Big Ten Tournament Through Two Days
by, 05-25-2012 at 01:24 AM (714 Views)
Game one: Michigan State def. Nebraska 10-9
Game two: Ohio State def. Penn State 12-5
Game three: Nebraska eliminated Penn State 12-3
Game four: Indiana def. Michigan State 6-4
Game five: Purdue def. Ohio State 5-4
Game-by-game player notables:
In game one, Tony Bucciferro was very good, giving up only one earned run in 8 innings.
In game two, Jaron Long struggled for Ohio State, only going three innings.
In game three, Michael Pritchard went 2-for-6 to continue a very strong tournament for the Big Ten's leader in batting average. Chad Christiansen hit is 10th homer.
In game four, Sam Travis went 2-for-4 with a double. Joey DeNato gave up 4 runs in 7 2/3 innings.
In game five, Big Ten hitter of the year, Kevin Plawecki went for 2-for-3 with 3 rbi, and a 2-run homer in the 7th.
Nebraska plays Ohio State in an elimination game at noon (EST) today. The winner takes on Michigan State at 3:30 (EST). IU and Purdue face off at 7 (EST). I expect Nebraska to win the first game, but Michigan State to beat them. Purdue should handle IU. I imagine that Michigan State will work its way back to the title game by beating IU on Saturday.
For those watching the nightcap, Kevin Plawecki impressed at the plate. He has a great approach. He is aggressive, but still works walks. And he delivered the key homer, with Purdue down a run.