Friday, May 22, 2009

Minnesota Pounds Illinois, 13-4

Minnesota eliminated Illinois from the Big Ten Tournament, 13-4. The Gophers' Nick O'Shea homered twice and had five RBI. Michael Kvasnicka hit a homer for the second straight game and also had a five-RBI afternoon for Minnesota.

Now, the question becomes "Is that the last game of the year for Illinois"? We won't know for sure until the NCAA Tournament field is announced, but they would appear to be barely holding onto their bubble position. Here's hoping the top seeds prevail in all the other conference tournaments.

One game left tonight and it's from the winner's bracket. Indiana will attempt to continue their dominant pitching run against regular season champion Ohio State. The loser gets to play Minnesota tomorrow afternoon in an elimination game. (Anyone want to guess who the Gophers send to the hill for that one?) The winner of tonight's affair between the Hoosiers and Buckeyes advance to the potential championship game Saturday evening.