IU baseball clinches tie for Big Ten title

Indiana beat Penn State Sunday 9-2 to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title with three games to play. The Hoosiers are 19-2 in conference, the most conference wins in school history for one season. IU still has three Big Ten games to play next week when it hosts Minnesota at Bart Kaufman Field.

The Indiana University baseball team is one victory away from an outright Big Ten regular season championship.

The Hoosiers captured a share of their second consecutive Big Ten title Sunday afternoon with another convincing win over Penn State.

Sam Travis hit his third home run in as many games and Dustin DeMuth had three hits to help lead No. 8 Indiana to a 9-2 victory over the Nittany Lions at Medlar Field.

In the three games this weekend against Penn State, the Hoosiers outscored the Nittany Lions, 27-3.

Indiana is 19-2 in Big Ten play which is a school for wins in a conference regular season. And IU still has three games to play in conference action. IU will play host to Minnesota next weekend in the Big Ten finale series at Bart Kaufman Field.

Indiana is now 35-12 overall and 19-2 in Big Ten play. Penn State dropped to 17-29 overall and 5-15 in conference.

Travis May have very easily made a strong case over the weekend for a Big Ten player of the week honor. He was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in the game. He now has 10 home runs and 51 RBI this season.

But once again it wasn't only Travis that came up big for the Hoosiers. DeMuth had three hits for the third time in the last four games. He now sits alone in third place all time in IU baseball history with 301 hits. That's more career hits than any other player playing college baseball this season at any level.

Kyle Schwarber was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two doubles. Brad Hartong also had two hits and two RBI on the day. Scott Donley had two hits and scored two runs and Will Nolden had two RBI with a double on his only hit of the day.

Scott Effross picked up the win for the Hoosiers.

Indiana will play a key non-conference game on Tuesday when the Hoosiers go on the road to face Louisville. The game will start at 6 p.m.

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