Indiana opened the Big Ten Tournament in thrilling fashion, plating four runs in the bottom of the eighth to turn a two-run deficit into a two-run lead as the Hoosiers completed a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over Michigan State. Michael Basil’s two-run double to deep right center lifted IU past the Buckeyes in the bottom of the eighth. A gutty performance from starter Joey DeNato, multiple clutch hits and a roller-coaster final frame from Jonny Hoffman combined to secure Indiana’s triumph.
Second-seeded Indiana used a four-run eighth inning to rally past the Michigan State baseball team, 6-4, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Huntington Park. The Spartans (36-20) now drop into the consolation bracket and will play at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.