Northwestern baseball is undefeated in the Big Ten Tournament and hoping to stay that way in a semifinal matchup against fourth-seed Maryland at 12:30 p.m. CST. The Wildcats are one win away from making the Big Ten Championship Game.
Despite only making its first Big Ten Tournament appearance since 2010, the Wildcats under head coach Spencer Allen have burst onto the scene in Bloomington, Indiana. Northwestern baseball hadn’t won two games in the Big Ten Tournament since 2002. Now, they are one win away from making the Championship Game.
A loss would not be the end, however. The Big Ten Tournament has a double-elimination format, and Northwestern and Maryland would play again today if Maryland were to emerge victorious in the early game. Northwestern took two of three from Maryland on the road near the end of the season.
The Wildcats are rolling on offense, scoring 17 runs in their past two games. They picked up a 6-4 come-from-behind win over Michigan in their first game and an 11-7 win over Minnesota on Friday. Northwestern will likely turn to senior Josh Davis to start against Maryland. Davis has a 3.29 ERA over 52 innings pitched this season, with a 4-2 record.
Game time: 12:30 p.m. CST, (if Northwestern loses there will be another game played at 5 p.m. CST or 8:30 p.m. CST, depending on the result of Iowa/Minnesota)
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