-1) went 6.0 innings to pick up the win, allowing three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts, increasing his IU career strikeout record to 253. RECAP

Michigan 8, Minnesota 1
Sophomore Evan Hill pitched 6.2 scoreless innings and the University of Michigan baseball team got to Minnesota pitching early as the Wolverines defeated the Golden Gophers, 8-1, Saturday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Hill struck out four and allowed five hits in the start. He pitched around a little trouble in the first two innings and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth with a fielder's choice and a groundout. Freshman Keith Lehmann went the final 2.1 innings, striking out a batter and allowing three hits and a run. RECAP

Nebraska 4, Ohio State 3
After going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in his first four trips to the plate, Michael Pritchard produced a bases loaded, two-out, two-RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Nebraska baseball team back-to-back come-from-behind victories over the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 4-3 win on Saturday afternoon in front of 3,871 fans at Hawks Field. After reliever Travis Lakins retired Ryan Boldt to start the ninth, the 6-1 OSU freshman walked Blake Headley and gave up a single to Christian Cox that put the tying run on base. Lakins struck out Austin Christensen for the second out of the ninth, but then issued consecutive walks to Ty Kildow and Jake Placzek, forcing in pinch runner Quinn McGill to make it a 3-2 game. With the tying run 90 feet away and the winning run at second base, the Buckeyes went to Trace Dempsey, who got ahead of Pritchard 1-2, before the senior left fielder from Omaha blistered an offering back up the middle that scored Kildow and Cox for the Huskers' third walk-off winner of 2014. RECAP

Illinois 6, Northwestern 2 (10)
Illinois won its fourth straight game on Saturday with a 6-2 victory over Northwestern in 10 innings, which also marked its eighth win in the last nine games. The Illini scored four runs in the 10th inning and capitalized on three Northwestern errors in the game. The Illini improved to 16-11 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten, as sophomore Tyler Jay picked up his first win this season following two scoreless innings in relief of starter Ryan Castellanos. "We kept on grinding and found a way to win in the end," associate head coach Eric Snider said. "Will and David each put good swings on a pitch they could handle. Ryan threw really well and Tyler and Nick finished off a strong pitching performance." RECAP

Penn State 2, Purdue 1 (Game 1), Penn State 6, Purdue 5 (Game 2)
The Penn State Nittany Lions kept their hot streak of play alive on Saturday afternoon, taking both games in the doubleheader to remain perfect in the Big Ten. The 4-0 conference record is the Blue and White's best start in program history. With the two victories the Nittany Lions won the season series against the Boilermakers for the first time since May of 2007 and will try to sweep Purdue for the first time in program history in tomorrow's final game of the series. Penn State has now won six-straight games and 10 of its last 11 contests. RECAPS

Non-Conference Schedule
Michigan State 4, Siena 0
Michigan State 6, Siena 1

Friday's Results

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Illinois 13, Northwestern 0
Illinois dominated the series opener 13-0 over Northwestern on Friday behind a strong start from redshirt-junior Drasen Johnson, who matched a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings. The Illini drew a season-high 12 walks and capitalized on five NU errors on their way to their second-highest offensive output this season. The Orange and Blue have won seven of their last eight games and improved to 15-11 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten. "Drasen threw very well and got stronger as the game went on," associate head coach Eric Snider said. "We took advantage of their mistakes and got the hits when we needed them. It's important to have this momentum going right now, but we have to come out tomorrow ready to go." RECAP

Minnesota 9, Michigan 6 (11)
The University of Minnesota (16-9, 4-3 Big Ten) baseball team opened its series at Michigan with a 9-6, 11-inning victory. Third baseman Tony Skjefte hit 3-for-5 and walked with the bases loaded in the 11th to allow the go-ahead run to score. He had 3 RBI and a double on a windy, rainy day in Ann Arbor. The Golden Gophers had a 5-0 lead at one time, but the Wolverines (13-6-1, 3-4 Big Ten) came back to tie the game 6-6 in the eighth. Minnesota had 11 hits to Michigan's nine, and the Wolverines committed two errors that both cost them runs. RECAP

