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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team released its 2012 schedule on Thursday, which includes at least 10 against `11 NCAA Tournament teams, highlighted by a two-game series at Mississippi State. Robbie Wine, who enters his eighth season as head coach, leads his squad against 11 different conferences. The Lions will play 23 home games at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park including clashes against conference foes Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan and Illinois.
Penn State opens its season on Feb. 17-19 when it travels to St. Petersburg, Fla. to participate in the Big Ten/Big EAST Baseball Challenge for the fifth-straight year. The Nittany Lions’ opponents have not been determined for those three games yet. Five days later, Penn State will head to UNC Greensboro for a three-game clash with the Spartans on Feb. 24.
Here is your ACC Recap for April 20th.
#1 Virginia 12 Richmond 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team scored seven runs in the third inning, highlighted by an inside-the-park grand slam by Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.), en route to a 12-1 victory over Richmond Wednesday evening in front of 3,128 spectators at Davenport Field. The attendance figure represents a home midweek record for Virginia Baseball. Continue reading
Here are some of my thoughts from the college baseball games that took place on March 5th. We check in on the UCLA Bruins against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma in San Diego, the struggles of Miami against the Florida Gators, the Big Ten Conference having a solid day, and a no-hitter from Indiana State. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 5th
#1 Florida 1 #26 Miami (FL) 0
Senior Bryson Smith (Watkinsville, Ga.) came through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning to drive in senior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) with the game’s only run as No. 1 Florida (9-1) edged No. 24 Miami (4-6), 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in front of 4,851 fans at McKethan Stadium. Continue reading
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. – After winning the Big Ten’s regular-season and tournament titles last season, Minnesota has been named the conference favorite for 2011, the Big Ten announced on Tuesday. For the first time in conference history, the Big Ten baseball coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their teams for a Players to Watch list. Also among the top six projected finishers for the season were No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Indiana, No. 4 Michigan State, No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Ohio State. Continue reading
Heading into the 2010 campaign, everyone was talking about the Ohio State Buckeyes being the class of the Big Ten but they would be talking about the Gophers instead. The Big Ten ended up seeing the first place Minnesota Gophers (15-9) and last place Penn State Nittany Lions (9-15) separated by a measly six games. Michigan ended up finishing second with a 14-10 mark while Iowa and Northwestern finished at 13-11 in a tie for third place. Purdue and Indiana were also tied with a 12-12 mark for fifth place. Michigan State and Ohio State tied for seventh place with a record of 11-13 and Illinois finished in ninth with a 10-14 mark while Penn State rounded out the standings with their 9-15 record. Continue reading
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The schedule has been finalized for the 2011 BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, as announced by the BIG EAST and Big Ten conference offices Tuesday. Triple-headers on Friday and Saturday highlight a slate that features 24 games over three days, Feb. 18-20, 2011, at current and former major league facilities in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., area.
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ILLINOIS def. PURDUE, 7-0
Recap and Box Score
Freshman Kevin Johnson tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Illinois to a 7-0 victory over Purdue on Saturday to even the series at 1-1. Johnson allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts en route to his fifth win of the season. Calvin Gunter took the loss for the Boilermakers. Casey McMurray led the Illini offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a pair of walks. Willie Argo went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and a stolen base. Tyler Spillner paced Purdue at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance.
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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.
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Steve Snyder, Penn State
Fr., OF, West Chester, Pa./West Chester East
Snyder captures Penn State’s second consecutive Player of the Week honor and the first of his career after leading the Nittany Lions to a series sweep against Michigan State, who entered the weekend tied for the Big Ten lead. Snyder hit .667 in the series while driving in and scoring six runs over the three-game set. He also stole three bases and knocked a triple as he upped his season average by nearly 50 points, now hitting at a .354 clip. Snyder recorded multiple hits in each of his four games last week, beginning with a 2-for-4 performance vs. La Salle on Tuesday. He then went 3-for-6, 4-for-5 and 3-for-4 in the weekend sweep against the Spartans, giving him six consecutive multi-hit games. Snyder’s best game came on Saturday when he tied his career high with four hits, driving in three runs and scoring four. Since moving to second in the batting order in his last six games, the outfielder has improved his average by 76 points, currently ranking fourth on the team.