Illinois won its fourth Big Ten Tournament Championship with a 9-1 win over Michigan State on Saturday.
#2 MICHIGAN STATE def. #5 MINNESOTA, 6-3
Michigan State's four-run sixth pushed the Spartans to a 6-3 win over Minnesota on Saturday, giving the Spartans a spot in the night's championship game against Illinois. Torsten Boss went 3-for-4 with a run, and Tony Wieber drove in two and picked up the save, while freshman David Garner tossed 4.1 innings of scoreless, four-hit relief.
Game 9 Box Score - Postgame Quotes
#1 ILLINOIS def. #2 MICHIGAN STATE, 9-1
Illinois won the 2011 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Championship with a 9-1 win over Michigan State on Saturday. The tournament title is Illinois' fourth and first since 2000. Corey Kimes tossed a complete game, while Adam Dittman hit his sixth homer of the year, a grand slam in the third. With the win, Illinois earns the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship, their first appearance in the tournament since 2000.
2011 Big Ten Baseball All-Tournament Team
P - John Anderson, ILL
P - Corey Kimes, ILL
P - Kurt Wunderlich, MSU
P - Tom Windle, MINN
C - Adam Davis, ILL
1B - Matt Dittman, ILL
2B - Matt Puhl, MINN
3B - Torsten Boss, MSU
SS - AJ Pettersen, MINN
OF - Willie Argo, ILL
OF - Justin Gominsky, MINN
OF - Brian DeLucia, OSU
OF - Tyler Spillner, PUR
DH - Justin Parr, ILL
Most Outstanding Player: Adam Davis, C, ILL
*Additional honorees at P and OF due to tie