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Big Ten Baseball Tournament Day 1 Recap: Minnesota and Nebraska Get Wins

Published by on May 23, 2013

The six-team Big Ten baseball tournament kicked off at Minneapolis' Target Field on Wednesday with Minnesota and Nebraska both getting that all-important first-round win to stay in the winner's bracket.

In Game 1, tournament host and No. 4 seed Minnesota defeated the No. 5 seed Illinois Fighting Illini 3-2 on the back of Andy Henkemeyer's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Henkemeyer finished the day 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Minnesota's Ben Meyer got the win and improved to 5-4 on the year. He pitched four scoreless innings while striking out six and allowing two hits.

Illinois' only two runs came in the second inning when Brandon Hole scored off a David Kerian RBI single and Minnesota starter Tom Bleacher Report - College Baseball
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