If you were sound asleep and didn’t see Rutgers Big Ten Semifinal against Indiana, one can certainly understand why.
The game didn’t start until eight minutes before midnight in Omaha, Nebraska (12:53 a.m. New Brunswick time), and ended just after 4 a.m. ET due to the run rule.
So while you were, and we all were sleeping, the Scarlet Knights trounced Indiana 14-2 to advance to the Big Ten title game, which just so happens to take place tonight at 6 p.m. ET, where it will face the winner of the Michigan-Iowa matchup that begins at 2 p.m. today.
⚫️ 11:53 p.m. start time— Rutgers Baseball (@RutgersBaseball) May 29, 2022
⚫️ Mix in a 35-minute lightning delay
⚫️ Win by run-rule to finish up at 3:08 a.m.
We're from Jersey. We're always ready for action. We'll see you tonight in the Big Ten Championship Game.
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Even with the late start, Rutgers didn’t waste much time putting this one to bed. The Scarlet Knights posted a total of nine runs through the first three innings of the game with seven different players all driving in at least one run. Perhaps the biggest hit came from Mike Nyistor who drove in two runs on a triple in the third inning.
Brian Fitzpatrick got the victory for RU, holding Indiana to a hit over four innings of work to improve to 3-1 on the season. The win moved Rutgers to 44-14 on the season, and win today in the Big Ten Championship will not only cement an automatic bid to the NCAA’s, but would add to the resume of one of the most dominant teams in Rutgers history.