To say Big Ten teams have struggled with the bullpen doors at Target Field during the five-day Big Ten tourney is an understatement. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] It happened again in Sunday morning’s tourney final, as Michigan reliever Mac Lozer struggled to open the door on his way to entering the game vs. Maryland. Lozer and the Wolverines finally solved the door, but not until left fielder Kevin White came to the rescue. White, from his left field position, ran into the door, which unjammed it and allowed Lozer to run
Another day, another highlight-reel catch at the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] The latest entrant came via Michigan first baseman Carmen Benedetti on Sunday morning, and it might have been the best of the bunch. Not only did Benedetti’s catch occur in the Big Ten final, it came in incredible fashion, as he reached into the stands to retire Maryland in the top of the fifth inning. To no surprise, pitcher Brett Adcock loved the play, as well as the entire Michigan dugout. Watch the play in
Day 4 of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament featured two outstanding games. In the first game of the day, No. 4 Maryland used a great pitching performance and timely hitting to get by No. 6 Indiana, 4-2. No. 3 Michigan followed that with an impressive 5-3 victory over No. 1 Illinois. The Terps and Wolverines will meet in Sunday’s Big Ten championship game at 2 p.m. ET on BTN. Get caught up on the first three days of the tournament here: Day 1 results/video | Day 2 results/video | Day 3 results/video. Also, don’t forget about our Big Ten
Big Ten fans have been treated to plenty of outstanding individual plays in the first three days of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] One day after a go-ahead grand slam and an unbelievable catch in the stands, we saw some incredible heroics in Friday’s two elimination games. Like, a catcher turning an incredible double play. Or, another grand slam, which landed in the 200 level seats at Target Field. See our favorite plays from an entertaining Day 3 below. *** *** *** ***
It was just over 24 hours ago that Michigan State’s Ryan Krill demolished a go-ahead grand slam to deep right field in the bottom of the eighth inning to help No. 5 Michigan State rally past No. 8 Nebraska, 9-7. [ MORE: Watch #BTNStandout plays ] On Friday, it was Indiana freshman Logan Sowers’ turn. Leading Iowa 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Sowers blasted a grand slam to deep left field, which landed in the 200 level seats at Target Field. The blast, which was Sowers’ second grand slam of the season, gave the Hoosiers a commanding
We have seen several impressive double plays turned during this year’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. However, the one Indiana catcher Brad Hartong made on Friday is best of the bunch up to this point. [ MORE: Watch #BTNStandout plays ] Leading 3-0 in the top of the third inning with two men on, Hartong made an incredible diving catch on a bunt attempt from Iowa. Following the great grab, he popped up and had the presence of mind to throw a strike to first base to double up the runner. The Hoosiers went on to hold Iowa scoreless in the
We had a pair of outstanding games in Day 3 of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament at Target Field.
One of the more impressive recent Big Ten streaks came to an end early Friday morning. [ MORE: FightingIllini.com: Relive Illinois’ winning streak ] With its 2-1 loss to Maryland in the second day of the Big Ten baseball tournament, Illinois had its Big Ten-record 27-game winning streak snapped. The streak started at 4:21 p.m. ET March 30, following the final out of a 13-9 win at Michigan State, and it lasted until 1:42 a.m. ET May 22, when Maryland closed out the Illini. Here’s a look at some fun numbers behind Illinois’ unforgettable 27-game streak. 3 – Months the
The first two days of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament have left little to be desired in the big-play department. Relive our favorite plays from Thursday's day full of games inside.
Maryland freshman Kevin Biondic earned himself a #BTNStandout vote after making an outstanding play in Thursday night’s Big Ten Tournament game against No. 1-seeded Illinois. [ MORE: Watch more #BTNStandout plays ] Holding onto a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning with no outs, Biondic robbed Illinois’ David Kerian of what looked like a sure-bet hit into right field. “That’s a play that can win a team a Big Ten Tournament,” said BTN’s Kevin Kugler following the grab. The incredible play stopped Illinois from getting a lead runner on base, and in return, Maryland held the Illini