The Gophers baseball team secured the fourth seed in this week’s six-team Big Ten tournament at Target Field with a 2-0 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Siebert Field.
Lefthander D.J. Snelten (5-1) pitched eight shutout innings in the Gophers’ regular-season finale, and Billy Soule picked up his ninth save by getting three outs in the ninth.
Ryan Abrahamson had two hits and the game-winning RBI.
With the victory, the Gophers ended a three-game losing streak. They were 11-3 in the Big Ten before a 1-6 slump put their postseason hopes in jeopardy.
Minnesota (30-20, 13-8 Big Ten) will make its 28th conference tournament appearance, the most in Big Ten history. The Gophers also lead the conference with nine Big Ten tournament titles and 11 runner-up finishes.
Wednesday’s tournament opener will be a rematch with Illinois.
Indiana (40-13, 17-7) won its first Big Ten championship since 1949 and is the No. 1 seed for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Ohio State earned the No. 2 seed and will have the other first-round bye.
|Atlanta - LP: J. Walden||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: H. Rondon||5|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||2||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Burnett||6|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||7|
|NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren||2||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: T. McFarland||3|
|Pittsburgh - LP: T. Watson||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: C. Partch||6|
|Miami - LP: H. Alvarez||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler||7|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||8||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: G. Balfour||5|
|LA Angels - WP: G. Richards||3||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: N. Tepesch||0|
|St. Louis||6||Top 8th Inning|
|Boston||8||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Detroit - WP: A. Sanchez||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: D. Duffy||1|
|Minnesota||2||Bottom 8th Inning|
|San Diego||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Oakland||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|D.C.||0||1st Half 40:00|
|Calgary||7/12/14 5:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||7/12/14 8:30 PM|
|Edmonton||7/17/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||7/18/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|
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