For the second straight day, the Hoosiers dominated their Big Ten Tournament opponent. IU led 6-0 by the end of the second inning and Matt Bashore didn't allow a hit until the 5th inning. Like Eric Arnett yesterday, Bashore was masterful: he allowed 2 hits, no runs, and two walks in seven innings. IU has scored 21 runs in its first two BTT games, but Chris Hervey's leadoff home run against Purdue is the Hoosiers' only HR. IU did hit eight doubles against Minnesota, however. Here are the stats.
As I write this, #4 Illinois is clinging to a 4-3 lead in front of a big OSU crowd. Tomorrow's game is the final game of the winner's bracket. IU will play at 7:05, and whoever wins that game gets about 21 hours of rest until playing in the championship game at 7:05 on Saturday. The final game of the loser's bracket is at 3:35 on Saturday, meaning that the Saturday night game, for the team coming out of the loser's bracket, is essentially the second game of a doubleheader.
According to Behind the Plate, Eric Monar will get the start for IU tomorrow.
UPDATE: Ohio State overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat Illinois 7-4. It's the Buckeyes and the Hoosiers tonight.