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
The Ohio State vs. Michigan Big Ten Baseball Tournament game on Friday night was suspended due to inclement weather. The game will resume at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park and can be seen live on BTN/BTN2Go.
Iowa’s Mason McCoy had his biggest hit of the season on the biggest stage. The Hawkeyes’ junior outfielder hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Iowa to a 5-4 comeback victory over Ohio State in Friday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Iowa trailed OSU 4-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Hawkeyes put four runs on the board in the inning, highlighted by Devin Pickett’s pinch hit single to tie the game. It was Pickett’s first RBI of the season. After holding the Buckeyes scoreless in the top of the 10th, Iowa
Due to the inclement weather, Thursday night's Big Ten Baseball Tournament games between Maryland and Michigan State and Iowa and Ohio State have been postponed until Friday, May 27.
There are good plays. There are great plays. And then there is the kind of play Minnesota centerfielder Dan Motl made in Wednesday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament opener against Iowa. [ MORE: Watch Wednesday’s Big Ten Tourney highlights ] Leading 5-0 in the top of the third inning, Iowa’s Eric Schenck-Joblinske drove a ball to deep center. But Motl ran back, reached out and made an incredible diving catch. Iowa went on to upset No. 1-seeded Minnesota, 8-2, but this was undoubtedly the play of the game, and possibly the play of the year in the Big Ten. Check out
The 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament got underway on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. [ MORE: BigTen.org: Get scores, stats and recaps for every game ] No. 6 Maryland began the day with a 5-3 win over No. 1 Indiana (watch replay on BTN2Go). In other action: No. 7 Michigan State upset No. 2 Nebraska, 5-1 (watch replay on BTN2Go), No. 8 Iowa got by No. 1 Minnesota, 8-2 (watch replay on BTN2Go), and No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 5 Michigan, 8-3 (watch replay on BTN2Go). This was the first day of the