No. 1 Purdue tops No. 2 Indiana for Big Ten crown

Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1 seed Purdue nipped heated rival and No. 2 Indiana, 6-5, in the 2012 Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Saturday night (recap). The tournament crown marks Purdue’s first in school history. With the win, the Boilers earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA tourney. Check out the BTN TV schedule to see what’s coming up, including re-airs of the games. Online, we posted video highlights and interviews. Relive the entire tournament here.

Throughout the tournament, we tracked all the updates by tweets from the following Twitter accounts:

@ohiostate_base
@psubaseball
@statebaseball
@husker_baseball
@purduebaseball
@hoosierbaseball
@bigtenchamps
@B1GBaseball

We’re also using #B1Gbaseball on Twitter.

Watch all of our Big Ten tourney video and come back here all tourney long as we’ll post the best highlights.

Tempers flared after Purdue scoring the championship game’s eventual game-winning run:

Indiana had some fun in its dugout against Michigan State:

Indiana’s Micah Johnson makes a terrific glove flip to get the out:

Trailing Purdue, the Hoosiers turn to a unique rally cap:

After getting hit and hurt by a foul ball, this young Michigan State fan is all smiles:

Patrick Porter guns down a runner at home to end the second inning against Penn State:

Ryan Jones made a  highlight-reel leaping catch to seal Michigan State’s win over Nebraska:

Watch the video of the Michigan State team having a little fun with their opening lineup in the video below:

Watch the Big Ten baseball coaches talk to the media before the tournament:

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PR on 5/26/2012 @ 9:44pm EST Said:

SO you can’r slide but you can block the base