MSU bounced from Big Ten tourney; Michigan loses
Omaha, Neb. — Wyatt Cross’ bloop single scored Cole Barr from second base in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Indiana a 6-5 victory over Michigan State in a Big Ten Tournament elimination game Thursday.
The fifth-seeded Hoosiers (38-17) tied it in the ninth on Matt Gorski’s two-out, three-run homer off Mitchell Tyranski. They’ll play the loser between Minnesota and Illinois in an elimination game Friday.
Michigan State’s Mason Erla took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and the eighth-seeded Spartans (20-32) led 5-2 in the ninth. Tyranski, who came on with runners on first and second, struck out Matt Lloyd before Gorski sent a 1-1 curveball far over the left-field fence.
In the 10th, Barr singled off Mike Mokma (2-5), stole second and beat the throw home when Cross flared a ball into short left.
Lloyd (4-1) pitched an inning for the win.
Michigan State finishes the season 20-32.
Purdue 5, Michigan 4: Milo Beam reached third base on a freak play in the bottom of the ninth inning and scored on Evan Warden’s single. William Tribucher walked Beam on a wild pitch, and Beam didn’t hesitate to take second as catcher Harrison Salter had trouble finding the ball. No one was covering third, so Beam took another base on the play.
Tribucher (4-4) intentionally walked the next two batters to set up forces all around before Warden sent a chopper up the middle to win the game. Dalton Parker (5-0) pitched an inning for the win.
The Boilermakers (36-18), who have won 20 of their last 22, are off until Saturday and need one more win to reach the championship game. The Wolverines (33-20) play an elimination game against Ohio State on Friday.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
At TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.
Game 1: No. 3 Michigan 2, No. 6 Iowa 1 (10)
Game 2: No. 2 Purdue 8, No. 7 Ohio State 2
Game 3: No. 1 Minnesota 3, No. 8 Michigan State 2
Game 4: No. 4 Illinois 7, No. 5 Indiana 1
Game 5: Ohio State 2, Iowa 0
Game 6: Indiana 6, Michigan State 5 (10)
Game 7: Purdue 5, Michigan 4
Game 8: Minnesota 4, Illinois 0
Game 9: Michigan vs. Ohio State, 4:30 p.m.
Game 10: Illinois vs. Indiana, 8:30 p.m.
Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Minnesota, 10 a.m.
Game 12: Winner Game 10 vs. Purdue, 2 p.m.
* Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m.
* Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 10 p.m.
Game 15: Winner Game 12/14 vs. Winner Game 11/13, 2 p.m.
* If necessary
Note: Game 14 moves to 6 p.m. if Game 13 doesn’t take place