Minnesota claims Big Ten tourney title, sweeps conference crowns

Minnesota claims Big Ten tourney title, sweeps conference crowns

The top-seeded Minnesota baseball team won the 2018 Big Ten Tournament title after posting a 6-4 win over second-seeded Purdue in the championship game Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

The Gophers become the first team since 2014 (Indiana) to win both the regular season and tournament titles in the same season. Toby Hanson paced Minnesota with two hits on two at bats, while Ben Mezzenga and Luke Pettersen had two RBI apiece. The Gophers earned their conference-leading 10th Big Ten Tournament title.

Minnesota improves to 41-13 on the season and earns the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Selection Show will air at 12:30 p.m. ET Monday on ESPNU.

Minnesota’s Jordan Kozicky was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Below is the 2018 Big Ten Baseball All-Tournament Team:

Most Outstanding Player: Jordan Kozicky, Minnesota

All-Tournament Team
P – Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
P – Reggie Meyer, Minnesota
P – Seth Kinker, Ohio State
P – Tanner Andrews, Purdue
C – Nick Dalesandro, Purdue
1B – Jacson McGowan, Purdue
2B – Luke Pettersen, Minnesota
3B – Evan Warden, Purdue
SS – Harry Shipley, Purdue
OF – Jordan Kozicky, Minnesota
OF – Tyler Cowles, Ohio State
OF – Skyler Hunter, Purdue
DH – Toby Hanson, Minnesota

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