Big Ten Conference Recap for May 14th

FROM BIG TEN CONFERENCE

BischoffPurdue PURDUE def. ILLINOIS, 8-2
Recap and Box Score
Purdue maintained a share of the Big Ten lead with an 8-2 win at Illinois on Friday evening. The Boilermakers got big innings late in the game with a four-run sixth and a three-run eighth, led by Eric Charles and Kevin Plawecki, who both had a pair of RBI. Charles went 1-for-4 with a double, while Plawecki was 2-for-4 with his eighth home run. Matt Bischoff picked up his ninth win of the year in a complete-game effort, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Lee Zerrusen was tagged with the loss. Josh Parr led the Illini at the plate, going 1-for-3 with an RBI triple.

MICHIGAN STATE def. INDIANA, 9-8
Recap and Box Score
Chris Roberts hit a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to propel Michigan State to a 9-8 win over Indiana on Friday. Roberts finished the game 3-for-5 with two RBI, a pair of runs and a homer, while Brandon Eckerle also had a three-hit game for the Spartans, driving in a run. Kurtis Frymier picked up the win in relief, throwing a scoreless ninth. Chris Squires took the loss, coming on in relief of Drew Leininger, who allowed five earned runs in seven innings. Micah Johnson led the Hoosiers on offense, going 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI on a pair of doubles.

IOWA def. OHIO STATE, 7-5
Recap and Box Score
Kurt Lee’s three-run homer busted a 4-4 tie in the eighth, lifting Iowa to a 7-5 victory over Ohio State in Friday’s series opener. Tyson Blaser had two RBI for the Hawkeyes, while Mike McQuillan and Mike Corbeil each had a pair of hits. Zach Robertson earned the win in relief, not allowing an earned run in two innings, striking out two. Kevin Lee picked up his ninth save. Three Buckeyes tallied three hits in the game, led by Zach Hurley who scored two runs and drove in one, hitting his fourth triple of the season. Jared Strayer was tagged with the loss in a relief outing.

MICHIGAN def. NORTHWESTERN, 4-3
Recap and Box Score
Michigan held on to a share of the Big Ten lead on Friday evening, edging Northwestern, 4-3, in the series opener. Anthony Toth had three hits for the Wolverines, while Ryan LaMarre went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and a pair of RBI. Matt Gerbe earned the win in relief, while Tyler Burgoon picked up his ninth save of the year. Eric Jokisch took the loss for the Wildcats. Chris Lashmet led Northwestern, going 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI on two home runs.

MINNESOTA def. PENN STATE, 12-7
Recap and Box Score
Nick O’Shea belted a grand slam and collected a career-high seven RBI to lead Minnesota to a 12-7 win over Penn State on Friday, helping the Gophers maintain a share of the Big Ten lead. O’Shea finished the night 2-for-5, also with a two-run double. Andy Henkemeyer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored three runs, while Kyle Knudson was 2-for-4 with three runs and a pair of RBI. Seth Rosin earned the win in a five-inning start, while Mike Wanamaker took the loss. Steve Snyder led the Nittany Lions, going 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Ben Heath broke a school record by hitting his 18th homer of the season in a 2-for-4 performance.