The 35th annual Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha from May 25-29, 2016. The Big Ten Baseball Tournament is a double-elimination event.
Day One: On the opening day of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament, sixth-seeded Maryland defeated No. 3 Indiana, seventh-seeded Michigan State beat No. 2 Nebraska, eighth-seeded Iowa defeated top-seeded Minnesota, and fourth-seeded Ohio State beat No. 5 Michigan. All eight tournament teams will be in action again on Thursday, with games slated for 9 a.m. CT, 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Day Two: Indiana used a two-run home run from Laren Eustace and three hits from Logan Sowers to power the Hoosiers to a 6-2 victory over seconded-seeded Nebraska. With the loss, the Huskers were eliminated from the tournament. Later, Michigan won a tightly contested game against top-seeded Minnesota, 3-2. Carmen Benedetti and Jake Bivens each knocked in a run to seal the victory. With the loss, Minnesota was eliminated from the tournament. Games 7 and 8 were moved to Friday due to inclement weather.
Day Three: In the first game of the day, Jordan Zimmerman led Michigan State past Maryland with a home run and 2 RBI to claim the 4-3 victory. The second game saw Iowa come back in the ninth inning to tie the game at four after being down, 4-0, and win with a walkoff single in the 10th inning. Maryland used a home run and two RBI from Marty Costes while Brian Shaffer pitched a complete game shutout to claim the 3-0 over Indiana. Ohio State claimed a 5-2 lead early over Michigan, but the game was suspended due to inclement weather.
Day Four: Iowa used a complete team effort to defeat Maryland, 11-0, to advance to the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game for the first time since 2010. The Hawkeyes are the only team to make it through the bracket to the championship game undefeated. Ohio State picked up where it left off on Saturday, defeating Michigan 11-4 to earn the right to play Michigan State. Despite a quick turnaround, the Buckeyes picked up a win against Michigan State, 3-2, thanks to a Ronnie Dawson home run in the 10th inning of the game. Ohio State will meet Michigan State again on Sunday for the right to play for the Big Ten Tournament title and the Automatic Bid to the NCAA Tournament.