The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament continued Thursday at Target Field with three more games. Illinois survived by eliminating Michigan, Ohio State rallied to top Nebraska, and top-seeded Indiana held off Minnesota.
NO. 5 ILLINOIS 3, NO. 6 MICHIGAN 2: Sophomore John Kravetz worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning with three straight strikeouts, setting the tone for 7.1 strong innings in Illinois’ 3-2 win over Michigan (29-27). The Illini (34-17) stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament after the bullpen closed out their 10th one-run victory behind two key outs from Drasen Johnson and the seventh save from closer Bryan Roberts. Kravetz improved to 5-2 and matched a career high with seven strikeouts at Target Field. Read the full FightingIllini.com recap.
Interview with Illini pitch John Kravetz:
NO. 2 OHIO STATE 3, NO. 3 NEBRASKA 2: Bryan Peters tied Thursday afternoon’s game, 2-2, with a two-out single in the top of the ninth, but a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth resulted in a 3-2 walk-off win for Ohio State Buckeyes in the winner’s bracket of the Big Ten Tournament. Read the full OhioStateBuckeyes.com recap.
Nebraska-Ohio State highlights:
Interview with Ohio State coach Greg Beals:
NO. 1 INDIANA 4, NO. 4 MINNESOTA 2: Top-seeded Indiana moves on with a win over Minnesota. The six-foot-ten lefty Aaron Slegers shut down the Golden Gophers scattering five hits and striking out seven batters in seven innings. Read more at IUHoosiers.com.
Interview with Indiana coach Tracy Smith:
|Wednesday, May 22
|Gm 1: 1:05 p.m. ET||No. 4 Minnesota 3, No. 5 Illinois 2||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Gm 2: 4:35 p.m. ET||No. 3 Nebraska 11, No. 6 Michigan 2||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Thursday, May 23
|Gm 3: 1:05 p.m. ET||No. 5 Illinois 3, No. 6 Michigan 2||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Gm 4: 4:35 p.m. ET||No. 2 Ohio State 3, No. 3 Nebraska 2||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Gm 5: 8:05 p.m. ET||No. 4 Minnesota vs. No. 1 Indiana||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Friday, May 24
|Gm 6: 1:05 p.m. ET||No. 4 Minnesota 3, No. 5 Illinois 1||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Gm 7: 4:35 p.m. ET||No. 3 Nebraska 7, No. 4 Minnesota 4||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Gm 8: 8:05 p.m. ET||No. 1 Indiana 11, No. 2 Ohio State 3||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Saturday, May 25
|Gm 9: 4:35 p.m. ET||No. 3 Nebraska 5, No. 2 Ohio State 0||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Gm 10: 8:05 p.m. ET||No. 3 Nebraska 7, No. 1 Indiana 6 (11)||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|
|Sunday, May 26
|Gm 11: 1:05 p.m. ET||No. 1 Indiana 4, No. 3 Nebraska 3||BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO|