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IU Baseball Falls in Big Ten Tournament Opener to Illinois / Updated Bracket

Indiana baseball lost its Big Ten opener to Illinois  7-1 on Wednesday night. The Hoosiers will face Michigan State in an elimination game on Thursday.  That game will be played at 2PM EST / 1 CT at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

IU struggled the entire game against the Illinois pitching staff, gathering just 2 hits on the night.  Starter Quinn Snarskis held the Hoosiers in check for 5 and 1/3, and then the Illini bullpen took care of the rest.

Hoosier starter Jonathan Stiever was solid through 5 innings before IU’s old nemesis — fielding errors — resurfaced and allowed Illinois to push across 3 unearned runs in the 6th.  They added 4 more runs in the 7th to put the game away.

Luke Miller and Ryan Fineman had the only 2 hits on the night for IU.  Scotty Bradley added 2 walks.

Due to a late start time, the game did not end until around 1:20 AM Bloomington time.

You can see the full box score here.

UPDATED BRACKET

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