Game Five of the Big Ten Tournament saw Ohio State beat Illinois, 7-4. Things looked good for Illinois early as Will Strack was pitching well and Aaron Johnson's homer gave the Illini the lead. Eventually, Illinois even chased OSU's Alex Wimmers from the mound, but the Buckeyes posted a come-from-behind win.
Michael Arp drove in two for Ohio State. Johnson had three hits and three RBI for Illinois. Drew Rucinski got the win. Jake Hale picked up the save.
OSU advances in the winner's bracket. They will get a good look at the redhot Indiana Hoosiers tomorrow evening. Friday's slate begins with Purdue versus Minnesota in an elimination game. The winner of that game gets Illinois in yet another elimination game.
12:05pm - Purdue vs. Minnesota
3:35pm - Winner of PUR/MIN vs. Illinois
7:05pm - Indiana vs. Ohio State
All games on the Big Ten Network.
(Update 11:25pm) I've been informed that Minnesota will be the Boilermakers opponent in Friday's first game and Illinois will play the winner. I had the Illini in the opener against Purdue and the Gophers awaiting the winner. I've made the appropriate change.