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Big Ten Day 3 Recap

By Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot

Yesterday, we said goodbye to Ohio State but today, teams were dropping like flies from Big Ten Tournament competition. This started with the first game between Illinois and Indiana which was an elimination match between the two teams.

Indiana 14 Illinois 7

Despite the score, it was actually quite an exciting game. Indiana continued with trend of scoring early and often by putting 3 runs up on the board in the first inning. This was done by their simple strategy of a) get Jason Hervey on base and b) have Josh Phegley drive him in. For the game, Hervey was 3 for 4 with 4 runs scored and Phegley was 4 for 4 with 2 homers and 6 RBI. Continue reading

Big Ten Tourney Day 2 Recap

By: Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot

On the second day, we had three games on the docket, so let’s get straight to the action.

Indiana 10 Ohio State 8

In the first game, both teams were facing elimination and tension was a bit high both on the field and in the stands. By the time I got to Fisher Stadium in the top of the first, Indiana had already scored two runs. By the time I found a seat, Jake Hale had balked and Ohio head coach was having a conversation with the ump. Before the first inning was over, four Hoosier runs were across and I thought this would be a wash. Continue reading

Big Ten Tourney Day 1 Recap

By: Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot
Big Ten Baseball Tourney: Ohio State vs Illinois

Wednesday was the first day of the 2008 Big Ten Baseball Tournament hosted by first place University of Michigan. The tourney was held in its newly renovated stadium. At least it’s new to me. I remember at last year’s tournament, they were beginning construction on it. At any rate, it’s very nice, looking very first class.

Today it was sunny but very cool and the two higher seeds cooled off their opponents with complete game performances. Continue reading

Canisius picks up win over Penn State

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Down 6-4 heading into the eighth, the Canisius College baseball team scored seven unanswered runs in the final two innings to defeat Penn State 11-6 in University Park, Pa. on Monday.

Senior Ryan Asis and junior Kevin Mailloux each had three hits for Canisius (14-2). Asis and junior Kevin Mahoney each scored three runs for the Griffs while Mahoney led the team with three RBIs as Asis and senior Adam Donato each drove in two. Continue reading

ACC Recap for 3/2

GT 6 Rutgers 0

ATLANTA – Zach Von Tersch, Kevin Jacob and Taylor Wood combined on a three-hit shutout and Tony Plagman drove in four runs to lead No. 22 Georgia Tech (7-1) to a 6-0 win over Rutgers (2-3) Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium. Continue reading

CSTV Wednesday Update

CSTV continues their season previews with Eric Sorensen checking in on the Big Ten and the Big 12. Sorensen predicts that Michigan will win the Big Ten after a great run into the Super Regionals last season. He puts Minnesota and Ohio State as contenders with Penn State as the darkhorse. The full preview is available here. He also checks in on the Big 12 which is one of the top conferences in the country. He states that the Big 12 is wide open with the favorites being Texas, Missouri, and Texas A&M. He lists Baylor, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State as contenders with Kansas as a darkhorse. The full article is available here.

Penn State Scrimmage Recap

The Penn State Baseball Program played two scrimmages on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, The teams played until a 2-2 tie which was ended because both teams ran out of pitchers. The White team scored two runs in the first inning off of Blue starter Mike Lorentson. The game would stay 2-0 until the fourth inning when Grant Youngblood got a two out walk. He proceeded to move to second on a single from Mike Deese. Youngblood would then steal third base and would advance home as the throw got away to put the Blue team behind 2-1. The game would stay 2-1 until the ninth inning when with two outs Mike Deese hitting a double and coming home on a single from Joe Blackburn. The scrimmage on Monday was won by the White team 3-1. The White team would use a two run sixth inning to grab the victory. The score was tied at one in the sixth when Jack Greenberg got a leadoff walk moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single from freshman catcher Bobby Jacobs. Jacobs would get moved to second on a pass ball and then scored on a single from Rob Yodice. The full recap from the scrimmages is available here.

Penn State Gaffney also a Starter?

The Penn State Baseball program is coming off a 1-2 weekend when they were able to grab a game from the University of North Carolina. Scott Gaffney has been a pleasant surprise for the program by giving them two solid outings in the early part of the year. These starts were the first for him since he pitched in Little League so this has come as a surprise to everyone that he is succeeding as a pitcher. He is also the starting shortstop when he is not on the mound.

The Daily Collegian (PSU Student Paper)