The 2016 NCAA baseball tournament rolled on Saturday afternoon. Big Ten regular season champ Minnesota knocked off Binghamton, 8-5, to stave off elimination and live to play again at 4 p.m. ET Sunday. Nebraska and Big Ten tourney champ Ohio State weren’t as fortunate, though. The Cornhuskers fell to Western Carolina, 4-1, in an elimination game, and the Buckeyes lost to Louisville, 15-3, in the Louisville Regional winner’s bracket. Ohio State plays Wright State, which it beat Friday afternoon in walk-off fashion, in an elimination game at noon ET Sunday. Catch up on all of the Big Ten’s Saturday NCAA
WALK OFF! Jalen Washington delivers the W for Ohio State. #RoadToOmaha https://t.co/FdYXXwgBR6 — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 3, 2016 Ohio State’s magical postseason run continued in its NCAA tournament opener Friday afternoon. [ MORE: View the complete Louisville Regional bracket ] The Big Ten tourney champs scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally and walk-off vs. Wright State in the opening round of the Louisville Regional. Jalen Washington sent a two-out line drive to deep center, just past the centerfielder, to break the tie score and lead the Buckeyes to their fifth consecutive postseason win.
Three Big Ten teams were in action on Friday in the NCAA baseball regionals.
Three Big Ten teams will take the field on Friday in the 2016 NCAA Baseball Regional.
Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska landed spots in the 64-team NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday. All three play their opening regional games on Friday. Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 3, to Monday, June 6 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced Monday, June 6 at approximately 11 p.m. ET. The 70th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. In the Louisville regional, Ohio State scored the automatic qualifier by winning
Baseball players are quirky. We know this. You know this. Everyone knows this. The quirkiness was on full display throughout the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Wednesday-Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. Among the many highlights, there were the expected dugout antics and videobombing of coach interviews, plus some entertaining outtakes. Watch several of our favorite moments from the five-day event in Omaha above.
BTN announcers Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes debated the best catch of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament midway through the Ohio State-Michigan State semifinal Sunday morning. The two catches discussed were Minnesota CF Dan Motl and Michigan State RF Dan Chmielewski’s all-out diving grabs. Both were extremely impressive plays, the first of the over-the-head variety (watch it) and the second of the diving-near-the-foul-line variety (watch it). The debate made its way to Twitter, to the point that we decided to leave it up to the Big Ten fans. We synced the plays in the video above and provided a
No. 4 Ohio State held off No. 8 Iowa, 8-7, in the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park. The Buckeyes avenged their lone loss in the event en route to earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
BTN’s Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes conducted a dugout interview with Greg Beals during Ohio State’s elimination game in the Big Ten tournament Saturday night. Thing is, the back-and-forth banter took a backseat to what was going on behind Beals. Loose as ever, hours after dispatching rival Michigan in an earlier elimination game, the Buckeyes choreographed an entertaining videobomb, complete with squirt guns and the team’s battle axe. “Uh, you’ve got squirt guns going pretty strong behind you,” Kugler said. “I’m sure you’re aware of that.” “Our guys have learned to enjoy (it), grinding it out and competing,” Beals said.
Day 4 of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete, and there will be a pair of games on championship Sunday. No. 4 Ohio State outlasted No. 7 Michigan State, 3-2, on Saturday night to stave off elimination. The two teams will play again at 10 a.m. ET Sunday, with the winner playing No. 8 Iowa in the final at 2 p.m. In other Saturday action, Iowa shut out No. 6 Maryland, 11-0, and Ohio State put away heated rival No. 5 Michigan, 11-4, in its first elimination game of the day. We will be tweeting out highlights and