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UnknownPublished: 5/24/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Baseball Tournament: Day 1 Recap

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-- The 41st edition of the Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament opened Tuesday with the top three seeds recording wins at Charles Schwab Field.

Game 1: Iowa 13, Michigan 3
The third seeded Hawkeyes broke open a 1-1 game with six runs in the fifth to record their 40th win of the season in a game that was decided by the run rule in the eighth inning.

Brayden Frazier connected on a grand slam as part of a three-hit day while four Iowa pitchers combined to hold Michigan (26-27) to four hits. Shortstop Tito Flores had two of those hits for the sixth-seeded Wolverines.

Iowa (40-16) will meet Indiana on Thursday.

Game 2: Indiana 4, Illinois 3
Indiana held off a late Illinois charge in a 4-3 win that extended the Hoosiers' win streak in the series to three.

Seventh seed Illinois (25-26) had runners on second and third in the ninth before Brayden Risedorph closed the door with a fly out. Reliever Evan Whiteaker struck out six and allowed just one hit over 4.1 innings and catcher Peter Serruto reached base three times for No. 2 seed Indiana (41-16).

Game 3: Maryland 3, Michigan State 2
Top seed Maryland scored two early runs and pushed across the game winner in the eighth to edge Michigan State, 3-2, in the final game of the day.

Luke Shliger doubled down the left field line to bring Jacob Orr home to put the Terrapins (38-19) ahead after Michigan State tied the contest in the seventh on Brock Vradenburg's RBI single.

Nick Powers fanned six batters in 7.1 innings of work for the Spartans (32-21), who will play either Nebraska or Rutgers on Thursday.

Maryland is off until Thursday when it plays the winner of the Nebraska and Rutgers contest.