Nebraska 3, Ohio State 2
Senior Christian DeLeon finished his first complete game of 2014 with an eight-pitch ninth inning after the Husker offense plated three runs in the bottom of the eighth to power NU to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Ohio State (18-11, 2-5 Big Ten) in Friday night's Big Ten home opener at Hawks Field. Now 17-13 overall and 2-2 in Big Ten play, Friday's win marked the first time this season the Huskers have rallied to win when trailing after 7.0 innings. With the Huskers in front 3-2, DeLeon climbed the hill in the ninth to face OSU's 6-7-8 hitters. The 6-3 righty worked ahead 0-2 on Connor Sabanosh before getting him to pop out to Pat Kelly for the first out of the ninth. Jacob Bosiokovic stepped in and gave the Buckeyes hope with a single on the first pitch he saw. DeLeon continued to throw strikes and got ahead of Nick Sergakis, 0-2. With the tying run on first, DeLeon got Sergakis to swing-and-miss on a nasty breaking ball in the dirt and on the play Bosiokovic tried to take second base, but Tanner Lubach ended the game by throwing out his second OSU runner on the night. RECAP

Weekend Schedule

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Minnesota at Michigan
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m. (Crawford, 3-1, 3.05 vs. Ballantine, 2-1, 3.00)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (Jess, 0-4, 5.14 vs. Hill, 1-3, 4.24)
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m. (Meyer, 2-2, 2.89 vs. Szkutnik, 0-3, 2.80)

Illinois at Northwestern
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m. (Johnson, 2-4, 3.19 vs. Tyson, 1-1, 5.57)
Game 2 - Sunday, 2 p.m. (Castellanos, 3-1, 3.33 vs. Mason, 1-2, 5.45)
Game 3 - Sunday, 3 p.m., BTN (Kravetz, 2-1, 4.07 vs. Magallones, 0-3, 5.34)

Penn State at Purdue
Game 1 - Friday, 6:30 p.m., BTN (Jann, 1-4, 4.08 vs. Minch, 1-4, 5.83)
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (TBA vs. Downs, 1-3, 3.89)
Game 3 - Sunday, Noon, BTN (Hedge, 2-2, 5.60 vs. TBA)

Indiana at Iowa
Game 1 - Saturday, 4 p.m. (DeNato, 5-1, 2.22 vs. Mathews, 3-1, 1.91)
Game 2 - Sunday, 3 p.m. (Morris, 1-2, 2.23 vs. Kuebel, 2-2, 5.50)
Game 3 - Monday, 2 p.m. (TBA vs. Peyton, 3-0, 5.44)

Ohio State at Nebraska
Game 1 - Friday, 7:30 p.m., BTDN (Riga, 3-1, 3.52 vs. DeLeon, 2-2, 3.00)
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m., BTDN (Tully, 3-1, 2.06 vs. Sinclair, 4-1, 1.28)
Game 3 - Sunday, 2 p.m., BTDN (Greve, 3-2, 5.26 vs. Bummer, 3-2, 5.46)

Non-Conference Schedule
Siena at Michigan State
Game 1 - Saturday, Noon, BTDN
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m., BTDN
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTDN

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Wednesday's Results

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Iowa 6, Bradley 2
Michigan 6, Central Michigan 3
Minnesota 1, Augsburg 0
Michigan State 5, Oakland 3
Nebraska 6, Arkansas 4
Ohio State 7, Toledo 2

Wednesday's Schedule

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Miami (Ohio) at Indiana, 6 p.m., BTDN
Iowa at Bradley, 7:30 p.m.
Central Michigan at Michigan, 6 p.m.
Oakland at Michigan State, 3 p.m.
Augsburg at Minnesota, 4 p.m.
Nebraska at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m.
Toledo at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m., BTDN

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Tuesday's Results

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Michigan State 5, Eastern Michigan 3
Arkansas 4, Nebraska 3 Ohio State 11, Ohio 6
Penn State 15, Youngstown State 2
Illinois-Chicago 18, Purdue 5

Tuesday's Schedule

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Michigan State at Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m.
Nebraska at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.
Ohio at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m., BTDN
Youngstown State at Penn State, 6:30 p.m., BTDN
Purdue at Illinois-Chicago, 7 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change