Gophers in tight race for first in Big Ten baseball
May 6, 2013 — 7:35am
The Gophers baseball team won two of three baseball games over last-place Penn State last weekend on the road, but the one loss -- 4-3 in10 innings on Sunday -- tightened up the Big Ten race.
Minnesota, 28-15, 11-4 in the conference, now has a one-game lead, which will shrink to one-half game after Indiana plays at Nebraska on Monday afternoon. Both those teams are 12-5, tied for second.
The Gophers have only six games left in conference play -- all at home. They play Nebraska next weekend, then finish with Illinois, 9-9 in conference play.
Then the U of M hosts the Big Ten tournament at Target Field May 22-25.
TICKETS FOR TOURNAMENT
All-tournament passes and group tickets to the Big Ten tournament are on sale now.
All-tournament passes are $30 each, while group tickets (minimum 20) are available for $7 per ticket by calling the Target Field Box Office at (612) 338-9467 or (800) 338-9467.
Single-game tickets will be available day-of-game only at the Target Field Box Office and are $10 each for adults and $7 each for youth, senior citizens and students.
The tournament bracket will be announced on the evening of Saturday, May 18, which is the final scheduled day of regular-season competition.
The Big Ten tournament is a double-elimination event that awards byes to the top two teams. The Big Ten champion is the team or teams that finish atop the regular-season standings, while the Big Ten tournament champion receives the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.