Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue Grab Wins on Day 2 of Baseball Tournament
May 21, 2009
2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Day 2 Results
Tournament Notes: Over 4,000 fans attended Day 2 of the 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. The total surpasses the average total attendance for the event over the last five years.
No. 6 Purdue def. No. 5 Michigan State, 12-9
WP: Drew Wurdack
Purdue kept its tournament hopes alive with a three-run victory over Michigan State on Day 2 of the 2009 Baseball Tournament at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. Brandon Haveman led the Boilermaker attack with four hits, three RBI and a run scored on a pair of doubles. John Cummins (3-for-5), Dan Black (2-for-3), Barrett serrate (2-for-5) and Eric Nielsen (2-for-6) also had multiple hits for Purdue, who totaled 12 base knocks in the contest. Eli Boike and Jonathan Roof each had three hits for the Spartans. Drew Wurdack got the win in relief, while Kevin Cahill picked up his sixth save of the year.
No. 3 Indiana def. No. 2 Minnesota, 12-3
WP: Matt Bashore
Indiana won its second game of the 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament with a huge win over Minnesota, marking the first time since 1996 that the Hoosiers have won their opening two tournament games. IU starter Matt Bashore was masterful on the hill, throwing seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine. Brian Lambert went 3-for-6 on offense, driving in two runs and scoring a pair. Tyler Rogers and Jake Dunning also had three hits for the Hoosiers. The Indiana pitching staff held Minnesota hitters to five hits in the game, and Gopher catcher Kyle Knudson led the charge with a hit and two RBI.
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 4 Illinois, 7-4
WP: Drew Rucinski
Ohio State earned the edge in an exciting back-and-forth affair to remain in the winner’s bracket of the 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Illinois jumped out to a 4-1 lead through 5.5, but the Buckeyes responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, followed by two more in the seventh and another set of insurance runs in the eighth. Zach Hurley had two hits, an RBI and a triple, while Cory Kovanda, Ryan Dew and Matt Streng also had two hits each. Drew Rucinski picked up the win in relief, while Jake Hale earned the save. For Illinois, Aaron Johnson went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and three RBI to lead his offense.