Minnesota broke a 2-2 tie with a bases loaded single in the bottom of the 9th inning Wednesday to open the six team Big Ten baseball tournament with a 3-2 win over Illinois. The Illini had just won two out of three in a series with the Gophers in Minneapolis this past weekend. Today's game was played at the Twins' stadium before a sparse crowd.
Michigan was to play Nebraska in the second game. Michigan State is not in the tournament.