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  • The Big 10 Tournament is underway in Minneapolis as hosted by the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

    Ohio State, as the 2nd seed, enjoyed a bye for the first round.

    Results of the double elimination tournament:

    dUMb wins first game vs Penn State, Purdue beats Michigan State.


    MINNEAPOLIS- Penn Statestruck first, but Michigan celebrated last, as the Wolverines won today’s second game of the Big Ten Tournament, 7-2. The Wolverines advance in the winner’s bracket to face No. 2 seed OhioState, tomorrow at 3:35 p.m. CDT.

    Reliever Derek Feldkamp (6-5) got the win for the Wolverines. Feldkamp pitched three-and-a-third innings in relief, allowing just two hits and no runs. Starting pitchers Paul Hammond of Michiganand Sean Stidfole did not factor in the final decision. Josh Palm took the loss for the Lions.

    MINNEAPOLIS- Game one of the Big Ten Tournament started out as a pitcher’s dual, but turned in to a slugfest in the final innings of the game, with each team traded grand slams. In the end, Purdue held on (vs MSU) to win, 6-5. Andy Dahl was the hero for the Boilers, knocking his four-run homer in Purdue’s half of the eighth inning. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Travis Gulick knocked a dramatic grand slam for the Spartans. His round tripper, however, was only enough to bring State within one run of Purdue.

    Today's slate:

    Penn State vs Michigan State 12:05
    dUMb vs Ohio State 3:35PM
    Purdue vs. Minnesota 7:05PM

    The brackets can be found here:

    We're spent. Absolutely nothing left in the tank. After all that we lost heading into this season, I think this team actually overachieved. Add Lewis, Snavely, Deeds, Davis, and Hanners to this roster and we're dominant.

    Unfortunately I don't see a huge improvement next year. We're gonna be hurting for starting pitchers and power hitting (we were weak in both this year).

    We need to replace Newman, Lewis, Caravati, Anderson, Kinnear, and Garrard.
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    10-4 scUM. I hate losing to them as much in baseball as in football.

    Game wrapup from the official site:


    Michigan Sends Ohio State to Loser's Bracket With 10-4 Victory

    Buckeyes must now win five in a row to win third straight Big Ten Tourney

    Third baseman Ronnie Bourquin hit his fourth home run in the 10-4 loss to Michigan.

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    May 27, 2004

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Michigan scored six runs in the top of the first and then added four runs in the second to cruise to a 10-4 victory over Ohio State Thursday in the Buckeyes' opening game of the Big Ten Tournament at Minnesota's Siebert Field. The loss sends the Scarlet and Gray to the loser's bracket and forced it to win five straight if it hopes to win its third straight Big Ten Tournament.

    Michigan gave the Buckeyes little chance at an opening game victory, scoring six runs on six hits, including three doubles. Erik Rose led off the game with a double to the gap in left-center field and was hit over to third with a one-out single to right-center field by Chris Getz. Kyle Bohm hit Rose in with a single through the right side for the early 1-0 lead. OSU starter Mike Madsen (Jr., Canfield, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) walked the next batter, Brandon Roberts, to load the bases for A.J. Scheidt, whose sacrifice to the warning track in center field scored Getz and moved Bohm to third.


    Jeff Kunkel doubled to left-center to drive in Bohm and Leif Mahler doubled to right-center field to plate both Roberts and Scheidt and extend the lead to 5-0. Jeremy Goldschmeding singled to right field and scored Mahler for the six-run lead.

    The scoring continued for the Wolverines in the second inning added four runs to take the double-digit lead. Getz doubled with one out and moved to third on a wild pitch on ball four to Bohm. Roberts delivered Michigan's fifth double of the game to score Getz and send Bohm to third. That chased Madsen out of the game. Facing Jeffrey Carroll (Fr., Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson), Kunkel homered to left field to plate three more runs, giving the Wolverines a 10-0 lead. It was the shortest start of Madsen's career as Michigan touched him up for nine runs on eight hits in 1.1 innings. Madsen fell to 8-4 on the season with the defeat.

    In the bottom of the second, Ohio State turned its first hit of the game, a leadoff single to center field by Ronnie Bourquin (Fr., Canton, Ohio/Canton South), into its first run of the game thanks to a Derek Kinnear (Sr., Kenton, Ohio/Kenton) double to right-center field.

    Two more Buckeye runs crossed the plate in the third as they capitalized on a pair of hits and Michigan's first error of the game. Steve Caravati (Jr., Dover, Ohio/Dover) singled to left field with one out and then Brett Garrard (Sr., Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) singled through the left side with two outs. Michigan starter Jim Brauer walked Bourquin to load the bases. On a ground ball to short off the bat of Paul Farinacci (Jr., Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura Hills), Mahler, the Michigan shortstop threw to second to catch Bourquin, but his errant throw allowed both Caravati and Garrard to score and make it a 10-3 score.

    After a leadoff double by Kinnear to start the fourth inning Brauer sat down the next 11 batters in order until Caravati singled off the glove of Scheidt, the Michigan third baseman, with two out in the seventh. Brauer got Schneider to fly out to end the inning. Bourquin pulled the Buckeyes within the six-run final with a solo home run that cleared the fence in right field. It was his fourth of the year.

    Caravati, Bourquin and Kinnear each had two hits for the Buckeyes though it was Bourquin and Kinnear who drove in runs with extra base hits. Both of Kinnear's hits were doubles, while Bourquin singled in the second and added a home run in the eighth. The other two runs scored as the result the first of two Michigan errors.

    Getz was 3-for-4 for Michigan as was Roberts, who belted in one run. Kunkel was 2-for-4 with a game-high four RBI and two runs scored. Brauer went the distance for the Wolverines to improve to 7-3 on the year. He allowed four runs (two earned) on a total of eighth Buckeye hits. He walked two and struck out five.

    The loss was the worst for the Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament action since Minnesota handed them a 10-1 loss in a second-round game in 1999 in Columbus. The 16 hits given up by Ohio State pitcher were the most in the tournament since the same game as the Gophers collected 18 hits. Ohio State had given up six or more runs in an inning four other times this season, including a nine spot in the series finale against Michigan.

    Ohio State will meet Michigan State Friday at 1:05 p.m. (EDT) in an elimination game. Should the Buckeyes win that game they would play at 4:35 p.m. against the loser of the Thursday night game between No. 1 seed Minnesota and No. 5 seed Purdue. The Buckeyes must now win five straight games to win a third straight Big Ten Tournament. NPR 820 (WOSU-AM) will broadcast all Ohio State games in the Big Ten Tournament.
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    Ohio State wins both their games today and live to fight another day. They will play the loser of the Michigan vs. Minnesota game that is going on right now. Ohio state still has to win 3 in a row to win the big ten tournament.

    The Mongoose
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    No we beat them once last night so the game today decides it. We are one more win away from a Big Ten Title and yet another NCAA Tourney Bid. I assume that there will probably only be one Big Ten school this season.

    Does anyone know who is set to pitch this one?

    I just checked out baseball america and they are only predicting one Big Ten team in the tourney. Right now it is one of the teams left in our tourney not named Ohio State.

    It does show them being a host though so maybe we can get the regional here?
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    "No we beat them once last night so the game today decides it. We are one more win away from a Big Ten Title and yet another NCAA Tourney Bid. I assume that there will probably only be one Big Ten school this season."

    Yes, this is correct. The first championship game is the one we already one(last year, it was set up differently and we did have to win 2 in one day, so that probably explains why Buckeyehead thought that. This is a new thing that the championship games are split).

    "Does anyone know who is set to pitch this one?"

    If you believe the paper, not even Coach Todd does.
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