Final thoughts on the 2008 Big Ten Tournament

I’m back in Urbana, Illinois and before we close the book on the 2008 Big Ten Tournament, I’d like to provide some last comments and maybe some cool photos that didn’t make it into postings last week. Michigan’s All-Big Ten Player of the Year Nate Recknagel at the plate Once again, congratulations to the Michigan […]

Big Ten All-Tournament Team

They selected the All-tournament team already… comments anyone? P – Chris Fetter, Michigan P – Zach Putnam, Michigan P – Michael Powers, Michigan P – Kevin Manson, Illinois C – Dan Black, Purdue 1B – Jerrud Sabourin, Indiana 2B – Cory Kovanda, Ohio State 3B – Adam Abraham, Michigan SS – Tyler Cox, Indiana OF […]

Michigan takes the Big Ten Tournament crown

The University of Michigan Wolverines have won the Big Ten Tournament championship.  But first things first: Dan Black knocked out 3 homers against Indiana today This afternoon, Purdue and Indiana played each other for the right to take on Michigan.  Purdue put runs on the board easily thanks to the efforts of Dan Black who […]

Saturday’s lineup at the Big Ten Tournament

Indiana catcher Josh Phegley I’m still getting used to the fact that Indiana is still in the tournament. Obvious underdogs not just of the tourney but the Big Ten season in general, they’ve come a long way. Coming in to the tournament as the #6 seed, they didn’t overwhelm in the first game when they […]

Some sights at the 2008 Big Ten tournament

The Big Ten Network began broadcasting the games by the third round.  This camera operator didn’t care for me taking her picture even though she was poking her camera into Illinois’ dugout a good part of the game. This is a mid-game interview of Coach Hartleb of Illinois.  This goes for MLB too but my […]

Indiana, Michigan winners at Big 10 tourney today

Indiana defeated Penn State 11-8 and Michigan continues their winning ways by defeating Purdue 6-1.  You can read my recap of the games at The College Baseball Blog. Indiana’s Celebration… Penn State’s Disbelief I will say that the PSU-IU game was one of the best games I’ve seen at the Big Ten Tournament.  Never had […]

Illini comeback attempt not enough in Big Ten tourney elimination round

Ryan Hastings: 3 for 4, 2 doubles It was a valiant effort to be sure. But Illinois will not be playing any more games in the Big Ten Tournament and will be heading home. Indiana defeated them 14-7 earlier today in Day 3 of the Big Ten Tournament. Despite the score, Illinois made it interesting. […]

Heartbreak in Ann Arbor

Scott Shaw Let’s make one thing clear.  Despite what those of you looking the boxscore might be thinking, Scott Shaw pitched the game of his career.  I don’t know if we could have asked any more of him.  Shaw held the potent Wolverine lineup to one run three hits for six innings. Unfortunately, it was […]

Long day ahead at the Big Ten Baseball Tournament

Joe Bonadonna made his one hit count Wednesday A quick post before I head out for the second day of the Big Ten Tournament. What’s on for today? First up at 12:05 is Loser’s round game where we find out who gets to go on in the tournament and who gets to get on the […]

Some assorted Big Ten Tournament photos

The newly renovated home of the Michigan Wolverine baseball team with the complicated name of “The Wilpon Baseball Complex home of Ray Fisher Stadium”.  Too much like Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Anyway, it IS nice. Joe Blackburn has once again gotten a mohawk like last year. Speaking of hair and ballplayers, it looks like […]