Entering his 11th-inning at-bat late Saturday night, Tanner Lubach hadn’t gone deep since Nebraska’s season opener Feb. 15. The sophomore catcher put an end to his personal 46-game homer-less drought with a dramatic walk-off bomb that lifted the Huskers to the Big Ten tourney title game Sunday afternoon.
And we’ll have more baseball Sunday afternoon. Facing elimination for the third straight game, Nebraska outlasted Indiana, 7-6, thanks to Tanner Lubach’s walk-off homer in the 11th inning. That means the Hoosiers and Huskers will meet again at 1:05 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go in a winner-take-all game at Target Field. The victor earns the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA tourney. Read Huskers.com recap.
After being shut out, 5-0, in game two of its NCAA Super Regional series with Louisiana-Lafayette hours earlier, Michigan clinched a spot in the Women’s College World Series with a 2-1 comeback victory in game three Saturday at the Wilpon Complex.
Nebraska shut out Ohio State, 5-0, to advance to the 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament championship game vs. Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1-seed Indiana (8:05 p.m. ET tonight). The Huskers must win two straight over the Hoosiers, who haven’t lost in the tournament, to claim the title and the Big Ten’s automatic NCAA berth. Read full Huskers.com recap and catch up on all the tourney action in this post.
Saturday’s two games in the 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament are set after three more games at Target Field ended on Friday. Nebraska will play Ohio State, then the winner of that game will face top-seeded Indiana. The Hoosiers have yet to lose a game in this tournament. Both games will air on BTN TV and BTN2Go.
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It’s time to reach into my weekly mailbag. Lots of interesting cards and letters this week. Brady Hoke? Penn State schedule predictions? Indiana football on the rise? Ohio State and the chip on its shoulder?
Minnesota lost to Nebraska 7-4 on Friday in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, ending its run there. But during the game, the Gophers had some more fun after doing the same earlier in the day. Watch closely in the video in this post. One of the Gopher players gets a shave while Minnesota coach John Anderson talks to our BTN announcers. Can’t beat fun at the old ballpark.